Amarides + Aaron’s Brooklyn Wedding Invitations

Our second set of wedding invitations today comes to us from graphic designer and recent bride Amarides.  She incorporated a reproduction map of Brooklyn from the 1800s into the wedding invitation suite, along with a fun gold wax seal.  Amarides also mixed elegant scrolls and script fonts with modern sans-serifs for a fun mix of classic and modern design elements.

From AmaridesMy wedding invitations and save the dates were designed loosely around the theme of “Brooklyn as a destination” since both my husband and I grew up in the Southwest and half of our guests came from out of town.  The invitations were designed so that the envelope would open into a map of Brooklyn from the 1800s.

The suite contained an invitation, reply card, and information card.  I wanted the experience to feel the way New York truly feels, layering elements of old with new, and classic fonts with modern sans-serifs.

The map and save the dates were digitally printed in Manhattan, and the invitations were letterpress printed in Williamsburg.  The wax seal is from a Jessica Hische dropcap.

Thanks Amarides!

Letterpress Printing: Coeur Noir Specialty Printers
Save the Date: Digitally printed by Mirror NYC
Map: Digitally printed by Mancum Graphics

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Photo Credits: Amarides Montgomery

  1. Oh these are beautiful <3 Love the typography & mixture of old and new styles!

  2. I’m curious… how did the wax seal hold up through mailing? I was told not to do it, but I love the look! Very pretty invites.

  3. Thanks for the kind words! @Daniella, the wax seal held up really well in mailing, but I used flexible wax which is much like hot glue texture, and also took them in to be hand cancelled so they were not put through a machine. Some post offices charge extra for this service, but the one in Brooklyn Heights did not. Good luck and thanks again!

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