Welcome to part two 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:
Iceland holds a special place in my heart. After University, I took a 7 month backpacking trip and Iceland was my first stop. I didn’t really know anything about this amazing country other than it was where the ribbon bookmark of my Lonely Planet Europe guidebook happened to be.
Without a doubt it is one of the world’s most naturally beautiful countries. Black sand beaches, geysers, waterfalls, steaming lagoons, volcanoes, northern lights. You name it – Iceland probably has it. If it’s not on your list of places to visit, add it now. Check out these great photos from National Geographic.
So when Lloyd + Raggi need help designing wedding invites for their upcoming nuptials I was so excited to hear that it would be happening in Iceland! The plan was for the wedding ceremony to be on a ferry en route to Viðey followed by the reception on the island. Like pied pipers, Lloyd + Raggi led the party up to the venue with balloons.
The invites needed to be bilingual (English and Icelandic) and they wanted the invite to be fun, informal and graphically bold.
We really wanted the invitation to represent the destination so we used the palette of the colourful homes in Reykjavik and lopaeysa sweaters as inspiration. We didn’t want it to be too gimmicky or to resemble a sweater pattern so the overall design is quite geometric and modern. The font is also fun and informal giving the invite a cheery disposition.
Because the invite is so colourful, we chose a dark shimmery grey envelope to balance it out. What we love is that the colours and design also represent the nature of Iceland (the black sand, the peaks of mountains and the sea).
We also created tags for their favours.
While decorations were sparse, the colours were sprinkled through the venue.
Thanks Lloyd + Raggi for having us be part of your day and all the best to your new life together in Iceland!
This post originally appeared on I’ll Know It When I See It’s blog.