Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Farm wedding invitations

I have been waiting for months (8 to be exact) to write about Elizabeth and David's farm-themed wedding invitations. This was one of my absolute favorite projects to work on, not only because the design and colors were so fun, but because Elizabeth and David were an absolute joy to work with.

This project began with the save the dates below which utilized their funky color palate of green, yellow and bright blue and incorporated farm-themed wording.

Elizabeth and David gave us free reign when designing their invitation suite and only had 1 request which was to include an illustration of David's family's farm which doubled as the wedding site so Sam and I enlisted Nate Duval, a Boston-based illustrator and designer, to help us out. In addition to the house, we asked him to illustrate one of the cows on the property and some day lilies which are abundant in their fields. Nate's style is very funky and abstract so we opted against a computer font for their information and instead I wrote out every word for each piece. We couldn't have been more excited about how the suite came together. But, just before preparing the plates to print, I decided we needed one more embellishment to make this piece a "wow". We created a gate fold that looked like barn doors and glued each invitation inside. Upon opening the doors, the invitation was revealed. We tied the folded piece shut with twine and tucked the reply card and envelope underneath, on the backside of the gate fold. Here are the results:

We had this lovely suite featured on the Oh So Beautiful Paper blog a couple of months ago. Thank you, Nole. Read the piece here. And here is a picture of the gorgeous couple on their wedding day:
Hooray for the newlyweds! Thank you E&D for letting us design such a fabulous invitation suite! It really was one of our absolute favorites from 2010 and we can't wait to get crackin' on some adorable birth announcements... even if you are in Arizona! No pressure, of course.

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