Reis + Jaymee’s Modern California Wedding Invitations

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of featuring the awesome wedding save the dates from Jaymee of Jay Adores Design Co., and today Jaymee is back to share her wedding invitations and day-of stationery! While their save the dates focused on Reis + Jaymee’s life in Hawaii, the invitations are decidedly all about their California wedding venue. Jaymee mixed a modern layout with photos of Santa Barbara and vintage-inspired touches to achieve her own unique design style. So fun!

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From Jaymee: Designing our invitations was one of my favorite parts of planning our wedding. Invitations are really what set the tone for an event and let your guests know a portion of what to expect – so there was a lot of pressure! I wanted them to look how I envisioned our wedding to be: fun and not super formal, but still classy.

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After I finalized the designs, I sent the main invitation and reply card to Presshaus LA to be letterpress printed!  Kristine is such a joy to work with and they turned out even better than I could have imagined! The ever-talented Molly Jacques was our calligrapher and thanks to her, the most beautiful handwriting was sprawled across each envelope. I could not be happier with how they turned out!

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We used photos I had taken in Santa Barbara as the background of each page of the details packet. Although it was an extremely time consuming process, we DIYed string ties on every single envelope for a slight vintage appeal using gold eyelets and a crop-a-dile. To tie everything together, we wrapped the suite up in twine and attached a chipboard hang tag with our logo stamped on it.

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Check back a bit later for all the fun day-of stationery from Reis + Jaymee’s wedding and their rehearsal dinner invitations!

Design: JayAdores Design Co.

Letterpress Printing: Presshaus LA

Calligraphy: Molly Jacques

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Jay Adores Design Co.

  1. I love this modern and casual suite! And all the papers you’ve posted for this couple. Jaymee is obviously very talented.

    Am I the only one to do a sharp intake of breath at the “Our Registry” card????

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  2. Hi Tara! 

    I’m glad you like the invitation design! In general I agree that registry info should be kept out of an invitation suite, but in some cases where friends and family are far apart and not necessarily well acquainted it may not be possible to share registry info through word of mouth alone. I’m certainly not offended by the inclusion of a registry card here in a larger info enclosure.

    Please also keep in mind that Jaymee will be reading this post, so let’s try to keep all comments positive whenever possible. Thanks!

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  3. So I’ll admit that after seeing this, I did some looking around and thinking, and I’ve changed my opinion about the registry card. This is a unique situation where the wedding couple lives not only far from the ceremony location, and not only far from many of their guests, but also in a place where it would cost exorbitant amounts of money to ship any gifts received at the wedding. So I’m agreeing now that it would be advantageous for the guests (which is who I am concerned with– honestly, majority of the time, I’m kind of against registries on principle– but I realize I’m weird) as opposed to just giving a bride stuff she wants.

    I sincerely hope I didn’t offend; so sorry, Jaymee! I should think before I type a gut reaction. Thanks for sharing your special day and beautiful work!

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