9 days from now, Brooke’s college friend Alissa will be getting married. We designed her wedding invitations earlier this summer.
Alissa had some basic ideas of where she wanted to go, which is always helpful. She sent lots of links to and pictures of things she liked, which we used to piece it all together. A sketch (by her architect husband-to-be no less) of the farmhouse where they’re having the ceremony set things in a definite direction.
I cannot even tell you how much I love this sketch.
Once Alissa said she wanted to incorporate some kind of “western” font in the invitation, I went on a hunt and found this great font, CM Old Western. We rounded out the fonts with something simple with a touch of old world, IM Fell Great Primer, and something scripty but not too swirly, Haiku’s Script.
Alissa had a few things she wanted to add to the invitation, so after printing we mailed them off. Here’s the finished product with a chocolate brown matte and a twine wrap. We think she did great!
After sending us a few more links, including one to a free downloadable from a scrapbooking site, the RSVP cards were quite easy to put together. We gave an antique look to Tom’s farm sketch and set it in a polaroid frame. We used the same Haiku’s Script and CM Old Western fonts from the invitation to complete the front.
For the wording on the back, Alissa pulled from the couple’s history: “Could you put an empty box… so that they can “check yes or no” as that country song says. haha. It’s cheesy, but we are THAT couple! He never really asked me to be his girlfriend so on our 1st anniversary he wrote me a poem and at the end of it he used the ‘check yes or no’.” It was perfect!
This invitation suite was so fun to create, and Alissa was a breeze to work with. Blessings to her and Tom!