I don’t know about you, but back when I turned 16, the big event was usually fêted with a dinner out at Applebee’s and maybe, just maybe, we were transported there via stretch limo. And we felt so sophisticated and adult! So when I was approached to plan and style a Las Vegas themed Sweet Sixteen party that would take place on a yacht, complete with casino tables, I couldn’t help but look back on those simpler days with… fondness? Or, something like that.
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If you’ve been to your fair share of weddings, then I’m sure you’ve felt frustration and lackluster enthusiasm when scanning through the run of the mill greeting cards for weddings.
How many variations on “happy wedding”, “to the happy couple” and “love birds” can you stand? Cards with floral prints, wedding cakes and piles of gifts? Even the once cute “perfect pear” pun has run its course. Plus, think of the poor couple themselves who have to open card after uninspired card!
If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the wedding invitation is the window to the soul of the wedding. A glimpse into the tone and mood of the upcoming celebration.
To capture that, the bride wanted an invitation design that was girly and romantic, with a vintage feel. She also wanted them to be sophisticated, but with a touch of whimsy. By now I’m sure it is no secret how much I l-o-v-e the art that is letterpress printing. That’s why I’m so excited to feature this letterpress invitation suite; I only wish you could actually feel the gorgeous paper and impressions!