Hannah and Jeff invited me to design their wedding stationery for their upcoming nuptials in July. Now, these guys are a very sweet couple with a very Hollywood worthy 'meet cute' story of how they met - in a bar in New York, her shoe flew off - he brought it back to her and now they are in love. Can't you see like Katherine Hiegel in that rom-com?
Anyway despite the international aspects to their story their wedding has a very Melbourne feel with the ceremony taking place at The Conservatory in the Fitzroy Gardens followed by a reception at Arc One Gallery in Flinders Lane.
The couple wanted their invitations to be modern and reflect them as a couple. The design uses modern typefaces and a contemporary navy, mustard and burnt orange colour palette to create a young and quirky feeling. Another of the key features of the suite are the illustrated elements, including the map and architectural illustrations of the city to act as a guide for guests both local and international.
The set which included an invitation, rsvp card and map and details card; is printed on the heavy off white stock Stephen in Spicy and complemented by a square string tie envelope and a hand made kraft rsvp envelope.
The complete invitation suite including the invitation card, rsvp card and handmade envelope, two sided details card including illustrated map.
Invitation detail - featuring illustrations of the ceremony and reception venues
RSVP card using the same colour palette as the invitation and small illustrated details.
Information card - the double sided information card featured an illustrated map of the wedding locations with further details for guests on the reverse.
The information card features illustrated elements including a tram and car for the 'getting to the ceremony' section and winter wardrobe essentials including an umbrella, jacket, comfy shoes and a scarf as the wedding is taking place in winter in Melbourne.
Details from the map include architectural illustrations of the ceremony and wedding locations, as well as iconic surrounding locations such as Cooks Cottage. Pathways and transport stops are also marked on the maps to help guests orientate themselves.
The map features the planned walking route the wedding guests will take to the reception venue after the ceremony, giving the guests an insight into the plans for the day.