One of the coolest things about my job is that I get to work with all kinds of couples and families from all over the country and the world! Alanna and Tim contacted me all the way from South Australia not too long ago about creating custom invitations for their April 2011 wedding. Alanna pretty much had her designs all figured out when she found us, but she hired us to refine them slightly, and add in a few little hand-drawn touches here and there, and then do the letterpress printing, of course. We just finished her Save-the-Dates earlier this month and are in the midst of working with her to create a set of custom, coordinating invitations!
Alanna and Tim’s Save-the-Dates and corresponding envelopes are an A7 size, measuring 5″x7″. They were printed on Crane Lettra 220 lb. Duplex 100% cotton paper and were paired with matching 100% cotton pearl white pointed flap envelopes. Both pieces were printed in two ink colors: a lovely light grey and a soft, aqua blue.
Alanna’s design has a very soft, romantic, whimsical feeling to it with many, small, hand-drawn elements and a combination of a typewriter-like font and a romantic script face. All of the typography (with the exception of the script word “Love” towards the top of the design) on these Save-the-Dates was printed in light grey ink and all of the small decorative elements were printed in blue. You may recognize the tree at the top of the design from a Save-the-Date we created earlier this year for another couple, Lauren and Warren. It’s such a lovely, little, whimsical element. Alanna’s design also featured some cute little hearts interspersed with the text, and a small, leafy flourish, hand-drawn by yours truly.
Alanna and Tim’s envelopes also featured many of the same, sweet decorative elements from their invitations. The front of the envelope has a burst of light aqua blue tree branches and leaves coming in from the left corner, while the back features their names and the heart from the Save-the-Date card and the same typewriter font for the address. Just to be extra decorative, we even included my little, leafy flourish on the center of the flap.
Alanna also did some fabulous customization to her Save-the-Dates once she received them in the mail from us! I pulled the photos in the grouping below off of a link she sent me to a Facebook album. Don’t her Save-the-Dates look so cool tied up with blue and white baker’s twine?!? You’ll notice in the photo that Alanna also used a small, kraft brown pouch to hold small reminder cards that accompanied the package. She also included a small kraft brown tag with a heart punched into it and strung beads onto one end of baker’s twine. The beads have hearts and their wedding date on them. Pretty cute, and totally personalized! I love it!
Alanna and Tim have been so much fun to work with so far and I can’t wait to show you their awesome accordion-invitations that we’re working on in the next couple of months. They are going to be stellar! Check back in to see those in the near future. Thanks so much Alanna & Tim! I’m looking forward to working with you more!