A DETAILED LOOK
This is a case study of my own save the date and wedding invitation suite.
I went nuts (in the best way) branding our event - adding special elements wherever possible. I had so much to say visually, to communicate the amount of love I felt for my then-fiancé-now-husband and the last 10 years we spent building our lives together. A basic invite just wouldn't cut it. After we settled on our venue (The 1909) and date (1.25.20) - I knew our theme: Artsy-Bohemian-Vintage-Lunar-New-Year-Topanga-Canyon-Hipster.....(TMI)?
This is the stuff I love most. Hope you find some inspiration here for your own story.
My husband's handwriting
Gold foil to hint at Lunar New Year + fanciness
Vintage stamps handpicked from a friend's collection
A moon hidden in the oranges - symbols of Lunar New Year
Custom monogram inspired by traditional Chinese stamps
Original painting printed on canvas paper wraps
Chinese double happiness symbol
Dried baby's breath, from a bouquet I caught in 2016
Swallowtail butterfly stamp for Topanga Canyon vibes
Venue map printed on the inside of the invitation wrap - beauty and function!