Chloe and Vanessa got married today under a big old tree in Spring Green, WI. When we started talking about their invitations early this year, they wanted that beautiful tree to feature prominently in their invitations, and were drawn to the look of watercolor as well as the luxurious tactile quality of letterpress.
Although some printers have created a watercolor-like look via multi-color (read: expensive) letterpress printing, I knew a hybrid method of offset and letterpress printing would be perfect for this project!
The design began with an old botanical sketch of an oak tree, which I laid a green watercolor wash into for their invitation. The small informational text was also printed digitally to allow the couples’ names to be printed with a super deep impression in the gorgeous cream cotton paper.
We let the watercolor shine on the information-only enclosure—the couple decided online RSVPs were the way to go—and a hand-drawn map by the bride shows off well known artistic tourist attractions such as American Players Theatre and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin along with the wedding venue.
Congratulations Chloe and Vanessa, and thank you so much for making me a small part of your big day! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!
You all know I love typography—especially at a large scale, and especially in a whimsical script. So of course this type-focused design was one of the first I created!
Originally designed for a beach side styled shoot, my ocean suite is abstract enough to work for a variety of events. I’m absolutely in love with the texture and color of that gorgeous light blue watercolor wash. I’ve also upgraded the paper in this suite to a textured stock that looks like watercolor paper and shows off the texture even more!
This suite can also be customized by changing the background color to match your plans for the big day. Just get in touch!
A few weeks back, I offered letterpress work to a handful of photographers to feature in styled shoots this spring. The images are starting to come in and I’m so excited to share with you!
This first shoot took place in Texas and was inspired by wildflowers! The images really speak for themselves in this one, so I’m going to let them do just that! Make sure to scroll all the way down to see all the vendors!
Design & Rentals: rusticchicevents.com
Hair & Make-up: janelle-christine.com
Paper Goods: 622press.com
Hair Accessories: Bel Mariage
Model: Jill Stiebel