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August 12, 2018

Hand Lettering Two Color Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Blind Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Aishlinn has been one of my favorite clients to work with… ever! She made my life easy with her thorough revisions, and exciting with her style and taste in invitations. She is currently in law school in New York so in between classes we would chat on the phone about her wedding suite.

The Mood Board

Invitation Mood Board

The Save the Date

Custom Map Wedding Save the Date Gold Hand Letter Envelopes

Aishlinn loves hand lettering; from her first few emails we established how interested she was in using hand lettering as much as possible on her entire suite. For her Save the Dates she opted for gold hand addressed envelopes done by Lainey! I absolutely love how they turned out! The style of the lettering gave a “fun” feel for her guests when the received them in the mail.

Gold Engraving Wedding Save the Date Double Ply Wedding Invitation

We ended up doing two different Save the Dates; the original was the map shown above. After being printed, Aishlinn and Ricky ended up changing the venue for their after party, making the map design a little misleading. So instead, she chose to do hand sketched version of the church where their ceremony is. But here’s where it gets good: Aishlinn opted to get these engraved and on double ply. This is where she gets me. The double ply paper is so worth it and engraving is the nicest style of printing out there. The gold burnish from the engraving paired with the gold lettering on the envelopes made the whole thing cohesive. Which do you like better? The Map version or The Church Sketch version?!

The Invitation

Blind letterpress double ply Hand drawn wedding venue

I was a little worried that Aishlinn’s Save the Dates couldn’t be “topped” when it came to her Invitations, because like I said, engraving is the nicest style of printing and it is really impressive. Plus again, that double ply is just amazing. But, I was wrong. Aishlinn’s taste impressed me again. We went back and forth on the phone about a few different ideas, but Aishlinn was certain about one thing: she wanted letterpressed invitations. (My personal favorite, btw).

But then, we came to the decision that doing a blind letterpress of the rose details and pairing it with blush letterpress would be best. Blind letterpress is done the same way as an ink letterpress, they just don’t add ink to the plate, creating a colorless impression. And I. Love. It. So much even, that I created my new business cards using blind letterpress after talking to Aishlinn.

Hand Calligraphy wedding invitations Two color letterpress

Aishlinn and Ricky opted for the double ply upgrade on all of their cards again, and used a font that captured the look of hand lettering. She used a candy pink envelope to bring out the blush color of ink on the invitations.

I want to know what you think this time! I absolutely love these invitations, but I am a bit biased because it touches on all of the paper nerd things that I am obsessed with! Let me know down in the comments!

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