Happy Monday everyone! We had a gray and rainy weekend here in DC, so I wanted to start the week with something bright and cheerful – and I’m not sure it gets more cheerful than these colorful patterned letterpress wedding invitations from Samantha and Whitney of Gus & Ruby Letterpress! Bright and punchy colors! Playful patterns! Each detail is a perfect fit for this coral, red, peach, and pink invitation suite. So perfect for a late summer wedding in Maine!
From Sam & Whit: It is always an exceptional honor to design for close friends! This custom suite was designed for our former store manager (and dear, dear friend) Liz and her lovely guy. They wanted their wedding to reflect the fun punchy colors and bright vibrant feel of late summer in Maine.
A cheeky save the date booklet started things off and came complete with a reply card full of activities so the couple could further plan fun events for their out of town guests.
The invitation suite was housed in a 4-color letterpress printed gatefold that was tied shut with twine and a hang tag. It’s the little extra details, such as the hang tag, that make the invitation special for people to open!
A variety of mixed patterns gave lots of visual interest and a cohesive but interesting vibe. We love playing with patterns and it was fun to layer in multiple fun patterns to grab the eyes of wedding guests and get them excited for the weekend!
For the typography, we paired a whimsical script with a traditional roman font for a mix of romance and fun. The palette of rhodamine red, corals, peach and pinks really gave the whole suite a punchy feel. The type-set invitation was printed on double-thick 100% cotton to give it an elevated and luxurious feel.
We love getting to reinforce the aesthetic of the day with well-crafted day-of wedding stationery items. Gorgeous watercolor painted escort cards, letterpress printed menus, and a program all kept the paper feeling cohesive from the save the date all the way through the day-of elements.
As always, the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed and foil printed by hand on our antique presses on beautiful, textural, super thick 100% cotton paper. What a joy it was to work on the special project for our dear friends!
Thanks Samantha & Whitney!
Design: Gus & Ruby Letterpress