Friday, February 25, 2011


Rachel approached PAPERISTA with one simple request: design her invitations to reflect her chic city-style and undying L-O-V-E for the relaxed beaches of Hawaii.  We were so excited with this challenge since we adore city life (our owner, Antoinette is from San Francisco where the bride was from) and couture styling, but always with a twist.  Using light to deep hues of coral and turquoise we set off to design an entire theme that Rachel could follow throughout the wedding.  From decor to fashion, we discussed with Rachel how to choose elements that spoke back to the wedding invitation design.  Every detail worked seamlessly: from sparkly turquoise red-sole shoes from Christian Louboutin, the napkins on the reception tables, programs with light coral-colored tags, to the dark red coral on the tables.

“The coral motif and beach chic tone of our wedding stationery was carried throughout the entire celebration and even into the China we registered for! The elegant details PAPERISTA created wove the entire wedding together…thank you for creating the bookends, from the save the date to the thank you notes, for our fabulous and unforgettable wedding celebration.” – Rachel Reilly, the bride

Invitation details: Rachel and Patrick’s wedding invitations were Letterpressed in pool and dark coral on super luxurious cotton duplex paper.  The suite included an invitation panel, a weekend itinerary, an RSVP card and return envelope, an inner envelope with a pool liner and a mailing envelope with a coral detail above the return address.



Photography: Christie Pham Photography / Paper: PAPERISTA / Venue: Outrigger Canoe Club, Honolulu / Florist: Flower Girls, Honolulu, Wedding Coordinator: Finishing Touch, Sandra Williams / Rentals: Les Saisons and Accel Party Rental & Design / Hair & Makeup: Leslie Fair / Wedding Gown: Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bridesmaid Dresses: Calypso


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