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Jake and Kristin Hotel Bel-Air Letterpress printed Wedding set

I have been wanting to shoot this elegant and beautiful wedding set for awhile, but was finally motivated when we found out that we were mentioned in a photo shoot of the (stunning) actual wedding featured in the summer edition of Inside Weddings Magazine (!). You can see the actual article here...IW_2013_Summer_Cline-Wurzak . The programs we created on page 96 and the menu on page 100 (the calligraphy for each guest's name was done by the very talented Tracy Joe.) Not featured was the mailed wedding invitation set, so I thought I would share that with you as well! We worked closely with the bride and groom and party planners to create and letterpress print this set. The invitation was printed on 220# Crane's Lettra, with edge coloring on the invitation (to match the ink, custom envelope liner and custom wax seal).the other pieces (RSVP, Brunch and Rehearsal dinner) were all printed on 110# Crane's Lettra. Subtle butterflies are sprinkled throughout the set, from the custom wax seal to the outer envelope, blind printed on the invitation and brunch invitation. Everything was wrapped in a beautiful sheer silver mesh Midori ribbon held together with the butterfly wax seal. We also created the Save the Date mailers, you can see them from a previous post here. I think the programs will be a separate post...

jake and kristin wedding set

edge coloring letterpress

wax seal butterfly

wax seal letterpress suite

lined envelope and letterpress invitation

letterpress RSVP card and envelope

letterpress brunch

letterpress rehearsal dinner

letterpress menu

letterpress menu 2

wax seal ribbon wrapped set

 

Wedding Reception Menu and Treat Bag

This clever and cute bag was designed by the very talented Lisa from Good on Paper Design. Not only is it a menu, but also a goodie bag for guests to take treats home with them. How clever is that? I thought the brown kraft paper would be tricky to print on, but it was surprisingly easy (well it did take some time to do the "make-ready" so the type would look the same although it is printed over the bags seam)....But the ink sits really well on the paper allowing for a darker than usual coverage on the banner at the top. I'm glad we used black in for this too- sometimes colors can get a little too low contrast on brown paper, but this just came out looking so crisp and sharp. love it. If you are interested in something similar, give Lisa an email!