Hand Painted Wedding Invitation by Paper Mélange


A gorgeous destination wedding on Lake Como, Italy, was quite an inspiration for this custom hand painted wedding invitation. The Villa del Balbianello perched atop a lush hillside overlooks the lake of transparent hues of emerald greens and turquoise blues. Having traveled there myself, I can say that it is one of the most beautiful locations in Italy. 

It all started with a rough sketch and then redrawing it onto watercolor paper. The bride wanted to put everything inside a small trunk that looked like a piece of luggage with travel stickers from favorite locations. The final touch... a stem of an olive branch.  I loved creating and painting this map with other details throughout the invitation. I can't wait to return to Lake Como!

Sandy VerkerkHand Painted