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.
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.
Mixing 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.
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.
Erin & Tony's wedding invitations. 2022.
If you'd like to watch a video of the whole process, click here.
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The first step in creating my own stationery was to design it. My partner, James, drew this lovely Dahlia. He then carved it into a cherry woodblock and we used that throughout our suite.