An old mining town wedding invitation

March 6, 2012 § 1 Comment

Recently I completed an invitation for a wedding taking place in an old copper mining town- filled with ghost haunts, once abandoned buildings, and bordellos-turned-hotels galore.

The inspiration for this invitation was the old-fashioned, 1800’s, rustic nature of the location mixed with the femininity of the “women of the night”; pearls & lace and a dash of elegance.  We also incorporated some traditional Arizona-inspired arrow graphics that are fixtures in the locale.  We created a wedding “logo” for the couple consisting of an outline drawing of Arizona State with a heart over their wedding location, which we carried throughout the invitation suite.

The completed suite is just gorgeous, combining rustic kraft paper and hand-stamped muslin bags with elegant 100% cotton paper & a three color letterpress design in peach, eggplant purple, & olive green.  The muslin bags held a double-thick RSVP postcard for guests to mail back and a directions card.  I loved the bride’s idea of doing two wrap-around labels on the envelopes, one for addressing with their Arizona state + ♥ logo on the back and another for their return address with a ♥ on the front.  So charming!

Here are some pictures:

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