Katie and Will: Part 2 - Comic Book Guest Display, Escort Card Playing Cards, and More Reception Fun
On Tuesday, I introduced you to Katie and Will's love story in their wedding invitations and today, let's see it all come together in their wedding reception details!
We had a lot of fun hiding some of Katie and Will's defining interests like Batman and legos in the wedding invitations and used their wedding reception as a way to play up some of these interest in creative ways.
Perhaps my favorite is how we turned the reply cards into an interactive feature of the reception. In Part 1, I'd mentioned that we actually had four different backs to the Reply card (so guests received various versions). Each card invited the guest to draw a comic for Katie and Will to send back with their reply for attending the wedding.
So as promised, here's the reply card Gus and I created for Will & Katie for their enjoyment with our own own wedding rsvp:
So not only did the comic RSVP replies amuse Katie and Will, they became an interactive part of their reception. Guests arriving at the wedding reception were treated to an epic comic story that they wrote!
Katie and Will collected a sample of all their replies and pinned them to a storyboard. I designed a sign that tied it all together with their new last name (Morey) into a comic adventure: "They're Getting Morey'd! The Comic Adventures of Katie & Will":
Another special piece of storytelling we did played into Katie's love of magic. Katie's actually a trained magician! In her spare time, she takes classes at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles, CA.
Since magic (literally) is a big part of Katie and Will's story, they wanted to gift their guests decks of playing cards from The Magic Castle. By using card-shaped labels designed to look like playing cards, these favors also became escort cards that had a bit of magic to them.
Just like the invitations, if you look closely at these playing card labels, you can actually spot the Batman symbol and the Wonder Woman symbol hidden (look at the circular corners). We also added "Since 2014" in the opposite circular corners of the design.
When guests arrived to the wedding, they got in on the magic - they were invited to find their name, flip it over, and watch their table assignment "magically" appear.
Of course, there were more traditional pieces of the reception. For programs, we did a simple folded A7 card, completed with two different colors of satin blue ribbon.
And every place setting was topped off with a 5" square menu featuring the overall look of the wedding.
Katie and Will's wedding - from the invitations to all the details I shared today - is really a wonderful example of what I call "wedding storytelling." Everything visually works together and it's grounded in who Katie and Will are and their unique love story. There's fun, it's beautiful, and above all, it's intention and thoughtful - of their own experience and of the experience of their guests.
As one of their guests, I can say it was pretty amazing. As a dear friend, I wish them a marriage a billion times more awesome than their awesome wedding. Cheers Katie and Will!