Extra! Extra! Read all about it! A Newspaper Wedding Invitation!

When designing custom wedding invitations the most exciting part of the design process is when I get to learn about my bride and see if she’s a romantic bride, a sentimental bride, a daring bride or a comedic bride. And when I’m really luck, they’re an all-in-one bride, which was definitely the case for the design of this Newspaper Wedding Invitation.

Lindsay and Jos were to be married at Casa Romantica in San Clemente and wanted to bring in the old world romantic charm of the venue while also showing off an their hilarious sense of humor considering that they first met in a comedy club. And so the art nouveau style Romantica Times Newspaper was founded. We created a classic folded newspaper style invitation complete with various sections such to provide the guests with all of the important and fun details of their wedding to follow.

For the front page news we featured Lindsay and Jos in their dapper attire announcing the ‘merger’ that was to come.

Inside in the ‘Local’ section we created a review of the historical Casa Romantica complete with information about its legendary keyhole entryway.

Playing in tune with their comical blue blood style coverpage photo, we placed the actual invitation under the ‘Society’ section to invite their honored guests to this must attend event of the season.

Keeping in theme with the invitation, the RSVP was designed as a Letter to the Editor, leaving the guests that dare check the ‘cannot attend’ choices such as ‘Wardrobe Issues” or “Fun is Overrated”.

Under the ‘Classifieds’ section Lindsay and Jos wrote personal ads describing the person that they seeked to find but had actually already found. Lindsay’s read lines such as “SWF Seeking: Must have a strong love of family and even stronger sense of humor. Chardonnay lover preferred. Knowledge of classic rock mandatory.”  Some of Jos’s personal read “SWM Seeking: Must love laughing, family and Penn State football. Can adapt to emotional change in male due to sports addiction. Knowledge of 80’s music mandatory.” We also created a horoscope predicting the funny futures of the guest’s time at their wedding.

For even more hilarious anecdotes we created a two page “Funnies Section” with a jumbled word find, comic and crossword puzzle revealing hidden and hilarious secrets about the couple and details of the wedding.

On the last page of the newspaper we provided guests with a little helpful info such as the “Weather” section to predict to aide in outfit selection and “Travel” section with direction and hotel review information.

Working with clients such a Lindsay & Jos that allow me to be as creative as possible is such a dream come true! Designing custom wedding invitations such as this newspaper wedding invitation is such a great way to show off a personal and humorous touch for your wedding.

Invitation Design by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Photography by Katie Neal

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7 Responses to “Invitation to Celebration: Newspaper Wedding Invitation”

  1. Heather Hoesch : LVL Weddings & Events on December 30th, 2010 11:19 am

    Gorgeous job!! You helped their dream invite become a reality and turned out even better than imagined.

  2. Jessica on January 1st, 2011 8:11 am

    These are BEAUTIFUL:) I LOVE how creative each section is…so fun!

  3. diy-day.com on January 3rd, 2011 10:32 am

    The sepia tone of the photos are a nice touch. Old school…

  4. Sarah on January 8th, 2011 11:41 am

    Fantastic invitations. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations.

  5. Naomi on January 9th, 2011 7:15 pm

    Hi! I’m a local wedding planner and I love this design so much that I am blogging about it {with correct credit of course}. I’m not afraid to blog about other planners…it’s too gorgeous not too share. If you receive more inquiries and requests you deserve it! Maybe one day our paths will cross {I’m downtown}. I just wanted to tell you this invitation suite is amazing!!

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  7. Ann Greene on October 1st, 2011 3:39 pm

    I am VERY interested in having you do some work for me. I would want both the wedding program and the invitation to be on newsprint. The program will be about 4-6 pages, and the invitation maybe 2 pages. Please let me know if you can do this,



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