It’s always so fun to see a design carried through from the save the dates to the wedding invitations and post-wedding thank you notes – and today we get to do just that! Shari from Em-press Design created these invitations for a wedding in Texas, incorporating the bride’s rustic style with typography-driven design. I’m particularly smitten with the subtle pops of pink throughout the suite – such a sweet surprise!
From Shari: Leigha is a long-time corporate client who works in marketing and loves unique design, so I was honored when she asked me to design her save the dates and her entire wedding invitation package. Their wedding will be held in a beautiful old barn on a family farm in suburban Ft. Worth, Texas, complete with hay-filled stables and crystal chandeliers.
Leigha wanted to incorporate rustic typographical elements with her wedding colors: champagne, shades of warm gray, and dusty pink. I created a custom logo with the couple’s names (inspired in part by typography I saw during a trip to Paris).
She also requested that we merge Kenji’s family kanji, so I designed a rustic/distressed logo utilizing the Fukasawa kanji to accompany the return address on the save the date postcard and the invitation envelope. The save the date postcard and double-sided invitation were offset printed on warm white textured bamboo cover stock.
I had rubber stamps made via Acme Rubber Stamp Co. in Dallas of the kanji with the return address as well as the “Leigha and Kenji” logo so that Leigha could stamp her own thank you notes and envelopes. Leigha and her mom assembled all the pieces of the invitation suite and tied them with sisal twine.
I had so much fun with these “free ride” tickets! Mailed to just a few guests in the wedding party, Leigha wanted a clever way to let friends and family know that their rooms would be comped and I thought a custom raffle ticket fit the overall rustic theme of her wedding. I had them printed on bamboo paper, hand perforated them, then trimmed them to size and punched out the corners to mimic the raffle ticket shape.
Photo Credits: Em-press Design