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Monday, October 12, 2009

Wedding: Invitation

First up, the invitation! My family is British, and Alex's ancestors are from Wales, so our wedding had a British/nautical theme. We asked the brilliantly talented Michael and Emma to design our invitations (remember their amazing wedding?) and they did an incredible job! We loved the handwritten type, patterned background, and beautiful ship and anchor. The invitation's shape recalled a 1960's concert poster, and we mailed them rolled up in little tubes. Thank you so much, M+E!

(Invitation by M+E; photo by Max Wanger)


calosa said...

Ahh..been waiting for the wedding pictures.. what a lovely bluey invitation!

Leila Khalil |Wedding Publicist| Be Inspired PR said...

kind obsessed w/them :)

Antonio Barros said...

This is a lovely invitation!!!!

kim said...

beautiful invitation -- they're extremely talented!

tfh. said...

They did our anniversary party invites, too! I LOVE yours!!!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i've never seen such a fun and happy wedding invitation. love.

Sarah said...

adorable. so unique.

can't wait for more photos.

Cafe Fashionista said...

These teasers are going to be the death of me. Love that invitation - what an adorable idea! :)

The Cottage Cheese said...

I love your invitations, they are so unique and personal. And shipping them in a little tube? Brilliant!

Urban Flea said...

I love it!!! I might have to copy you when and if I get married someday. Le sigh.

xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

Maryellen said...

That's one of the coolest wedding invitations I've ever seen.

rachel said...

I adore them. They are perfect. Your wedding is the coolest wedding you've ever posted on cup of jo.

Joanna Goddard said...

thank you so much!!!! you guys are so sweet!!! M+E are really talented and we felt so lucky to be able to work with them. xo

miss sophie said...

this is so awesome. i'm soooo inspired, and i'm not even close to getting married! :)

Laura Trevey said...

Can I tell you how much I LOVE this!!

LINDSAY said...

If I found this in my mailbox, I would know I was in for a fun wedding! So original.

Gloria said...

Love the invitation, but you might want to blur out the email/phone number. :)

Bailey Quin said...

Oh my gosh that is incredible! So whimsical and different, yet timeless! I absolutely love it! I can't wait to see more!

Frau said...

Gorgeous! Love that idea.

The Lil Bee said...

Absolutely GENIUS! Joanna, I love this. I am drooling. I need MORE!

Vanessa said...

Love it! So original!

kyracross said...

adorable! cannot wait to see more of your wedding!

Joanna said...

I love how quirky and different your invites are. Just like you and Alex!

A Lifestyle Thing said...

This takes me {anchors} Away!! So darling, different and love the deliverence in a tube!!!

ana said...

Your wedding invitation is so cool and original!! congratulations...

Anne said...

Unable to come up with anything other than: love love love!

shanna murray said...

wonderful beyond words, that's my type of invitation!

rachel said...

wow that umbrella picture with you and alex in front of the building on max wanger's blog is amazing.

Jeremy and Kathleen said...

I just peed my pants a little bit I was so excited to see this!

Miss Sensible said...

This is the nicest invitation card I've ever seen. I like it!

in favor said...

LOVE this!

Carol said...

So creative and fun! I LOVE it!!

Anonymous said...

When are you posting the rest of the photos, I am dying to see them. I am in the UK so have been checking all afternoon. Please put us out of our curious misery!

Chelsea said...

LOVE!!!! Really cool, Joanna!

Kristen said...

I have been following your blog for a few months now and I love it! Can't wait to see more wedding pics!

jordan said...

It turned out so beautiful! Perfect!

Alison Hodges said...

I really like it - and the blue and white is eye-catching and upbeat.

the real mia said...

These are gorgeous. So unique and so personal.

K. Carlos said...

I'm holding my breath! More inspirations!! :)

Marina said...

That is so cute! Clean and crisp and that color is just divine.

Carissa said...

wow. that is an amazing invitation! I would have loved to get a little tube with an invite rolled up inside. how fun!

Eliana Tomás said...

beautiful invitation. beautiful details. love the colour.

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

oh my goodness...i'm a sucker for anything nautical-themed, so this is seriously one of the best invites i've ever seen!

Soon, Then said...

Wow! It is so cool and beautiful!

Amber said...

oh man, that was well worth the wait. these are AMAZING, and inspire me to move forward with my own theme (i was getting scared it was too kitschy/nontraditional).

Brooke said...

I LOVE this! I'm a big fan of nautical stuff. Way cute.

Melissa Blake said...

That's a really pretty invitation - I love that color blue! :)

p.s. off to look at your other wedding photos! congrats again, joanna! xoxo

Leigh said...

hands down, one of the coolest things i've ever gotten in the mail :)

Anonymous said...

Love the wedding invitations!! They are so beautiful and unique. I love how the anchor is placed. Wonderful!

karen said...

Joanna do you speak with a British accent? I always imagined you with an American accent when I read your blog.

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, karen, nope -- we were born abroad, but grew up mostly in michigan, so i definitely have an american accent (although i can fake a good british! :) xoxo joanna

grace said...

WOW - that is the best wedding invitation I've come across in a while!, in Australian brides seem to stick to traditionally themed weddings, just beautiful Joanna!

Sammi said...

Your invitations are beautiful

SarasWeddingIdeas said...

That's a really creative wedding invitation and also helps set the tone. I think that when guests and family see that it automatically calms the nerves about "not another pretentious wedding" to attend.

{lovely little things} said...

I love these - what a unique, lovely invite.

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chandra ~ oh lovely day said...

Just saw this on pinterest and realized my hubs and I got married the same day as you! Love your invite :)

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