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An overview of wedding branding and stationery for the wedding of Amy&Dave, December 3rd 2011.
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Amy & Dave's Wedding
Forget Will & Kate, this was the best wedding of 2011
As a graphic designer, the thought of anybody else designing my wedding stationery was never up for discussion! On the 3rd December 2011 in Liverpool, England months of planning came together as the wedding of the year took place! This is a collection of the wedding stationary that was lovingly imagined by Amy and designed by Dave.



Save the Date Cards

We wanted to make sure all of our friends and family could join us so we decided to send out Save the Date cards as early as possible. The A6 cards were printed by Letterpress Design on a Somerset Cotton 300gsm stock. The navy blue elements of the design were letterpressed to add to the finish.

As the wedding was booked for 3rd December we decided on a winter themed design but it was important that this reflected winter, not Christmas. The card also reflected the colour scheme of the wedding which was to be navy blue and silver.

The font used for the 'Amy&Dave' title was Reklame Script. The sub title uses Avenir in various weights.
A6 Save the Date letterpressed cards
Invitations for day guests

The Save the Date cards set the tone for the rest of our wedding stationary. The design utilised the navy blue, silver and white colour scheme. The wedding invitations would be branded with the same illustrative style, often using the  2 winter birds. Reklame & Avenir  were again the fonts used.

Layout
We wanted to do something a little different from standard wedding invites so we designed a landscape 4 fold layout that would fold neatly into an A6 sized card. The left hand panel of the invite would include a perforated edge which when torn off formed the RSVP card.
The invite for day guests when folded up into it's A6 form
A basis plan to show how the invite folds
Design
The front of the invite included the Amy&Dave typography as well as the 2 winter birds which would be used through the stationery. The illustrated buildings depict the church and the reception venues. On the left is Bethel Church and on the right is the (now closed) Novas Contemporary Urban Centre. The subtle grey skyline in the background shows Liverpool's famous skyline.
Day invitation front when opened up
Inside of the day invitation when open
Day invite front with tear off RSVP card
Inside of the day invitation, the right hand quarter was completed by each guest, torn off and put in the post as postcards
Front of the day guests invite with RSVP card torn off
Invitations for evening guests

We decided that the evening guests invites should look similar to the day guest invites but with a slight twist.

We inverted the day time invites design to give the invitation a night time feel. Additional elements were added to the design including the moon and stars to add to the night time feel.

It also used the same 4 fold layout with a perforated edge for the RSVP card.
Folded invitation for evening guests
Evening guests invitation
Invite for the evening guests when unfolded flat
Evening guests invite with RSVP card torn off
Inside of the evening guests invite (similar to day guests invite but with subtle changes to the detail and a simplified RSVP)
Cinema Invites

We were really fortunate to have access to the Novas Contemporary Urban Centre's in-house cinema so as a surprise for each of our day guests we included a Secret Cinema Surprise invitation with each day invite. The cinema was booked on the Wednesday evening before our wedding and we picked 'Home Alone' as the movie of the night. Nobody knew what the film was until the credits began to roll!!
Although the cinema surprise was on the Wednesday before the wedding we made time on the day itself to pop back into the cinema for an awesome photo with all of our guests!
Order of Service

The church service took place at Bethel Church, Liverpool and we designed the Order of Services ourselves. The covers of the order of services were based on the same design as the day guests invitation. The church powerpoint system also made use of the Amy&Dave branding.
The front cover of the Order of Service
The wedding party can be seen flicking through the Order of Service
The Amy&Dave branding can be seen on the projector screen in the background
Every TV screen around the church carried the Amy&Dave branding
Seating Plan

Our invitations combined our colour scheme and winter theming with a hint of the Liverpool skyline. For the seating plan we decided to continue with the Liverpool link by naming each table after iconic areas within the city.

We ended up with 9 areas: The Metropolitan Cathedral, The Liver Buildings, St. Johns Beacon, The Museum of Liverpool, St. Georges Hall, The Big Liverpool Wheel, The Anglican Cathedral, The Liverpool Echo Arena and the Super Lambanana (this has become a symbol for the city, based on a sculpture by Japanese based artist Taro Chiezo, you can see the original Lamb Banana here)




The order of the buildings replicated the layout of the room when looked at from above. The Lamb Banana was the top table.
Anglican Cathedral
Metropolitan Cathedral
The Big Liverpool Wheel
Super Lamb Banana
Liverpool Echo Arena

Photo of the seating plan from the wedding day
Rather than add name tags to each table setting, we decided to produce personalised menus for each guest which would direct them to their seat as well as inform them of the meal ahead. It also gave us the chance to have some fun and include illustrations of all of the those involved in the wedding party.
The image on the front of the menu linked to the table name as shown on the seating plan.
Sample menu's
A menu displayed on the top table
The Wedding Party

Each menu included an overview of the wedding party, captured in an illustrative form.
The wedding party, in real life
The wedding party in illustrative form (Part 1)
The wedding party in illustrative form (Part 2)
The various menu covers based on the iconic areas of Liverpool
 The End

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