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.

Amore e matrimonio: Italiano e Inglese

Kevin and Francesca were looking for an invitation to echo the embroidery on the bridal gown. They found what they were looking for, basing their set on Parklife's Franklin design. The springy floral motif was also reflected in the design of the wedding cake and in the floral arrangements.

The other major requirement for the invitations was that they speak to two audiences, which had, as Francesca put it, "different traditions and etiquette requirements." The floral artwork was printed with a single plate in light celadon ink. But for the forest green text, two different plates were used β€” one in English and one in Italian. The enclosure cards were bilingual to speak to both audiences β€” one card invited guests to the reception, the other gave RSVP directions and other information. "Everyone invited, from every country we touched, made the comment that they'd never seen such a simple yet elegant touch and attention to details in the invitations."

"The invitations  for our wedding were probably one of the best things of the wedding organization," Francesca said. "We could not be any more pleased by the success of the first step of the best day in our lives. We have been recommending Parklife Press to whomever asks for refined letterpress work."

Photos by Sarah McCarty Arneson

Summer Vail

Emily and Dylan's adaptation of our Vail invitation is great. We changed the Tangerine ink to Light Celadon and opted for Fluorescent White paper instead of Ecru and the look, once warm and autumnal, became bright and fresh -- perfect for their summertime wedding.

We carried the look through to the place cards and thank you notes as well, keeping the same theme without simply repeating the same artwork.

Photos by Sarah McCarty Arneson