Lauren + Juan’s Literary Letterpress Wedding Invitations

The ladies of Typecase Industries – Emily, Stephanie, and Alessandra – created these whimsical wedding invitations for a pair of book-loving high school sweethearts right here in Washington, DC! The invitation features a timeline of their relationship along with whimsical illustrations and a gatefold layout with a wax seal. So pretty!


From Typecase Industries: Lauren is getting her MFA in poetry and is a book lover, and wanted to evoke both of those things with her wedding invitation suite. The save the date is a bookmark! The gatefold invitation with the wax seal was a perfect choice: romantic but not overly complicated, much like the couple themselves.

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Lauren and Juan have been together since high school, so we decided to include a timeline along the gate-fold flaps so the wedding guests could get to know a bit more about their history. Their favorite illustration is the book with a ring in it. Juan had the engagement ring in a hollowed-out copy of Jane Austen’s collected works when he proposed to Lauren in the Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral.


The invitations were letterpress printed on our Vandercook 4 in our studio in Washington, DC. The wax seal was made using an ampersand from our metal type collection at our studio.

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Thanks ladies!

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Photo Credits: Typecase Industries