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.

Instructions:

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

Images:

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!

Signage: Chalkboard Wedding Signs

Idea:

Signs signs signs.  We needed signs for my cousin’s wedding.

Inspiration:

Chalkboard signs are all the rage and were fitting for her rustic wedding.

Instructions:

I’m better at digital work than I am free handing so these instructions by Indie Craft Parade helped me join in on the chalkboard fun without going back to art school to learn a thing or three thousand about typography and drawing.

Images:

Here’s a peek at her wedding and the signs in action.

Photo Credit: Lauren Fair Photography