Katie + Bryan’s “Tie a String” Letterpress Save the Dates

We all know the old adage – tie a string around your finger to remember – so what could be better inspiration for a wedding save the date! The team of sisters behind Hartford Prints! created these illustrated save the dates for a wedding this summer. The design even features the bride and groom’s pup, Mason!

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From Callie: We were so excited to design a save the date card for Katie and Bryan, a fun-loving couple who also happen to be our cousins. As only family can, they contacted us with very specific ideas about the composition, the palette, and the presence of their adorable dog, Mason. Katie is a very talented artist, so she made our job easy by being imaginative, creative, and detailed in her ideas. After several rounds of design edits, we finally decided on a palette of dark cyan, turquoise, and blood orange, using the “tie a string around your finger” proverb to remind guests to save the date!

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Katie and Bryan wanted a unique, playful design that hinted at the fun, down-to-earth style of their wedding. Older sister Addy (our artist in residence) created a vertical composition, illustrating the string and lettering by hand. The elongated, vertical text on the top and bottom of the card really grounds the sweeping horizontals of the string lettering, creating a beautiful and balanced design. 

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Additionally, we love when we’re able to incorporate our clients’ own artwork so we were very excited when Addy also chose to include a pointed finger and hand that Katie had drawn in one of her sketches to us!  The cards were printed on our 300 gsm electric white stock and paired with a bright orange envelope for a playful and colorful pop.

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Thanks Callie!

Design: Hartford Prints!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the save the date gallery for more beau­ti­ful cus­tom save the dates!

Photo Credits: Hartford Prints!