Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week off with these modern travel-inspired wedding invitations from recent bride Nicole Parker King. Nicole previously worked as a Creative Director for L’Oreal before moving to India with her diplomat husband, so it’s no surprise that she knew exactly what she was doing when it came time to design her own wedding invitations. Nicole combined travel elements like tickets and a passport wedding itinerary with rustic details inspired by the wedding venue – a family property in New Hampshire.
From Nicole: I met Chris, an Australian diplomat, in New York in 2009. We dated internationally for a year – meeting up in Paris, Geneva, London, Ireland, Turkey, Australia, and Santa Barbara – before getting engaged in 2010. I knew I definitely wanted to incorporate a travel theme in both the wedding invitation and the wedding itself.
We were married on Labor Day Weekend 2011 at my uncle’s property, Lakefalls, in New Hampshire. The property has been in our family since before I was born and has great significance for me. My goal for the design was to combine travel elements (in the form of the tickets, passport, and airplane details) while still playing up the beautiful location and getting guests excited about the “wedding weekend in the woods.”
The heart of the property is Lakefalls Lodge, but the property has many other buildings and areas. I designed a map that included driving directions to the property but also gave guests a sense of the different places that various events would take place over the course of the weekend.
We also included a “passport” that functioned as the schedule of events for the weekend, which included lawn games the day before and a New England-style lobster bake in a meadow on the property.
I designed post cards that were used both as escort cards at the rehearsal dinner and in lieu of a guest book at the wedding. The “Aussies Invade” theme was due to the fact 60+ Australians descended upon New Hampshire for the weekend!
Thanks so much Nicole!
Design: Nicole Parker King
Photo Credits: Grazier Photography