RACHEL + DAN’S INDUSTRIAL VINTAGE WEDDING

Bridesmaid proposals
Groomsmen proposals
Save the date
Invitation suite
Hotel welcome
Program
Thank you notes
Seating chart
Table names
Signage
Favors

The process of designing our own wedding proved to be a really fun challenge. With the overall vibe of our event being “industrial vintage” with a tandem bicycle motif, we wanted to ensure that each piece fit the theme, included tactile elements, utilized raw materials like wood and metal, and was extremely unique and personal to us. The use of mint was a must, as it’s a nod to the color of both our brand (um, yes, we have a brand identity that represents us as a couple #NerdAlert) and our tandem bike.

industrial vintage wedding design pieces

Bridesmaid proposals and groomsmen proposals

First came our bridesmaid and groomsmen proposals. For the girls, my main priority was to create something that was incredibly personal. My bridesmaids are so special and important to me – many of them I’ve known most of my life. So I wanted to take the opportunity to deliver them a heartfelt message. The format I felt would best accomplish this was a custom booklet, customized for each girl with photos. I combined it with a bottle of mint nail polish inside a drawstring burlap bag.

For the guys, Dan wanted to keep things a little more scaled back, but still unique to our event. So, I created a card with a funny bicycle image to wrap around a pair of socks in our wedding colors. He combined these with mini bottles of Jack Daniel’s held inside burlap bags.

industrial vintage wedding bridesmaid proposal booklet
industrial vintage wedding bridesmaid proposal booklet
industrial vintage wedding bridesmaid proposal booklet
industrial vintage wedding bridesmaid proposal booklet
industrial vintage wedding bridesmaid proposal booklet
industrial vintage wedding groomsman proposal socks
industrial vintage wedding groomsman proposal socks

Save the date

We wanted to keep our save the date pretty simple and low maintenance, so I created a digital card that we sent out via email through Paperless Post.

Industrial vintage wedding save the date design
Industrial vintage wedding save the date on computer screen

Invitations

I wanted our invitations to be self contained inside a unique format, but still be “normal” enough to fit inside a standard envelope. My solution was to create a piece with a trim size of 5×7 inches, but includes a hidden flap to contain extra information and act as a pocket for the response card.

For design inspiration, I turned to vintage print pieces, especially an old bicycle advertisement I kept coming back to. We wanted our guests to know that our wedding was going to be a fun, not-too-formal party. So we wrote in casual language and tried not to make anything seem too stuffy.

In keeping to my goals of achieving self containment and incorporating tactile elements, I created fabric belly bands, topped off with a bakers twine bow. The finished piece turned out to be unique, provide all the necessary information to our guests, and act as an accurate representation of what our event would look and feel like.

industrial vintage wedding invitation suite
industrial vintage wedding invitation suite
industrial vintage wedding invitation suite
industrial vintage wedding invitation suite
industrial vintage wedding invitation suite
industrial vintage wedding invitation suite
industrial vintage wedding invitation suite
industrial vintage wedding design pieces

Hotel welcome

The hotel we chose for everyone to stay during the weekend was the beautiful Palmer House. We wanted to create a piece to be handed to guests checking in, not only to welcome them to our wedding weekend and provide relevant information, but also to inform them about the incredible history of the hotel.

industrial vintage wedding hotel welcome sheet

Program

I saw our ceremony programs as an opportunity to create something fun and different from the norm. Plus, even though our ceremony was short and sweet, I know attention spans can be short and folks generally like something to look at in their seat. So I included an infographic style page with information about us and our honeymoon.

Industrial vintage wedding program
industrial vintage wedding program
industrial vintage wedding program

Details and decor

Our overall goals of fitting with our theme, including tactile elements, and utilizing industrial materials guided all our ideas for decor. This led to executions such as a metal archway embellished with fabric pennants, photos displayed on rusty bike wheels, metal lanterns, gold birdcages, mismatched mercury glassware holding candles or baby’s breath, string lights with Edison bulbs, galvanized metal flower buckets, and an old wooden barrel to collect cards.

In lieu of a traditional guest book, we had everyone sign an industrial, raw metal “F” that now hangs on a wall in our home. We also chose to name our tables instead of number them, in an effort to make the event more unique to us. These were displayed by painting the names on pieces of reclaimed wood, with descriptions held in metal clips and hung on a nail.

Industrial vintage wedding aisle, chairs, and flowers
Industrial vintage wedding seating chart on wall
Industrial vintage wedding photo display on bike wheels
Industrial vintage wedding cards barrel and flowers
industrial vintage wedding seed packet guest favor
Industrial vintage wedding table decor
Industrial vintage wedding table decor
Industrial vintage wedding chairs for bride and groom
eucalyptus greenery sprigs on marble background

Wanna work together on the wedding design of your dreams?

Photos from the event and our save the date are by the lovely and talented Rebecca Peplinski

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