We love the playful use of type as a background for these invites.
Fayna & James were getting married at the NY Botanical Gardens, a wonderful place filled with natural beauty. They worked with Mark & Stef (www.marketstef.ca), a design duo based out of Verdun, Quebec in Canada to create the suite of pieces. We really loved the combination of all the pieces, each one had its own style. The finished pieces were definitely something that anyone would be proud to hang up on their fridge.
This photo shows all of the pieces together (photo courtesy of marketstef.ca). We letterpress printed the invite and reply card on 110lb. Crane’s Lettra in fluorescent white. The bride and groom decided on a tea length suite (9.25″ x 3.875″) which are definitely becoming more popular. Check out this previous post about tea length invitations.
The wedding invite was printed in 3 colors. We first printed the transparent white ink for the bottle outline and the F&J type background. Next, we custom mixed a medium gray and purple ink to print the body of the invite. The arrow and heart graphic combined with their names was designed to be used and adapted throughout the suite, almost like their wedding logo.
We’ve notice more couples interested in designing wedding logos to use on the invites. They then extend this design to other things like napkins, wedding aisle runners, wedding party gifts, and even T-shirts. One consistent logo is a great way to tie in all of the parts of your wedding and give them a consistent look.
We used transparent white on the background pattern to add shading to the design and increase contrast with the paper. If this was a commercial, you’d be able to rip the top off the invite and pour yourself a glass of wine.
The other piece that was letterpress printed was the reply card. Printed on the same stock, the reply was kept to 2-colors, gray and purple. The style of the invite is mirrored in the RSVP card, but with a simple clean look.
We printed these pieces on one of the Vandercook cylinder presses to ensure a nice coverage and deep impression.
We love the way this wedding suite turned out, and have no doubt that the wedding itself was equally well executed. We want to congratulate Fayna & James on their wedding and wish them the very best of luck!
We also wanted to share some photos of the NY Botanical Gardens, it really is a beautiful place.
photos courtesy of NYBG.org