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Weddings | Jackie & Brent

One of the things I get asked for, all the time, is whether or not we can “put a modern twist on a classic wedding invitation”.  The answer is “Yes!”.  Twin Ravens Press prints lots of different “classic” and “traditional” looking wedding invitations, that incorporate modern elements into their design.  For example, check out the suite that we created above, last year, for Massachusetts couple, Jackie & Brent.  Jackie and Brent wanted a classic, elegant, black & white wedding invitation suite that incorporated a few modern details.  Their suite included an invitation and reply card that featured black ink and blind embossing.  Matching, white envelopes that were printed with black ink and a paper + ribbon belly band to tie the suite together.  We lined the invitation envelope with a custom printed, light blue, damask liner for a touch of color!

As you can see below, the invitation itself is traditional looking.  It features a nice, crisp letterpress impression in black ink, script names, roman body font and a decorative blind embossed pattern at the top and bottom to frame the text.  These invitations were printed on super-thick, duplex-weight, 100% cotton paper.

As I mentioned above, both sets of envelopes were white and were designed to match the invitation.  The reply card was also printed on duplex paper stock and featured blind embossing on the bottom of the card.  Jackie & Brent’s belly band medallion was printed in black ink and featured their initials as a scripty monogram.  Look how pretty it looked, tying their invitations together with an ivory, satin ribbon!

I love how this suite is a classic, black & white letterpress suite, making it perfect for just about any formal occasion, yet it incorporates some modern and whimsical elements like the belly band and damask envelope liner to add a splash of color!  Contact us if you’re seeking something classic, with a contemporary twist for your upcoming event!

 

Weddings | Bianca & Paul

The day after Christmas, a lovely couple that we had the pleasure of working with from Paris, France, were married in the Philippines.  Talk about an awesome destination wedding!  Bianca and I designed her invitations via email and Skype, and the results were truly awesome!  She was looking for a classy and sophisticated design that spoke to both their ceremony, and maturity as a couple.  We chose to use a beautiful damask pattern and classic fonts printed in silver ink to achieve this look!  Each invitation was letterpress printed as an A7 size in one ink color (silver) on super-thick, 220# Crane Lettra Duplex paper.  After they were printed, we then laser-cut each invitation out to give it the cool, scalloped edges that you can see in the photos.  To make these invites even more unique and special, we also edge painted all of them with shimmery copper edge paint.  A set of A7 envelopes were also printed with Bianca & Paul’s return address on the flap to compliment the invitation!  I just love how this classy set of invites turned out, and it was such a joy working with Bianca!  Check out more photos of the finished invites below!  Thanks so much again for working with us Bianca!  I’m sure your wedding a few weeks ago was just beautiful!  If you ever need anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask!  Thanks again!

Weddings | Ciara & Andrew

It’s no secret here, at Twin Ravens Press we just loving working with Australian couples!  As far as I’m concerned, the Aussies are some of the sweetest people on the planet, and they have such consistently great taste in wedding stationery!  Gotta love ’em!

Ciara & Andrew were no exception to the rule when it came to an international couple who was awesome to work with, and who had a great sense of style!  Ciara wanted a classic, formal, damask-style invite in her wedding colors: grey and yellow, and I was super-excited to work with her on it!  She and fiance, Andrew, are getting married in just a few short weeks in a destination wedding in the Philippines.  I designed and letterpress printed their invite and invite envelope this past fall and I just love how they turned out!

Check out a detail of the impression below!  Ciara’s invitations were printed on Holyoke 100% cotton rag, bone white paper.  They’re a classic style with the couple’s names in script and a damask border all around.  I love the letterpress impression of this design on the Holyoke paper!

Ciara and Andrew’s A7 size invites were paired with a matching grey envelope from Waste Not Paper Company. We printed their return address on the flap of each envelope in the same fonts in black ink.  I just love this design and I know that Ciara & Andrew’s destination wedding in the Philippines is going to be just beautiful!  Congratulations Ciara & Andrew!