Synde and Tim contacted us as med school students living in Minneapolis who were celebrating their recent Italian engagement! Sydne grew up on a cattle farm in Wyoming and found herself looking back to her roots when wedding planning.
She describes the beauty of the Big Sky at the ranch. ”I love the idea of having wooden invitations to echo the gorgeous pine and oak forests around our ranch. The ranch is in a very rural area that is full of rolling hills, grazing deer, and lots of sky. There is nothing as beautiful as the night sky in Wyoming. Tim and I love to lay out in the grass in the summer and ooh and aah at the seemingly endless display.”
The reception was held at Devil’s Tower, a huge natural landform several miles from her family’s ranch where the ceremony took place. Since the area was rural it was very important to provide way-finding for the guests in the invitation. We illustrated the map with icons for Devil’s Tower, the Clark Ranch, and the airport. The wishbone graphic for the Clark Ranch is actually the family brand, how cool is that?! Down the center of the map was the South Dakota – Wyoming state line.
We incorporated the brides hand-drawn sketch of the antlers throughout the set. She used antlers at the reception as decor. The main invitation was printed on wood and the rsvp was a letterpress postcard. A piece of black and white bakers twine tied the wrapped vellum map around the invitation to create a sophisticated, yet rustic wedding invitation for this creative, amazing couple!
Photos by Jessie at 5 Rings