Letterpress Invitations: Auraleen + Clinton

 

I totally loved working with Auraleen and Clinton on their custom letterpress invitations!  Clinton e-mailed me in early January to begin the process.  Can I just say, I love early planners?  I like having the time to bounce ideas back and forth with the bride and groom and making sure all parties involved are 100% happy with the letterpress invitations.  It was also pretty random that after we began working together, I later found out that we had mutual friends in common.  Talk about a small world!

Auraleen and Clinton tied the knot in August of this year at the beautiful San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California.  For their invitations, they wanted to go for an elegant, yet simple look.  Clinton and I discussed some ideas and he mentioned wanting to incorporate birds and a bowtie into the design .  I was totally smitten with this idea!  For the letterpress printing, this was printed on our Chandler & Price on our fluorescent white 220# cardstock.  We decided to go with classic black text and a personalized monogram (including birds and the bowtie, of course).  We included a blind print outside the borders to give it more texture and detail.  I added a little bit of tint base to it to give it a bit more contrast against the fluorescent white paper.  The letterpress invitations were printed on the 220# cardstock and RSVP was on the 110# cardstock.

The Letterpress Invitations

Auraleen & Clinton's Letterpress Invitations

Auraleen & Clinton's Custom Letterpress Invitations

The letterpress printing came out great and I’m very pleased with the details of the blind impression

Auraleen & Clinton's Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations

We also printed letterpress Thank You cards for them as well (not pictured).  We incorporated their birds logo with their monogram on the Thank You cards which I thought was just so adorable.

After we finished printing, I was able to meet up with Auraleen to deliver the letterpress invitations.  She was looking quite fabulous and fashionista-esque in her pearl necklace; I loved it!  Whenever it’s possible, I absolutely love meeting with the people I work with.  Not only to give a face to the name, but also to see their reaction when they are able to see and touch their final letterpress invitations.  To be able to witness the joy on their faces makes me so happy.  I sometimes wonder where I would be had I not been working with letterpress printing… Oh I remember, in a bland cubicle looking at numbers all day.

Please fee free to check out our letterpress invitations on our Facebook page that we’ve printed!

 

About Elma Kosaka

Elma Kosaka is the Owner and Creative Director of Simply Letterpressed. With a passion in the century old letterpress printing, has spent the last few years specializing in wedding invitation designs, business card designs, and creating beautiful letterpress wedding invitations and letterpress business card. Using the century old letterpress printing presses, Elma creates the most beautiful letterpress invitations. Elma is the proud recipient of Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards and The Knot Best of Weddings.

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