After meeting Sarah and Matt with last year for brunch to chat about their invites I knew straight away that I was going to love working with these guys. Their whole relaxed approach and orginal plans for their wedding sounded like it was going to one amazing party. Plus they were really lovely, which is always a bonus.
Sarah and Matt had a really open brief for their invitation - they liked the idea of having a postcard, using a limited colour palette and somehow include something to do with music, venue marquees/billboards and Festival Hall - which is where they first met.
The inspiration for the invitation evolved strongly from the musical aspects of the brief. The invitation was designed to be a ticket style allowing us to combine the invitation and the rsvp card in one piece, complete with a tear away perforation so that the rsvp could be mailed back to the couple.
The front of the invitation postcard features an illustration in the form of a venue marquee with the couples name and wedding date in a modern block type. The colour palette is a range of light to charcoal greys, which are used to create the illusion of the sign turning a corner to reinforce the idea that this is a sign on the side of a venue. The corner is also in line with the perforation which seperates the invitation and rsvp.
The reverse side reveals the invitation and rsvp. As with the front, the text is anchored on lines inspired by the marquee boards and sheets of music. The invitation and rsvp lines slant down to meet at the perforation, reflecting the turning corner on the front of the invitation.
Both the combined invitation and the separated rsvp were non standard sizes, which gave us the opportunity to design and make 2 envelopes for the set. The invitation was paired with a light grey wallet style envelope, and the return rsvp envelope was paired with a slim charcoal wallet style envelope featuring the couples details on the same liner notes style angle as used throughout the rest of the suite.
The suite was completed by a ceremony program and thank you card, which is the same format as the rsvp card, and paired with the same slim envelope as the rsvp.
I hope you enjoy taking a peek at the suite yourself in the pictures below. I know I always say it, but this has been one of my favourite suites to work on - thank you to this lovely couple - especially Sarah - for being so amazing to work with!
The complete stationery suite includes an invitation postcard with a tear away rsvp, thank you card and ceremony program.
The front of both the invitation and thank you card feature the theatre marquee with the couples names and the wedding date 'up in lights'.
The invitation and rsvp card were combined in an oversized postcard format. The rsvp was designed to tear away like a ticket, inspired by the couples love of music and the setting in which they met. The perforation was created by hand in our studio.
The separated invitation and rsvp cards
The rsvp card was paired with a hand made charcoal envelope featuring the same angled marquee linework used throughout the suite.
The rsvp card featured a space for guests to request songs for the reception, complete with a litte illustration of a record.
The invitation and rsvp card was printed on Saxton Bright White 340 GSM stock to offset the charcoal and light grey line work.
The ceremony program reflected the marquee board style used throughout the suite, this time in a DL format again on Saxton Bright White paper stock.
The thank you cards are small landscape cards, featuring the marquee illustration from the invitations on the face side and a blank reverse leaving loads of room for messages. The thank you cards are paired with the same hand made charcoal envelopes used with the rsvp cards.