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!