When Ryan Cameron proposed to his girlfriend Jen, we knew we had to create something spectacular for them.
Ryan and I have been friends since junior high so it was important to me to give the invitation a unique and personal design. Generally, Grain & Mortar doesn’t do wedding invitations, but since Ryan is one of my best friends, we had to make an exception.
We decided to take a typographic approach for this design to make it appeal to both genders. We chose a more masculine type, with pops of femininity in the embellishments. We wanted it to be dramatic but not overdone. Working with their wedding colors, we chose navy as the primary color, with accents of magenta and grey throughout the invitation and the envelope.
To add a personable touch, we incorporated the couple’s shared interest of music in the invitation, by creating a “vinyl” coaster with the location details and map information. The back of the record sleeve includes Ryan and Jen’s Greatest Hits, a collaborative list of their favorite songs, which wedding guests can download on the website we created for them.
Our favorite wedding photographers, Daniel & Lauren Müller, captured all these amazing photographs. We are continually awed and inspired by their work. We also collaborated with Porridge Papers’ Christopher James, also a client of ours, who beautifully letterpressed the invitation suite.
It’s always awesome to get the chance to collaborate with local creatives, and we are lucky to have such great resources here in our community.
We celebrated Ryan and Jennifer’s wedding on Saturday, April 6th!