How fun are these hand lettered San Diego wedding invitations from Katie at Odd Daughter Paper Co.?!? I’m completely obsessed with every detail in this invitation suite, from the playful invitation wording, to the modern hand lettering, to the illustrated map of San Diego food spots. I wish every wedding invitation came with an illustrated food map – don’t you?
From Katie: This San Diego wedding invitation suite was all about hand lettered type and a custom illustrated map. The couple is hysterical and had awesome wording for the invitation and reply card. I wanted their wording and the hand lettering to shine so I kept the design fairly simple with black text on white paper. Czar Press did an amazing job on these letterpress pieces and I think the simplicity of the design also highlights the beauty of letterpress printing.
In addition to their love for each other, the couple LOVES food. And their city! Did I mention they were so fun to work with?! We decided a map highlighting the best food spots in San Diego was the perfect way to personalize the invitations AND give their out of town guests the inside scoop on the best places to eat. I chose to do a tri-fold piece so that we could fit the map, all of the food descriptions, and a few additional wedding details all in one place. The bride requested little hand drawn illustrations at each spot on the map (“I’m picturing a tiny bowl of noodles and a tiny beer bottle… etc.”) and this is where I was able to add some little pops of color. The map was printed digitally on cotton paper by Czar Press, which gives it a luxurious feel without the cost of multiple letterpress colors.
The invitation suite was finished with a custom address stamp that included the couple’s names in hand lettering combined with a simple serif font. For envelopes, we went with a classic gray #10 envelope for the invitation and a sweet coral 4bar for the reply card. All that to say, it was such a fun invitation. I had such good wording and content to work with!!
Design and Hand Lettering: Odd Daughter Paper Co.
Printing: Czar Press
Photo Credits: Odd Daughter Paper Co.