Designer Danelle Bourgeois sent over these awesome teal, passport style wedding invitations that she created for Michelle and Steve and, boy, does this sound like it was a fun project! I’m really digging the pops of pattern and the personal, meaningful details that feature throughout the suite (mangroves!), and the tear-off boarding pass RSVP card is so much fun. Here’s what Danelle has to say about this super cool suite:
Michelle and Steve wanted their wedding to be themed around their journey, since they had been together for over 10 years. After a few discussions with them, it was decided to let their travels be part of the inspiration, so the invitation was to be a passport to their wedding. Teals and turquoise became a major part of the theme, and Michelle stumbled upon this perfect teal textured card from a scrapbooking store that was to become the cover of the passports.
The story of how Michelle and Steve got together is a sort of on-going joke with their friends. When they first got together, Steve wowed Michelle with his vast knowledge of mangroves. Yes, mangroves. They wanted to have a mangrove design somehow incorporated into the invitation, since that is where their journey began, so I designed a circular stamp style motif that contained Michelle’s mangrove design to go on the front of the passport where the coat of arms usually goes.
One of the more important (and fun!) parts of the invite was The Journey spread. Michelle and Steve put together a whole bunch of stats about their 10 years together including the number of Parisian snails consumed, hours spent in gumboots at music festivals and first romantic date movie they saw together. They’ve visited 17 countries in their travels together. Wow! That deserved its own little map to show those countries that they’ve been to and a little heart to show where they are now.
images from Danelle Bourgeois