Invitations are a great way to express yourself and give your guests a glimpse into what the wedding will be like. There are many options one can consider when looking for invitations. You can find them online, go to various retailers, visit a custom invitation designer, and sometimes we think even further outside the box. Last year we worked with a great Capitol Hill couple, Emily & Ben. Years before meeting, a mutual friend kept telling them that they were right for each other, but the timing wasn’t there. If Emily wasn’t in a relationship, then Ben was. Finally there was a time when both of them were single, and Ben went into the comic book store Emily was working in so he could check her out, cloaked by his anonymous identity (and he didn’t even have to wear glasses, because she didn’t know what he looked like!).
Of course they hit it off, and the self described “sci-fi, comic book geeks” had more in common than there love of the X-Men. The couple had a beautiful garden ceremony outdoors at the Woodland Park Zoo, followed by a sci-fi inspired reception at Pravda Studios, complete with a wedding cake topped with Phoenix and Spiderman action figures.
When it came time to do invitations, it was only natural that inspiration came from a comic book itself, the “All Wedding Issue” of the Superman comic book series, issue #86 from the 1960’s. We worked with graphic designer Renait Stephens to custom design incredible invitations, some for guests invited to the wedding and reception, and others just to the reception. This invitation project was one of our most original & rewarding of last year. On this Valentine’s Day we are reminded that love comes in all forms, even those of super heroes!