Today’s real invitations come from the fantastic design duo of Bird and Banner, who created an amazing set of wood veneer wedding invitations (and ceremony programs, menus, favor labels, and table numbers) for Carrie and Barrett for their Jackson Hole, Wyoming wedding last year. This suite is one of my favorites from the Bird and Banner portfolio, largely for its wonderful mix of different materials and typography styles. Erin and Nicole, the talented ladies behind Bird and Banner, stopped by to describe the creative process behind these lovely pink and brown wedding invitations, so I’ll turn things over to them!
From Erin and Nicole: Neither Carrie nor Barrett are from Jackson Hole but the couple had shared many special times there. They knew it was the perfect place to celebrate their wedding. Held at the Crescent Ranch, the inspiration was rustic yet elegant which included a formal BBQ menu and a fiddler band.
Because it was a destination wedding Carrie and Barrett wanted to highlight the location in their invitations as much as possible. This led us to explore using new materials and formats that would help introduce their guests to the location.
Our initial idea was a muslin bag filled with wooden postcards.
We loved the idea of mixing Carrie’s palatte of bright pink and brown with wood. Working with language describing the location, we planned to use a mix of type styles.
Unfortunately the design started to look like a “Most Wanted” poster! So we scaled back, and then everything came together.
Carrie and Barrett had a full weekend of festivities planned so we also created an itinerary for guests that included hand drawn illustrations of the various Jackson Hole event locations, including the arch in the town square where they got engaged.
From the bride, Carrie: Erin and Nicole from Bird and Banner are so amazingly creative; I never had to reiterate the feel/mood we wanted to convey to our guests more than once. Awesome! The itinerary, invitations, packaging, etc., are what I was most proud of in the wedding planning process — even though they did all the work, they made me feel like we were a team in creating the PERFECT presentation.
So, so lovely — and a beautiful mix of rustic and modern design elements that create the perfect invitation for a wedding in Jackson Hole. I love the attention to detail throughout the invitation, from the line illustrations to the tiny hearts and border details. Thanks so much to Carrie, and of course to Nicole + Erin from Bird and Banner, for stopping by to share these gorgeous wedding invitations today!
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