Paperie : Wedding Stationery {Anthi & Bernie}

It's a bright sun shinning day here in Jozi, a day you would like to find yourself enjoying a picnic outdoors or a bike ride by the sea. The feeling in the air made me think of a beautiful couple we worked with last year, Anthi & Bernie. They were married on the 22nd of September 2012 at the trendiest little spot - Arts on Main in the heart of Johannesburg. Take a peek at some of the stationery we designed for them using the first letters of their name {A+B=}. The colours and the wording reflect the couples love for adventure, happiness and living life to the full. 

The style in which Blackframe Photography have captured Anthi and Bernie, their wedding, their venue and our stationery is the perfect fit. 

Their picnic style invitations were designed in both English and Greek, printed on an ivory card and placed in a kraft handkerchief envelope . These were then wrapped in lace, natural twine and a tag sewn with fabric was attached with each guests name.

We made a range of fun & quirky styled boutonnière for Bernie and his groomsmens photoshoot. The mini pinwheel version was really cute.

Anthi recycled the paper props we created for their engagement shoot earlier in the year by using them at the wedding at the photobooth station. 

Paperie : Wedding Stationery {Ilse & Aleks}

While James and I have been redesigning the Elephantshoe blog and putting together our new shoppe we decided not to post up our recent portfolio pieces onto the old blog. {It's strange but, it's a little like not wanting to wear your brand new shoes with an older pair of socks.} Now that the new site is up, I am feeling so excited that I can start to share with you the projects we have been working on over this last year. I will be posting them up weekly so stay tuned.

After spending this past long weekend in the quaint little town of Greyton in the Western Cape I thought that this post from Ilse & Aleks wedding would be fitting. They were married on the Third of November 2012 at The Oaks Estate set at the foot of the Zonderend Mountains.

We were blessed with the wonderful task of designing their wedding invitations and stationery for their farm chic celebration. Thank you Ilse, Aleks and Antoinette (Ilse's lovely mom) for working so closely with us to get every piece just right.

Their wedding day was photographed by Catherine Mac Photography. Cath captured every detail and it is a real treat for me to share them here on the blog.  

A BIG thank you to Andre and Maritsa from Blackframe Photography for taking and editing the rich and beautiful photos of our stationery also seen in the post below.  

Ilse's silk wedding gown was designed by Marianne Fassler, isn't it just perfection?


We used their venue in Greyton and their elegant navy and cotton colours as inspiration. The iconic oak tree on the farm was a meaningful symbol to the couple and was perfect to use in developing their wedding logo. The victorian inspired, Cape Dutch, natural feel prompted us to go for their letterpress, silk screened kraft invitations with all the activity cards with information for the weekend ahead neatly stacked in a stitched pocket. 

Enjoy scrolling through their stationery goodness. 


We illustrated their digital Save the Date shown above by hand using lead and navy pencils. 

The classic Delft décor set the tone for the design of the A-frame name cards, placemats and table numbers.