I thought I'd give you guys something else to look at until I officially return on Thursday. This is an invitation suite I created for a friend of my sister (and who I would now call my own friend). Kristin and her (now) husband, Daniel. They decided to get married on Grand Cayman, a place that holds a lot of memories and meaning for them. Their destination wedding was a super private and exclusive affair that called for just 20 invitations, so we went completely haywire with materials.
Here's how it went down. First, we created a custom monogram based on stingrays that highlights a very special moment between the two of them. We carried this monogram through many pieces including custom cigar bands and rum bottle labels. For the actual invitations, we went with a message-in-a-bottle theme. I used sailcloth and iron-on transfer paper to create the cloth invitation. The invitation was rolled up and inserted in a real glass bottle filled with sand and shells. A grommet and pull tab through the invitation enabled the recipient to pull the message from the bottle. I created a custom luggage tag on birch veneer for each guest and a custom reply postcard with a vintage feel. I tucked these items into a muslin bag with an iron-on transfer design on it. I tied this around the bottle's neck. The whole lot got tucked into a mailing tube with a big ol' custom label.
We also did custom t-shirts, flip-flop tags, tote bags, rum labels, cigar bands and a wedding weekend booklet. I will try to get photos of those, too.
More photos after the jump.