One of my favorite designs that was created by another designer and printed by Twin Ravens Press this summer was for a wonderful Eugene couple, Anna and Zane. Anna and Zane were married on August 2nd in an outdoor ceremony at a Lavender Farm in Yamhill, Oregon, just outside of Portland. Their letterpress printed wedding invitation suite included a monarch size invitation with corresponding envelope, a 4bar size reply card and corresponding envelope and monarch size programs. You can see the four pieces of their invitation suite (excluding the programs) at the top of this post.
Their gorgeous invitation was designed by Anna’s good friend and bridesmaid, Liz Grant. Liz works as a professional designer in Sacramento, California so if you’re looking to have some design work done, give her a shout out! The invitation she designed for Anna and Zane was a horizontal monarch size, which is slightly shorter than a standard #10 card, measuring 3.75″x7.25″. I love the way that this size for an invitation almost looks like a ticket to the wedding or celebration rather than a classic invite! This design featured a somewhat photo-realistic depiction of the Cascades printed in light blue ink with an evergreen tree and the typography of the invitation printed over the top of it in silver ink. Isn’t the design so pretty and wonderfully unique?!? Here is a close-up so you can check out some of the detail in the mountain design, the ink colors, the tree and the wonderful letterpress impression:
We paired the invitation with a “Cloud” colored monarch size envelope from Green Paper Company and printed their return address on the flap of the envelope in silver ink. Here is the invite and envelope together:
The reply card for this suite was fairly simple. It was also printed in silver ink and utilized the same typeface that Liz had chosen for the invitation. To mix things up a bit we paired it with a grey envelope from Waste Not Paper Company.
I love how this card was kept nice and simple, while still keeping with the design of the invitation.
Not too long after they had sent out their invitations, Anna and Zane also hired me to print their wedding programs. Their programs were also designed by Liz Grant and were a vertical monarch size. For the invitations we used the standard 110 lb. weight of Crane Lettra 100% cotton paper in Pearl White. For their programs, Anna and Zane wanted the same paper, but a little bit heavier stock, so we chose the Pearl White Crane Lettra in 220 lb. for them. Since the celebration was taking place at a lavender farm, Liz incorporated some lovely, stylized lavender images into the program design.
These programs were printed on a single, monarch size sheet, double-sided. Their wedding party information was featured on one side in silver ink and their ceremony information was printed in silver ink on the other.
I love the really light shade of lavender ink that we used! I think it paired with the silver that was used throughout all of the pieces in the suite so well! Here is a close-up so you can get a better look:
Very pretty, don’t you think?!? I love the way that this suite turned out and I imagine that Anna and Zane’s celebration a month and a half ago was wonderful!
Congratulations Anna & Zane! Thanks again!