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!
Mrs. Elma Kosaka