This summer I was fortunate enough to be a part of two of my best friends weddings. The second being this past weekend at my best friends parents beautiful farm just north of Port Hope, Ontario. I knew in the months building up to the wedding that her elegant, but earthy style would come through in all of the details of the wedding. I could rant and rave about her attention to detail, her loyalty to her vision and most of all the importance that everything reflected her and Alex’s personalities and love for one another, but I won’t. I will let the images speak for themselves. (Note: I was fortunate enough to steal my bouquet from the wedding – flowers from Wild Lark Studio, Toronto).
As a designer letterpress is the be-all and end-all of printing (for me at least). When you design something in a digital publishing suite you are truly disconnected from the art of printing. You don’t feel the paper, you don’t have to move the characters so they’re perfectly aligned and there really isn’t any physical assertion going into what you’re creating.
Click. Click. Click. Computers have truly revolutionized printing and design.
Letterpress is so classic and in the world of weddings and fine stationery – it reigns king. When I feel a business card that’s letterpress – I feel nostalgic and appreciate it just that much more. So watch this video. I think it will really open your eyes as to why letterpress is so amazing and thus so expensive. I have a sneaking suspicion you’ll appreciate it just that much more.
A couple of months ago a former co-worker of mine contacted me to get some wedding invitations done. Her theme was vintage country and she mentioned she was going to add her own DIY details after the invites were printed. I was ecstatic because when you do things yourself the options are endless. She ended up going with an A2 size invitation with a linen finish and A2 size brown paper bag envelopes. This is the final result:
a supplied photo from the bride-to-be of the details she did after receiving the invitations and envelopes.
Being from a small town it’s hard to get away from your country roots. This summer I had the honour of helping an old friend of mine with all of her wedding stationery. The (now) bride and groom live together out in the country and both share a love of country music, so it was only natural that there was a country theme. The ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario and I think we captured the essence of classic country in all of the little details.