Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wedding at Haystack Rock


Hello there!! I am SO happy to show you all these beautiful invitations. SO happy as in I wish I could show you more, but you only have so long during the day to read through blogs. I get it. It's still not going to stop me from showing you one of my most favorite creations! You all may remember that large peony on the invitation-- I've basically modeled my entire business designs and customer creations by it. It's big, beautiful, and my goodness does it letterpress well.

Amanda reached out to me after speaking with Mayra (remember her invitations?). She was looking for just a few prints, as she is marrying the love of her life with a limited guest list of 25. With venue names like Haystack Rock, and McMenamin's Sand Trap, you can't get much more creative here. How perfect would this be to custom create some thing that she and her guests will cherish forever? It took seconds for me to reach out to Amanda and ask if I could have the guest's names for me to custom print each and every response card, and thankfully she agreed!! These response cards NEEDED that special touch for each of her guests!

In letterpress, to have a new 'thing' printed, you need to physically remove the 20lb 'chase,' alter the image (i.e. put a new plate down inside of the chase), and put it back into the press-- then you can print with it. (here is a photo to help you visualize it.) Imagine me doing that 30+ times. I think I see some noticeable definition in my upper arms from this order, ha, and the results were 150% worth it.

The invitations were printed on 110lb fluorescent white Crane Lettra in blush pink and bright silver; the envelopes are a beautiful soft pink stardream and silver. As a matter of fact, the grand-calligrapher Katrina Centeno will be calligraphing every envelope- and I can't wait to update the blog with her BEAUTIFUL work!

To Amanda and Craig: I can't thank you enough for allowing me to be apart of this special day for you two. THANK YOU! Not only have you pulled my heart strings with the peony, but I have a special place in my heart for intimate weddings such as yours.

Congratulations, Amanda and Craig!!

1 comment:

amanda said...

I can't express in words what a pleasure Liz has been in designing and pressing our invitations! As you can see, her work is beautiful, she is amazing to work with, and I give her 20 out of 10 stars -- that's JUST how good she is! :) I HIGHLY recommend Liz @ Blush Design Studios!!!

Liz - you are awesome and an incredible person, thank you so very much for making this part of our wedding so fabulous!