Sarah & Matt : Wedding Stationery
After meeting Sarah and Matt with for brunch to chat about designing their invites I knew straight away that I was going to love working with these guys.
Their whole relaxed approach and original plans for their Melbourne 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.
Ticket style invitation and rsvp - with tear off rsvp
Thank you card and hand made envelope
Order of ceremony card
Hand made envelopes for invitation, rsvp and thank you card
After viewing Jess' work at Finders Keepers market, we were set on having her design our wedding stationary. We had a rough idea of what we wanted, but Jess went above and beyond creating several concepts that all incorporated the feel we were after.
Jess made the whole process stress free, initiating meetings, emailing designs, making any changes- she was on top of it all! Our final designs were brilliant, we and our guests were thrilled with the results. Jess really captured what we and our day was about.