Two friends asked me to create the invites for their rock-themed wedding. A gig ticket style print design was requested incorporating the guitars and heavy metal styling that has brought the couple together. They wanted to bring about a festival rock concert effect while still keeping a traditional wedding event feel.

During the initial discovery phase, we discussed using print techniques to further enhance the ticket effect. Foil blocking and perforation were included in the brief and the inclusion of heavy metal band typography. Working with local printer Push Print, we agreed on a digital silk 300gsm stock with foil blocking on the names and perforation to create a ticket stub effect.

As well as the ticket invites, I also designed wedding VIP passes which were to be given out to guests on arrival. The passes were made up of three double-sided cards containing messages and information for the big day.

The design across all of the materials incorporated watermarks, bold use of type and barcodes inspired by festival media.

Once the tickets were sent out there was overwhelmingly positive feedback with many people sharing pictures of the tickets online. Both the tickets and the VIP passes also formed memorable keepsakes for the couple and guests alike.