Real Invitations: Shira + Loren

After just celebrating their first wedding anniversary, I'm finally getting a chance to showcase theses invitations (and some other paper goods) designed for Shira and Loren's wedding day last September.

Channeling the glory days of New York's 1930s, the invites focused on a single Art Deco pattern paired with a striking purple and silver color palette.

Here's the entire suite, including: invitation, reception card, rsvp set and outer envelope and envelope liner

The suite was printed on Crane's Lettra which beautifully reproduced the letterpress type and blind embossed pattern. My biggest challenge was finding just the right color envelopes. These are made by Eames.

Calligraphy by Tara Jones

This top graphic shows the reception card. The pattern shown in grey was blind embossed onto the paper. On the bottom is the RSVP envelope - which I totally fell in love with. I took the dots from the pattern and used them to florish the address.

The image for the liner came from a few conversations I had with the couple, who were both were extremely close to their family. We decided upom making a family tree, which became an important element in the ceremony programs and the reception. Trees are symbolic in the jewish culture and the design really gavethe final suite an extremely personal feeling.

For a tutorial on how to make custom envelope liners, click here.

At the reception, I picked up the color palette and 1930s vibe in these cocktail napkins and signature cocktail signs.

And for the Rehearsal Dinner and Sunday Brunch, the palette and design was reinvented again, but this time digitally printed onto metallic paper.

Other images of this event can be found here / here / here and here.

Photography by Jen Huang

Posted on August 17, 2010 and filed under Behind the Scenes, Paper Goods, Real Weddings.