When Vicki and Will came to my studio I fell in love with their wedding invitation vision. They are getting married in October at the Morton Arboretum and wanted an organic, illustrative design. After giving them a few options and many font options, (mostly me trying to place the perfect font with the illustration) they went with this design.
© Paper Parasol Press, Two color letterpress print on 140lb paper made from renewable energy, printed on a Vandercook #3
The entire process from start to end was wonderful. Yes, they were my clients, but I felt like it was more of a team effort - as if we were in a design meeting bouncing ideas back and forth. Both Vicki and Will were truly curious in the entire letterpress process. (I even let them pull a sheet or two through Ellie Mae, my Vandercook!) In fact, they paired the invitation with the envelope and designed the entire stacked right side. It's always nice when a couple comes in together and share the entire wedding planning. Even at the last minute, we pulled a color change on the first color. It was supposed to be a slightly transparent orange, but we decided to go with a more gold tone which allowed the chocolate brown to pop more and show off the details in the leaves and wood grain on the tree. Whereas the orange would have competed and been a little more polarizing.That's what's great about custom work - things tend to flow more organically. Thanks, Vicki and Will for the opportunity to let Paper Parasol Press design your invitation and thanks for being a super cute and fun couple to work with! The lucky couple are jetting off to Australia after their wedding and I wish them the best on their new endeavors.