I’m completely powerless against the beauty of a fabulous map invitation, and these gorgeous destination wedding invitations from the ladies of Gus & Ruby Letterpress are no exception! Samantha and Whitney created these invitations for a wedding in Maine’s Acadia National Park, incorporating vintage maps, bright pops of orange, along with some playful wording. So fun!
From Samantha and Whitney: The suite was designed for an amazing couple (she’s a doctor who recently returned from Africa doing Doctor’s without borders, he’s a retired professional hockey player and they live in Anchorage Alaska, now!) who were married in gorgeous Acadia National Park in Maine. They wanted their stationery to reflect their love of Maine and the great outdoors while also showcasing their seriously fun-loving personalities.
We played primarily off vintage maps of Acadia National Park and fun language which spoke to the fact that this was a destination wedding for almost all the guests. Each invitation was mounted into a custom folio featuring a map of Maine and the latitude and longitude of their wedding location. The folio was held shut with an oversized belly band with sassy language that got guests excited for the weekend-long fête.
We used an inspiring color palette of peaches and oranges with pops of blue and gray to give nod to the autumn season without being super literal. Color backing papers, and a mixed variety of fonts helped to punch up the look. Of course, all the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed by hand on our antique press (c. 1896) on beautiful, textural, super thick 100% cotton paper.
Each guest also received individual guide booklets containing a schedule of events detailing the many fun things taking place over the weekend. The schedule of events booklet also doubled as a travel journal with blank pages at the back for notes and stories from the weekend. The covers of each booklet were letterpress printed on the outside and featured a full-flood map on the inside; flat printed, text weight pages were bound inside.
Just stunning! Thanks Sam and Whit!