Save the Date | Cailin & Chris are Getting Married!

Shortly before Thanksgiving, I finished a lovely set of Save-the-Date cards for a Washington D.C. couple who are getting married in Arcata, California next spring.  This set of Save-the-Dates combines a lot of elements that I love from designs I’ve created previously, and I think it turned out great!  Cailin & Chris’ Save-the-Dates are a double-sided monarch size printed in one ink color on 140 lb. Holyoke Natural 100% cotton rag paper.  The color they picked was a lovely shade of green and one side of the Save-the-Dates featured some decorative blind embossing.  These cards came with coordinating light green envelopes from Green Paper Company.

Below you can see just the Save-the-Date card all by itself.  Monarch size cards measure 3.75″x7.25″, which I think is a really fun and unique size for a Save-the-Date.  One side of this card features a tall evergreen tree and the handwritten words “Save the Date” printed in green ink.  Both “Save the Date” and the names on the reverse side were handwritten by the bride and then letterpress printed by us as part of the design.  We’ve done a few different Save-the-Dates and invitations now that feature different bride’s handwriting, and I think it’s a really fun way to personalize a design!  We also created some lovely texture on the back of the Save-the-Dates by blind embossing various phrases related to Cailin and Chris’ wedding in a repeating pattern in the background.

The other side of the Save-the-Dates features the bride and groom’s names in Cailin’s handwriting at the top and then all of the other information (date, place, website) in a modern san-serif font below.  For her envelopes, Cailin picked out a nice, light green color and we printed their return address in the same green ink on the flap.  We also decorated the front of the envelopes a little by having a small evergreen tree on the front to the left of where Cailin will write her addresses.

Aren’t those lovely?!?  I think they’re just perfect for a northern California wedding in the spring!  Cailin and Chris have been wonderful to work with so far and I’m really excited to start working with them on their main invitation suite right after the holidays!  Thanks so much Cailin & Chris!  Talk to you soon!

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