Today, we’re returned to Lancaster’s Cork Factory Hotel through Katherine and Roy’s wedding invitation suite. This hotel is such a gem if you’re looking for a venue outside of Philadelphia. It’s a historic spot that once really was a manufacturing site for cork (and glass!), and their team did a beautiful job transforming the space from what looked like a forgotten building into the stunning locale it is now.
Outside of getting to chat about the Cork Factory Hotel, I also have to note how much I love when I am asked to design both the couple’s save the date as well as their wedding invitation. It’s one of the most unique moments to tell a complete story through stationery, and Katherine and Roy even wanted to create two distinct looks. We took a more modern approach while designing their save the date. When it time to switch gears and create their wedding invitation, they wanted to present guests with a more classic approach to wedding paper.
Their save the date included elements of cork as a nod to the Cork Factory Hotel, and we continued to use the same texture and details in their wedding invitation so the new piece had a slight element to create cohesion. When guests removed the band of cork from the outside of the piece, they found the main invitation as well as all of the inserts. Every piece featured digitally printed green fonts, but their names were stamped in gold on the main piece of the suite. The combination of the gold foil, digital printing, ivory paper, and layering created a wedding invitation that felt elegant while still embracing the cool, industrial feel of Katherine and Roy’s wedding venue.
Take a look below at the photos Haley Richter Photography captured of K+R’s suite!