Shea & Dave’s Field Journal Inspired Wedding Invites
Hi. Welcome to my second (possibly third) blog post ever. Be happy I’m not the only one who writes because there’d never be any. Ha! Moving on…
We met with Shea and Dave before Christmas to talk photography and invitation design for their upcoming mountain nuptials. The wedding is going to be a small, cozy affair spanning a weekend in July in Pine, Colorado. Many of their guests will be from out-of-town, so they wanted to, via their invites, provide everyone with a field journal/guidebook with information about not only the wedding, but also a schedule for the whole weekend, recommended attire, and safety precautions (i.e. drinking at above 5280). It was also very important to them that their invites have a diy aspect.
I got started on their identity and Shea and I went back and forth together on several concepts that just were not clicking. Then one afternoon while discussing one of those failed concepts, the conversation went to composition books and flowers and sketches and…voila! We had it. I spent the next week sketching everything you see in the invites below. The flowers are all indigenous to Colorado and will also make an appearance in their wedding. Once Shea and Dave approved the invite package, we made a trip to Xpedx to pick that awesome kraft paper (thank you, French!). From there, Shea and Dave took the helm and had them printed and then they included their diy touches (the luggage tags, flower, and green twine). We could not be more pleased with how it all came together. Have a look:
Thanks, Shea and Dave. I really enjoyed working on this with you. We are so looking forward to photographing your wedding in July.