The ladies at Ladyfingers Letterpress make the coolest wedding invitations. You (hopefully) remember Arley-Rose and Morgan’s awesome neon and hand lettered wedding invitations for their own wedding last September, and today they’re back with an equally fabulous invitation suite designed for a destination wedding in Hawaii. I love the oversize invitation (printed on the reverse side of a vintage map!) and all the fun hand lettering elements!
From Morgan and Arley-Rose: Janie and David have an amazing destination wedding planned for a small group of family and friends in Hawaii. As a lover of paper and stationery, Janie wanted to incorporate the idea of a love letter into the design for the invitation.
We started with a beautiful map from the year 1794. We wanted to use something that was was historic and it turns out our printshop is down the street from a small map shop. We called and they had a map of Hawaii! It was so breathtaking and since its design was within the public domain, all we had to do was some color separation and it was ready to be offset printed in four colors!
Almost all of the typography is hand drawn, written, or painted by Arley-Rose. The actual invitation is printed on the back of the map, which is folded and serves as the vehicle for all of the other invitations pieces to travel within. Morgan sourced the very last pallet of Crane’s 100% Cotton Coral Paper (sorry everyone) for the card detailing the story of Janie and David’s love.
The response card is a Mad Lib for guests and includes questions such as “dancing sandal size.” The travel details are printed on a tiny sunshine yellow card are tucked in a gray envelope mounted on a much larger card declaring “A New Adventure Starts Here.”
Each invitation was folded with its accompanying pieces and wrapped in ribbon from Carta Inc., wax sealed with a heart, and stuffed in a gold envelope lined with wave patterned liners.
So awesome! Thanks Arley-Rose and Morgan!
Photo Credits: Ladyfingers Letterpress