During the summer months, Twin Ravens Press prints a lot of wedding invitations. Often we are working with so many couples at the same time that even though we're turning out lots of gorgeous stationery, we often don't have the time to feature it on this blog right before or right after the actual event. However, because it's all so lovely, I sometimes like to share it with you anyway, even if it's been a few months since the event took place. The suite I'm about to show you is one such wedding suite. This suite was completed last May for a lovely couple in Virginia who were getting married in a church and having their reception at Virginia Tech University!
Kristen and Gregory's suite included a gorgeous matted wedding invitation, a double-sided reception/driving directions card, a reply card with corresponding envelope, a custom-lined inner invitation envelope and an outer invitation envelope. You can see all of the pieces in this suite in the photo above.
Kristen and Gregory wanted a very elegant and traditional invitation design, but wanted to add a splash of color and tip their hats to their Alma Mater, and the location of their reception: Virginia Tech University. In order to do this, we created an inner/outer envelope set for the suite that featured an inner envelope that was lined with a custom, letterpress printed liner in a damask pattern in Virginia Tech's school colors: orange and maroon. I love the way just this envelope liner adds a dramatic splash of color to the suite, while everything else is very elegant and traditional. The outer envelope was unlined and featured the couple's return address in a calligraphy-inspired typeface.
Here is their invitation:
Kristen and Gregory chose a very beautiful and elegant, classic invitation layout featuring two typefaces: a gorgeous script for their names and the name of the church where they were married and a classic serif font for the other invitation information. This invite was an A7 size, printed on Crane Lettra Pearl White Paper and then matted with a black invitation matt to create a 1/4" wide black border all the way around. Isn't it beautiful?!?
Their reply card was designed to match and utilized the same two typefaces we used for the invitation. On it, Kristen had a place for guests to indicate which events (ceremony, reception, or both) that they would be attending. This card was a classic 4bar size and came with a corresponding white envelope.
The last piece in Kristen and Gregory's suite was a combination directions and reception card. This card was also a 4bar size and was double-sided, featuring the reception information on one side and the directions on the other. Creating a combination card like this for an insert is a great way to save both paper and money on your printing!
Kristen and Gregory's suite turned out absolutely beautiful and I'm sure their wedding last July was just as wonderful! Congratulations Kristen and Gregory!