Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kathryn + Ryan's Save the Dates and Invitations

Kathryn Storke {who publishes the wedding blog Snippet & Ink} + Ryan Grady were married last December in San Francisco.  We felt so lucky that Kathryn, who lives and breathes wedding details, entrusted us with her save the dates, wedding invitations and all things paper for her big day. Kathryn + Ryan got married in San Francisco, their save the dates combined the retro feeling and Golden Gate Bridge views of their reception venue, The Presidio Social Club.  The save the dates were glittered vintage postcard images, complete with a handwritten message from the couple.  The other card provided information about hotels as well as their wedding website.  We tied the postcards with bakers twine and added a custom metal rimmed tag.  The cards were sent in a glassine envelope so it retained the postcard feel while protecting the glittered images.

Kathryn had lots ideas for her wedding invitations and she decided on this classic and elegant invitation. They were double thick Crane Lettra cotton card stock which were hand edged with red and had the corners rounded.  It's hard to see how luxurious and rich the cards were but when you hold them they are extra thick and the detail of the hand-edging is more visible.  The envelopes were all hand bordered to match the cards.  All of the pieces were letterpress by Alan Hillesheim Letterpress.  The wreath details were letterpressed without any color which added to the elegant feeling of the invitation.  The subtle color of the red accents reflected the December wedding without feeling too seasonal.

I'll be sharing more details from Kathryn + Ryan's wedding in my upcoming posts!

photography (top photo) : Elizabeth Messina, event planner: Jenna Lam for Laurie Arons Boutique Events

1 comment:

  1. lovely! how did you execute the to-die-for colored edging on the envelopes?