Liesl + Jeremy’s Red and White Floral Wedding Invitations

I’m super-excited about today’s real invitations – I’ve been hoping to feature the paper ephemera from Liesl & Jeremy’s wedding ever since I fell in love with Liesl’s gorgeous wedding dress after seeing photos from their wedding on Once Wed back in October.  Liesl and Jeremy, as well as Kim from La Vie Photography, have been kind enough to send over tons of photographs and background behind the paper ephemera from their wedding.

First up, Liesl and Jeremy’s Save the Date postcards and gorgeous wedding invitations:

Our save-the-date card was the first thing a lot of people saw — it featured an iguana (Hank) climbing the Space Needle, and the exhortation, “Save the date! Or else the city will be destroyed by a giant iguana!!”  The design drew from the World’s Fair as well as the classically comical monster movies of old Hollywood:

On the opposing side we had the necessary details as well as a strip of photos of us as if from an upright photo booth, bordered by the film strip details to keep the art deco feel, as well as a few other jokes that our friends and family might recognize. We thought this really set the tone for the wedding:

{design and image via Liesl & Jeremy Elson}

Liesl & Jeremy worked with a local stationer in Seattle to select their wedding invitations.  They settled on a beautiful booklet fold-out layout, with the main wedding invitation on the left and an invitation to their rehearsal dinner on the right. RSVP cards were enclosed inside with matching envelopes:

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From Liesl: The wedding invitations were a beautiful coral red color inspired by my secret desire to walk down the aisle in Scarlett O’Hara’s sexy red velvet dress from Gone With the Wind.

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{photos by La Vie Photography}

I also completely adore the custom Ketubah and polaroid guest book that Liesl and Jeremy incorporated into their wedding:

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{the custom ketubah was made by Cara Buchalter at Octavine Illustration}
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I’ve got lots more lovely ephemera from Liesl & Jeremy’s wedding to share with you – so check back a bit later for more photos and design inspiration!

{except where noted, all photographs by La Vie Photography}