We love these invitations that we printed for another designer for a wedding in Florida. They have just the right amount of formality and fun, with a unique color combination. The sea glass blue paper with gold ink is such an unexpected choice, but feels perfectly Miami.
We love when we have the opportunity to letterpress print wedding invitations for creative couples. These wedding invitations were designed by the betrothed couple, Jennifer and James. The result was a very unique design, full of color and fun flourishes.
Jennifer and James fell in love with the South of France when they vacationed there together. From the delicious food to the warmth of the countryside, they knew that this was the perfect destination for their wedding. The event was held at an idyllic castle called Château de Lisse, no doubt the inspiration for many fairy tales. The week long event allowed their guests ample time to explore the South and the breathtaking grounds of the château.
It was a lot of fun to print wedding invitations in such vibrant and playful colors. The bright green and blue ink look were an amazing combination. The background of the invitation was a half-tone moon printed in perfect sky blue, with stars dotting the edges. The decorative frame in vivid green added just the right amount of contrast.
They designed these great matching coasters for the reception, as well. We love that they lined the border with the coordinates of the château and topped it off with a very stylish ampersand.
We are envious of anyone who received these letterpress wedding invitations! We're sure it was the trip of a lifetime.
We always enjoy letterpress printing wedding invitations designed by our clients or their friends. We're constantly trying out new techniques and printing from other designers' artwork, gives us the opportunity to try something we may not have thought of. This sweet invitation set is a perfect example of that. It was designed by Leah Kim for Hyunbin Park and Lucas Soto. The design was perfect for letterpress and we were so happy to be able to work with this nice couple to print these.
Sometimes we open our inbox and our hearts just skip a beat. When Andrew Tobin sent us his wedding invitation designs, we were blown away. The hand-lettering is so unusual and lovely and those hits of chartreuse ink take our breath away:
We could not wait to print these. It really is so inspiring to us to see the work of other designers and it constantly gives us new ideas for layouts and techniques.
Plus, any excuse to ink the press with that gorgeous bright yellow-y green:
Here's one more quick close-up of the printing to show the gorgeous impression and the blast of color:
All of these designs are courtesy of the extremely talented groom. You can check out his other fantastic work at www.theandrewtobin.com
Alison Corrie and Morgan Sheasby collaborated on their wedding invitation design; what a lovely pre-wedding design task for these soon-to-be newlyweds! They chose one of our favorite color schemes: matte gold and black. They incorporated really lovely design elements; the subtle floral embellishments, the wine glass and sled and - our favorite of all - that awesome linked ampersand.
Sometimes clients ask us to include an illustration that they provide on their printed materials. As long as the design is suitable for letterpress, we are happy to do this. It's always great for us to see the work of other artists and craftspeople. We printed these pretty notecards which feature a hand drawn illustration of the client's home. These look really smart in cool gray ink and they're extremely personal and bespoke.
We've been looking through the Sesame Letterpress archives lately, searching for examples of pretty, whimsical hand drawn designs. We found a trio of gorgeous examples that we wanted to share on the blog today. We love how the colors of all three invitations create a perfect trio of Spring hues!
We adore the wreath illustration and the interplay of handwritten text and printed text. Also, that aqua color is just so fresh and modern!
This design just makes us smile: those two patient little pets at the bottom of the card! Any design - like this - with fine, line drawn detail prints perfectly in letterpress.
What is so clever about this design is the way that the layout of the text mirrors the criss-cross of the branches in the illustration. This example also shows how sometimes a single color ink can add a really elegant cohesive feel to the design.
Remember that we are always happy to incorporate your own hand drawn illustration into the design of your choice!