CHRIS & LEESA’S GREAT ADVENTURE
Jennifer James — I like that this wedding invitation looks a lot more like an informational card at a national park kiosk. Or the assembly instructions for a tent. Or the warning label on a propane lantern. I can't put my finger on it because the design doesn't go overboard to replicate any of those particular items– it just captures the essence of the couple and their wedding ceremony. And I think it's awesome. And how cool is that badge, as opposed to a keepsake with a traditional monogram?View Edition One
When Brisbane author Chris Currie and his fiancé Leesa commissioned us to create their wedding invitations we were a bit daunted by the task. It was going to be a challenge to follow up their unconventional proposal that garnered the couple worldwide attention.
Working closely with Chris and Leesa we decided on a theme for the wedding: it was set to be their next ‘Great Adventure’. The wedding will be a small and personal affair, set in cabins amongst the bushland in the mountains of the Gold Coast Hinterland. With just twenty invitations going out to close friends and family, we were able to focus our attention on craft and detail.
The invitation was letterpress printed in a hand-mixed red ink on Pearl White Crane Lettra 300gsm and tucked inside a rustic, kraft string and button envelope. A custom designed and embroidered merit badge was carefully sewn onto each invitation by hand. The merit badge, complete with over-locked edge, is sweet memento for all those who participated in Chris & Leesa’s Great Adventure.
|Paper||CRANE'S LETTRA® Papers||Production|
|Paper Weight||Printer||The Hungry Workshop|
|Paper Color||Artist/Agency||The Hungry Workshop|