Sierra + Brendan’s Hand-Lettered Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations should always reflect the style and tone of the wedding itself, whether a formal black tie affair or an intimate casual gathering. Sierra and Brendan wanted to avoid any impression of stuffiness in their wedding invitations, so they worked with artist Jesse Wells to create a sweet illustrated design. The invitation suite even features a keepsake print for their guests!

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From Sierra: We wanted the centerpiece of the invitation to be a limited edition letterpress print as a wedding keepsake for our guests. Jesse Wells designed both the print and invitations. A tent in our backyard that we’d lit with a hanging light fixture inspired her design. My husband and I are both writers and avid readers, so she depicted us reading together.

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The invitation itself and the RSVP card borrowed visual elements from the print. We also wanted to keep the invitation design simple. Our wedding was held in a friend’s garden, so we wanted the invitations to have a handmade look, but also look clean. Jesse Wells provided the hand lettering and printed the invitations at the Virginia Art of the Book Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Green was our wedding color, so you’ll notice she used a couple different green inks. I helped cut the paper afterward.

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Thanks Sierra!

Design: Jesse Wells

Photo Credits: Sierra + Brendan