- A Love Celebration
Steph and Russell admire vintage music poster design and typography from the '70s. They came to me wanting a wedding suite package that was unique and fun that expressed their personality.We decided on doing custom illustration portraits of the couple in various stages of their relationship. Steph was drawn to a typography book that I own which was printed in the '30s. Since the type featured in the book isn't available digitally, I re-drew the letters and 'hand-set' them in Adobe Illustrator. I added special custom touches with their names on their wedding invitation to give it a very custom look.
- Budget was a concern and to keep the costs low we decided to print everything digitally and use various colors of paper to keep the look interesting.
- The wedding invites were printed on an oversized sheet on an HP Indigo digital press.
- To add to the specialness of the package, personal elements were illustrated. The man in the moon on the invite is the silhouette of Steph's father who passed 2 years ago.
The invite was then scored twice for folding and perforated for the RSVP portion.
- A custom map of The Retreat at Camp Tontozona.
- Even the postage stamps used were carefully selected as Arizona and New Mexico are important destinations in the couples life.
- To add to the specialness of the package, personal elements were illustrated. There is also a small illustration of the couple on the map side of the invite in their canoe with their dog Ruka positioned where you would find Lake Pleasant.
- The invite was then scored twice for folding and perforated for the RSVP portion.
- All other ephemera was printed on the digital Xerox machines at OfficeMax. The envelopes are from Paper Source and the address labels and liners were attached by hand with spray mount.
- To keep the illustration theme alive long after the wedding I did a drawn portrait of the couple based on a photograph from their wedding day for their thank you cards.