Courtney + Jared | Rustic Mauve Outdoor Wedding Invitation | Petoskey, Michigan

Another variation of the Booklet Wedding Invitation, this time for an outdoor wedding on a lake in Petoskey, Michigan. Petoskey is a well-know summer vacation spot for Michiganders, so this was a destination wedding as well for the majority of guests. Courtney and Jared's wedding colors were all variations of purple, pink, and burgundy, which work so well together especially with the brown Kraft envelopes. Since we needed to convey A LOT of information, I thought the best format would be the Booklet, so we could avoid a million insert cards. The inside had plenty of room for a Custom Map of Downtown Petoskey, showing guests where to eat, sleep, grab breakfast or a cup of coffee. I included a timeline of the day, and on the back some more information about the town and resources to find out more. The RSVP has a special trick with a space to number them on the back; each number corresponds to a guest so if they forget to fill out the RSVP, the bride knows who it belongs to! There is also a matching Rehearsal Insert, included for those guests in the bridal party or family members.

I also designed Day-Of items such as the Ceremony Programs, Signature Drink Menu, Ceremony Signage, and a completely hand-drawn Seating Chart.

Megan + Dave | Lavender + Sage Sunflower Wedding Invitation | Clarkston, Michigan

Megan and Dave chose a Booklet Style wedding invitation, a chic way to deliver much needed ceremony and reception details without the bulk of insert cards. Their event took place in late September (a beautiful time of year here in Michigan) at The Pine Knob Carriage House, a quiet, historical venue surrounded by trees. I've know Megan for years and sunflowers have always been her thing, so we both knew they needed to be incorporated somehow without giving off a farm/country vibe. I came up with just a sunflower outline with a hand-drawn feel, that could be a simple overlay in various colors or opacity. They chose a clean serif font combined with a casual script; we wanted to convey a formal event, but not a stuffy one.  (Megan and Dave are too much fun for that.) I fashioned a faux button-tie closure out of Kraft grocery paper, eyelets and a bronze nail-head, complete with brown sugar baker's twine. All of the event details are printed inside the booklet, and a custom map (hours of love right there) showed guests where to go, and a few suggestions for ways to kill a little time before the reception. A testament to the couple's humor lies within the RSVP Card, a great way to make a guest laugh. We brought the whole thing home with a Kraft RSVP envelope, and a coordinating liner for the crisp white mailing envelope.

We did a simple 5x7" flat ceremony program (even with a full Catholic ceremony!) with all the same elements. For the reception, the couple opted for a large printed seating chart in lieu of escort cards. Once printed, I mounted it to a canvas wrapped in Kraft paper. Table numbers were short and round, and I provided small matching tags for their delightful wedding favor, a scented fall candle.