Kent + Emily Invitation


Fashion is often the inspiration for all genres of design, and lace seems to be a perennial top influencer. With the playful possibilities of varied patterns and negative/positive space, it’s easy to understand why. Verb International takes lace and laser diecutting to extreme limits for this exquisite wedding invitation.

For the envelope, a honeycomb pattern reminiscent of bridal veil fabric was laser cut leaving only enough paper to glue it together. On the front of the envelope, an address rectangle bordered by a thin frame shows off the texture of the Antalis’ laid finish. The rectangle/frame, inspired from the wood paneling in the family’s main house, is repeated on the main invite via embossing. Discrete pockets with diecut slits provide room for ancillary cards.

As you open the accordion-folded, four-panel invite, laser diecutting (a combination of that honeycomb plus paisley-shaped swirls) is used again on the inner most panels. Sans-serif type is printed in a lilac shade. Contrasting this, the couple’s names are featured with a script font done with silver foil.

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Project Details

Title Kent + Emily Invitation Client Kent Ho & Emily Lam Date April 2014 Design Amy Wong
Apax Group
Print Verb International
Hong Kong
Paper Invites: Antalis Rives Traditional Pale Cream 250 gsm
Envelopes: Antalis Diamond White Laid 220 gsm

Production Details

Dimensions 140 x 200 mm Print Quantity 1,400 sets Production Time One month Printing Method Offset, foil, laser cuts Number of Colors One color (PMS 5135U) Finishing and Binding Laser cuts, emboss


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