Courtney + Nate’s Wisconsin Lake Wedding Invitations

Created for a summer wedding along a lake in Madison, Wisconsin, these wedding invitations from Sugar River Stationers feature a beautiful line illustration of Madison and wave-inspired laser cut details. But my favorite detail? The wood box mailer, a fun nod to the groom’s profession as a distiller!


From Heather: We designed these wedding invitations for a July 2013 wedding in Madison, Wisconsin. I would categorize Courtney and Nathan’s stationery as “quirky” with lots of character. Courtney is an elementary school teacher and Nathan owns a distillery in Madison. The suite features an original line art illustration of Madison, as well as supplemental illustrations used in the custom stamps and various “day of” items. The couple live along one of Madison’s largest lakes and spend a great deal of time together boating.


The invitation suite was mailed in a slide top wood box. Given that Nathan owns a distillery, the wood box and excelsior packaging appealed to him. Inside, the presentation layer features a laser-cut pocket with tag detail on the front.


The invitation is booklet format, with illustration and additional items such as the RSVP, map and accommodations card were housed inside the laser cut pocket. The RSVP features an original photograph of Courtney and Nate changed to vector art. We created custom stamps with another original illustration of Courtney and Nate sitting on a pier in front of the house and used the boat illustration for a circle cut tag that was placed around succulents used as favors.



Thanks Heather!

Design: Sugar River Stationers

Illustration: Steph Davies

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Photo Credits: Harper Fritsch Studios and Maureen Cassidy Photography