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My Favorite Paper Good: Wedding Invitations

Updated: Oct 3, 2018

I recently got married myself in August. One of my most favorite parts of wedding planning was designing our wedding stationery. Designing beautiful and tactile typographical pieces, like invitations, brings me such joy. I spent well over three years dreaming up what the stationery for our big day would look like. Countless late hours were dedicated to drafting up different ideas, tossing them away, and starting from scratch. I would spend weekends selecting soft, yet confident script typefaces and arranging them beside elegant serifs to find the perfect complimentary pair. I carefully considered my production options and ordered endless amounts of paper samples, varying in weight and texture and tooth. My heart kept circling back to a vintage press nestled in that quaint letterpress studio in Boston's South End–a designer's dream.

I took extra time to consider the order in which our guests would experience each element of the suite. They would read their own names in my mother's elegant hand-script before slipping the invitation out past the soft pink envelope liner. Would a ribbon add interest? Would a seal add grace? Will the invitation stand proudly alone or will it slowly reveal itself beneath a semi-opaque vellum? Once they got to the invitation, they would run their finger along the soft cotton, feeling the full effect of the letter-pressed type and floral bouquet carefully arranged at the top of the main invitation and carrying over as a design element in the response and details cards.

I mulled it over for months, had samples printed and continued experimenting. When it came time to assemble, my loved ones were by my side, stuffing each envelope with care and love. They were the invitations of my dreams. And the most perfect way to set the stage for our wedding events to come.

I strive to ensure each of my wedding clients receive the same attention to detail as I would expect for an element of my own wedding. I look forward to helping you create the wedding details of your own dream.

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