First things first... The design process. We wanted the following from our invitations:
- Letterpress if possible
- A weekend activity card included
- No cursive or traditional calligraphy
- Lots of personality
First, a quick recap of our mailing labels and ridiculously gorgeous letterpress envelope liners.
When guests open their envelopes, they pull out a textured navy blue pouchette covered with a letterpress belly band. The belly band was a blogging inspiration I had courtesy of a now-defunct blog (thanks, long-lost Cakes and Dreams!). I fell in love with the idea of telling our "story" to present our invitations. And as a nod to all our fellow political nerds out there, what better way to "introduce ourselves" than with a Constitution joke?!
Turning the pouchette over, guess how our belly band is sealed? With one of our campaign stickers!
Each pouchette was decorated with a personalized name label and another campaign sticker.
When guests open the pouchette, there is a stack of goodness waiting for them. Right on top? The invitation itself!
Let's take a closer look at some of that letterpress action:
Next up, the weekend activity card (I know, boooo blackout, but you know, privacy and all...). "Love At First Debate," for those of you who know our story, should make you grin.
At the bottom we have the adorable RSVP card and gorgeous RSVP envelope. Really, how will everyone part with these to mail back to us?
A closer look at the precious RSVP envelope... I just adore this flower:
Believe it or not, that's not even all! We also have program covers, personal stationery, and a custom rubber stamp... sooooo much ABCD goodness!
Several months ago, when we started shopping in stationery stores for wedding invitations, we quickly realized that most of the choices seemed uninspired, generic, and well... boring. Being able to work with ABCD (and after winning a contest, no less!) and having an entire invitation suite that embodies exactly who we are and exactly what our wedding weekend is about is such a pleasure. So thank you Amy, from both of us.