This wedding invitation was a special project for my little sis, and we are in love the with the results!
The theme of my sister’s wedding was country elegance – greens and purples with subtle vintage accents, carved wood, leafy florals and burlap. She had her heart set on unique wooden invite to set the tone for her wedding and of course we wanted it to match the save the dates we sent out last fall. The save the dates where tough because we had so many ideas! I actually did two designs (design 1, design 2) and ended up going with design 2 (shown left) because we had some fantastic and sentimental engagement photos to include. We ended up getting some custom magnets made as well, and the element of real wood was introduced into the stationery!
For the invitation, we wanted to bring in that real wood element as well, so we started with the concept of a tree ring wedding wheel (you can purchase your own template to customize from Lauren here). The idea of the wedding wheel is to have your details on the bottom layer, and when turned, they will be revealed in the small window…cool, huh?
Next we figured out all of the wording for each “section” and the dimensions – we knew we wanted to keep the invite around 6″. Once the sizing and details were finalized we sent the artwork for the top wood layer to be engraved by RobertoSand (one of my favorite vendors on Etsy). The bottom layer with all of the details was printed in house on 110lb cardstock and then sent out for die-cutting (TIP: trying to to cut circles on your own with any kind of scrap-booking tool will never look good – send it out). Once the circles were die-cut and the wooden pieces shipped to us we spent the bulk of our production time on fastening them together with screw posts. Did I mention we made 220 of these?!
For the RSVPs, we mimicked the vintage postcard look of the save the dates and used more engagement photos! In fact, we even used a photo for the envelope liner – this photo is especially meaningful because it shows my sister and her husband holding hands in front of a tree on their property (where he proposed!) and their initials are carved in the tree…how sweet is that?
Photos of the big day to come soon (you won’t want to miss these) we made a chandelier out of the RSVP postcards!