The Wedding // Branding Details

February 25, 2014 • Life

i almost completely forgot about this post because i meant to take new pictures of our invitations and all the stuff i made and branded for the wedding, but you know how it goes. until i find the time and the energy to locate all the items and produce a proper shoot, these snapshots will have to do. they were taken on our private patio at hotel aire de bardenas, so while they may not be the sharpest photos, they do justice to the look and feel of our wedding.

i should start out by saying that our friends manon and pablo from design studio hectica are the best ever. when i asked them to design the invitations for our wedding, all i had was a vague idea – i wanted to go monochrome with a splash of gold, and i wanted to use the photobooth pictures matthias and i have taken of ourselves over the years. manon and pablo came back with the idea of a folded poster and two cards with hand drawn circles and triangles – and we couldn’t have loved it more. our parents all framed the poster, and some friends still have it pinned against their fridge or pinboard. i just love the idea of an invitation that lives on beyond the event.

manon and pablo also developed a logo for our wedding, incorporating a phrase i’d seen on pinterest and loved. i had a stamp made out of two variations on the logo, and i stamped it all over the goodie bags, invitations, menus and basically everything at the wedding that could be stamped. i also used them on our wedding site, which collected all the practical information for our guests.

i really wanted to do a goodie bag as a token of appreciation for everyone who made the huge trek out to the spanish desert to be at our wedding. i planted the ‘survival kits’ in our guests’ hotel rooms as a little surprise, and they were a huge hit. they took me ages to prepare and assemble, but the reactions were so worth it. my friends at kiehl’s were kind enough to sponsor a toiletry kit for every room with my favorite products and hema donated a small tube of sunscreen. i also included toblerone chocolates (typically swiss, so a wink to our current hometown), mini tic tacs, which are matthias’ favorite mints, and mini rolls of king mints, which are my favorites. i spent hours and hours and hours making custom sewing kits, with threads in the colors of our wedding. we also threw in some tissues, our favorite pain killers for the morning after, and i made door hangers for those who wanted to sleep in.

i got the recycled paper i used for the door hangers, the program, and those clipboards for the photobooth, candy bar and tattoo parlor for very, very cheap in a supermarket in budapest. it still makes me smile when i think of the kilos of paper i lugged back home in my suitcase after visiting our friends there. they were the ones who planned the ceremony, and they secretly bought some of the paper as well to make us a ceremony book that would match the rest of the wedding. they knew a silly detail like that would make me endlessly happy, and it certainly did.

i have one more post coming up about our wedding – showing a few more details, like our custom napkins and temporary tattoos. if you want to read more about our wedding, check out these posts right here – the details // the i do’s // the outfits // the welcome dinner // the location // some snapshots


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