There are so many places in the world that I want to visit someday – and Iceland is definitely in my Top 5! Lyndsey from The Hunter Press recently got married in Iceland, with an intimate ceremony attended by 10 family members. Lyndsey designed the most beautiful copper foil and navy invitations for her destination wedding – I’m so happy she’s sharing them here today!
From Lyndsey: I run a letterpress printing and design studio in Scotland called The Hunter Press and recently had the pleasure of designing my own wedding invitations. My husband and I married in Iceland in an intimate ceremony, surrounded by just 10 of our family.
When my now-husband Keith popped the question 18 months ago, I went straight to work collating ideas for our invitations. As a designer and printer, the chance to create your own wedding invitations is a big deal and seriously exciting, if a little overwhelming! The invitations were designed in the style of a map book and were printed using a combination of letterpress printing and hot foil.
We were engaged in an lava tunnel in Iceland 18 months previous and instantly made the decision to return to Iceland for our wedding day. Our ceremony took place in a tiny black church on the Snaefellsnes peninsula in Western Iceland, surrounded by only the ocean and mountains. We chose to have an intimate ceremony with just our immediate family present and wanted our invitations to be an extra special keepsake for our guests.
The little black church and neighbouring Budir Hotel were both strong design influences. We wanted to keep the invitations as simple and romantic as possible while bringing in an element of Budir charm. The hotel itself was full of dark features, old maps and various wildlife specimens. Dark blues, rough cottons and suede cords seemed the perfect combination for our stationery.
The invitation cover, centre page and back poem were foil printed in copper onto dark blue Colorplan stock. The foldout map insert was letterpress printed in a warm grey onto textured 100% Cotton Saunders Waterford Stock. All items were drilled at the top and secured with a copper book screw, allowing each page to swivel open. The map books were then tied with a brown suede cord and packaged within a strong Kraft button and string envelope.
Design and Printing: The Hunter Press
Photo Credits: The Hunter Press