I had known Katie a bit through mutual friends, and had designed her sister's wedding invitations last year, so I was thrilled when I heard the great news that she was engaged and asked me to design her invitations.
Katie and Sam are world-travelers who are currently living in Cairo and will be cruising the seas to Bermuda for their wedding in a few weeks. Katie did not want the seashell/beach theme invitations that are very popular for destination weddings, but knowing this couple's extensive traveling background, we thought to incorporate a travel theme. I did a few studies based on world-traveling, but Katie soon narrowed it down to specifically Bermuda, which I instantly loved. The invitation is designed from a vintage illustrated map of Bermuda in her color palatte of sand and coral. It was actually Sam's idea to incorporate the rsvp postcard which fit the travel theme perfectly. But to pull everything together...custom envelope liners of the world and vintage travel stamps. I don't know which detail I love more. The travel stamps were significant to the couple; Katie picked Illinois (where Sam is from) and Maryland (where Katie grew up).
I love when a couple chooses to do a custom invitations and especially when they have such great ideas for it like Katie and Sam did. It really reflects them as a couple and I was completely thrilled with the finished piece.