Below show the revised invitation, where the headline and body of Val have been changed. The invite has also been enlarged to A4, Portrait format opposed to A5.
In addition to this, the reverse/reply card has been designed with the elements requested, keeping the same tone and theme consistent.
The only revision I can foresee is altering the colour of the front of the invite, as this one appears more sepia in tone than greyscale.
I am currently awaiting feedback on the two of these designs, however feel really positive about the outcome and the quick turn around.
I also have really enjoyed the break from my usual practice, allowing me to step out of my comfort zone, and produce something very specific for a very specific target audience! Go me!