If you've been following this blog for a while now, you may remember a very pretty little set of black and white save-the-date cards that I designed and printed back in February for a couple who were married this past September in Wheeling, West Virginia. I know it's been quite a while since then, so if you either weren't following us then or don't recall what I'm talking about, check out the Save-the-Date cards here. I realized while writing yesterday's post, that I hadn't ever shown off the rest of Sherry and Thomas' suite, and they were just so cool, I couldn't resist. You can see all of the pieces in the main invitation suite together at the top of this post.
Sherry and Thomas' suite included an A7 size matted wedding invitation, a 4bar size reply card with corresponding envelopes, a small 2.5"x3.5" reception card, and a gorgeous set of inner/outer invitation envelopes. The inner/outer invitation envelopes were A7 size and the inner envelope was lined with a custom, letterpress-printed envelope liner. The outer invitation envelope was unlined and featured a very simple, yet elegant, return address printed in black ink on the flap.
Above you can see the two invitation envelopes and the main invitation together. If you checked out Sherry and Thomas' save-the-date card from my previous post, you'll recall that it featured a really neat blind-embossed pattern that acted as a frame for the words. For the inner envelope liner of Sherry and Thomas' invitation envelope, we printed this same pattern on a black paper in silver ink and custom die-cut the liners to fit in the envelopes. I absolutely love how fresh and pretty silver ink on black paper looks! Isn't it cool?!?
Here is their wedding invitation by itself:
Sherry and Thomas' invitation was an A7 size that was printed on 100% cotton, Pearl White, Crane Lettra paper and then matted on a piece of black card stock to create a 1/4" black border all around. We used the same pattern from the save-the-date cards and envelope liners to create a blind embossed border pattern around the text of the invitation. We also utilized two large, dramatic, flowing flourishes (say that five times fast) as decoration throughout the design. All of the flourishes and typography were printed in black ink. These are stunning! Here are some detail photos:
Isn't the blind-embossed pattern combined with the black, flowing flourishes absolutely lovely? I think so...
Sherry and Thomas were married in a church and held their reception in a separate location: The Wheeling Artisan Center. For this we needed to create a separate reception card as part of their suite. The card was fairly simple: we still utilized the same typefaces and flourishes from the other pieces as well as a small blind-embossed area, but as the card didn't have tons of information it didn't need to be very large. We chose a custom 2.5"x3.5" card size for it, which you can see below.
For the reply card and envelope, we chose a standard 4bar size. The card was blind embossed and printed in black ink on Crane Lettra Pearl White Paper and the envelope was a 4bar size black envelope with a European Pointed flap, printed in silver ink, from Waste Not Paper Company.
I love the way the black envelope with silver ink coordinated perfectly with their envelope liners!
As with the reception card, the reply card was kept very simple and elegant, without a lot of extra "stuff". Just clean, simple, gorgeous design with black ink and blind embossing on black paper. I love it!
Sherry and Thomas were absolutely wonderful clients to work with and I'm sure that their wedding this past September was just as wonderful as they are! Congratulations Sherry & Thomas!