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Is this the best wedding invite ever?

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Not content with a boring old paper wedding invitation, illustrator, Jess, and graphic designer, Russ, have created possibly the most extravagant wedding invitation we’ve seen.

The American couple have made a whole website, entitled The Story of Jess and Russ (click here to check it out), to share the journey of their romance with the world, from meeting and engagement to career highs and lows, and invite guests to their wedding. A true product of the digital age, The Story of Jess and Russ even features links out to photos on Flickr and images stored in the Cloud, as well as moving graphics that appear as you scroll down the page.

As weddings and engagements become increasingly more public – from proposal videos posted on YouTube (see our top 5 here) to wedding photo album blogs and professionally-styled engagement shoots – does The Story of Jess and Russ, and all others like it, signal the death-knell for the quiet romance; the private proposal and traditional paper invitation, and wedding photos that are shared just among family and friends?

Or actually, does the internet provide a perfect platform for just a little bit of romantic self-indulgence? After all, doesn’t the very act of getting married, of standing up in front of everyone – or barely anyone at all – to declare your love make everything public anyway?

Whether you think The Story of Jess and Russ is romantic or ridiculously over-the-top, we wish them the best of luck on August 24 2012 (yes, we know when and where they’ll be getting married thanks to the website) and hope their story ends with a happily ever after.

What do you think? Has the internet killed off the quiet romance, or is it the perfect place to share your love with the world? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter @StylistMagazine or in the comments section below

Images: jessandruss.us

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