Gregg + Ilana’s Outdoors-Inspired Save the Dates

When it comes time to design their own wedding invitations and personal stationery, designers can often be their own toughest clients – but I always love to see the results! For her own wedding save the dates, Ilana from Sugar and Type wanted to capture her fiancé’s love of cycling and their shared love of the outdoors. Ilana incorporated lots of outdoors-inspired imagery with a horizontal layout, hand addressed kraft paper envelopes, and purple edge painting!


From Ilana: My fiancé was a professional BMX Racer, and now rides Cyclocross all over the United States. Cycling is a huge part of our lives, and I really wanted to incorporate our love for the outdoors, hiking, biking, and soaking up the sun. After showing Gregg tons of options, he loved this approach! It was so rewarding to find something we felt represented our relationship.



I was happy to call our dear friend Amy of Greengirl Press and be able to help her pull our prints off her Vandercook Press. We used 220 lb paper, giving us the opportunity to do a pop of color with purple edge painting.




Thanks Ilana!

Design and Envelope Addressing: Sugar and Type

Letterpress Printing and Edge Painting: Greengirl Press

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the save the date gallery for more beau­ti­ful cus­tom save the dates!

Photo Credits: Audra Zaba Photo

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