I hope everyone out there had a very happy Thanksgiving weekend! Earlier this month we finished a small, but lovely, set of engagement party invitations for a couple down in Santa Cruz, California. Not only are engagement parties a super-fun way for friends and family to help celebrate a couple’s recent engagement, but having really pretty letterpress invitations for such an event can make it that much more fun! You can see Brad and Cindy’s pretty, ampersand engagement party invites above and below! They were designed by the couple’s wonderful wedding planner, Ashley Dicksa of Creative Events by Ashley. These were printed in two ink colors: a light pink and navy blue, on Holyoke 100% cotton rag, bone white paper, and they came with matching navy blue A7 size envelopes.
I love the color combination on these, and the simple, san-serif text paired with the big, decorative ampersand! The ampersand was the only design element that was printed in pink, and all of the text was printed over the top of it in dark navy blue ink.
Check out the lovely impression that both the text and the giant ampersand made in the Holyoke paper. It’s sometimes difficult to achieve a deep impression on large design elements with letterpress printing, but the Holyoke 100% cotton rag paper is so soft, that achieving that impression, even on a large design element like this wasn’t a problem. I’m excited to see what Ashley, Cindy and Brad come up with for their save-the-dates and wedding invitations over the next several months. If you like this design, check back in to see their other paper goods later on!
Thanks so much Ashley, Cindy and Brad!