Check out these cute, modern wedding invitations we made last summer for California couple Kirk and Christy! Kirk and Christy were married in the Oregon Coast town of Cannon Beach last August, and I had a ton of fun working with them to create these invites! Above is the full set, which included a monarch size invitation and envelope, a 4bar size reply card and envelope, a smaller website card and a custom, laser cut belly band. Let’s look at all of the pieces individually!
When Kirk originally contacted me, he and Christy wanted to do something fun and quirky with the motif for their invitations! When they had first started dating, one of the first photos they took together was of their hands with tiny octopus and squid finger puppets (see original photo below on the right). I think it’s so cool (and adorable!) that they wanted to somehow incorporate this into their wedding invitations! To do this, I created the drawing you see at the top of the octopus and squid holding hands, and we carried this through all of the pieces in their invitations suite! Their invite is a modern monarch size, measuring 3.75″x7.25″ and was printed in a nice light blue ink on 100% cotton paper. I love the combination of the cute octopus/squid drawing with the simple, serif font we used for the text!
The other pieces in the suite were designed to match the invitation! Below you can see Kirk and Christy’s reply card and envelope as well as their small website card. Additional information could be found on their website, so they didn’t need a bunch of extra insert cards, just a small one directing guests to the website.
The thing that sets this suite apart, in my opinion, from a lot of others, is the awesome way we tied everything together! Kirk and Christy had me design a custom, laser-cut belly band to wrap around the individual pieces in their suite. Because we had been using the “squid and octopus holding hands” theme for the motif, I thought it would be really nice (and awesome) to have their belly band be of the tentacles of the squid and octopus holding hands around all of their stationery. This was a bit of a challenge to figure out how to draw, and then cut, but they turned out so cool!! The belly bands were laser cut in-house out of a shimmery blue paper and they secured all of the pieces in Kirk and Christy’s suite together!
I think everything in this suite turned out so cool! I love the adorable simplicity of the main pieces, and then the totally unique belly band that tied everything together! If you’re interested in adding something really different to your invitation suite, ask us about laser cutting! There’s so much we can do with it that will add just that extra bit of uniqueness to your invitations!
Thanks so much again for working with us Kirk and Christy! I hope you’re having a Happy New Year!