Custom RSVP (digital version for sending out to guests via email), © 2015 by Pam Winters
Custom wine label design, © 2015 by Pam Winters
Pictured above is a wedding invitation suite I recently worked on for a couple, Jamie and Luke, getting married in Mexico at Encuentro Guadalupe, home to the concept of “luxury camping.” I worked closely on this suite with the bride-to-be, Jamie Ehrsam, and Catherine Bachelier, who helped organize and plan the wedding and festivities. Jamie and Luke, an adventurous couple, travel for a living, scoping out the best event venues and documenting their photos and impressions online (See their website Venuelust). Given the nature of their business, it was no surprise that this was to be a destination wedding!
They requested that the invitation suite not look like your typical wedding invitations, but rather, resemble a menu design more than anything else. Food was to be at the heart of the event and resort location, and the suite needed to incorporate that, while striking a balance between being elegant and casual. Once complete, Jamie and Luke were more than a little excited to send out the final product to guests; one reason being that the suite alluded to the tastes and ambience they and their guests would soon be experiencing. Jamie and Catherine were the best team to collaborate with on this, and I had a great deal of fun discovering ways to match the requested aesthetic, while pointing unmistakably to a very special destination wedding.
There are five individual cards included in this suite: invitation card and lined envelope, RSVP card and envelope, information (“Where to Stay”) card, itinerary card, as well as folded thank you card and envelope. The Invitation and RSVP cards are printed on both sides, using original photography provided by the client, which was also referenced by me in order to create the silhouettes of the wine bottle and soaring bird. I gathered the vintage animal images from various image resources, and made additional items for the client, as needed, including decorative stickers with the vintage animal imagery (to decorate and seal the back flap of the invitation envelope), as well as custom wine labels to adorn bottles of wine intended for wedding guests. All designs are pictured in the slideshow above.
Click here to read about Jamie’s experience working with me.