Wedding Stationery

The brief

To design a suite of wedding stationery that reflected on the history of the venue, Wadhurst Castle, delivered a sense of importance and somehow, tastefully incorporated the groom’s love of Moto GP! The final part of the brief was that all finished items must be the same size (no-one likes pulling a suite of info from an envelope only to have the smaller items fall on the floor!)


  • Save the date
  • Invitation
  • RSVP
  • Venue information
  • Belly band and stickers to seal
  • Place name cards
  • Table name cards
  • A1 seating plan
  • A1 Order of the day
  • Thank you cards
  • Envelopes


Complementary earthy tones suited to the venue included Copper foil headings with the secondary olive green colour matching bridesmaids’ dresses. The copper headings incorporated intertwining Victorian style plant illustrations. Gulp selected an off-white uncoated board to complete the concept.

Wedding Stationery

Special printing techniques

Gulp chose copper foil to add something extra to the printed items. We were over the moon that the happy couple shared our vision for the effect achieved by this stunning finishing touch.

Wedding Stationery


Gulp also illustrated a map of the immediate area to help guide guests as they got close to the otherwise slightly confusing entrance. This was finished in a style similar to the plant illustrations used.

Wedding Stationery


To complement the copper foil, of course envelopes were metallic copper in finish.

Wedding Stationery


Those of you still with us may well be wondering where the Moto GP request fitted into the concept?… Well, below each full page plant illustration, Latin names were substituted with the groom’s favourite track names. Only guests with Latin plant knowledge or a curious mind noticed… and both the bride and groom were happy (mainly the bride as it didn’t impact too much on the day!)

Wedding Stationery