Thursday, May 28, 2009

utterly chic invitations

We hope you enjoyed the post about the printing process. On that note, I've finally posted some pictures of the custom invitations we made for the "utterly chic wedding!" These took on an intense printing and production process. From lining the 175 envelopes with printed vellum to having a custom metal die cut made for the outside jacket, this job was purely one-of-a-kind. The design is original, and we would never duplicate it.

Photo above: Invitation is wrapped with sheer metallic ribbon; (upper left) ceremony program

Photo above: Inside of invitation; lined envelope; belly band to hold response card and tri-fold

Design challenge: Chic+Rad. These invitations incorporated the geometric shapes found in the custom linen that overlaid each table. To combine chic + rad was quite a challenge, but we managed to do it...and we even added a little Sinatra feel (which tied into the groom's attire). It took some time to design and it was our job to ensure we were meeting the bride and groom's vision. We used metallic paper, cotton paper, vellum, sheer metallic ribbon and even adhered custom linen labels to the envelopes -- a complete play on using a variety of cool, modern materials. Feel free to check out our "details" post to see the other details that incorporated the theme.

Invitations make a big difference when they tie into the wedding's theme. This was the first design component of the utterly chic wedding, and one that would eventually become a big part of the paper details.

Photo above: Outside of invitation (jacket) is custom made. We designed the triangle flap and had a custom metal die made to trim the jacket; Frank Sinatra stamps and a custom address label for the outer envelope.

Photo above: Tri-fold with additional information.

Photo above: Response card with metallic envelope and custom wrap around return label. We also designed their monogram.

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