Creating Custom Wedding Invitations - Erin and Tony

Creating Custom Wedding Invitations - Erin and Tony

April 15, 2022

When Erin reached out to me about doing her wedding invitations for their destination wedding in Mexico, I was instantly excited. They wanted to use our wreath design, but make it Adriatic blue to convey the color of the ocean where they'd be celebrating. 

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Initial sketch for the wreath design. 2022.

I had originally created the wreath design for a styled shoot, which wanted a more toned-down, monochromatic, light, and airy look. Originally, I printed these in a "Mist" color. 

Ink mixing test printingMixing ink and test printing. 2022.

Erin and Tony had a lot more wording than my original design, so it took a bit of time and a couple phone conversations, but we managed to get it all fit in! After ordering the dies (the metal plates which we print with), it was time to mix the ink and prep the press. 

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Adriatic Blue ink on the press. 2022.

I generally print the invitations first, then details cards, then RSVPs (generally this is in order of size), but this suite only had Invitations and RSVPs, so printing went fairly quickly once I was all set up and the press was ready. We ended up with some of the loveliest blue invitations I've ever set eyes on. 

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Erin & Tony's wedding invitations. 2022.

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