Brittany & Bradley Wedding Invitation
Print Collateral • Illustration • Production
A fully customized wedding invitation suite to show the guests what to expect at the wedding, resulting in an invitation inspired by autumn and the mostly traditional and elegant design. A modern touch was mainly added by the unique pocket inspired by leaf skeletons for a organic yet geometric—almost abstract—composition.
Due to the handmade nature of these pocket invites, the dieline I created needed to fit the 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper. This was slightly smaller than the standard pocket invitation and some modifications had to be made.
When something is handmade, I tend to wonder about the process and time. I know I’m not the only one.
Since over 100 invitations were needed, it’s no understatement that this took a lot of time to complete. After research and concepting, I presented a rendering of the diecut idea inspired by the skeleton of a leaf and tied in this autumn aspect with Japanese Maple Leaf illustrations throughout the design to keep the invitation clean and simple. The Pocket Invite had to be cut (each one took five minutes in the Silhoette), scoured, folded, and assembled. This was only part of the intensive nature of this project. Besides the Pocket Invite, each invite also included the RSVP Card and Envelope with the custom designed address stamped on the front, coordinating Information Card, the Invite itself mounted on silver shimmer paper, and the belly band cut from vellum with a strip of washi tape to tie it together and add elegance before the invite and information would be revealed.
Ready for this fairly traditional yet slightly modern wedding? I know I was.
Designing and creating these invitations allowed me to be a part of their special day, their wedding… as did being one of the bridesmaids. However, my opinion on tablecloths was no longer needed once it was realized that the white ones were free.