The ladies of Gus & Ruby Letterpress always send me most awesome wedding invitations, but these invitations are seriously cool! Created for a creative California couple, the entire suite has a fun retro vibe combined with modern pops of neon color. The save the dates feature neon borders in three different colors against blind impression text, while the invitation suite and outer envelopes include pops of bright neon pink. Love!
From Samantha and Whitney: This custom suite was designed for a hip, fun-loving couple getting married at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum in Santa Barbara, CA. The couple wanted their stationery to reflect the laid-back California vibe of their wedding while still being fun and hip and inviting for their guests who were traveling from all over the country.
Jess and Charlie’s modern, interactive save the date featured a blind-printed message with a pop of neon and set the stage for a fun party ahead. The subtle, cheeky blind printed message ended with a URL in a pop of neon that invited guests to view a video online detailing their engagement and upcoming nuptials.
The invitations and reply cards featured a mix of bold sans serif and serif fonts as well as a retro-inspired script. The pairing of fonts provided a good mix of contemporary and vintage typestyles while the use of white space and small pop of neon helped round out a clean, fresh look.
Each invitation was printed on double-thick 220# cotton and then edge painted in neon pink for extra punch of color. All the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed by hand on our antique press (c. 1913) on beautiful, textural, super thick 100% cotton paper.
A fun custom envelope liner featuring a monogram jazzed up the envelope for each invitation. Our dear friend, Jenna, of Love, Jenna Calligraphy add some extra neon pop with her incredible hand-calligraphy on the envelopes.
Thanks Sam and Whit!
Design and Letterpress Printing: Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Calligraphy: Love, Jenna Calligraphy