Caitlin + Andrew’s Historic Gettysburg Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone!  My husband and I are back home after a quick weekend trip to upstate New York to visit family; it was a great trip, but I’m so happy to be back home with our cats!  We’re starting this week off with a suite of lovely invitations for a wedding in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from Dianna and Emily at Fourth Year Studio.  Once Caitlin and Andrew settled on Gettysburg as their wedding location, Dianna and Emily set to work on the wedding invitations, save the dates, and rehearsal dinner invitations – drawing design inspiration from some of the unique historic features of the region.

From Dianna: As history buffs, Caitlin and Andrew were traveling in Gettysburg for a weekend visit when they first realized they were in love.  After getting engaged, they knew it was the perfect place to tie the knot.  The invitation design stemmed from the historic relevance of Gettysburg.  The battlefields are lined with wood fences that are unique to the area and the tree graphic was actually derived from an image of a witness tree (a tree that was witness to the civil war battles and is still standing today).  Their October wedding took place at sunset overlooking the historic battlefields.


For the main invitation, we letterpress printed three pieces in turquoise and brown ink onto thick cotton paper.  Coordinating fabric strips strung the three pieces together.  RSVP postcards were flat printed on wood veneer and enclosed in a fabric pocket.  The final invitations were packaged in kraft paper envelopes with a matching address label.

Like the RSVP postcard, the save the dates were also flat printed on wooden postcards.

The rehearsal dinner invitation was letterpress printed and backed with fabric.  All the fabrics used for the rehearsal dinner invitations made a reappearance at the reception in the form of little love birds handmade by Caitlin’s sister.  The RSVP portion of the rehearsal dinner invitation was printed front and back on extra heavy cotton paper.

Thanks Dianna and Emily!

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Photo Credits: Dixie Pixel

  1. Dianna + Emily… you are so awesome! You can really tell how much time and effort went into each piece and how they reflect the couple. Keep up the good work!

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