Amarides + Aaron’s Brooklyn Wedding Invitations

Our second set of wedding invitations today comes to us from graphic designer and recent bride Amarides.  She incorporated a reproduction map of Brooklyn from the 1800s into the wedding invitation suite, along with a fun gold wax seal.  Amarides also mixed elegant scrolls and script fonts with modern sans-serifs for a fun mix of classic and modern design elements.

From AmaridesMy wedding invitations and save the dates were designed loosely around the theme of “Brooklyn as a destination” since both my husband and I grew up in the Southwest and half of our guests came from out of town.  The invitations were designed so that the envelope would open into a map of Brooklyn from the 1800s.

The suite contained an invitation, reply card, and information card.  I wanted the experience to feel the way New York truly feels, layering elements of old with new, and classic fonts with modern sans-serifs.

The map and save the dates were digitally printed in Manhattan, and the invitations were letterpress printed in Williamsburg.  The wax seal is from a Jessica Hische dropcap.

Thanks Amarides!

Letterpress Printing: Coeur Noir Specialty Printers
Save the Date: Digitally printed by Mirror NYC
Map: Digitally printed by Mancum Graphics

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Amarides Montgomery

  1. I’m curious… how did the wax seal hold up through mailing? I was told not to do it, but I love the look! Very pretty invites.


  2. Thanks for the kind words! @Daniella, the wax seal held up really well in mailing, but I used flexible wax which is much like hot glue texture, and also took them in to be hand cancelled so they were not put through a machine. Some post offices charge extra for this service, but the one in Brooklyn Heights did not. Good luck and thanks again!


Leave A Comment

Thank you so much for reading Oh So Beautiful Paper! Please be respectful of the individuals and designers featured in this post, and remember that these are real people kind enough to share their special projects with us. Any comments that are unkind, promotional, or offensive will be removed. XOXO.