Tom + Emily’s Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Wedding Invitations

Tom + Emily's Fox and Bear Save the Dates

When Tom and Emily first started imagining what their wedding would look like, they had a woodland theme in mind. Their mild obsession with foxes and bears (see their adorable save the dates above), along with their love of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, were brought together to create a wedding invitation suite that’s sweet, quirky, and completely awesome.

Tom, a software designer by day and a wannabe physical product designer by night, designed all of the paper goods, and the couple printed them by hand on his parents’ Adana letterpress. The notebook style invitations speak to the couple’s enthusiasm for both notebooks and quality paper goods. And they’re so darn fun, with photos and maps for invited guests to enjoy.

Tom + Emily's Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Wedding Invitations

Tom + Emily's Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Wedding Invitations

Tom and Emily also printed coordinating coasters and activity packs to place on the tables at the reception, so everyone had plenty to do and many opportunities for interaction and conversation.

They also designed custom place cards (printed by Moo), assigning each guest a different animal – sometimes with very amusing results, which allowed for even further conversation between the guests.

Tom + Emily's Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Wedding Invitations

Tom + Emily's Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Wedding Invitations

Tom + Emily's Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Wedding Invitations

Tom + Emily's Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Wedding Invitations

The couple’s guest book was another Wes Anderson-inspired idea. Everyone was issued a “registration card” to fill in and instructions to have their photo taken. The messages to the couple and hilarious accompanying photos have become one of their most treasured possessions and will undoubtedly be something that they revisit for years to come.

Tom + Emily's Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Wedding Invitations

images from Tom and Emily Randle (Me and My Polar Bear)

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5 comments on “Tom + Emily’s Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Wedding Invitations

  1. Linnette commented //

    wow. that is really creative. adorable + inspiring! Love the registration card with photo :)

  2. Ann Martin commented //

    These are great and what a lot of thought went into them! Loved that movie btw.

  3. Jamie commented //

    How sweet! The font and place card graphics are really retro and wonderful

  4. lisa (sugarlily cookie) commented //

    LOVE this idea so much! So charming and creative, just like the movie! Registrations cards are my fave!

  5. Lauren D commented //

    I absolutely love these ideas! I thought I was being so original with my Moonrise Kingdom inspired wedding and then I find this! It looks fantastic! I’m just bummed that even down to the booklet invitations, we shared the same concepts. Sad face. Still amazing, though!

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