Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week off with a fabulous set of Colorado mountain wedding invitations from Samantha and Whitney at Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Sam and Whit created this invitation suite for a wedding that took place last year on Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains. When it came to the design, Sam and Whit were inspired by the wedding’s rustic lodge venue and the beauty of the Colorado mountain landscape.
From Sam and Whit: The suite was designed for a lovely couple getting married on Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The couple adored the beautiful rustic lodge where they were getting married and really wanted to play up the venue in their stationery. From the save the date to the thank you notes, we focused on the beauty of Pikes Peak, the Colorado landscape and details from the gorgeous hotel where they were to be wed.
We started with the beautiful blind impression save the dates. There were big antlers hung all over the venue, so the blind impression antlers were a little nod to the lodge decor and hinted at the mountain top theme.
The invitation itself is a die-cut silhouette of Pikes Peak mountain that we then adhered to a navy backing paper (as we did on the save-the-date). We loved the depth and interesting shape that the die-cut gave the invitation and that the silhouette was actually the real silhouette of the mountain where the couple would be married. On the reply card, we featured illustration of an aspen tree – the type of tree most prominent on the mountain.
For the suite, we found inspiration for the color palate and envelope liner pattern in the rug design and pattern found inside the lodge. The envelope liner pattern is a direct imitation of the rug on site at the lodge!
Colors and fonts tied everything together and we really loved the mix of pattern, shape and illustration – it gave the whole suite a funky, mountain-y feeling without being too theme-y. Of course, all the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed by hand on our antique press on beautiful 100% cotton paper.
Photo Credits: Brea McDonald Photography