Will and I got married on July 5 of this year. The day was an incredible, joyful blur. I am immensely grateful for all those who were there with us! It was a perfect day.
Being a graphic designer, it was also an excuse to make some gorgeous letterpress-printed artwork. Why not? I had access to a print shop and a paper cutter through MICA (Thanks to Allison at Globe for your help with the printing process!) So of course I had to design and print the save-the-dates, invitations, detail cards, envelopes, wax seal, menus, programs, name cards, guest book, and coaster favors. But I didn't stop there. I also frost-spray-painted the salvaged, centerpiece mason jars and made all the bouquets and centerpiece flower arrangements (with a lot of help from my dear family). I may have gone overboard. But hey, it saved us a lot of money, and quality was not sacrificed!
Details on all of the things below...
We couldn't have asked for better weather on a July day in Baltimore.
The type lockup for the straightforward, no bullshit save-the-date.
Lettering for the invitation. As a first-time letterer, it took many iterations to get right. But I was pleased with my simple, mono-line results! Thanks, Dai Foldes for the tips during your lettering workshop at MICA.
Plate made and on press, inked for printing.
The invitation plus detail card and wax seal.
All together now.
All the things, including envelope.
Programs. They were double-sided with ceremony info on the back (both sides were letterpress-printed). With help from my sisters and Will, we glued on the handles and rounded all the corners. Martha Stewart ain't got nothing on me!
Shutter for name cards, and guest book. My mom refurbished the shutter. Thanks, Mom!
For the guest book, I bought a plain Moleskin and transferred the design on with a transfer marker.
Chalkboard drink menu. Beer & wine only, folks.
We even had matching straws, courtesy of Etsy! And stars because, well, it was 4th of July weekend. #fireworksforever
Dessert menu. Y'all know.
Pies! No cake here. And no, I didn't make these. But I considered it.
Cin cin! Cheers coaster favors. The coasters were the one thing I did not print at MICA, since they don't own a C&P press. So thanks to Kim and Kyle at Baltimore Print Studios for helping Will and I print these!
And the designers lived happily ever after...