Archive for May 2011
Think we only do high end elegant invitations? Think again! Katie and Derek got married on the Amalfi Coast of Italy last year with 50 of their closest family and friends in a 13th century baroque church. While the wedding and reception were certainly on the elegant side, the couple wanted to throw a big fun party upon their return to the US for 150 friends who couldn’t make the trip. They had hired a professional videographer to document the trip to Italy and make a mini movie of their time there. The party was to be held at a cinema/dinner club with a viewing of the film during the evening. Katie’s original idea was to do a movie ticket invitation, but these are so overdone and we wanted to get more creative. Luckily she loved the idea!
Shown above is the invitation. The cover is done in the style of a vintage Italian movie poster. We illustrated a photo of the happy couple and composited it with a background of the city architecture. See the dome with the cross in the background? That’s the actual church where they got married. The title of the event/movie was “Ciao Italia!” which translates to “Hello Italy!”… a film about love and matrimony, Italian style. The opened poster cover reveals the invitation on the right with a pocket on the left to hold the movie ticket with a perforated tear off RSVP postcard. We used see through cello sleeves instead of envelopes so the whole thing arrived in the mail like a glossy magazine. Ah! La dolce vita!