Happy Monday everyone – and happy Leap Day! I always love it when wedding invitations contain an interactive element, and what could be more interactive than a foldout invitation that slowly reveals its details to the recipient? These camp-theme foldout wedding invitations were created by designer Jessica Roush for her own wedding in a Wisconsin state park! Screen printed in two colors by the bride and groom, the invitations start as a 6-inch square before unfolding to an 18×24-inch poster!
From Jessica: The initial inspiration for our wedding invitation was a fold-out adventure map: the kind where your eye meanders, with lots of interesting and quirky details. We wanted something outdoorsy and camp-themed to reflect our low key Wisconsin State park wedding.
The invitation is 18 inches by 24 inches poster-sized, and folds up to roughly 6 inches square. The front section you see when you open the envelope is intended to have the main information, the basic when and where.
When you unfold the invitation, more information is revealed, including a hand-drawn map of the park, a map of Wisconsin, an RSVP, a quirky wedding necessities illustration, and an outline of South America. The map of South America alludes to our post-nuptial plan of quitting our jobs and traveling South America for 6-7 months! (You can follow those adventures right here!)
All of the typography and illustrated elements are drawn or hand-lettered by yours truly. They were tediously hand screen printed by my husband and I in two ink colors. The save the dates are printed by SmartPress, and the thank you notes and envelopes are DIY with custom rubber stamps. Creating our wedding invitations was by far one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process!
Photo Credits: Jessica Roush