Monday, May 24, 2010

Peony: Save-The-Date


Oh my goodness, readers, I am on a roll with the blog posts this week!! I'm hoping this makes up for the fact that I was MIA working on all of these beautiful creations- maybe not. I'll be better, I promise. ;)

Gable and I have been incredibly busy these last few months. I can't believe we just started working together as a business in January! With the motor fiasco out of the way, I am able to print wedding invitations in record time-- and we all know that leaves more time to enjoy little Atticus, Tucker, and my hubby, oh right: and to blog the pretty paper, ha! And to oil Gable. Okay, it doesn't leave too much time...

Because of this, I officially took 'vacation' on Saturday and didn't print, go into my office, or do anything 'work' related; it was SO beautiful here in New England that I couldn't resist hanging out with the boys in my life and taking down a few cold brews. Ahh, life is grand. I'm back into the saddle and ready to present to you one of my FAVORITE new save-the-dates!

Marcie reached out to me a few weeks back to help design her black-tie wedding invitation suite after seeing the
Peony suite I designed for Miss Amanda who is getting married this October at Haystack rock. Love. For a short while, I actually designed the business logo around this peony image, so it wasn't a stretch to want to use it in other elements as well.

For this save-the-date, we went playful and used a childhood poem that I simply love: 'Marcie and David, sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G, first comes LOVE, then comes MARRIAGE.' C'mon- its perfect. While we were looking for a formal approach to these (the wedding will be Black-Tie), it's hard to keep that poem in the same tone, so we played up it's whimsical notes with really scripty 'kissing' element. I LOVE how they turned out!

We printed front and back on the 220lb Crane Lettra duplex weight stock. I highly recommend using the 220lb stock when printing front and back of anything- you get a fantastic impression on both sides of the paper without worrying about 'show through' of impressions. Because this save-the-date was heavy text, it was a perfect pairing. For those that are new to letterpress, there are a few (well, they're are many) things that letterpressing excels in; one of them being text. It is amazing at the clean lines and flourishes of fonts these days and these did not dissapoint.

Blush Design Studio will also be printing Marcie and David's wedding invitations- so keep checking back!