Christine + Ian’s Woodland Wedding Invitations

After a week away from my computer, I’m jumping right back into the swing of things.  I’m spending a few days in New York for the New York International Gift Fair – I’ll have a couple of recaps from the show later this week!  But first, Christine sent over her amazing DIY wedding invitations last week, and I just couldn’t wait to share them!  Christine and Ian were inspired by the woodland setting of their wedding venue, creating an incredibly cool laser cut invitation with pop-up cut out details!

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From Christine: Our wedding will be in the woods on Ian’s parent’s home.  From the first day of brainstorming, we both agreed that we wanted our wedding to take place amongst the trees.  For the past few months we’ve spent nearly every weekend at the property, building and landscaping to make what we hope will be an incredibly beautiful wedding location.

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We wanted the invitations to give our guests a sneak peek into our wedding, without revealing too much.  We used a laser cutting machine to create a pop-up forest that surrounds the headline message on our invitations – Join Us in the Woods.  The laser cut cover stock was then sewn to laser cut kraft paper for a cool multidimensional effect.

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Within the full invitation suite we included a perforated RSVP card and a field guide with sketches of local wildlife.

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We completed the invitation package with handmade buttons cut from branches found on our property.  The invitation suite was wrapped in red and white butcher’s twine around a paper bag belly band.

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The perforated response card leaves guest with helpful information and local map.  Food is selected by drawing a line from “Yes” to the corresponding food selection.  Names were hand-stamped using a Japanese stamp-kit, while the card was printed on kraft paper using our home printer.

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The final enclosure was an accordion style, fold-out booklet with illustrations of area wildlife.

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So cool!  For more on the invitation production process, you can check out Christine’s blog right here.  Thanks Christine and Ian!

Photo Credits: Christine and Ian

  1. Everything about this invitation is awesome. I especially like the one little detail of hand-stamping all the names…it’s the perfect finishing touch.

  2. These invitations are truly amazing. I just love all the details. These guys are very creative. I think I love them!

  3. GORGEOUS!

    I am DYING to know what a “japanese stamp kit” is? I’ve googled and googled and I simply can’t find anything that looks like it could help with a project like this. I’m assuming that they didn’t stamp every single letter individually but put them into some sort of holder, or like a library stamp scrolling thing? Does anyone else know?

  4. wow they are so gorgeous I would cancel everything to be at a wedding with an invitation like that the lady that created that is a true talent :) I am glad Pip shared it so I could see them :)

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