Caitlin & Andrew just got married 2 weekends ago in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. As history buffs, they were traveling there for a weekend visit when they first realized they were in love and later after getting engaged they knew it was the place they should tie the knot. The invitation design stemmed from the historic relevance of Gettysburg. The battlefields are lined with wood fences that are unique to the area and the tree graphic was actually derived from an image of a witness tree (a tree that was witness to the civil war battles and is still standing today). Their October wedding took place overlooking the battlefields as the sun was low in the sky.
The save the dates were flat printed on wooden postcards and this type of postcard made an appearance as the RSVP piece of the invitation set. For the primary invitations we letterpress 3 pieces in turquoise and brown ink onto thick cotton paper. The set included a map of Gettysburg and a pocket for the wooden RSVP. Coordinating fabric strips strung the three pieces together. They were each packaged into kraft envelopes with a matching address label. The rehearsal dinner invite was printed and backed with fabric. All the fabrics we used made a reappearance as the reception in the form of little love birds handmade by Cait’s sister. The RSVP portion of the rehearsal dinner was printed front and back on extra heavy cotton paper.
Andrew is my cousin and it was great to Skype with he and Cait during the design process. While attending the wedding, it was really fun to see how nicely the invitations really did compliment the event itself. We hope you enjoy them!