Today’s the big day for Laura and Greg, custom clients from San Francisco who hired us to create their Guerneville Wedding Suite. Their wedding sounds like a gorgeous, chillaxing affair with a romantic ceremony under the redwood trees in Guerneville, Calforinia – just off the Russian River. We had a lot of fun designing a tree-themed suite that combined a campy feel with a tone of formality. We utilized natural materials including real tree branch buttons, hand-dyed hemp and bark-embossed recycled paper for their Weekend Event Maplet.

Rustic Redwood Wedding Invitation Suite

Congratulations Laura and Greg – may your happiness last longer than the redwoods are tall!

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Have you seen our Silvia wedding invitation design? It’s part of our pre-designed Wedding Collection, in which all the suites can be tailored to your event: color palette, wording, materials and technique-wise. I have long been meaning to share the wedding that inspired this design, which took place last September and celebrated the union of Samantha + Ryan.

Samantha contacted us last spring with a request to develop a custom suite for her rustic chic wedding in rural Illinois. The wedding was taking place at a small vineyard (our apparent specialty) in a red barn and the couple were using weathered barn wood as a key feature in their decor. Their color palette was eggplant and green apple.


After some initial design drafts and feedback from Samantha, the final result was what later became our Silvia suite. It was important for the couple to have their three daughters names on the suite, so we included them as small “hearts within the heart” on the invite itself. We also had a die-cut heart shape inviting a select number of recipients to the private ceremony itself, which was held to the invite with twine in keeping with the rustic feel. For an RSVP reply card, we created a postcard on French Paper’s PopTone Green Apple card stock (same as the die-cut heart). Everything was flat printed and mailed in deep eggplant envelopes, on which a distressed rubber stamp reply address was pressed in off-white ink.


These are some photos of the happy family on their wedding day. You can see how their colors and theme tied everything together, down to the sashes on their sweet girls’ dresses.


Thank you so much, Sam – you were a pleasure to work with! Congratulations to your whole fam. And special thanks to Photos by Lydia, who took all the photographs of the wedding shown here.

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AuthorEmily Foran