Today we bring you part three in our series the paper + the event, showcasing the invitation designs and how they tied into the wedding by I’ll Know It When I See It, a design studio based in Vancouver, BC! Enjoy:

I had the absolute pleasure of designing the invitations for Alina + Sean’s intimate summer cottage wedding on Wahsoune Island in Ontario, Canada.

The Paper + The Event: Alina + Sean

For the invitations, Alina came to me with her own watercolour paintings to incorporate into the design. They really set the tone and style for the big day. We also chose a natural white linen paper for a more rustic feel.

The Paper + The Event: Alina + Sean

Since the wedding was on an island, it was important for the invitation to lay out all the logistical details clearly and succinctly. There was a lot of information to pack in so we used a tri-fold layout to accommodate everything. It turned out really well and way better than Google Maps!

The Paper + The Event: Alina + Sean

Alina also painted an RSVP which we made into a post card for guests to mail back.

The Paper + The Event: Alina + Sean

To pull everything together we picked out shimmery red envelopes and created custom mail labels for return and guest addresses.

The Paper + The Event: Alina + Sean

It’s important for us to design wedding invitations that reflect the mood and style of the day. They should be a design extension of the wedding day so I was really happy with how they turned out, especially after seeing photos of Alina + Sean and the venue.

The Paper + The Event: Alina + Sean

The Paper + The Event: Alina + Sean

The Paper + The Event: Alina + Sean

And wedding stationery wouldn’t be complete without the thank you cards.

The Paper + The Event: Alina + Sean

This was one of my favourite projects this summer. Alina was such a great client, conveying what she was looking for yet letting me exercise my creative muscles to come up with something that would bring her vision to life. Thanks Alina + Sean for choosing us to be part of your day!


This post originally appeared on I’ll Know It When I See It’s blog.

Photo credits: Wedding photography by Jen Arron Photographs, invitation photography by Christine }


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