I am SO crushing on this seriously sweet, summer camp and woodland-inspired letterpress wedding invitation suite by For the Love of Press. Oh, my goodness, where to begin? The completely charming, hand-drawn woodland details, banners, and signs? The equally wonderful, custom wedding map? The cute, hand-stamped muslin bags? There’s so much to enjoy about this wedding suite, and I’m sure that the invited guests did just that when they opened these wonderful wedding invites.
Marissa from For the Love of Press has this to say about this undeniably fun project:
My clients came to me looking for an effortlessly elegant yet whimsical wedding invitation suite representative of their love of camping, the Northwest, and nature. We wanted to perfectly set the stage for their destination wedding location, Doe Bay on Orcas Island in the Puget Sound, Washington. We decided to create a casual, charming tone that would touch the heartstrings and bring back the guests’ fond childhood memories of summer camp and the outdoors, along with a bit of the Woodland earthiness.
The suite is bursting with nostalgic, nature-inspired, illustrated details – from pine boughs, trees, pine cones, and deer peeking out behind trees (think Doe Bay!) to Orca whales (for Orcas Island, of course) to illustrated wooden signs and waving banners (Summer camp insignia all the way!). Guests will be renting individual rustic wood cabins and yurts for the weekend-long event, located in an area rich with off-the-beaten-path trails that meander through beautiful woodland scenery teeming with wooden directional signs, a detail that we really played up in the invitation suite.
We letterpress printed the invitation in two colors on 100% cotton paper, with post-consumer-recycled Kraft paper touches (the RSVP label, envelopes, and belly band- subtly blind printed with their wedding logo, a half pine wreath with deer silhouette). We also created different versions of their logo and turned them into rubber stamps for use on the envelope flap and the muslin bags, which were hand-stamped and held some of the smaller cards inside. Almost every detail of this suite was hand-drawn and digitized for printing. As a little extra, our sister company created a thick, waving banner cake topper to match their suite! The invitation radiates an outdoorsy, natural feel and certainly readies guests for this nostalgic trip, where they will enjoy summer camp-style guest cabins and a bonfire (s’mores included).