Allyson came to BB10 Creative looking for invitations to fit her Pittsburgh themed wedding. There are many cases in which clients need custom invitations because they are unable to find something “out of a box” that fits their needs. Luckily that’s exactly what we are here to solve. Every one of our invitations is customized to fit your unique wedding needs and themes.
Back to Pittsburgh… Allyson and her fiance wanted to incorporate the Pittsburgh Steelers’ team colors of black and gold (or dark yellow) into their wedding, especially since the reception was being held at Heinz field. However, they didn’t necessarily want a sports theme in the design. The final design chosen uses some iconic features of Pittsburgh on each card, displayed as hand etched drawings. The main card uses the city’s skyline, the reception card uses an image of signage at Heinz field, the directions card uses one of Pittsburgh’s many bridges. We also used a simple design ornament across the top of the cards to incorporate some of the yellow in the design. Since Pittsburgh is the steel city, I chose one reminiscent of the time period when steel was the cities’ main industry.
The invitation was housed in a black panel pocket enclosure, printed on a clean white linen cardstock (adding some artistic value to the sketch images), and was mailed in a coordinating yellow envelope. Allyson also had a unique need for her invitation, the guests were required to present a special ticket in order to park at the stadium, so we created a coordinating ticket that was applied to the back of the invitation with a removable glue dot (I like to call them snot dots).
Overall this invitation was very simple yet very elegant and still incorporated all the themes and colors Allyson was looking to use. It is a good example of using a theme that you might not think would fit the bill for an elegant affair but can still turn out better than expected!