Late last year, I got an email from a super awesome friend of mine. Her wedding was coming up, and her invites were not at all turning out how she’d hoped. She and her beau were planning to have a robot themed wedding, to celebrate the roots of their relationship: they originally met online through the art community deviantART and fostered their relationship almost entirely via the internet, since they both lived on separate continents.
After a few emails back and forth I kicked things off by designing their “Save the Date”, incorporating robot characters representing each of them, their colour scheme, and even a tid bit from one of their favourite shows: Futurama.
Then, following a month or two of massive procrastination on my part, I put together some designs for their actual invites, with robots kissing, some good ol’ dot matrix paper and a few cameos from sci-fi favourites: Zoidberg, Marvin, Bender and R2-D2. Some of those same images were used in their program (not designed by me), and on cupcakes given to guests at the wedding.
They loved the designs, and I was ecstatic to be able to gift this amazing couple with invitations that reflected who they are and what they love. I wish them many happy years together!