I was completely blown away by these wedding invitations by Josh Korwin - it was completely DIY, believe it or not. He gives a step-by-step summary of his design process on his blog. They did everything: LED photography (using a timer on their camera!), lay out, graphics, fonts, logos, tinkering on Photoshop. If I ever received an invitation like this, I would RSVP straight away (and I'd feel honored that someone so cool thought that I was cool enough to receive one!).
Inspired by vintage vinyl covers, the Korwins first designed a save-the-date reminiscent of gig posters and naturally stretched that theme across to their invitation suite. They wanted their invitations to reflect who they are as people and as a couple - this is so important; why spend all the money on your wedding celebration if you don't concentrate on making all the details reflect you? This is exactly the kind of style that Forever & Ever loves - edgy, unique, urban, sophisticated, something you won't see anywhere else, at any other wedding. We need to get the Korwins over to London, stat!
The profile shots remind me of Love's Forever Changes, which also happens to me one of my favorite album covers. Ohh, I'm already starting to imagine a Forever Changes-inspired theme for a wedding invitation as we speak...
Image: Courtesy of Elektra Records and Love
My favorite part of the Korwins' invitation suite is the gatefold. Every single detail is spot on. It is so nostalgic, evoking a timeless era gone by. I look at it and think immediately of the Beatles' Help! album. It makes me want to don my '60s vintage dresses and apply fake eyelashes with globs of mascara and take pictures of myself just like they did (seriously, I would love to be photographed like this). In fact, they took loads of inspiration from the Beatles - using a scan of the White Album to capture a certain patina that they tinkered with on Photoshop. This is a level of OCD that I didn't think existed outside of my own craziness!
And the back of the sleeve - the track listings outline details of the ceremony + reception!
I want to be their friend. (Please be my friend.)