They wanted a unifying illustration, but two very different feels to represent each celebration. I commissioned the talented local illustrator, Becky Brock, and worked closely with her to create an illustration/monogram that would be used throughout the suite. The final illustration shows Simon's initial surrounded by his family farmhouse, family dog, and apple cider elements. Jadis' initial was surrounded by illustrated snow-covered trees and lodge (just like the wedding venue) and the towering Mount Rundle of the Canadian Rockies. Once the illustration was complete, I designed the rest of the suite and used parts of the illustration throughout.
Each invitation had it's own feel. The Canadian suite was foil printed in Silver and letterpress printed in blues on white and blue papers. It was tied with satin ribbon with snowflake charms on the bride's request. Mirroring that style, the Somerset invite was tied with gold leaves and copper satin ribbon. They were foil and letterpress printed in copper and olive green. The Somerset invitations also had a custom map that I designed and illustrated. These were digital printed on Gmund Bier, a paper made from brewing ingredients like hops and barley, which I though fit perfectly with the apple cider farm surroundings. I hand folded each map and placed into a nice cover, the unique fold allowed each map to fold out when opened.
Some guests were invited to both celebrations and for these guests we had a custom made box where we placed both invitation sets. The lid of the box was then letterpress printed in a neutral grey with the wedding illustration.
Other paper goods included a round placemat to be placed on the plates at each celebration. They were letterpress printed with the wedding illustration and then a funny mad-lib highlighting the difference in "language" between the UK and US/Canada. They also had a large poster-size quaker marriage certificate printed in the style of the invitations. Quaker marriage certificates have room for each guest to sign as a witness. They make a great frame-able keepsake too!
Have a look at a few of the photos below: