Today’s featured invitation is this fun invitation suite by Barbara from AvantGarde Design, based in Berlin, CT! Barbara says:
Marie and Scott wanted to have a party and be sure that everyone was going to have a great time. That’s what they told me when I asked them what they were looking for in their wedding invitations – big, fun, party and different. Marie & Scott were great clients to work with and both were very involved in the invitation process.
See more of the beautiful invitation suite after the cut!
Scott was from England, and met Marie when he traveled to the U.S for work. They worked for the same company and maintained contact over the few years until Scott moved to the U.S. and slowly all the pieces fell into place, including a proposal in Paris at the Eiffel Tower! Marie & Scott had the idea of including a timeline of their story in their invitation suite. They just weren’t sure how to do so since they still needed the details about their wedding included.
We started with creating the timeline, and slowly we created each piece after. The piece titled Eat, Drink & Be Married included the ceremony and reception information, a cute note to say that Hats are welcome, as well as directions and accommodations on the back. A fun response card was designed and carried over the “Sunday Funday” theme that was also in the timeline. Since Scott was from England, we were sure to include details that were part of their tradition. We included a small card with registry information to include in the invitations that were being sent to England.
All the pieces of the invitation suite were printed on a classic ecru linen cardstock with a deep Bordeaux border, black ink and Bordeaux accents. The invitation was then assembled and finished off with a burlap knot, and sent off in classic ecru linen envelopes.
The same paper and colors were also incorporated in their wedding day details for the table numbers, favor tags and other table signs. The table numbers had “Eat, Drink and Be Married” at the top of each. Some pieces specifically the seating chart sign and one other included the American Flag and British Flag.
Marie and Scott also had a unique guest book tree, and guests were able to “leaf” their thumbprint and sign it. Their wedding was wonderfully thought up and put together. It was a pleasure working with them and fun to create their invitation suite.
Thank you Barbara! For more about AvantGarde Design, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her website.
What do you think of this invitation suite? Let us know in the comments!
Photo credits: Brooke Allison Photography