There’s nothing more quirky and adorable than a watercolor illustration of woodland creatures on a mountain lake canoeing adventure! Designer Rolodex member Amanda of Wide Eyes Paper Co. dreamt up these quirky camping-inspired watercolor wedding invitations for a woodsy wedding in the Pacific Northwest. The invitation features a folded 4-panel design, including a custom watercolor illustration with the bride and groom’s beloved pets (so sweet!), keepsake map, and perforated RSVP card!
From Amanda: In the lingering months of winter, it’s time to start enjoy your buffalo check flannel a few more times and enjoy all the hot cocoa as you start organizing the details of your upcoming wedding. Let the adventure begin! was the motto that this Portland outdoorsy couple chose to tell their story and we loved the idea of creating an invitation that guests would cherish even after the wedding.
Mary and Adam were adamant about sending something to their guests that would both stand out in the mail and truly capture the quirky essence of who they are as a couple. This four-paneled format allowed them to express their wedding adventure as a creative narrative, all while keeping everything organized on one piece of elegant paper. You may choose to see the whole, unfolded invitation as one canvas, or treat each panel as its own snapshot. Mary and Adam wanted to be sure to have a custom watercolor that walked their guests through the wedding details in a fun and whimsical way, with the custom watercolor of their pets in a canoe as the beginning panel and the second panel opening up to complete a more classic 5×7 invitation.
With four panels over two sides, the couple was able to customize up to eight different panels. The option to add vintage perforation allows for a portion to be torn off and mailed back without the hassle of keeping several different pieces of paper together (I know I am guilty of losing a rsvp card or two before they even make it to the mail).
One of the panels is a custom watercolor map created to highlight the important spots of the wedding day while keeping the adventure fun and fresh just like a treasure hunt or trail guide. The map will become a memorable keepsake for their guests as they help the happy couple write their love story on their special day.
Inspired by Wes Anderson’s Moonlight Kingdom we hand-painted the couple with portraits in a quirky camp inspired motif. Adam even had his own Davy Crockett hat! We finished off this set by creating a custom logo for Mary + Adam which is printed on the rustic brown kraft envelopes and custom watercolor envelope liners.
Photo Credits: Amanda Franz