Okay. Now I’ve officially seen it all. These modern industrial rehearsal dinner invitations from Melissa at Atheneum Creative were created by screen printing the design on individual pieces of thin sheet metal! So cool!
From Melissa: We were asked to create a rehearsal dinner invitation that reflected the very modern and industrial feel of the event. The groom’s family is in the box making business, so we knew right away that we had to work with a design that would not only be mailed in a box, but also allow the box to be part of the overall design – making sure that the box itself was more than just a vessel to mail the invitation.
We know we wanted to incorporate metal into the overall design as that would speak right to the look and feel of the day. We cut large sheet metal down to size and rounded the corners to create the invitation cards. We tried a couple different printing methods, but in the end screen printing worked the best for both design and budget. The rehearsal dinner venue itself is not industrial, so to balance the very modern look of the metal and the vintage feel of the venue we added some vintage design elements (like the dividers) to break up the text.
Since we wanted the box to be a part of the keepsake, we sourced gray boxes that would be strong enough not to get crushed and screen printed “Before They Say I Do” on the cover in gold — which set the tone for the invitation itself. The invitations were filled with shredded gray paper to keep with the industrial look.
Design: Atheneum Creative
Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography