Monday, September 26, 2011

Gabe & Christa's hand-drawn wedding invitations

Last week I shared Gabe and Christa's hand-drawn save the dates and I am so excited to reveal their beautiful invitations today! In our initial meeting, G&C had fallen in love with Elizabeth and David's invitation suite because they loved the illustration style and most of all, the gate fold format. They knew they wanted a drawing of Gabe's family home to be the center of the invitation suite so we had the amazingly talented Nate Duval illustrate the house and some structures from around the property including a funky old tree, an old pick-up truck that's always parked in the driveway, the stonewall that separates the lawn from the rocky, ocean coast and the gated driveway that leads to the expansive property. We combined Nate's illustration with my handwriting for all of the text and used the purple and chartreuse inks from the save the date. Here is a picture of the whole suite:  

After the twine was removed the gate fold (that featured the gated driveway) opens to reveal the invitation: 
A detailed shot of the handwriting:

A detailed shot of the gorgeous house:

My favorite piece was the reply card that featured a couple of Adirondack chairs and the extra big response options, YES and NO! 

Another shot of the invitation (left) and the gate fold (right) before it is opened:

An additional card gave guests the wedding website: 

And I just couldn't resist sharing a photo of the gorgeous couple, Gabe and Christa: 

Pretty cute right? To see more pics of this AMAZing wedding, including some shots of the beautiful work our very own Lizzy did, click here. It was SO much fun working with these two and I am so sad that it's over. They are spending the next year traveling the world (literally a year-long honeymoon) and we hope they have an amazing trip and first year of marriage! 

Beautiful photos courtesy of emilie inc. photography.

1 comment:

  1. A year long honeymoon.... WOW :) Super cute paper suite. Love the hand drawn letter press and colors. They are so lucky to have you girls, you are so talented! (And emilie inc too)

    :) Meg