Julie + Spiro’s Bilingual Greek Wedding Invitations

Today’s real wedding invitations come to us from an incredibly adventurous bride, Julie, who was willing to not only learn how to letterpress print her own wedding invitations, but also to print the invitations in both Greek and English!

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Julie fell in love with the tactile feel of letterpress invitations and decided to explore letterpress printing the invitations for her summer wedding in Greece.  Julie chose a beautiful color palette of yellow and gray for her invitation suite:

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From Julie:  I was a DIY bride in almost every aspect of planning my wedding, which happened on July 25, 2009 in Greece.  When it came to creating my wedding invitations I desperately wanted letterpress, but it was out of my price range.  So I decided to take some letterpress classes at a local printers museum.

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I designed all of the elements of my wedding suite (with a total of 5 pieces).  With the help of my instructor, who was kind enough to allow me to use her Vandercook presses at her print shop, my husband and I cranked out all 220 invitation suites in around 7 hours.

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It was exhausting, but such a great experience for me that since then I’ve started up my own side business of creating letterpress invitations specializing in bilingual invitations (similar to mine, which is half Greek and half English).

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Not only did Julie create beautiful wedding invitations, but I love that she had so much fun in the process!  You can read more about Julie’s letterpress adventures on her blog right here, and check out more of her bilingual letterpress wedding invitation designs on her website, Cartoules Letterpress.  Thanks Julie!

{image credits: cartoules letterpress}

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