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Rachael Knight and Mike Mates

Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Booklet: 5 in × 7 in
Map: 13.5 in × 14.25 in

Page Count

Booklet: 5 pages

Paper Stock

Gmund Savannah Tindalo, Cascara and Perla Matt

Number of Colors

Map: 2 spot inks
Booklet, RSVP and Badge card: 1 spot ink



String and knot


Eames Century Modern (House Industries)
Knockout, Gotham Narrow (Hoefler & Frere-Jones)


Having had a rather formal wedding based on what I wanted a long time ago, I am now a sucker for the not-so-serious wedding, and this latest invite does not disappoint. It obviously tells you a lot about the couple and the event itself, but most of all it tells a story and it makes you think not only about the future of the couple, but of your own childhood.

When we were asked to design a wedding invite for resident Art Director Mike Mates and his Bride-to-be (now Wife) Rachael, we wanted to create something that captured the playfulness of their personalities and the essence of the woodland wedding. The full invite is built around the central theme of vintage Boyscout materials. Included in the package, is a “Handy Handbook for Tying the Knot,” identification cards with childhood pictures, a telegram-inspired RSVP, detailed map, and the “Marriage-Watching Merit Badge.”

When I asked them about any production lessons learned on this project, I got a surprising response:

How to make knots!

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Rachael and Michael Wedding Invite


Production Method



Urban Influence
Creative Direction: Pete Wright
Art Direction: Mike Mates
Design: Chaun Osburn and Andrew Saxton



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This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

October 7, 2010


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