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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!

 

Letterpress Invitations: Gloria + Andrew

With our upcoming trip to Hawaii, it reminded me of these airline ticket inspired Letterpress Invitations we printed for Gloria and Andrew earlier this year.  They tied the knot on the beautiful island of Oahu at Dillingham Ranch, which is such an amazingly beautiful estate!  When Gloria initially reached out to us back in December of 2012, she had mentioned that she was interested in a “boarding pass/airline ticket” type invitation.  Working closely with her, we were able to come up with this design that we both fell in love with.  We decided to do her letterpress printing on our luxurious 110# cardstock in Fluorescent White.  It was printed on our Vandercook 4 and I’m so pleased with how it all turned out.  Gloria was incredible to work with and I’m so happy that I was able to help bring to life the wedding invitations that she had envisioned.  Without further ado, here they are:

Letterpress Invitations:

Gloria and Andrew's Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Gloria and Andrew's Letterpress Cards

Gloria and Andrew's Letterpress Invitations

She was even kind enough to send me a photo of how she wrapped everything together:

Not only were we able to print her Letterpress Invitations, we also printed her programs, menus, and escort cards.

Gloria and Andrew's Letterpress Wedding Invitations

To see more of their beautiful wedding photos by the very talented Rebecca Arthurs, check them out here.

I really appreciate getting feedback from everyone that I work with.  Gloria was kind enough to leave a great review for us on Yelp:

Elma is amazing!  She did our wedding invitations and was ridiculously responsive and they turned out amazing.  I came up with a basic idea and she designed a beautiful letterpress planeticket-inspired invite.  Also, her prices are very reasonable.  She updated me every step of the way and always responded to my emails within a day (sometimes within the hour!).  I highly recommend Elma for any letterpress job.  Thank you!!!

I always love a good challenge and this was our first airline ticket invitation design that we created from scratch and I love how the letterpress cards turned out!

 

Letterpress Invitations: Sarah + Phill

Hello, friends!  I apologize for not updating the blog as frequently.  We were on a little vacation, but we’re catching up with all the letterpress printing as we speak!

With their wedding fast approaching, I wanted to take some time to showcase the letterpress invitations for Sarah and Phill. He reached out to me in late May for their October 2013 wedding. Both he and his fiance, Sarah, were so great to work with! They were completely on the same page which made it so easy for me to get ideas going and come up with something they both loved. They wanted to go for a “simple and classic” design and below is what I came up with for them.

Sarah and Phill’s Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations:

I had so much fun printing these on my Chandler & Price letterpress machine.  Working together with the Sarah and Phill, we decided to go with the double thick 220# cardstock for the invitation.  The letterpress printing we get on this cardstock is absolutely to die for!  You can see and feel the impression and I loved how the magenta color came out as well!  We printed their RSVP card on the thinner, 110# cardstock.  Their reply date happened to be on my birthday!

I love what I do, but it is the letters that I receive from my clients that make my passion even better!  Here is what Sarah and Phill had to say about their Letterpress Invitations:

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From: Phill Gargiulo
Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2013 7:08 AM
To: Elma Kosaka

Hello Elma!

We received our invitations and RSVP cards yesterday and we are thrilled with the work you’ve done! Thank you so much, they are EXACTLY what we were hoping for and your note was beautiful and well received. You will have our recommendation forever and I’m sure we’ll be looking for reasons to use your services again.

Thank you again,

Phill and Sarah

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I just finished taking a whole bunch of photos so keep an eye out for more recently printed letterpress invitations 🙂

 

French Letterpress Wedding Invitations: Pink and Lace

When Peggy and I first  spoke on the phone, she called me from France (which I thought was totally cool) and we just clicked right away.  When she got back to California, we met up at Starbucks to go over what she envisioned for her Letterpress Wedding Invitations.  She mentioned French and lace and I was sold!  I already had some ideas bouncing around in my head as we were speaking and I couldn’t wait to get started!  Of course when she said she wanted them printed in pink, I thought, “this girl is my best friend!”  Seriously, what more can you want when you think of a wedding in France?  Ah, totally smitten!

Her French Letterpress Wedding Invitations:

Of course I thought it was only fitting to print these on our Pearl White cardstock to give it more of that romantic, soft look to them.

The Letterpress Invitation Suite:

She was really so much fun to work with and I truly felt like I made a friend after it was all said and done.  I especially LOVE emails with wonderful feedback.  Here’s what Peggy had to say:

On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Peggy Ho wrote:

Elma, thank you so much for the beautiful invitations and all the time you put into them – and it was so awesome that you were able to get them done earlier than expected.  You are the best (:  I am happy that they are finished now but a little sad because it was my favorite part in this whole wedding planning mess haha.  Again, if you ever find yourself in Paris, please let me know – would love to meet up/have a coffee together.  Please keep in touch!!
Peggy

Thank you, Peggy!  I would definitely love to meet you in Paris one day and have coffee.  That sounds ideal!

Happy wedding, my friend.

XOXO

 

 

Denise + Mathew: Elegant Art Deco Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Have you ever had the pleasure of working with someone who you felt like you just clicked right away?  As if you were friends even before working together?  That’s how it was working with Denise on her Letterpress Wedding Invitations.  Her appreciation for paper goods and the art of Letterpress was an added bonus!  To share that same appreciation for something so beautiful was like being on cloud 9.

For her letterpress wedding invitations, we incorporated some beautiful scripts with some fun art deco fonts to help convey the 1920’s theme that she was going for.  We also added a fun border to some of the pieces to help with that as well.  With this design, I thought printing them on our 110# Pearl White cardstock would be perfect; giving them a soft, elegant look and feel to them to tie it all together nicely.

The Letterpress Wedding Invitations:

I had so much printing these and was so thrilled to send them to her.  She was so wonderful by e-mailing me back a few days after sending them out to her guests to tell me how much everyone loved them.  I was beaming with joy and the responses we received totally made me giddy and jumping with joy!

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On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 5:54 PM, Denise Nazzal wrote:

Hi Elma!

I hope you’re doing well!  I wanted to send you a quick update on my end.

The invites FINALLY went out on Monday of this week.  I think I finally started sleeping again once they were in the mail!  🙂  I thought you might like to hear some of the responses I’ve gotten (verbatim!):

“Dude!! Your invitations look amazeballs! *swoon*”

“Dude, your wedding invitations are super nice! Omg letterpress!”

“Sophisticated, modern , yet a bit old fashion! So fun opening all the layers. This is going to be the social event of the summer! Your names both look so strong and artful written out.”

“Love the invitation!!!”

“Love it!!  Looks really lovely sweetie”

“Beautiful, well done!!”

Thank you again for everything, Elma!  I’m trying to think of excuses to work with you again and make amazing letterpress art!  🙂

Denise

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Thank YOU, Denise!  Happy Wedding.  XOXO

 
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