My aunt and fake-uncle will finally become my aunt and real-uncle in just a couple of months. They asked me if I was interested in working on the print materials for their wedding and of course I said yes! It's been an interesting adventure–my first time doing wedding invitations–but totally worth it. In spite of a couple of hiccups along the way, I think everything turned out to be quite lovely.
Both my aunt and uncle-to-be grew up in Pennsylvania and spent their childhoods scouting, camping, and spending summers by lakes. When they finally decided to hold the wedding at an inn on a lake, a scout/state park theme seemed just the ticket for their autumn ceremony.
|all of the invitation materials together|
We stuck with a simple 4x6 postcard for the save the date, but got a lot more complicated with the invitation. Instead of just doing a traditional invitation, we wanted to run with the scout/park themes and create a sort of 'camp guide'. I ended up designing a tri-fold brochure with an inner pocket to hold the actual invitation and rsvp postcard. The brochure also doubles as a map and resource for driving/hotel information. You'll see some non-traditional merit badges across the piece as a little nod to the scouts. For the invitation, however, they wanted to keep it a little more traditional, so I stuck with a two color palette and some simple leaf imagery printed on 110# cream paper with a bit of tooth. To make the rsvp postcard stand out, I dropped the size down to 3.5x5–the smallest the USPS will accept. Lastly, we placed everything into kraft paper envelopes and had a custom rubber stamp made for the return address.
For more detailed photos of the different components, visit here.