Friday, May 30, 2008

Height of Elegance

What kind of invitation do you make for a bride and groom with impeccable taste and a traditional vision?

I worked with Marcie and Will on their Save the Dates a few months back. Since they're getting married in Ireland, we knew we'd go with an Irish theme. They were pretty clear that their invitations were to be formal, but we could be a little more casual with the Save the Dates. We used a shimmery green backing and 2 color thermography (raised type) to give the text that sparkle that you just can't get with digital printing. We went with an envelope to match the matting and viola, a sparkly green treasure delivered to each guest.

More pics coming soon

Then it was on to the invitations. I knew the bride and groom wanted their invites to be the official announcement of their event, so we had to think classic and elegant, but with a WOW factor. The bride and groom also requested a special detail that I just knew would be a big hit, they wanted the invitation to be personalized with the name of each guest.

So, I called my friend & master calligrapher Laura Hooper of LH Calligraphy, and told her my vision. She hand designed an invitation in calligraphy then had it letterpressed with a blank space so she could go back and personalize each invitation with the name of the guest.


It was a hand crafted effort from beginning to end, lovely calligraphy complimented by the beauty of letterpress, each piece was truly a work of art.



What will you do to WOW your guests?

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