Hand Finished Wedding Invites - Barbara & Marcel

We had so much fun creating these wedding invitations for Barbara and Marcél. With our first meeting with the loving couple we discussed the colour themes and general ideas they had around their big day. Barbara - being a talented scrapbook artist herself - really liked the idea of playing around with a vintage journal type of feel. And listening to their fond recollections of adventures together in the past really fuelled the idea further. We decided to put together something really special and unique for them that complimented the theme of their wedding day and reflected a bit of their personalities.

We had so much fun creating these wedding invitations for Barbara and Marcél. With our first meeting with the loving couple we discussed the colour themes and general ideas they had around their big day. 
 
Barbara - being a talented scrapbook artist herself - really liked the idea of playing around with a vintage journal type of feel. And listening to their fond recollections of adventures together in the past really fuelled the idea further. We decided to put together something really special and unique for them that complimented the theme of their wedding day and reflected a bit of their personalities.
The closed invite. The initial of each partner was used as a hand drawn seal motif on the semi-transperant frosted cover.
The Spine features a leafy green embossed premium paper with a home sewn pink thread detail that binds the pages together. The colours used give reference to the Protea flowers used in the wedding day bouquets.
Spine and stitching detail. The green textured paper and the pink thread give reference to the Protea flowers used in their wedding day bouquets.
The initial of each partner was used as a hand drawn seal motif on the semi-transperant frosted cover.
A vintage illustrative style was used to bring in the Protea theme. We used a heavily textured card to print the design on - this enhanced the overall vintage feel of the invite. The use of the vintage script style font made it look like it could be a journal entry or a message on an old post card. This page is also loaded with personal bits of detail - the message is lyrics of a Nick Cave song - Into my Arms which is an old classic that the couple enjoys listening to. The Stamps on the top left show the faces of the couple and was printed on a plain textured sticky back paper and stuck on the invitation. After sticking on the postage stamps it was inked over with a red post-office "wave" stamp to enhance the authentic vintage look. The 3 images in the bottom right corner were also individually printed on a gloss textured sticker and stuck onto the invite. The different textures gave it a more rustic scrapbook feel.
The bird motif also featured strongly in the theme of their wedding. Feathers and bird cages were seen in decor elements on the wedding day. This corner was inked over with a red post-office "wave" stamp to enhance the authentic vintage look and feel. Take note of heavily textured card. The vintage script message is the lyrics of a Nick Cave song - Into my Arms which is also an old classic that the couple enjoys listening to.
The Stamps on the top left show the faces of the couple and was printed on a plain textured sticky back paper and stuck on the invitation. After sticking on the postage stamps it was inked over with a red post-office "wave" stamp to enhance the authentic vintage look.

The 3 images in the bottom right corner were also individually printed on a gloss textured sticker and stuck onto the invite.
The old stone house is where they initially wanted to tie the knot. The photo in the middle was taken on their engagement day. The Photo on the right is a photo from a recent holiday adventure. This gave the invite a more personal touch. The different textures gave it a more rustic scrapbook feel.
On the information page of the invite we played with a few background textures and brought in the Protea illustrative element again. This in combination with the rough hand written script style font successfully delivered the hand crafted old world theme of the invite.
On the last page we brought in a map to the venue and tried to make it look like a rough hand made "treasure map". We again brought in the birds to support the wedding theme and implemented the natural colour pallette. 
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