These stunning leather and gold foil passport save the dates – for a destination wedding in Italy! – from Arley-Rose and Morgan of Ladyfingers Letterpress are just beyond incredible. From the gold foil monogrammed covers, to the custom envelopes, to the incredible 18 letterpress printed pages in between, I’m just in awe. Take a look!
From Arley-Rose and Morgan: When you invite 125 of your favorite people to spend a week in Italy for the wedding of your dreams, no ordinary save the date will do. For Ali and Zach, the sky was the limit, so we created these letterpress printed and gold foil stamped hand-bound leather booklets to let guests know that this was not going to be any ordinary wedding!
Each booklet arrived in a thick, custom designed letterpress printed (and wax-sealed!) envelope that opened to reveal a map of Italy printed in teal on the inside. The leather covers of the booklets, emblazoned with a gold foil custom monogram, were crafted from raw leather and hand-dyed to match the exact color that Ali and Zach favored. Each booklet was hand-stitched and enhanced with another wax seal.
Marbled Florentine end papers were imported from Italy and a letterpress book plate was tipped into the first page to greet each viewer. As you paged through the interior of the 18-page booklet, you were met with photos of the couple and letterpress printed pages that outlined the exciting week ahead!
As one of our more complex suites we’ve ever designed, we documented the creation of this project on our blog. We were so excited to discover that this Save the Date was awarded 2014 Louie Award for Print and Production Excellence!
Thank you so much ladies!
Design + Letterpress Printing: Ladyfingers Letterpress
Photo Credits: Ladyfingers Letterpress