Julianne + Philip’s Whimsical Letterpress Wedding Invitations

The folks down at Mama’s Sauce are really on a roll lately!  First they create some seriously cool business cards, and now these awesome wedding invitations.  Nick from Mama’s Sauce came up with the concept of basing the invitation design around an illustration of the couples’ shoes by Itchy Illustration, then incorporated the design into a horizontal tri-fold layout with a sunny yellow wax seal.  Love it!

From Nick: The couple wanted their printed materials to be a balance of playful & classic.  When it came time to design the wedding invitations months after our first consultation, Julianne’s love affair with her shoes was still stuck in my mind.  I quickly sketched a scene of the couple standing side by side with a bright popping yellow, highlighting Jewel’s shoes.  Not your typical wedding invitation, but typical isn’t what the couple wanted.

I am especially in love with the tri-fold wrap.  110# Pearl White Lettra Duplexed to French Paper Lemon Drop, we experimented with a type of die cut that allowed the wrap to fold and expose the yellow paper underneath creating a tri-colored edge.  A subtle detail that the most aesthetically sensitive recipients will surely appreciate.  Add a wax seal and the wrap is complete.

A collaboration with our friend & officemate, the talented Brian Boesch of Itchy Illustration, Julianne & Phil’s save the date and wedding suite are amongst our favorites that we’ve designed and printed this year.

Very cool – I love the layered effect with the yellow tri-fold die cut wrap, and of course that wax seal!  Thank you so much Nick!


Concept and Letterpress Printing: Mama’s Sauce
Illustration: Itchy Illustration


Photo Credits: Mama’s Sauce

  1. Aw, yay!!! I LOVE MAMA’S SAUCE!! So great to see locals from my hometown get the great recognition & exposure they deserve!

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