In January 2017 I was asked to be involved in the 98.7 The Bull Piece of Cake Wedding contest. The contest was put on by 98.7 The Bull (a local radio station here in Portland) and the Oregon Wedding Showcase (a local wedding show producer). I sponsored the wedding stationery for the contest.
The contest involved listeners voting for which couple they wanted to win the wedding. The top 3 couples competed to find a ring in a piece of cake at the Oregon Wedding Showcase in Salem. Damon was very fast and made a wonderful mess to find the ring. Congrats! Chelsea and Damon won!!!
The wedding was to take place at the Skype Live Studio. Chelsea and Damon picked March 18, 2017 for their wedding. We did not have much time to get the invitations done! But I was up for the challenge. I spoke to Chelsea and her mom about what she wanted in her invitation design. Chelsea and Damon had decided on a camo theme for their wedding and wanted something with tree leaves and orange. I had never done a camo theme invitation before but I loved the idea.
Chelsea and Damon were limited on the number of guests in the Skype Live Studio so they decided to have a reception for those unable to attend the ceremony. They were going to need 2 invitation suites. While they were 2 different invitations we decided to use the same basic design for both so they coordinated since some guests were going to be getting invitations to both events. But they also needed to be different enough that people who received both realized they were different. I decided to do one vertical and one horizontal so it was easy to see they were different. This also made it easier for Chelsea and Damon when they were putting the invitations together.
Along with 2 invitation designs Chelsea and Damon were going to need 2 different RSVPs- 1 for those invited to the ceremony and the reception and 1 for those invited to the reception only. Chelsea and Damon decided to go very simple for the RSVPs to allow the invitations to stand out. There was also an information card with the website for people to be able to watch the ceremony live streaming along with registry information which was also a simple design similar to the RSVPs.
Chelsea and Damon chose to take advantage of guest addressing as well. Since their wedding was happening so close to the time they won the contest (about 7 weeks) they opted for the time saver of guest addressing so that they could get their invitations out ASAP.
I was surprised when I was asked to be involved with the contest but I was very excited to be involved. Chelsea and Damon were such a nice couple and I was honored to do their invitations.