Jack + Alexandra
A rustic countryside wedding that was all kinds of romantic + whimsical... with a side of headphone disco.
The Main Invites (above and right) were A5 with two smaller A6 inserts; one RSVP addressed and ready for the guest to send back, and the other jam-packed with information. Alexandra and Jack had planned a whole weekend of fun; they had a lot to tell their guests about.
The colours we used and watercolour paintings were inspired by eucalyptus, since at the time Alexandra and Jack were a little on the fence about whether flowers would be a feature on their day (spoiler: they ended up using seasonal, local flowers).
We chose brown paper envelopes to bring in an element of simplicity and to hint at the wood and handmade decor of the day.
Before the Day
Our main question with Jack and Alexandra was, how can we create something that is simple, but that still looks romantic + poetic?
It was an important question the couple asked throughout their whole wedding process; can we keep this simple, local, and do a lot of this ourselves, without losing beauty and magic? The answer - 100% yes.
On the Day
The place settings (bottom right) we created were a little unconventional. Instead of what is more traditionally seen with a separate menu and smaller place setting, we made thick paper placemats, each embellished with the guests' name, watercolours that mirrored the invites, and a little pie drawing to demonstrate which pie flavour the guest had chosen.
All 8 table numbers were hand painted. We used the familiar eucalyptus watercolour as our background and layered each table number on top.
The seating plan was entirely painted by hand. From the watercolour foliage and flowers around the edges, to the inscription of guests name.
There were also wooden signs featured around the venue. Each hand cut perfectly to size. Some directed guests to the reception venue (below), or told them where to put their hat, others added a playful element. We used the same hand lettering style as throughout all stationery and signage, but incorporated line drawn leaves and flowers so they would pop more on the wood.