Surrounded by the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains, The Buckhorn Inn is a beautiful, peaceful, and tranquility respite. It’s home to Rachael’s Labyrinth, a circular pathway in one of the Inn’s meadows.
Labyrinths represent a journey or path to our center and back again out into the world. The labyrinth circle and spiral imagery combine a meandering but purposeful journey and serve as a meditation and prayer tool. These powerful metaphors drew Ashley & Günther to Rachael’s Labyrinth for their wedding ceremony location.
The symbolism of the labyrinth lends itself beautifully to their marriage ceremony. The “aisle” is circular rather than a linear path — an accurate metaphor for the couple’s journey. Ashley & Günther used the journey toward the circle’s center as a time for letting go of the past. Once at the center, the sacred ground of the heart, they exchange vows and rings. After the ceremony, they exited the labyrinth circle together with a promise to remain faithful to the winding path in life, knowing that they have chosen to walk it together.
Because the significance of their venue choice had such deep and personal meaning, they wanted to be subtle with the messaging. So I letterpress embossed a labyrinth on the front of Ashley & Günther’s invitation folio. In the center – the heart of the labyrinth circle, was a single Gerber daisy with their initials as bookends. The floral image and the monogram were printed tone-on-tone to keep the messaging serene and tranquil.
Wedding thank you notecards with couples monogram & labyrinth letterpress embossed.
Bilingual wedding invitation in German & English.
Wedding invitation suite with couples monogram & labyrinth letterpress embossed.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Buckhorn Inn | Stationery Photography: Gregory’s Photographic Arts | Editorial Feature: Wisconsin Bride Magazine | Stationery & Paper Goods: Sugar Pear Design