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    Letterpress invitations for an outdoor wedding in Charlottesville, VA
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My wedding invitations
My wife and I met in high school and had been together for over ten years before we decided to get hitched. Our wedding was to be held on a beautiful, grassy hill on a farm in Charlottesville, VA, with the reception taking place in an old barn. We wanted a rustic-yet-elegant wedding invitation that represented our wedding and our personalities. Since we were to be married on our 11-year anniversary, I envisioned an infographic timeline of our lives showing how long we had been together. A Venn diagram monogram evolved out of this and informed the rest of the design, including icons, a map, and a flow chart. I chose letterpress to bring an intimate quality to the invitations, and I designed with that in mind. The monogram consists of two colors, overprinted to create a third color where they overlap. We packaged them into paper bag-colored envelopes and rubber stamped them to keep with the rustic farm wedding tone and truly reflect our personalities.
Print Credits
Ryan Howell, Rise and Shine Letterpress (riseandshinepaper.com)
Paper Source envelopes were rubberstamped
Addresses transferred with a Chartpak blender marker

Type Credits
Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk
Archer (Hoefler & Frere-Jones)

Quantity Produced
60
Dimensions
9 1/8 " x 3 5/8 " - Invite
4 7/8 " x 3 1/2 " - RSVP card

Print Method
Letterpress

Paper Stock
600 GSM Ecru Crane's Lettra