Today I’m thrilled to feature these wedding invitations by the talented ladies at Gus & Ruby Letterpress! Â Samantha and Whitney worked with the bride and groom to create invitations and day-of wedding stationery inspired by one of my favorite cities, Boston! Â I love the illustrations of local landmarks combined with fun details like subway map envelope liners. Â So great!
From Samantha and Whitney: Â The suite was designed for a sweet couple getting married in downtown Boston. Â They wanted their stationery to reflect their love of the city while combining both the contemporary, urban sides of Boston with the rich history of the city. Â We played off photographs that Whitney turned into line-illustrations of the Boston Common and Zakim bridge (blending a Boston historical landmark with modern engineering).
We then used bold jewel-tone and autumn colors, color backing papers, and contemporary fonts to punch up the look. Â Each invitation had blind-printed cobblestone patterning on the back side, which paid homage to the city’s oldest streets, while a custom MBTA subway map envelope liner spoke to the modern transportation of Boston.
The beautiful envelopes were calligraphed by the uber-talented Jenna of Love, Jenna Calligraphy. Â Of course, all the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed by hand on our antique press (c. 1896) on beautiful, textural, super thick 220# 100% cotton paper.
The couple named each table after a T stop, so day-of pieces featured MBTA sub-way stop inspired graphics, more cobblestone and the Zakim bridge graphic to tie it all together.
ThanksÂ Sam and Whit!
Design and Letterpress Printing:Â Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Calligraphy:Â Love, Jenna Calligraphy