The vintage stamps on K+J's envelope also hold special significance. NYU's Gould Memorial library has two connections to the couple: The architecture of this NYU library (where the couple went to college) was modeled after the Pantheon, a Roman temple and famous landmark of the city where they are getting married. Chinese Lunar New Year is a nod to the bride's Chinese heritage, and happens to fit perfectly with the red/gold palette of the suite. Francisco Goya was a Spanish painter from the late 18th/early 19th centuries, for the bride who studied art history.

On the RSVP card, we enticed guests to join the couple in Rome with a watercolor painting of the city view from the venue. (Also used on their save the date envelope liner.)

The details card was die-cut in a custom shape to feel like a special frame, as a nod to the art museum where the couple got engaged. The back of the details card, features a map of Rome, highlighting the couple's favorite spots around the city.

Gold was carried through to the main invitation, which was foil printed on luxurious double thick paper. The hand-drawn acanthus & baroque inspired border was a nod to one of Kathy's favorite art periods.

Inspired by a mural within the villa, I painted a dramatic trellis pattern for the vellum wrap on the outside of the invitation. The wrap was tied together with delicate twine, and sealed with gold wax on top. The wax seal features a custom monogram of their initials, which we incorporated throughout their stationery branding.

The red envelope adorned in gold calligraphy immediately set the tone for Kathy and Jake's wedding colors. Red and gold also happen to be the colors of gladiators in ancient Rome, which was the perfect nod to Jake's love of history.