unique wedding invitations

Elephant Dung Invitations

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we say “elephant dung paper”? We bet it’s not “wedding invitations”! Well strangely enough for us it is, thanks to Import Ants. Import Ants are actually bringing to Australia high quality handmade eco-friendly elephant dung paper and paper products manufactured by Maximus under the peace paper plan.

Okay…so natuarally the next question is “will these wedding invitations stink”? Surprisingly no. To make the paper, the dung is sun dried and then boiled in a pressurised boiler at 120° to kill any bacteria. Then it is mixed to form a pulp and dyed using salt dyes, before it is put into a mould and submerged in water. When lifted from the mould the paper is put into a press that squeezes the water out and the sheet of paper is then dried naturally in the shade. No trees, chemicals or acids are used in its production.

Seriously though, the best part about purchasing these wedding invitations is that you help the environment by saving trees and you also contribute to the care of the endangered Sri Lankan elephant. A percentage of sale proceeds go to the elephant orphanage, Millennium Elephant Foundation, which is affiliated with the World Society for the Protection of Animals.

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{Above wedding invitation images via Import Ants}

Belles & Whiselles Wedding Invitations

We’re smitten with these unique wedding invitations by Belles & Whiselles, a boutique stationery company, which is run by two Sydney based ladies.

These invitations are different and oh-so-fun. We can’t get enough of their fabulous designs.

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To check out more of their paper range, head over to Belles & Whiselles.

Creative Wedding Invitation

This wedding invitation has certainly done the rounds in the wedding blog world. However, we couldn’t resist re-sharing it because it’s just so god damn cute.

We love that this wedding invitation has no major graphics, but still manages to be highly entertaining.

This unique wedding invitation was designed by the groom, Matt Dorfman. He certainly did an awesome DIY job.

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”