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!


Signage: Chalkboard Wedding Signs


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


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


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.


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

Photo Credit: Lauren Fair Photography