Here is another lovely wedding invitation suite I completed last month for a couple in South Carolina! Matt and Theresa are getting married next month in Greenville, South Carolina and wanted a classic, elegant and beautiful set of stationery for their wedding. You can see a photo of all of the pieces from their invitation suite at the top of this post!
Above is a photo of their invite. Matt and Theresa chose a standard A7 size for their invitation and wanted to stick with classic black ink and two beautiful typefaces. They chose Crane Lettra Pearl White paper for all of the pieces in their suite, because it's beautiful, soft and takes the letterpress impression really well. Here is a close-up photo of part of the invite so you can see the pretty typefaces they chose:
Their reply card is a standard 4bar size, printed on the same 100% cotton paper and in the same fonts. I really love the beautiful swash "T" at the top for the "The" in "The favor of a reply is requested..." I also really like how Theresa chose to have her guests indicate which event(s) they planned to attend. If you are having multiple events happen on your wedding day, in many cases it's nice to know which event(s) guests will be attending and who will be at what, especially if, say, the reception doesn't immediately follow the wedding. Here is a photo of the reply card by itself:
And another close-up to show off the letterpress impression and the pretty fonts:
Prior to hiring me, Theresa had seen this suite that we did several months ago for Kiely & Scott that style-wise is fairly similar. I sent her a sample in the mail of Kiely & Scott's invitation when we first started working together, and Theresa really liked the envelopes that Kiely had chosen for her suite and decided to use the same ones. Both the reply envelope and the invite envelope are from Green Paper Company. Green Paper Company is an awesome Chicago-based paper company that produces beautiful, colored papers and stationery items, all of which are made of at least 30% post-consumer recycled waste. I enjoy working with them because they are both beautiful for letterpress and great for the environment! Here is a photo of Theresa's reply card with it's corresponding reply envelope from Green Paper Company, printed by us:
If you read the post about Kiely and Scott's invitations, you'll recall me talking about a pretty shiny paper in blue that is almost like fabric that we used to line Kiely's invite envelopes. Theresa really liked that paper, but she's incorporating evergreen and chocolate brown into the accent colors of her wedding. Lucky for her, the same liner paper also comes in an evergreen! Here is a photo of her invite envelope lined with the evergreen shiny fabric paper liner:
And here is a close-up of the return address printing I did on the flap. I really like how Theresa chose to use the script font that she used for her and her fiancee's names on the invitation for the whole address on the invite envelope. It's so pretty!
To complete their invitations we also designed and printed a separate reception card with a map of the area on the back. It is also a 4bar size, like the reply card, printed on Crane Lettra in black ink. I really love letterpress printed maps, they always look so cool. Here is a photo of the card, back and front:
Very pretty, don't you think? I think they turned out fabulous! I am currently in the process of producing a gorgeous multi-page, letterpress printed program, a dinner menu, a kissing menu, table signs and thank you cards for this same couple for their upcoming wedding. I will post some info and photos of those when they are done!
Theresa and Matt have been an absolute pleasure to work with and I'm really excited they chose to hire me for their wedding! They are also a really really cute couple. When we first started working together, Theresa sent me this link to a YouTube video of Matt's marriage proposal. Theresa is an executive producer at the NBC News station in Greenville and Matt proposed to her at work. I've watched this video a couple of times now, and it just makes me totally happy every time I do because it's so cute. Check it out if you'd like:
Congratulations Theresa & Matt!