Happy Monday everyone! Did you all have a fantastic Easter weekend? We had so much fun hunting for eggs – we did it twice! Alice (18 months) even managed to get a couple of eggs in her basket, with a little assistance from her older sister and cousins, of course. We’re still recovering from our collective chocolate coma, so I thought I’d ease into the week with a gorgeous set of wedding invitations! Designer Mary Fama created these hand lettered invitations for a wedding in the woods – her own wedding at her parents’ log house in Kansas! Mary wanted to blend hand lettering and modern design with the secluded rustic aesthetic of the wedding venue. Love!
From Mary: My husband and I got married in the backyard of my parents’ log house in Kansas City, Missouri, on our ten-year anniversary. We currently live in Brooklyn, but chose to return to the city where we met (as fifteen year olds!) to celebrate with our closest family and friends.
The overarching visual concept of the wedding was to contrast modern, white, and clean lines with the wooded, rustic location. For example, pairing wooden farmhouse tables with clean white plates and chairs to achieve that balance. To translate that theme into the invitations, it all started with the save the date.
While I was planning, I found this incredible vintage postcard that was a spitting image of the staircase behind my parent’s house that leads up into the woods where the wedding was to be held. I wanted to showcase that image because it was so special and also so inviting. People thought that it was a photograph of the actual land, when really it was a postcard from New Haven, Connecticut from the 1930s! Once I had the postcard save the date, I wanted to keep the rest of the suite modern and fresh but pair it with whimsical handwriting, stamped return addresses and a bit of twine.
The angular, geometric lines in the backgrounds were part of an overarching theme I was trying to bring throughout the wedding. I dip dyed white napkins at a hard angle into gray dye, and those were paired alongside modern white vintage plates at each setting.
Photo Credits: Mary Fama