When I picked this job up at the printer I was beside myself giddy; I was in gold foil heaven. For this piece, it was all about the “pretty”. We wanted everything in this suite to feel lovely and special. When I first met with the bride, Patty, we talked about creating a lovely, hand drawn border that would encompass her Asian heritage as well as her husband’s Tuscan roots. Patty has a vision that included lots of citrus, greens and vines as well as notes of both cultures. I went about illustrating the border in pencil first, then outlined everything with a fine tip pen to get all the details perfect. Patty wanted her invitation to feel pretty but also rustic so we added bits of hand lettering into the refined typefaces to create a combination style. The entire border and ampersand are gold foil and the rest of the design was done in navy letterpress. We duplexed the weight of the paper so the piece felt even more substantial.
The navy envelope, Florentine paper liner and belly band were the perfect compliment to this gorgeous invitation. We channeled our inner Rumpelstiltskin and tied the entire suite with a super fine gold twine to compliment the foil. This invitation inspires me to always make some extra time for the “pretty” because, hell, it looks good.