We had the honor of creating one of our favorite wedding invitation
when Rachel Marie Paris married William Pritchett in Oxford, Mississippi.
There was no question from the start of this project, that the result would be a work of art. The mother of the bride, Lisa Paris, is a celebrated Mississippi painter. Her daughter, Rachel Marie, following in her creative footsteps, is an accomplished graphic designer.
The bride created the custom "P" monogram featured on the card, which was blind embossed at the top of the ivory Italian paper card. The couple's names were penned by a local calligrapher and the script was combined with a classic typeface to create the invitation layout.
The copy was printed in charcoal ink on the felt-finish card stock. A unique touch that the bride requested, was to add the return address on the back lower edge of the outer envelope. This simple touch was a beautiful distinction that received rave reviews.
Because the couple had a intimate destination wedding, announcements were also sent in the same style to friends and family of the couple.
We are always so touched by the special, sentimental things that make each wedding unique. For the Paris-Pritchett wedding, the city and venue for the ceremony had special meaning for their family. Rachel's grandmother and grandfather were actually married in Oxford, Mississippi - which is home to the University of Mississippi. Rose Marie Leonard and Henry Paris were married on the Ole Miss campus at the Delta Gamma house many years before. Rachel Marie's mother and father attended Ole Miss, as well as many other members of her family.
Over the years, the Paris family has made many contributions to the University, including the lead gift for the chapel where Rachel was married, the Paris-Yates Chapel. Rachel's father, Lee Paris, played an integral role in following through on the family's dream for the chapel by organizing the effort to attract additional funding to bring the project to fruition.
A distinctive stained glass window decorates the front of the the chapel where Rachel Marie and William were married. It beautifully combines a Star of David with a cross from a myriad of vivid colors and shapes, and it serves as a symbol of the union of Judaism and Christianity when Mr. and Mrs. Henry Paris were married on the campus years before.
Wedding photographs provided by the bride and taken by Erin Fults, Acorn Studio Photography
Invitation photographs taken by Fresh Ink