It takes a very brave bride to DIY her own letterpress wedding invitations, and that’s exactly what Nina decided to do! She kept things manageable by using one of my favorite calligraphy fonts – Belluccia – and limiting herself to a two-color design that fit with her vintage romance wedding theme. After taking a letterpress course at The Arm in Brooklyn she was ready to get printing, and here’s how the invitations turned out!
From Nina: I designed my own wedding invitations using the fonts Telegrafico and Belluccia, then took a letterpress course at The Arm in Brooklyn where I later created these invitations. I love the texture of paper – we used a super thick 600 gsm weight paper for the main invitation. I also picked up some beautiful kraft paper from Paper Presentation in New York for some of the enclosures.
We used two letterpress colours: a custom made red and a standard Pantone Black. My theme is based on a Midsummer Night’s Dream and vintage romance, so I wanted a lot of muted pale blushes and lilacs. The red in the main invitation is a nod to my Asian roots (red is the colour for Chinese weddings!).
Great work Nina – congratulations!
Photo Credits: Nina Tsang