Meg + Bryan’s DIY Wood Veneer Wedding Invitations

You might remember Meg and Bryan’s awesome plantable save the dates that I had the pleasure of featuring back in March, and today Meg is back with her equally fabulous wood veneer wedding invitations!  Meg previously worked with her good friend (also named Meg) from Belle & Union for the save the dates, but switched gears to design, print, and assemble the invitations herself.  As a user experience designer, Meg stepped out of her comfort zone into the world of print design – with absolutely stunning results!

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From MegOur reception will be held in an 18th century grain mill nestled along the Delaware River in New Jersey.  We wanted our invitations to reference the venue, while also complementing our plantable seed paper save the dates.  I illustrated several grains of wheat and used them to frame different parts of the invitation text.

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The main invitation was printed on walnut wood veneer, while the additional pieces were printed on high quality white card stock and mounted onto gold paper.  The envelope liners were designed to look like cyanotypes, and are quite possibly our favorite part of the entire suite!

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The envelopes were addressed by hand and took me a good two weeks to finish (pro tip: invest in a calligrapher!).  Bryan, who is an interaction and game designer, actually designed our wax seal himself and had it 3D printed in stainless steel.  All of the envelopes are from Paper Source.

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Awesome work Meg – congrats!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Meg McGrath