In April 2018 I got married. I designed the wedding invites as well as other printed elements.
I wanted to create something that represented our shared design tastes and personalities, fitted with the other elements of the wedding we were planning and had a bit of depth and meaning to it beyond being pretty shapes.
Here's a sample of ideas I was throwing around during the development process:
I started with a spacey, constellation map theme.
As nearly half of our guests were coming from overseas I had the idea to depict the process of travelling across the oceans and mountains throughout the invite. But I kept the line blurry enough that it would be unclear whether these images were references to travel, to space or simply random.
I chose Greycliff for the type, which I absolutely love. I used it in different combinations throughout all the elements of the invite, menus and other printed elements.
Printing itself was handled by the team at The Hungry Workshop using a letterpress process for the main invite and digital printing for the other elements. We used mostly natural coloured paper but I made the decision to print part of the invite on bright, banana yellow paper to add a pop of colour to the package.
The invite package included a main invite card, RSVP card, info sheet and a folder to contain the other elements. We also used envelopes that matched the yellow of the info sheet.
Here are some photos of the individual elements:
And a better look at the full layouts. There was also a folder that I haven't included here.
I carried the style through the website as well.
Overall it was a very rewarding process and I was really happy with how everything turned out. The response from our guests was great and I particularly enjoyed getting questions from friends wondering what all the symbols and shapes meant. This told me I had succeeded in creating something that, with very simple layouts, implied meaning and purpose without being too obvious.
Thanks for taking the time to read.