Save The Date: Letterpress & Vellum

Idea & Inspiration:

GZ deserve only the best so the pressure was on when they put their trust in me to make their Save The Dates.  The two are having a rustic, waterfront wedding in Maine (dreamy!) and after browsing through a few of my previous projects, they opted for letterpress with a vellum insert to unclutter our little 3.5″x5″ Save The Dates.


I always start with a clean design slate with every couple but I do ask that they provide inspiration projects and after a few Q&A’s and prototypes, we get to the finished design.  Typical things I ask to help get the design juices flowing:

  1. Composition of package: Number of sheets?
  2. Size/Shape: 3.5×5? 5×7? square?
  3. Wedding Color / Theme


GZ wanted something:

  • Small
  • Would not require anything more than standard postage
  • Matches their wedding colors
  • Not girly colored (one of her wedding colors is dusty rose)
  • Incorporating and image of something Maine is commonly known for
  • Subtly implying a nearshore destination wedding.

Here it is!


Wedding Invitation: Letterpress Coasters


It’s been 3 months and a day since my cousin, her husband and their parents hosted a beautiful late summer wedding.  Invitations were put in the mail 7 months ago.  And, it’s been an entire year since we decided to keep with their Save the Date Letterpress Coasters and designed letterpress coaster wedding invitations incorporating the U.S. Navy, their wedding colors, and a nod to the wedding venue  – a bird sanctuary.

All this time has passed but it still warms my heart to have had the opportunity to contribute to their wedding planning journey.  I freakin’ love these two people.