If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you might know that I’m getting married this September. Weddings present a lot of creative opportunities, but of course because of the art I do, I started think about invitation designs, oh probably within 24 hours of getting engaged. I finally put pen to paper this Spring, and now I think it’s finally safe to give you guys a peek since I think all parties concerned have received their invitations.
We’re getting married at my family’s home in Aspen, Colorado at the end of September, so the theme I picked Aspen leaves and trees as the theme of the invitations. We’re having a smallish, somewhat informal, destination wedding, so we decided to make it an all-inclusive weekend, and we’ve invited everyone to the couples’ shower, rehearsal dinner, and wedding. (We’re having a couples’ shower in the week right before the wedding because we thought this would be the time that the most number of people would be able to come since they’ll be traveling already.)
As you can see, there are three pieces to the invitation—an actual invitation, a schedule of events, and an RSVP postcard that includes all three events. I got the first and last piece printed on white cardstock and then the schedule of events is printed on recycled banana leaf paper. We used recycled brown envelopes to add to the natural feeling. This was a fun way to do it, and I’m happy with how all of it looked together. It’s a lot of fun to get the RSVPs back in the mail, it really signals this final countdown to the wedding!
Well, I’m sure there will be more wedding news coming your way in the next month, as I’ll be going off to Colorado for the wedding and then Mexico for my honeymoon!