Okay folks, I know some of you might scratch your heads at this one… but I couldn’t help myself! My husband introduced me to the Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones) books a few years ago and I quickly became a fan of the entire series. So when the team from Lion in the Sun sent over a Game of Thrones-inspired wedding invitation suite and day-of stationery, I just couldn’t resist!
From Lion in the Sun designer Victoria: When Hsiao first approached me about a Game of Thrones-inspired invitation suite, I have to admit I found the task a bit daunting. The aesthetics of the graphic novel and HBO show are so iconic that I was hesitant to even attempt to emulate them. The couple was also very intent on the fact that theirs would not be a “theme wedding,” but rather a modern and sophisticated homage to the show they loved.
This freed me up to put my spin on the suite, playing with the themes and motifs of the show but creating original artwork that was more modern and graphic. It was fun to add a tongue-in-cheek element to the Save the Date with a play on the show’s ominous tag-line “Winter is coming,” since we felt this was the perfect place to acknowledge the humor of their choice before really glamming it up with the elegant gold foil, black museum board, and intricate letterpress silhouettes.
I had a blast working on this project and I must admit that it whet our appetite for more unconventional suite designs here at Lion in the Sun, so definitely keep ‘em coming!