Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Rocky Mountain Save the Dates
We've had the pleasure of teaming up with Rebecca and Nick, a local couple who will be marrying in Rebecca's parents' home town of Colorado Springs this September, to create their custom wedding invitation suite. The final details of their invitation are being decided before we go to print, but in the meantime we wanted to show off their super cool save the dates.
The location for their September nuptials is The Broadmoor - an historic grand hotel at the foot of the Rockies. The lodge where Rebecca and Nick will celebrate is complete with plaid walls and antlers mounted on the fireplace; we drew inspiration from the antlers for the save the date and are planning on using some of the other details for the invitation suite. We printed antlers in the background of the main card For this piece, we printed using transparent white ink; the result is basically blind printing, but the white adds just a touch of sheen so that the light reflects beautifully off of the paper. All of the type was printed in navy ink and we adhered the monarch sized piece to a navy backing for an added punch of color and some dimension. Finally, we created a simple accommodations card and a put the package into a lovely Arturo envelope (Crane doesn't make a monarch envelope in their Lettra, but the Arturo matched perfectly!) to complete the suite.
So... the greatest part of this whole process (aside from having super happy clients!) was getting to have the piece styled and photographed by Meagan Gilpatrick of Maine Seasons Events and Brea McDonald of Brea McDonald Photography. Megan showed up with her own set of antlers, a horseshoe, a gorgeous sterling silverware box and some textured fabrics. Sam and I stood in the background and let the ladies get to work. Here are the ridiculously gorgeous results:
Check back soon for photos of the rest of this amazing invitation suite and more custom work also photographed by Brea and styled by Meagan.