Jos + Lindsay’s Newspaper Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations from Vanessa at Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations are some of the most fun and creative invitations that I’ve seen in a looong time.  The bride and goom, Lindsay and Jos, met at a comedy club and wanted to infuse their wedding invitations with both their sense of humor and the old-world romantic charm of their wedding venue.  Vanessa created a newspaper-inspired invitation suite, complete with horoscopes and funny pages!

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From Vanessa: Lindsay and Jos were married at Casa Romantica in San Clemente and wanted to bring in the romantic charm of the venue while also showing off their sense of humor.  We created a classic folded newspaper style invitation complete with various sections such to provide the guests with all of the important and fun details of their wedding to follow. For the front page news we featured Lindsay and Jos in their dapper attire announcing the ‘merger’ that was to come.


We placed the actual invitation under the ‘Society’ section.  The invitation was printed on thick Italian paper with art nouveau style floral illustrations, showing that humor blends beautifully with a bit of luxury and class. In the ‘Local’ section, we created a review of the historical Casa Romantica and information about its legendary keyhole entryway.


Under the ‘Classifieds’ section Lindsay and Jos wrote personal ads describing each other.  Lindsay’s ad included: “SWF Seeking: Must have a strong love of family and even stronger sense of humor. Chardonnay lover preferred. Knowledge of classic rock mandatory.”  Some of Jos’s personal ad included “SWM Seeking: Must love laughing, family and Penn State football. Can adapt to emotional change in male due to sports addiction.  Knowledge of 80’s music mandatory.”  We also created a horoscope predicting each guest’s future at the wedding.

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For even more hilarious anecdotes we created a two page “Funnies Section” with a jumbled word find, comics, and crossword puzzle revealing hidden and hilarious secrets about the couple and details of the wedding.


On the last page of the newspaper we provided guests with a little helpful info such as the “Weather” forecast to aide in outfit selection and “Travel” section with direction and hotel review information.


Keeping in theme with the invitation, the RSVP was designed as a Letter to the Editor, leaving the guests that dare check the ‘cannot attend’ choices such as ‘Wardrobe Issues” or “Fun is Overrated”.


So much fun!  Thank you so much Vanessa!

For more wedding invitation inspiration, check out our wedding invitations gallery!

{image credits: Katie Neal Photography}

  1. THESE are the SICKEST invites I have seen IN A WHILE.

    LOVE THEM! Vanessa did an awesome job!

  2. Thank you so much for the post Nole!! These were SO fun to design!!


  3. Hi Vanessa,

    what a briliant invitation!!! >.<
    may i know the size and the kind of the paper?
    i'm so inspired..hehehe


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