Behind The Design: Adventure Awaits Wedding Invitation Suite
A watercolor throwback plane graphic in ruby red and pops of golden yellow combined with a quirky retro typeface creates a fun vintage vibe for the event. The plane graphic soars among fluffy clouds in a classic sketch or doodle style. The decorative font we used is called Quirk and the body font is Night Still Comes. The bold design would be printed on a cream colored textured thick paper. Around the World in 80 Days was the theme in mind for this suite, using the concept of traveling to lots of exciting new destinations. If Phileas Fogg was getting married, this is the invitation design he and his fiancee would choose. It displays the couple’s love for adventure combined with their classic sense of exciting romance.
For this couple’s All Aesthetic Plan, we focused on the ruby red and golden yellow color palette and clever aspects of travel for decor. The ideal venue would be a large airplane hangar, industrial warehouse or the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in DC. Having a large scale, architecturally interesting venue with wide open spaces evokes the sense of adventure and travel anticipation. The large space would be broken up into about three spaces: one for the ceremony, one for cocktail hour and another for the reception (although your designer or coordinator could use the same space for the ceremony and reception if necessary).
We envision the ceremony filled with deep red flower arrangements and small metallic gold details throughout. Upon entering the venue, the guests are first greeted by a large welcome sign framed and displayed among stacked vintage luggage with flowers cascading out of the top case. The bride’s bouquet has small gold accents or charms mixed in with the flowers. We picture a slightly more modern altarpiece with a gold geometric shape adorned with more red florals and balloons. Industrial gold or bronze Marais chairs are lined up in short rows for guests to witness the exchange of vows.
The vibe of the cocktail hour would treat the guests as first-class passengers relaxing in the airline VIP lounge before boarding the “flight” aka reception. There would be comfortable lounge-style luxurious seating with small coffee and accent tables throughout for your guests to greet and gather and have some snacks while they “wait”. Tasty appetizers served by servers dressed as retro stewards would be passed throughout the lounge. Another delicate detail is to have strung up paper airplanes on golden sepia tone paper of an old book overhead to bring the guests eye upwards into the impressive venue.
Some of the clever ideas for the reception include using customized plane tickets as place cards and antique globes painted with the table number and placed among the centerpiece. The tablescape has red linens with gold-rimmed glasses and plates and is illuminated by golden light emitted from lots of candles throughout the centerpiece. As the guests leave after a fun filled night, personalized luggage tags are lined up as favors.
Our focus is always on turning an event into a personalized brand through the stationery, day-of designs, and decor. Each design choice is catered exclusively to you and the happiness you’re celebrating with your guests. We carry the vision and vibe of your event throughout every detail from save the date cards to thank you notes.