A Multi-Location Wedding
I was asked by a childhood friend if I would create an invitation suite for his wedding, and my answer was “Yes of course! Are you kidding me?” The oh-so-important wedding invitation suite is a project I’ve been dying to get my hands on since I started letterpressing, so this was a very exciting opportunity for me. It was also a very big learning experience, since it was the first time I was working with a client on a letterpress project, having to create quotes and price options and invoices and all the tedious but very important aspects of getting paid. Another thing I learned is the importance of spell-check before making your plate and going on press, but thats a story for another day.
One of my favorite aspects of this invitation was that the couple was having a ceremony and reception in Kansas (the bride’s home town) and then another celebration here in Rhode Island (the groom’s home town) at a later date. It was important for the couple that the invitation married both Kansas and Rhode Island visually. This also meant there would be a whole lot of text, which, to me, was just another fun design challenge. We went with dark blue ink on white paper and kraft envelopes. I am looking forward to stalking their Facebook pages to see photos from the big day, and it’s always fun to see how closely the invitations represent the actual event.