Just a few words and some eye candy to share with you this happy Friday as we unveil one of our recent custom wedding invitation suites, coined the Tiburon. Mel & Matt are two Brooklyn–>San Francisco foodies who also love music, the great outdoors and having an epic time with all their friends. We hand sketeched the “produce tree” and then filled in the lines with a watercolor effect. The typography features a contemporary calligraphy font set with a clean sans serif. Everything was flat printed on 100% cotton Crane Lettra and recycled Arturo and Dutch Felt papers. The images capture highlights from their upcoming wedding weekend events, including a ceremony in the Shakespeare Garden, reception at the Landmarks Art & Garden Center and a food truck welcome party in Golden Gate Park!
In the coming months I hope to share photos from the event, as well as some Day-Of collateral, but for now, enjoy perusing their invites.
You can see more photos of this suite here in our portfolio.
As a follow up to yesterday’s post, Our Wedding Suite (Part 1), today I am sharing some of the extended pieces in our stationery suite, also known as the “Day Of” collateral. Again, Rocky and I wanted to extend the tone of our wedding while tying in some personal interests. We are total foodies (Rocky was a professional chef when we started dating) and our love for good wine and local, seasonal food played a big part in our event. Add to that the fact that Rocky is super into music and me into art and design (obvs) and we had a bevy of inspirational sources for all stages of planning. Below are some of the pieces we designed and created to aid and gift to our guests on the big day:
My favorite piece – which was actually a bit of an afterthought at the time – was our program. I noticed at weddings that programs are usually too large to fit in my often small purse or clutch, and it’s kind of a bummer to fold them up or leave them behind. So it was important to make it a bit of a keepsake, and we also wanted to reintegrate the wax seal from our invitations since, well, we had it made and outside of the wedding we were’t going to have any use for it! In the end I made 3" bound booklets which were tied shut with more of the antique ribbon I scored at the Alameda Flea. Within the booklet was a brief program of the ceremony, short bios of our family members (other than our “best dog” we didn’t have a wedding party), a thank you letter to our guests and friends who helped out, and one of the poems read at the ceremony. I think the end result was concise and precious enough for people to want to keep (hopefully!)
Although I posted portfolio photos of our wedding invitation suite on our site weeks ago, I am only just now officially sharing the details on them. I can’t wait to share images from the event itself, and will finally be doing so in the coming weeks.
Rocky and I were married at Hans Fahden, a small cabernet vineyard in Calistoga (at the top of Napa Valley) last October, “during the wine harvest” as our Save the Dates announced. As an invitation designer I had high hopes that I would really nail the design, but more importantly, Rocky and I both wanted the suite to eloquently set the tone of our relationship and wedding for our guests; many of whom were flying across the United States to celebrate with us. We also didn’t want anything too fussy, matchy-matchy or overdone (of course definitions for which are completely subjective!) In the end, we were 100% happy with the result, which was a labor of love that reflected elements meaningful to the setting, time of year and most significantly, us as a couple. So without further ado, below are the ins and outs of our so-called Wine Harvest Wedding Suite:
More to come tomorrow, when I share Part 2 of our suite, the “Day Of” collateral!