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The Edge’s special first #SameSexWedding in New Zealand

SameSexWedding RR Invitations | alyssandra - Striking Stationery

It was both an honour and a privilege to make the wedding stationery for The Edge’s special first #SameSexWedding in New Zealand for 19 August 2013 for Richard & Richard and Jess & Rachel. Both awesome couples.

Their invitation and all the drawings I did, creative development for their stationery was given to the Rotorua Museum as they not only have the invitation that went out, but all the original ideas. Their invitation took over 10 intensive long days to develop into a gorgeous invitation with so much meaning of each element.

This gorgeous invitation is also an historic piece as the first #SameSexWedding in New Zealand. This stunning invitation went on to win Gold at Pride In Print – a National Print Industry Award – which is truly an honour and privilege as the highest standards means only the Best of the Best can earn an award as every element is critiqued.

This invitation is on my website under The Edge with both couples testimonials – testimonials below.


I was so touched by your email, your clearly not just the person who designed our invites, your the loving person, who has so much love to share, it is portrayed in your masterpieces you provide for so many!

Firstly, I would like to say thank you (back to you) for having the flare and compassion you show in your stationery.

The invites we received were more than just your stock standard ‘hallmark moment’ but something from the heart. Even though we never got to meet Alyssandra until after our wedding, due to a very short timeline, Alyssandra was able to incorporate the essences of a relationship and portray it in her invites. There were hidden meanings in the finished product, only us, as a now married couple knows about. After meeting Alyssandra, it was clear how enthusiastic, empathetic and compassionate about what she does. If you are looking for something different, something with meaning or something amazing, I highly recommend Alyssandra, Striking Stationery.


Jess and I wanted to thank you for the beautiful invitations you designed for our wedding. They were absolutely stunning and so thoughtful. Our guests were so impressed by them: the look of wonder on their faces when they opened them was beautiful to watch.

Alyssandra, you have been a joy to work with. All our questions have been answered quickly, and we have been made to feel that’s it’s ok to ask 10 questions a day! This has been especially important when, having won the competition, we had such a short time to get the invitations out!

The top it all off, the stationery on the tables encompassed the theme beautifully and tied everything in together.

So, thank you, so so much, for helping make our day perfect.

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