Sydney and Tim’s beautiful wedding invitations were inspired by the bride’s upbringing on a cattle ranch in rural Wyoming. Emily and Dianna from Fourth Year Studio created an invitation suite that was both rustic and elegant, pairing wood elements with classic black and white. So pretty!
From Emily and Dianna: Sydney and Tim were med students living in Minneapolis when they got engaged during a vacation in Italy! Sydney grew up on a cattle farm in Wyoming and found herself looking back to her roots when planning the wedding. She wanted the invitations to reflect the rustic beauty of her home state. The main invitation was printed on wood with a letterpress printed rsvp postcard. Black and white baker’s twine tied a vellum map around the invitation and rsvp to create a sophisticated yet rustic wedding invitation suite.
Sydney describes the beauty of the Big Sky at the ranch: ”I love the idea of having wooden invitations to echo the gorgeous pine and oak forests around our ranch. The ranch is in a very rural area that is full of rolling hills, grazing deer, and lots of sky. There is nothing as beautiful as the night sky in Wyoming. Tim and I love to lay out in the grass in the summer and ooh and aah at the seemingly endless display.”
We incorporated Sydney’s hand-drawn sketch of the antlers throughout the set. Since the wedding took place in a rural area it was important to provide a map and directions for guests. We illustrated the map with icons for Devil’s Tower, the Clark Ranch, and the airport. Down the center of the map was the South Dakota – Wyoming state line.
Thanks so much Emily and Dianna!
Design and Letterpress Printing by Fourth Year Studio
Photo Credits: 5 Rings Photography