The elegance of letterpress and a touch of personal style create a blue ribbon worthy wedding invitation.
This save-the-date and invitation suite were created for a client who was looking a traditional letterpress wedding invitation with just a little twist. Inspiration came from the groom’s family’s line of work — a facet of the horse racing industry. They wanted to reference that style in a subtle and beautiful way.
A branded look
I love creating a personal logo for each couple. It sets the tone for the event and can be used across all materials — invitation package, menu, program, even the cake. I started by creating a logo using their initials and two horseshoes coming together. I also found inspiration in a quilted horse blanket during my research.
The luxurious texture of quilting was the perfect touch to unify the design with a deboss on the flaps of the envelopes, as well as the back side of the invitation, save-the-date, and RSVP card.
A winning touch — blue ribbon worthy wedding invitation
We used navy blue and metallic silver ink to go with the colors of the wedding. An image of a Scottish thistle was debossed on the front of the invitation to reference the bride’s side of the family.
The invitation components slide out of the inner envelope with a pull on the wide satin blue ribbon.
On the RSVP card, I created a tear-off card that has the event’s URL on it for future reference.
Lastly, I designed two custom stamps – one for the outer envelopes and one for the RSVP envelopes. Both reference the horse racing theme and the event colors.