Aug
05
Friday Find: Viewmaster Invites + A Vintage Americana Photoshoot
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Invitations

So my friend Shel is one of those people who is constantly finding the funniest, cutest things on the web.  She sent me a note the other day with a link to these viewmaster invites by melangerie and I couldn’t resist posting!  I think these are the most creative invites I’ve come across to date.  Three cheers to the brilliant melangerie (and to Shel for scoping these out)!

…but that’s not all.. these invites were part of a Vintage Americana styled shoot designed by Melangerie and Rock, Paper, Scissors Events, and photographed by Jen Huang!

About the shoot: Inspired by nostalgic souvenirs and romantic road trips, the premise of this intimate wedding design grew out of an invitation concept we had at Mélangerie: to create a wedding invite using a Viewmaster (yes, like the ones we had as kids). We just love the Viewmaster form and thought it could be a great way for couples to integrate their engagement photos into their wedding invitations.

Viewmaster reels were originally conceived of as stereoscopic postcards in the late 1930’s, so this got us thinking about how we could blow out a wedding paperie suite based on other nostalgic souvenirs, like felt pennants, collectible USA state plates, vintage key chains, etc.

We began discussing the idea of styling a “nostalgic souvenir” inspired wedding design with our colleague, Ara Farnam from Rock Paper Scissors Events, and she introduced the complimentary “Road Trip” idea. When seeking a location for our photo-shoot, we instantly thought of our local favorite, James Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. James was the perfect setting for our intimate, vintage fete aesthetic.

Photos by Jen Huang.

Event Design, Paper Goods, Welcome Gift Design & Curation all by melangerie.

Event Design and Floral Design by Rock, Paper, Scissors Events.

Venue: James Restaurant

On that note, I hope your weekend is full of whimsy & fun (and includes a roadtrip of sorts)!

xo

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  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE the viewfinder! What a creative idea!

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  • Thanks for the awesome post! Glad everyone else loves these as much as we do.

  • There are too many cute and awesome ideas in this post to choose what I love the most! Beautiful ideas!

  • Very cool invitation idea! Definitely a throwback to the childhood. And this is a great spin on the Americana theme, too.

  • Bobby

    Melangerie were NOT the first to come up with the Viewmaster invite idea. They were featured on offbeat bride almost 2 years ago:
    http://offbeatbride.com/2009/07/view-master-wedding-invitations

  • Awesome ideas! Especially the keychains!

  • I have to agree with Ambrya. I don’t know what to look at:)

  • love those old coke cases… I even use one for serving coffee 🙂

  • Viktoria

    How did you do a viewmaster-thing with your own pictures? 🙂
    Where can i do that?

  • Oh my gosh, jack and coke in coca cola bottles, I love it!!!

  • Great photography by One Tree Hill! I love the colors of the photographs, I wonder if that was shot film or digital. Has a great vintage feel to it! Cool wedding!

  • Bobby

    Viktoria, check out studio3d.com. you can rent a 3D camera from him and he’ll even do all the processing, you can purchase viewmasters from him, etc. The boxes he uses are pretty familiar as well.

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    I love the idea and all but the price is insane.

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