I have only relatively recently started posting on Instagram and looking through other posts, usually of an evening after the kids have gone to bed. The wedding business is quite a visual one, so I have been finding lots of useful connections on there, and viewed lots of very beautiful images. Click here for my Central Park weddings Instagram profile. One of the cool and creative people I have found through Instagram is Zoe Rusga, owner of the Wedding Invite Company. She has been professionally designing since April 2003. Her designs caught my eye, and she has made many invites and other wedding stationery in a New York theme, so I thought readers of my blog might like to hear what she has to say, so I asked her to write something and send over a few photos of her work. Here is what she said:
I have been in love with New York City ever since I saw Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
New York is a lot like London, where I worked since I left school at age sixteen until I had babies at aged twenty-seven and gave up my city career. You either love a big city like this or you hate it – its excitement and its charm, its architecture and its misadventure. The calm of the parks and the chaos of rush hour. For me, I loved it all. If you are getting married in New York City, then I guess you understand how a city gets under your skin.
I have had the great honour and privilege of designing wedding stationery for Brides and Grooms getting married in New York City. Whether it be in Central Park, Battery Park or an after party on the Hudson, my colourful wedding invitations and stationery are a must have for any Bride and Groom (also Bride and Bride, Groom and Groom) looking to inject the heart and soul of the city into their day.
Save the Date Cards
Save the Date cards are a great way of letting your guests know that you have a wedding date. Especially important if you have a large group of mutual friends also thinking about getting married in a similar time frame, and people booking holidays for around the time of your proposed date.
I have two main New York illustrations which are popular.
My first design features a few iconic landmarks, and as us British LOVE Tiffany & Co. then the bag HAD to make an appearance.
I also have a similar design, but this is more of a New York and New York Yankees theme. The colours are beautiful in this design and for me, represent the hustle and bustle of the city.
Using the illustrations above, I produce a few different invitation styles, depending on whether you want something plain or something rather fanciful.
Table plans and seating charts are my crowning glory in the world of weddings. Jaw dropping works of paper art that create that total wow factor! My illustrations are cut from paper and illustrated by hand. As they are made to order, you can choose any part of New York that makes up ‘your’ version of New York. Made upon a wood framed canvas, means you have a perfect piece of historical artwork to keep forever!
Everything Else stationery related
If it already exists, I probably do it! Order of the Day booklet, place cards, menus, signs, favour boxes, guest books, wedding card post boxes and wedding photograph albums.
Shipping from the UK
Although I am in the UK, I have made, dispatched and successfully delivered (via UPS, not me personally!) a whole host of weddings taking place in New York – don’t let that little bit of water between our mutual countries put you off!
How can I get this fabulous stationery?
If you like what you see and would like to chat further, then I would be most delighted to discuss your ideas for your wedding day. For more information, check out the website or send an email to hello@theweddinginvitecompany
Where can see more by this artist?
This was written by Zoe Rusga, owner of the Wedding Invite Company. She has lot of social media to show off her talents. Follow her on Pinterest, like her Facebook page, follow her on Instagram, or Twitter.