Wood Veneer

Letterpress printed floral with watercolor LDS wedding invitation set

I had so much fun working on this wedding set, the bride to be wanted lots of flowers and different textures so I was able to integrate wood veneer, metallics, and most of all I hand watercolored all of the invitation cards before we printed them. (This was a little bit more of an undertaking than I had initially anticipated, but well worth it in the end!) This is also the first wedding set I have designed for someone getting married in a Mormon Temple, so I got to learn a lot about sealing ceremonies, ring ceremonies, etc... The Mormon Temple in Oakland is high in the Oakland hills and can be seen at night  (and during the day) from almost anywhere in the East Bay, so it was fun to know this was the destination for their family and friends. We used the 220# Lettra for the invitation (which worked surprisingly well for watercolor), and 110# Lettra for the direction, rsvp and sealing ceremony- the ring ceremony was printed on real wood veneer and the whole set was bound with a wrap imprinted with their initials and date. All designed and letterpress printed by us at Paper Monkey Press watercolor letterpress wedding invitation LDS

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Ring Ceremony Wood Veneer

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Letterpress Direction Card

Nick and Ellen's Wedding Invitation (wood, wax and birds!)

Happy New Year! I am so excited for 2013 to get underway- especially now that we are back in California. I thought I would start off the year with a really fun and vibrant wedding invitation set we designed and printed for a really cute couple in San Francisco. It is unique in so many ways- the invitation is letterpress printed on 110# Lettra in FOUR colors, then corner rounded, adhered to a birch wood veneer card (also corner rounded), then sealing wax was carefully dripped and then sealed on the top with a custom stamp. How amazing is that? The rest of the set consisted of a rsvp card and envelope, and a weekend activities card with map on the back. Everything was carefully stuffed into a matching wood veneer envelope.nick ellen zoom nick ellen wax seal nick and ellen invite nick ellen full set

Wood Veneer Save the Dates

Wood Veneer is a bit tricky to print on, but oh so worth it in the end. I love how the wood grain is so different from card to card and really interacts and accentuates the design. For Tim and Katie's save the dates, we used a double thick wood veneer, so they can just pop them in the mail as postcards- wouldn't you love to receive one of these? I blocked out their website info, just incase you were tempted to invite yourself to the wedding...

Wood Veneer Save the Dates

Wood Veneer is a bit tricky to print on, but oh so worth it in the end. I love how the wood grain is so different from card to card and really interacts and accentuates the design. For Tim and Katie's save the dates, we used a double thick wood veneer, so they can just pop them in the mail as postcards- wouldn't you love to receive one of these? I blocked out their website info, just incase you were tempted to invite yourself to the wedding...