Artist and designer Kelli Anderson was asked to design a wedding card for her friends Karen and Mike. As it turns out, Karen happens to be a lawyer who DJs at night, and Mike is a Grammy-nominated sound engineer. So what happens when you combine those three elements? A super awesome paper record player.
The retro-style invitation was inspired by the old 50s TV show Mr. Wizard, according to Anderson. Opening up the card reveals a really neatly designed booklet that truly gives off that retro vibe. Opening up the booklet takes you to a page where you find a flexidisc record and a piece of paper with a needle sticking out that tells you to fold it. On the disc itself, you’ll find a nice story that talks about the couple’s future together.
Anderson designed the card such that when you fold the page correctly, it acts as a kind of tonearm that lands directly on top on the record. Manually spinning the record around at roughly 45 RPM will produce music from it--which happens to be an original song written by the soon-to-be married couple, Kelly and Mike.
Not invited to the wedding? See the card in action here:
Congratulations Karen and Mike! I hope your guests really enjoy your card and your wedding!
And of course, great job Kelly Anderson! Check out her blog for more photos of the coolest wedding invitation ever.
David Saetang hopes to contact Kelli Anderson for a card in the future after he finishes law school. He also hopes to have a song or two out by then as well.
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