Weddings | Lilly & Patrick



A little more than a year ago, my mom remarried a wonderful guy, and in doing so, I, at the age of thirty, gained two step-brothers and a super-cool, somewhat bohemian, step-sister in Montana.  My step-sister, Lilly, got engaged shortly thereafter and is getting married later this summer in Bozeman.  I was overjoyed to design a set of custom letterpress wedding invitations just for her and her fiancé!


Lilly and Patrick’s invitations feature a hand-drawn range of the Tetons, which is the backdrop for their wedding venue.  I was going for a rustic, yet classy, vibe which incorporated their local mountain range with some other sweet Montana-y touches.  All of the pieces in their suite feature navy blue letterpress printing on thick, 100% cotton paper with accents of copper foil stamping throughout.


Lilly and Patrick’s standard, A7-size invitation features a hand-drawn sketch of the mountain range outside of their home in Montana, with a custom laser-cutout revealing the sky above it.  To create the sky, I used handmade blue Lokta paper from Nepal and printed the stars that will form constellations on their wedding night in gold foil, with letterpress printed lines connecting them.  In the right light, all of the little stars seem to glow in the night sky, which created a really beautiful, almost three-dimensional effect.

We used a combination of modern script and serif fonts for the text of their invitation printed in navy blue ink.  Their names were accented with copper foil, as is a sweet heart shape in the mountains.

On the backside of Lilly & Patrick’s invitation we printed a set of driving directions and a custom, hand-drawn map.  The map and directions also feature navy blue letterpress printing and copper foil stamping.



Their reply card featured the same mountain range sketch and copper heart accent.  We also laser-cut the top of the card in the shape of the mountains to mimic the cutting that was done on the invitation.

The reply card was paired with a matching navy blue envelope with the address printed in copper foil.  The invitation envelopes are a natural paper-bag color with navy ink.


Another prominent element in Lilly & Patrick’s invitations was a reoccurring Montana shape with a small heart over Bozeman.  This motif was printed below the address on their invitation envelope and was also used to create a custom laser-cut wooden tag to tie their invitations together with.  The tag was cut from cherry veneer and had their wedding date engraved into it.  This was then tied around each invitation with rustic-looking jute twine.


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I am so happy with how unique, rustic, beautiful, and special these invitations turned out!  I love that I was able to combine several elements I love into their design and that they helped set the stage for my step-sister and future-step-brother-in-law’s wedding to come!

Lilly, I love you!  Thanks so much for working with me on these!!  xoxo

Weddings | Corinne and Tyler


One of my very favorite custom wedding invitations from 2015 was a suite we did for a local couple with a very Pacific Northwest vibe!  Inspired by the beautiful landscapes and gorgeous outdoor textures of central Oregon, this wedding invitation suite combines many of our favorite materials, and features adorable woodsy touches!


Corinne & Tyler’s invitations feature rich letterpress ink colors in chocolate browns, tans, and evergreen. Their main invitation, reply card, and Oregon-shaped map and directions card were printed on handmade cotton paper from Porridge Papers in Lincoln, NE.  We laser-cut their oversized t-length invitation to feature a panorama of the Oregon Pacific Cascade mountain range. The mountains along the top include prominent Oregon landmarks: Mount Tumalo, Broken Top, South Sister, Middle Sister, North Sister, Mount Washington, 3 Finger Jack, and Mount Jefferson!


I absolutely adore the fun mix of fonts and all of the cute animals that Corinne had me incorporate into their design!

The RSVP card was attached to the invitation, but came perforated so that guests could tear it off and mail it back.


The suite also included a small, double-sided, map & directions card that was cut into the shape of Oregon.  The front side had a map with prominent roads and freeways, the Cascade Mountain Range, other prominent natural landmarks, and important towns and cities that were related either to the couple or their wedding.  The backside of the Oregon-shaped map had written directions and other relevant information for guests who were planning to drive to the wedding.  Everything was tied together in this suite with rustic, natural twine and the twine had a small maple wood tag hanging from it, engraved with the couple’s wedding date.


For the day of the wedding, Corrine and Tyler had me design a custom, letterpress Mad Lib for their guests to fill out in lieu of a traditional guest book!  I thought the idea was totally adorable and it was so much fun to incorporate the same fonts and so many of the decorative design elements (Squirrels!) from their invitations into their Mad Libs.  I imagine it was very fun for Corinne and Tyler to see what their guests had written after the wedding was over!


Thanks so much Corinne & Tyler for letting me be a part of your special day!