Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Save the Date: Allison & Matt are Getting Married!

Around the same time that I completed this wedding suite for Linda & James in New York, I also completed a lovely set of Save-the-Dates for a bride in Boston who is getting married this summer in Hawaii!  The bride-to-be, Allison, came across the design we did for Mrs. Coconut on Weddingbee and really loved the scroll pattern that we used.  She wanted to somehow incorporate our scroll pattern into her Save-the-Dates and eventually her full invitation suite.  She also wanted to incorporate a little bit of Hawaii into the design, since she's having a destination wedding, and we thought that using a pretty pink hibiscus flower would be a great way to do that.  You can see the completed Save-the-Date at the top of this post, with the matching envelope, and you can also see it here:  

Allison's Save-the-Date is an A2 size card (measuring 4.25"x5.5") that was letterpress printed on Crane Lettra 100% cotton paper in their bright white color.  We used one ink color for the whole design (the pink) and then blind embossed the scroll pattern Allison liked on the left-hand side of the card.  Here is a close-up of the blind embossed pattern: 

This was the first time I had ever embossed this pattern rather than printed it and the results were absolutely lovely!  Embossing is a terrific way to add another gorgeous element to a letterpress printed piece, especially if you only plan to use one ink color.  It's beautiful, unique, interesting, and in most cases will save you more money on your printing than using a second ink color will.  

Allison chose to go with a matching white envelope with a European pointed flap from Waste Not Paper with her and her fiancee's return address printed in pink on the back flap.  Here is the envelope by itself:  

The envelope is very simple, yet pretty, and went with their Save-the-Dates perfectly!  Here is another close-up of the invite, just because I liked the photo:  

I am currently in the process of working on the rest of Allison & Matt's invitation suite with them and will post photos of the rest of their stationery later this year!  If you really like this design and would like to see how everything else turns out, please check back at this blog in a couple of months!  

Congratulations Allison & Matt!  

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