Last month, a lovely couple we worked with earlier this summer were married in San Francisco. Karin and Dennis had seen the Save the Dates from the invitation suite we were working on for Kara & Steve earlier in the year, and loved the floral design that I created for them so much that they wanted to incorporate the same floral motif into their wedding stationery. The suite we created for Karin and Dennis included an A6 size wedding invitation, a 4bar size reply card with corresponding green envelope, and a small tea ceremony card. Karin’s wedding colors were green and grey and we were able to incorporate both of these into the set along with some lovely blind embossing.
Above you can see Karin and Dennis’ invitation all by itself. This invite is an A6 size, measuring 4.5″x6.25″, which is slightly smaller than the standard A7 size that I typically do for rectangular invitations. I used two of the floral motifs that Karin liked from Kara & Steve’s invites on the left hand side of the invitation – one was printed in a medium grey ink and the other was blind embossed below it. I just love the awesome texture that blind embossing creates on 100% cotton paper! It’s so pretty and so unique to the letterpress process! Karin and Dennis’ names were printed in green ink and the rest of the text of their invitation was printed in the same medium grey as their floral motif. I love the mix of modern script and san-serif fonts we used for this design. They came together beautifully!
The top two photos in the grouping below are of Karin and Dennis’ tea ceremony card. A tea ceremony is a traditional part of any Chinese wedding, and Karin and Dennis wanted to create a small separate card to include with family and close friend’s invitations inviting them to this special, cultural event. The card was printed entirely in grey ink, with the exception of the words “Tea Ceremony” at the top, which were blind embossed. This card is small, at 3.5″x2″, which is the same size as a standard business card. Creating a small insert card like this is a great way to inexpensively add a little extra information, whether it’s about a smaller, intimate aspect of your wedding ceremony, or if it is for wedding registry or wedding website information!
The lower three photos in the above group are of Karin and Dennis’ reply card and envelope. This card was also designed to match the rest of the suite. It was printed in grey ink and featured one floral motif and both lovely fonts! We paired this card with a green envelope that matched the green ink on their invitation and printed their return address on the front of it in grey.
I love how simple, yet beautiful this suite came out! Thanks so much Karin and Dennis for working with us and congratulations!