I recently shipped out Anny and Robert’s Letterpress Wedding Invitations just last week and I’m so obsessed with them! Anny contacted me in early March for their October wedding. They’re getting married at the beautiful Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado, California. When she contacted me initially, she wanted to incorporate a Chinese character for “double happiness” and peonies onto her letterpress cards. I’ve printed invitations incorporating this character before and I just love what it stands for! I was more than happy to accommodate her request. We decided on a landscape invitation with peonies in the corners and the double happiness in the middle of the text. She chose a beautiful red/wine color for the peonies, which I hand mixed myself, and opted for black ink for the text. I was so excited when she mentioned that she wanted edge paint as well and thought the red/wine color would give it a nice, subtle pop of color.
The Letterpress Wedding Invitations:
The Letterpress Printing:
The letterpress cards were printed on the Ecru cardstock. The invitations were printed in the 220# cardstock in 2-colors: black ink and the wine color that I mixed. The the RSVP was printed in the 110# cardstock and was a 1-color print. Both the invitations and RSVP were printed our on C&P.
When she received the invitations, she emailed me these kind words. I love sharing what our happy brides send over because it always makes my day!
From: Anny Altamirano
Sent: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 1:41 PM
To: Elma Kosaka
I received the invites yesterday. They are gorgeous! Just what I hoped for. Thank you so much for making my vision come true!
Thank you, Anny, for being some kind of wonderful! I had such a blast working with you!
I’ve been meaning to print letterpress cards for different occasions and finally got around to printing birthday cards. I wanted to create something, I felt, was timeless. My only dilemma when it came down to the letterpress printing was which color to print these in. Originally, I was planning on printing them in a light pink color (since pink is one of my favorite colors), however, I already had black ink on the C&P so I figured, let’s see how it looks in classic black. I printed a few on the Pearl White cardstock and thought it had a vintage feel to it, which of course, I absolutely loved. I had some extra Fluorescent White cards and decided to print on those, too. The contrast of the black ink on the bright white paper just looked too good to resist. I ended up printing a bunch of them on both the Pearl White and Fluorescent White cards.
The letterpress cards shown are in an A6 size and in Fluorescent White
I’ll probably end up printing a few more in light pink…or even lavender…or both! So many choices!
Prior to printing these birthday cards, I was printing personalized stationery for my husband and I. Again, this was something I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time now and just haven’t really found the time to do them until recently. I’m not quite finished with those yet, but will be sure to post photos when they’re ready! The stationery is very simple and classic. I just need to clean the black ink off the C&P and put red ink on to finish them up. Which is probably something I will do…now. 🙂
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I am currently working with Nicole on her Letterpress Invitations for her upcoming wedding in September, but I wanted to showcase her letterpress Save the Dates we printed for her a few months ago. She initially contacted me at the end of 2013 for her letterpress cards and I’m so glad we were able to do the letterpress printing for her and her fiance. I’m honored she wanted to get the rest of her letterpress invitation suite printed through us and I’m having a ton of fun designing it so far.
Letterpress Invitations: Save the Date
The letterpress printing was done on our C&P (yet again). 🙂 These were printed in our Pearl White cardstock in the 110#. She wanted to incorporate a New York skyline since the wedding will take place in New York City. She also wanted to include a little heart right above it which I thought was the cutest touch! We used our black ink for the text and I hand mixed the blush color for the skyline on the bottom. I love how soft and romantic this letterpress card looks.
I, of course, sent a follow up e-mail to make sure she received them safely. She responded with:
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: Invoice from Simply Letterpressed
I meant to write you this morning. I got them last night! I love the color of the skyline. Its prefect! Thank you so much!
I can’t wait to show you what we come up with for her letterpress invitations!
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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
Subject: Re: Final Proofs
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!
Brynn & Robbie
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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
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
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