About a month ago, a friend of mine told me that her soon to be sister-in-law was getting married in mid October. First, I had to gather all the important info, "Ohhhh! What's the date?! Where's the wedding?! What does your dress look like?! What does her dress look like?!". Then, my friend, Kelly told me that her brother's fiancé still did not have a major detail figured out; their invitations.
Lightbulbs flashing! "Ohh! I could help you out with that!"
After talking more with Kelly and her mother about the upcoming wedding, the more excited I got. This wedding aesthetic is right up my alley. The ceremony is to be at a chapel at the college where the Bride and Groom met. Then, a beautiful reception to follow at The Ponds at Bolton Valley; a romantic, rustic venue in the heart of the Vermont Green Mountains.
A couple of weeks later I met the bride Rebecca to discuss the invitations and what her and her soon-to-be-husband, Greg were looking for. She told me about the reception venue and the rustic, romantic, woodsy setting. Rebecca also told me that Greg had cut down a birch tree on his families property here in Vermont to create some of the decor for the wedding, which inspired us to incorporate the birch wood theme throughout the invitation suite.
Once Rebecca and I dove into finding inspiration and experimenting with designs, she sent me a picture of a piece of stationery she found online. It was an invitation that was printed on transparent paper. How cool is that? She was interested in incorporating transparent paper into the invitation suite, but not sure how.
This was a design technique I haven't dabbled in before, but I was so excited to try it out! I contacted my printer, got some samples and absolutely loved the effect. Rebecca agreed, and we were designing away in no time!
After a few rounds of different designs and edits, we landed on the invitation suite pictured here. We incorporated a burnt, carved wood effect with their initials and date into the backs of the Invitation and the front of the RSVP postcards. A drawing of the Ponds at Bolton Valley venue graces the front of the invitation as a transparent layer that reveals all of the wedding day information.
This is why custom work is so near and dear to my heart. Being able to collaborate with my brides and grooms to come up with a truly unique looking suite that represents them and their wedding day is something I absolutely love. So much heart and soul is put into the design and craft of these custom-made invitations; and your guests can see that immediately upon pulling them out of the envelopes.
It was a joy to work with Rebecca & Greg on these invitations, and I can't wait to hear about their wedding day!
- M -