Ontario Blossoming

Gabriel & Aida saw two of our most popular wedding invitations, our Ontario and Blossom styles, and asked, "why choose?". Why not Ontariossom? Or Blosstario? 

With our help, they combined the modern typefaces and sleek black / white / silver color scheme of our Ontario style with the classic floral motif from our Blossom design.

A Wedding Between Two Ferns

Last month we featured Luke and Robyn's Mount Hood wedding invitation set. Sticking with the Oregon theme, this time we head south for Julia and Detlev's wedding on the Umpqua River.

Both the wedding ceremony invitation and the rehearsal dinner invite feature fern imagery – somewhat abstractly on the main invite and more realistically and delicately for the rehearsal.

A Mount Hood Wedding

Perhaps you saw our 2013 blog post detailing the underused letterpress technique of halftone screens. In short, we can use tiny dots and on-paper ink mixing to create the illusion of gradations and multiple ink colors.

For Robyn and Luke's Timberline Lodge wedding, we used just two inks (a very light gray and a dark blueish-gray) to create a photo-realistic image of Oregon's Mount Hood.

To accompany the invitation, we printed an info card with a tear-off reply postcard (this one with a halftone bird because, hey, put a bird on it), a small rehearsal dinner invite, and a custom woodgrain-lined envelope.

Foiled & Monogrammed

We love type-only designs. This one's got a simple monogram in Italic Garamond along with text in Neutra Light and Sloop Script.

We used a custom paper -- two sheets of Dark Gray 350g Colorplan duplexed to create a nice, thick 700g stock. The card was printed with silver foil, finished with silver edge paint, and paired with a pearl white cotton envelope.

Foil, Door Tags, and Alligators

It's great when we get to work with a wedding client from the very beginning – starting with the save the dates, moving on to the invitations, and then following through to the wedding day pieces. We did this for Elisa and Alexander, shifting the design vision slightly throughout the process while still maintaining a cohesive aesthetic.

For the save the date, we printed tinted white and Espresso inks on an oversized 600g Pearl White card, tucking the text in the corner and emphasizing the dandelion motif.

Photo by Sarah Arneson

Moving to the invitation set, we got a bit more elaborate and less minimalistic. The alligator-print-lined envelopes housed a gatefold card, guarded by a pair of blind-pressed gators. Inside was a 3-ink + gold foil invitation on thick Fluorescent White paper, a 2-ink + foil pre-party card, and a 2-ink reply card with a lined reply envelope.

We unfortunately don't have photos of the (awesome) programs, menus, and place cards, but we did snag a shot of these custom die-cut hanging door tags that the bride and groom gave to their guests staying at the venue.