Today I wanted to share a wedding project I shipped out a couple of months ago – I had to wait until they had all been mailed out by the happy couple, Alix and Brandon. It was kind of killing me because this may be my favorite save-the-date of all time:
Alix and Brandon had engagement photos taken by Anna Page Photography (in Wisconsin). They had this fun idea to fake some old-fashioned photo booth strips, and crop things so that Alix was walking into Brandon’s frame with Brandon. I thought it was so clever!
We adhered the photos with washi tape, which was a perfect choice since Alix is half Japanese, and adores the Japanese aesthetic. Alix asked me to design a letterpress card for these photos that was clean and organic, yet incorporated the chrysanthemums and succulents that will be at her reception next August. Kind of a tall order – but we made it work by sticking with a monochromatic look, and lightening the ink so it was nice and subtle. The type floats in the lower right corner and balances out the design overall. The couple’s names are highlighted in my calligraphy – I love this script – my own creation – kind of upright and angular. I think it looks particularly good in all lower-case like this.
The finishing touches were coordinating gray envelopes, a matching letterpress wrap-around return address label, and hand-lettered guest addresses in white ink. Alix and Brandon also got super-simple thank you cards.
I can’t wait to start on the invitations with them in a couple of months… More on this design in 2012!
PS. If you’re getting married in 2012 too, and are starting your search for letterpress wedding stationery, you should know that Ephemera is offering $100 off your project when you book before the end of the year. It’s so easy to get started: Just complete our Custom Inquiry Form to give us an idea of what you need. I will reply to you within a couple of business days with a comprehensive custom proposal and complete details about the offer, and we’ll go from there.