Happy Monday everyone! And my oh my, do I love today’s wedding invitations. The ladies of Ladyfingers Letterpress, Arley-Rose and Morgan, created these invitations for their Massachusetts farm wedding this past September. They both have design school backgrounds and lots of experience designing and printing custom wedding invitations, so they knew they wanted to create something totally unique for their own wedding. They ended up creating a fantastic poster-size invitation with exuberant hand lettering and neon ink. So awesome!
From Arley-Rose and Morgan: At Ladyfingers Letterpress, we had been doing a lot of A7-size invitations for other couples. We knew we wanted to break out of the box on many levels – including size – for the invitations, so we explored the idea of creating a poster. After months of sketching and experimenting, we finally arrived at a colorful text-based drawing as the invitation.
A friend of ours showed us a really neat glow-in-the-dark
The location of our wedding was called Seven Arrows Herb Farm, so we incorporated these hand-drawn arrows throughout the design. We created a pattern out of them and printed them on the backs of our RSVP and “Backyard Soiree” (aka rehearsal dinner) cards that were printed on thick 220lb Lettra and edge painted in fluorescent pink. We also used the arrow pattern to create a one-color envelope liner.
We created a booklet called “Interesting Bits of Knowledge” that included info regarding accommodations, attire, and one small yet important notice regarding an allergy of our wedding officiant. This booklet enclosed our Soiree card and fit inside a gold enclosure with two pockets that we designed and die cut. Our RSVP and return envelope fit inside the other golden enclosure pocket.
We didn’t have a giant mulit-tiered wedding cake, but in some ways, we did. It was called our invitation: The folded invite was stacked with the filled-up golden enclosure and wrapped with a pink plastic-like belly band and stuffed into our lined envelopes. Arley hand-painted the addresses on the front with gold and white guache and the envelopes were sealed and taken over to the post office!
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