The Paper + The Event: Kelly + Simon

Welcome to part four 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:

Kelly + Simon’s wedding was most definitely a global affair. Kelly, a Canadian girl met Simon, a New Zealander, fell in love and decided to get married.

With family spanning across the globe (literally) they opted to have their wedding in Hawaii with receptions following in New Zealand and Canada.

This meant wedding invitations that had to do triple duty. While some guests were invited to all three events, most were only invited to the event in their nearest country.

The Paper + The Event: Kelly + Simon

In what was our most daunting project yet, but also one that was incredibly fun to do we came up with a set of stacking cards, inspired by the Eames house of cards.

We designed 12 cards that bundled together depending on the reception location. Guests of the Hawaii reception received all the cards while those attending the New Zealand or Canada party received only six.

The Paper + The Event: Kelly + Simon

With bride and groom from different continents, their circle of friends and family were mostly mutually exclusive. We felt the invites were the perfect way for all the guests to learn more about the couple. And that’s exactly what we filled the 12 cards with. Along with the requisite event and venue information each card highlighted cultural differences, facts about their hometowns and divulged personal quirks. All together it made for an exceptionally personal invitation.

The Paper + The Event: Kelly + Simon

The Paper + The Event: Kelly + Simon

Christine and I were so happy with how they turned out and loved that we got flex our typographic muscles. We also designed their thank you cards, place settings, a crossword for guests at the table and a recipe collection wedding favour making the entire wedding collateral unified and complete.

The Paper + The Event: Kelly + Simon

Thanks Kelly + Simon for having us be a part of your special day(s)!


{ wedding images courtesy of Kelly + Simon, images of invites taken by Christine }

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

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