The choice of a wedding venue influences so much about the wedding itself. Will it be modern or classic? Informal or black tie? Rustic or tropical? It makes perfect sense that so many wedding invitations are inspired by the wedding venue! These illustrated mountain wedding invitations from Alia and Jason of Darling PressÂ were inspired by Timberline Lodge, located in the shadow of Oregon’s Mount Hood and feature an illustration of both the wedding venue and the nearby volcano. The invitation suite was letterpress printed in a single color â€“ a deep, dusky blue â€“ to complement the intricate line work in the illustrations and help keep costs within the couple’s budget!
From Alia and Jason: One of Oregon’s most iconic landmarks is Mt. Hood. Chances are, if you’re heading up to romp around the mountain, you’re going to visit the equally iconic Timberline Lodge. When Courtney and Chris told us they were getting married at Timberline Lodge, we were very excited to illustrate the architecture of the building. The fine detail of the Lodge works well against the bold organic shapes of our local volcano.
Because the impression from letterpress printing would highlight the intricate line work and wealth of detail inÂ the drawings, everyone agreed that only one color was necessary for the suite.
Rather than keeping number of pieces in the invitation suite to the bare minimum (just the invitation and a reply card), Courtney was excited about adding extra elements to make the invitation package feel special and unique. And thus, our first ever custom map was designed. The tiny tag was a warm, personal touch to complete the overall presentation.
Thanks Alia and Jason!
Photo Credits: Darling Press