There were certain things about the wedding that I could have cared less about, but the creative elements including the invitations were high on the priority list.

In our line of work, we’re lucky to know some pretty awesome designers and photographers, so for our wedding invitations, we somehow managed to coerce a few of those friends into helping us.

Wedding Invitations by Matthew Fleming of blackt-shirt.com

We relied on our awesome friend, Matthew Fleming of Black T-Shirt. He took our ideas and inspiration and worked to make them unique to us. The result? Wood and letterpress invitations inspired by vintage fruit crates, which was right on since our wedding reception took place at a vintage barn on an organic rhubarb farm.

Invitations by Matthew Fleming of BlackT-Shirt.com

Adding a little of our own flair including Mike’s love of sneakers, my request for a mad-lib style RSVP and such, the finished product was perfect.

And finally, we incorporated the design into our ceremony programs as well as our guest escort cards and dessert table descriptions.

Photos by BryanandMae.net | Design by Matthew Fleming

{The above program and place card photos are by Bryan and Mae Photography}

The invitations were a bit piecemeal in the way of printing and supplies, but with the help of a few loved ones, they came together nicely. Here’s a recap of our vendors and artists that contributed to our awesome invitations.

> Design: Matthew Fleming
> Calligraphy: My pal Katie from Haute Apple Pie
> Wood Printing: Cards of Wood
> Letterpress Printing: Superior Letterpress
> Gray Envelopes: Paper Presentation
> Teal Outer Envelopes (not pictured): Broadway Paper
> Program Printing: Heritage Printing

There are more blissful things to come including a look at the whole day!

Thanks for reading,

- Colleen McIntyre Wisniewski of Flee Fly Flown