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Letterpress Wedding Invitations: Brynn + Robert

I had the great joy of recently working with Brynn and Robert on their Letterpress Wedding Invitations for their May 2014 wedding.  Brynn contacted me in early January and is getting married at the glorious Disney’s Wedding Pavilion in Florida.  When she initially contacted me, she expressed what she was looking for in her invitation suite.  She said, “Overall, we’re looking for a classic design, can be formal, romantic, vintage, Floridian, etc. Our color scheme is light pink, red, white, blue, and gold since our wedding is over Fourth of July weekend. Feel free to play around with the 2-color scheme.”  She also mentioned that they liked bears and had a cute cake topper that consisted of two wedding bears.  Keeping this in mind, I decided to go for a “vintage Disney” look using a blue and gold color combination, wanting to keep it simple and classic.  I also really wanted to incorporate the two bears since it’s just too cute to pass up!

The Letterpress Wedding Invitations

The Letterpress Printing

We printed the letterpress cards using our C&P.  The entire letterpress wedding invitations suite was printed with our Pearl White cardstock, which I feel is a perfect color as it plays into the vintage look we were going for.  The Pearl White just gives it a soft, romantic feel and I thought it tied together nicely with the design.  The two colors we used were Gold and a blue that I mixed to match Pantone 647U.  I absolutely loved the color combination used for this custom design.

The suite consisted of these specific pieces:

  • 2-color invitations on our 220# Pearl White cardstock
  • 2-color RSVP cards on our 110# Pearl White cardstock
  • 2-color additional card (rehearsal breakfast invitations) on our 110# Pearl White cardstock
  • 1-color program on our 110# Pearl White cardstock

I was really excited to ship them out!  I shipped them to her mom in Connecticut so she could  take care of the calligraphy for the envelopes.  I was a little bummed that Brynn and Robert wouldn’t see them in person, but a few days later, she sent me this wonderful follow-up e-mail:

From: Brynn Gannon
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 7:28 PM
To: Elma Kosaka
Cc: ‘Robbie’
Subject: Re: Final Proofs

 Hi Elma,

Apologize for the delayed response, but so happy I can say we’ve finally seen the invites!!! My sister just moved to LA and brought some back out here with her.

They are absolutely perfect, and have far exceeded our expectations! We love them and are such fans of your work! You did a great job, we really couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out!

The note you included was also so thoughtful! Hope we have the opportunity to work with you again in the future!

Best,

Brynn & Robbie

Please feel free to checkout out our Facebook page for more updates and photos of our letterpress cards.

 

Letterpress Wedding Invitations: Katie + Tyler

I began working with Katie in December of 2013 on her Letterpress Wedding Invitations.  She’s getting married at the beautiful Anne Springs Close Greenway with her reception at The Magnolia Room in South Carolina this coming September.  When she initially contacted me, she told me she wanted a romantic feel to her custom design using the colors: blush and gold.  What a perfect color combination.  It just screamed romance in my eyes!  We incorporated some floral details in the corners to give it that romantic feel as well.  She did mention that she didn’t want it to be “too girly” so with that in mind, I thought using the Georgia font for the first names would make it less “girly,” and using a beautiful script font for their last names would still tie into the romantic look.  I thought having their last names overlap with their first names would be so cool especially with letterpress printing.  I was very pleased with the final product.

The Letterpress Printing

We printed the entire letterpress wedding invitations suite on our C&P.  The invitations, reception card, and RSVP card were all printed on our Pearl White cardstock in the 110#.  I thought the Pearl White was a perfect choice for this custom design as it gave the overall look a sweet, soft, romantic feel.

The Letterpress Wedding Invitations

She followed up with me shortly after she received her invitations with a delightful e-mail!

From: Katie Tornabene
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:06 PM
To: Elma Kosaka

Hi Elma!

I just wanted to let you know that we got the invitations in the mail yesterday and I LOVE them!!! I am so glad we got the chance to work together. I will definitely be recommending you to everyone I know :)

Thanks again for everything!

-Katie & Tyler

I’m really honored to have worked with such a wonderful bride such as Katie.  Not only was she great to work with, she’s also a very talented wedding photographer as well!  Check out her out: Katherine Elena Photography

Contact us today for a free quote! Please be sure to check out our Facebook page to see other photos of our Letterpress Wedding Invitations.

 

 

Letterpress Wedding Invitations: Heather + Malcolm

Heather and Malcolm received their Letterpress Wedding Invitations just last week and I was so excited for them to get it!  So, of course, it was only fitting for me to showcase it on the blog as well.  Heather contacted me in January of this year for their June wedding.  When she contacted me, she mentioned wanting a custom design that was classic and elegant.  They’re getting married in New York so we were able to incorporate some New York design elements into their suite.   The letterpress printing was done on our C&P on our Fluorescent White cardstock; 220# for the  invitations and 110# for the additional pieces.  Heather and Malcolm wanted a 1-color suite and wanted Teal as their main color.  I was really excited to print with this color since I think it’s just absolutely beautiful!  I mixed the ink myself and was very pleased with the overall print.  The details in the skyline and even the symbols for the events came out beautifully.  I really loved how letterpress felt!  I pressed the Letterpress Invitations as deeply as I could; without compromising the cardstock, of course.  This is part of why I love printing with the 220# cardstock.  I love pressing it deep to really showcase the beauty of letterpress!

The Letterpress Wedding Invitations

 

I was so excited for them to receive their Letterpress Wedding Invitations!

Heather asked me to ship it to her office in New York so I knew she’d see it before Malcolm.  When Malcolm finally saw it, he sent me this:

From: Malcolm Kates
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:51 PM
To: Elma Kosaka
Cc: Heather Johnston

Elma, they look AMAZING!! Thank you so much!

All caps for “amazing.”  That made me smile from ear to ear!

As always, please be sure to check us out and like our Facebook page for most up-to-date news and more photos of our Letterpress Wedding Invitations!

 

Letterpress Wedding Invitations with Pink Edge Paint: Codi+Eric

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Codi on her Letterpress Wedding Invitations. She literally just got them yesterday and I was so excited about them that I really wanted to showcase them on the blog today.  Codi contacted me in October of last year and was interested in a custom letterpress design.  She’s getting married in beautiful Hawaii this coming April and having a reception back at home in Ohio.  We worked on incorporating some tropical type leaves to give it more of that “beachy, fun” vibe.  We decided to do the leaves in a blind print and the text with our silver ink.  The rest of the suite was in the silver ink with the exception of the Accommodations card which was pink (to match the edge paint) and silver.  She also sent me this gorgeous custom monogram that I absolutely fell in love with.  I was excited to see how it would come out in letterpress printing and I was just over the moon with the final product!  So, without further ado, here they are!

Letterpress Wedding Invitations

 

 

The letterpress printing was done on my favorite C&P with our beautiful Pearl White cardstock.  The invitations were on the 220# and the accommodations and RSVP was printed on our 110#.

I updated her along the way with how the letterpress printing was going and updated her as much I could regarding her letterpress wedding invitations.  I sent her a few sneak peek because I really couldn’t contain my excitement over them and I just had to share!

I e-mailed her yesterday to make sure they arrived safely and this is what she sent back.  I love these types of e-mails as they truly make my day!

From: Codi knoch
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:51 PM
To: Elma Kosaka
Subject: Re: Final Proofs

Elma,

Yes!! I was going to email you today!!  They are absolutely beautiful!! Sooo very happy with them!! Thank you so much for everything!! Even your little pink and white box! Love it! :)

I am so honored to have worked with someone so wonderful and was so happy to be a part of their wedding.  Thank you, Codi!

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