Modern Wedding Cards & Stationery by 3 Bees Paperie
3 Bees Paperie was started by two friends, Reena and Jaee, in 2009 in New York City. Realizing there was a much needed market for modern, South Asian wedding stationery in the United States, Reena and Jaee founded the company with a strong commitment to providing eco-friendly stationery for both South Asian and non-South Asian communities.
Latest Wedding Invitation Trends:
Make it your own: If you are bored with traditional colors (ie red, maroon, gold) or motifs, you don’t have to use them. Don’t be afraid to embrace your own personality, culture, or wedding theme and incorporate them in your invitations.
Play with fonts: Mix 2-3 fonts on your invitation cards to highlight important information.
Keep it green: More and more couples are seeking out eco-friendly papers and printing methods. Look for FSC-certified or recycled papers.
Rupa and Sreedhar
We worked with bride and groom to create a soft, pastel invitation suite that embraced their South Asian cultural roots. With Indian traditional yellow flowers displayed on each piece, the finished suite included a soft lavender gatefold invite with burgundy and green accents, tied with a yellow-gold ribbon, an RSVP card, and a directions and accommodations insert. The bride and groom also printed matching thank you cards with lavender envelopes to thank their guests after the big day.
Priyanka and Hari
The bride and groom wanted a modern invitation suite for their beach destination wedding in Goa, India. The finished stationery depicted lotus leaves and hanging lanterns in royal blue, yellow and blush pink. The two events inserts were printed double sided and sits in a folder, graced with Ganesha on the flap.
Seema and Raghav
For their Hindu wedding, the couple were inspired by the colors of Southern California- purple, chartreuse, gold and magenta but fused with an Indian touch. The finished look - a vibrant but modern wedding stationery suite that is designed with lanterns, lotuses and southern California patterns. The entire suite included a folder, 3 event inserts, a wedding website card, an RSVP card that were all printed double sided.
Manisha and John
For their intercultural marriage, the couple wanted a modern yet Indian invitation that would mimic the colors of her flowers and venue. Designed with paisleys and birds in bright oranges and pinks, the finished stationery was printed with letterpress on thick cotton paper. The entire invitation sits in a folder, with three inserts and RSVP card tucked in the folder's flap.
Pureshka and Ram
For their save-the-dates and engagement party invitations, the couple were inspired by the colors of autumn: orange, mustard yellow and chocolate brown. Their destination wedding was held in Kerala and the creative bride-to-be wanted to include an illustrated map of South India with her save-the-dates.