For her own wedding at a gastropub in Brooklyn, Dara from Rafftruck DesignsÂ wanted to create a clean design that would complement the wedding venue. Dara incorporated a floral envelope liner and a striped teal backing for some pops of color. Personality-filled fonts, colorful envelopes, and a small letterpress card announcing the “The Rafftruck Wedding” (a combination of their last names) helped to round out the invitation suite!
From Dara: Todd and I were getting married in a gastropub in Brooklyn that has so much character all on it’s own, and we knew we wanted our clean style to complement the space. We also knew we wanted to incorporate our nickname, Rafftruck (the combination of his last name and my maiden name), that had been with us from the start. With that in mind, I set out to design our wedding suite, knowing our guests’ first impression of our special day would be based on the contents of the envelope.
I decided that pairing a modern serif with some fun, bold, personality-filled fonts would liven up the design, yet keep things simple and classic. For that extra something, the envelopes were lined with a bright floral print and the invitations were backed with a teal (our favorite color) stripe.Â All the pieces were letterpress printed on 118# bright white 100% cotton paper. Charcoal ink was used across the board, with the exception of a single hot pink heart on the map to pinpoint the location of our reception. Rounding out the suite, a letterpress card announcing The Rafftruck Wedding was adhered to a teal band to wrap the individual items.
To tie everything together, I letterpress printed coasters using the same color palette and patterns as our invitations to give away as favors at the wedding. If there’s one way I had to describe this project overall, it’s that it’s totally “Rafftruck”.
Photo Credits: Rafftruck Designs