Happy Monday everyone! Â 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! Â 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. Â 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 â€“ drawing design inspiration from some of the unique historic features of the region.
From Dianna:Â As history buffs, Caitlin and Andrew were traveling in Gettysburg for a weekend visit when they first realized they were in love. Â After getting engaged, they knew it was the perfect place to tie the knot. Â The invitation design stemmed from the historic relevance of Gettysburg. Â 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). Â 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. Â Coordinating fabric strips strung the three pieces together. Â RSVP postcards were flat printed on wood veneer and enclosed in a fabric pocket. Â 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. Â 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. Â The RSVP portion of the rehearsal dinner invitation was printed front and back on extra heavy cotton paper.
Thanks Dianna and Emily!
Photo Credits:Â Dixie Pixel