Black & White Velvet Wedding Invitation

Ebony and Ivory

Because we were working with only two hues, texture played an important role in adding richness. A velvet-flocked silk damask fabric, which we used for some of the tablecloths, prompted similar motifs on the cake and stationery (and also appeared as the envelope lining). This invitation's white script on black card stock, rather than the reverse, adds an element of surprise, $5,000 for 100 (including calligraphy, art, design, liners and engraving), by Bernard Maisner Calligraphy & Fine Stationery, bernardmaisner.com. It rests on a faux crocodile-lined place mat from Dransfield & Ross, dransfieldandross.biz, inside a tray from Kim Seybert, kimseybert.com.

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