We had a blast working on Emily & Robert’s invitations. They got married in May in Dallas, Texas. In our first meeting they described having a playful and modern wedding. They also loved yellow and gray, which is one of our most loved color combos. There was a ton of information to relay to their guests and when there are multiple pieces to an invitation set we work on a way to make it to all fit together in a package that the guests will really enjoy opening up.
The invite and rehearsal dinner card were letterpressed and tucked into a pocket that held it all together. The ‘eat, drink, and be married’ tagline reflected the playfulness of the couple’s personalities and the amount of fun the wedding was bound to be. Each pocket was tied with wax thread, the same kind used for book binding. The RSVP card and envelope were tucked behind the crisscross of the thread. The RSVP cards were printed front and back – one side for the wedding [yellow] and the other for the rehearsal dinner [gray]. The RSVP addresses were letterpressed with white ink onto gray envelopes. The effect turned out better than expected for a nice tone on tone quality.
My favorite part of the entire set is the map. At the bottom of the invitation is a small vellum envelope. Inside is a vellum map with directions to the wedding site. Removal of the map reveals a letterpress printed outline of TX with corresponding text ‘Map to our heart’. And finally, it was all packaged together with a matching envelope label with the same repeating floral pattern.
Photos by 5 Rings Photo