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Letterpress Vintage Telegram Destination Wedding Invitations

I recently had the pleasure of working with Hazel and Roman on their wedding invitations.  They are having a destination wedding in beautiful Hawaii and wanted something to reflect ‘destination’ without it being too ‘cheesy.’  Hazel was really fond of our vintage telegram wedding invitations so she wanted to stick with something similar, but with her own flare.  I am really pleased with the way it turned out!

The invitation was a 2-color print (slate and olive), printed on our 220# Ecru cardstock.  It also has edge painting in the olive color.

Accommodation cards were printed on 110# Ecru, also a 2-color print.  No edge painting.

The post card was a double-sided print with mad libs on the back and post card information on the front.  This was printed on our 110# Ecru cardstock.

 

Sean Norman Photography Letterpress Business Cards with Edge Painting

I recently had the pleasure of working with Sean Norman of Sean Norman Photography from Canada.  Boy, was he a hoot!  His emails were so animated and it was so much fun working with him!  I especially love his photos of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) — they take my breath away!  Check it out! http://seannorman.com/

For Sean, we printed business cards, Thank You notes, and print release cards.  His business cards were printed on the florescent white 220# cardstock and the additional cards were printed on the 110#.  The business cards were printed on both our C&P and Vandercook No. 4.  For his logo, we used the “split fountain” method on the Vandercook (which gave it such a cool effect), and the rest of the text on our trusty C&P.  We had some fun colors to play with with this job.  I can’t tell you enough how much fun it was to print.  The edge painting just finished the cards nicely.

 

 

Our Wedding

I can’t believe it has already been a week that I’ve been married.  Boy, how time flies!  It feels like just yesterday that we got engaged!  The process was fun and I am beyond happy to be married to the love of my life!  Now that the wedding is done, here is a look at our wedding invitations!  We decided to go with letterpress telegram wedding invitations as mentioned in our sneak peek below.  We got married at The Legendary Park Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles here in California.  It’s an historic landmark and I thought it was only fitting to have letterpress telegram wedding invitations because I felt that the venue had this vintage, “classic Hollywood” feel to it.

Check out our wedding photos here, photographed by the very talented Tony and Amy Hoffer: http://hofferphotography.com/2012/03/28/elma-tets-wedding-in-los-angeles/

The invitations were inspired by the classic Western Union telegram layout.  Our wedding is a union of sort, so I thought it was cool to replace Western with my new last name, Kosaka.  The invitation was 5-color printed on 220# Ecru with pseudo perforations.  Every little details counts, right?  🙂

Along with the invitation, we included a directions card,  an accommodation card, and post card response card wrapped with hemp twine, enclosed in a Kraft envelope which we also letterpressed with our return address.  The additional cards were printed on110# Ecru.

The Direction Card was a 3-color letterpress print.  I love how the compass felt on my fingertips.

The Accommodation Card was a simple 2-color letterpress print.

The response card post card was also a 2-color letterpress print.

I love printing in general, but to print my own wedding invitation was almost surreal.  What an experience this all was.  I’m just glad I’ll be able to do it again and again with every new bride that comes along.  Here’s to the married life!  Cheers!

Xoxo,

Mrs. Elma Kosaka

 

Adam Kent Photography Letterpress Business Cards

I had the pleasure of working with yet another great photographer, Adam Kent.  He was referred to us by a dear, mutual friend of ours.  Things moved along pretty quickly once we got in contact.

 

Update

We’re back in action!  Well, we have been keeping busy, but with the wedding planning and all, we got a bit behind with updates, but boy do we have a lot coming!  Now that I am officially married (YAY!) I will be updating the blog with all of our recent work.  Thanks for being so patient!  Stay tuned…

 
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