Saturday, February 20, 2010

Love is Sweet: Leia & Tyler are Married (continued)!


(Photo Courtesy of Emily G Photography)

Last weekend I posted some pictures of one of my favorite stationery suites that was created for one of my favorite couples from 2009, Leia & Tyler. Not too long after their wedding, Tyler sent me a link to some of the photos from their special day. They gave me permission to share them with you here, and I am stoked to do so! I'm also excited to show you the awesome favor boxes I letterpress printed for their wedding, as well as their thank you cards that we printed just last month.

Let's start with the photos though! Leia & Tyler's photographer was the fabulous Emily of Emily G Photography in Portland, Oregon. I don't know Emily personally, but I do enjoy reading her blog, and ironically enough, she was the photographer for another friend's wedding, who I did stationery for, that was held the weekend before Leia & Tyler's wedding. If you'd like to see that couple's stationery (Emily & Stephen), as well as photos from their wedding taken by Emily G, check it out in my earlier post here.

I love the photos that were taken of Leia, Tyler and their ceremony on the beach! It was such a gorgeous, sunny day too for an Oregon wedding in October! They were really lucky!




I love Leia's green shoes in the foreground in this photo - so cute!!



Aren't they just an adorable, couple?!? And, here are a couple of photos of a few details from their reception:


(All wedding photos above courtesy of Emily G Photography)

See that last photo of all of the brown and light green boxes? Twin Ravens Press totally made those. These were kind of a last-minute project that we did the week before Leia & Tyler's wedding. You see, there is this great little chocolate shop in Eugene called Euphoria, and for their wedding favors, Leia & Tyler had gotten some really tasty little confections for their guests. They hadn't figured out yet though, how to package or display them at the wedding. Leia and Tyler contacted me to help them out with this last little detail. To package their chocolates as favors for their guests, we created a set of paper pillow boxes with a paper band around them, letterpress printed with Leia & Tyler's names, wedding date, and the phrase "Love is Sweet". The chocolate brown boxes were from Waste Not Paper Company, and measured approximately 6.25" x 4.125" x 1.625". Since we did this project on such short notice, you might notice that the font we used for it is a little different than the one we used for their invitations. Because we didn't have time to have a new printing plate made, I used antique metal type for the wording on their favor boxes and we cut one of the trees from one of their other printing plates out and combined it with the antique type to create the design. Pretty neat, don't you think?!? Here is what the boxes looked like flat:




And above is what they looked like folded up, with chocolate inside. Pretty sweet favors, if I do say so myself.

Then, just last month, I had the pleasure of working with Leia & Tyler again to create some custom thank you cards. Before I met Leia & Tyler they had created a set of Save-the-Date postcards themselves using photographs they had made of each other spelling out the words "Save the Date" on the front, and a photo of their two dogs, Vigo & Turbo, with signs that had their wedding date on them, and other information on the back. I don't have one of the actual cards they sent, but here is a screen shot of the Save-the-Date design.


For their thank you cards, Leia and Tyler wanted to return to the idea of using their dogs for some sort of cute, quirky, thank you image. Here is what we came up with:


Leia & Tyler's thank you's are an A2 size card, printed on Crane Lettra pearl white 100% cotton paper, with matching Crane Lettra square flap envelopes. For the design, I created a stylized, cute, cartoony image of Turbo and Vigo for the front, with signs around their necks, just like Leia & Tyler's Save-the-Dates, only this time, the signs read "Thank You", instead of the date.


Coming up with this image was really a collaboration between Tyler and I, to make sure that the eye spots and facial expressions came out just right. The words "Thank You" are also in Tyler's handwriting, just like the handwriting details from the directions card in he and Leia's invitation suite. Aren't these thank you's just adorable?!?

For the envelopes, we kept things nice and simple, and just went with a matching white envelope, and printed Leia & Tyler's return address on the flap in Turbo's eye-spot-color-tan.


Leia & Tyler were fabulous, super-fun clients and have become great friends. I can't wait to see what other non-wedding-related, awesome design/printing projects we come up with together in the future. Thanks so much Leia & Tyler. You rock my socks!

4 comments:

Savvy said...

I came across your blog today.
There are so many of your wedding cards that I've loved - they are beautiful!


Wishing you so much more of creativity to make many more people happy. All the very best!

Hope the legs doing well too.

Kristin said...

@ Savvy - Thank you so much! I'm glad you've been enjoying my blog and my work! My leg is doing better, thanks so much for asking! If you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to let me know!

DJ8234 said...

I'm loving the last-minute hand set type on the party favors for this wedding! Way to bring it home and add a dare I say "tasteful" accent at the last minute.

Kristin said...

@DJ8234 - Thank you so much! It was a really last-minute idea, but I think they turned out great! Nice pun too - they were quite "tasteful". : ) Thanks for looking!