This couple got married in California, but really loved New Orleans. They wanted their invitations to include oak trees, the fleur-de-lis motif and the colors green, purple and gold. The green color was printed from hand-carved linoleum blocks, and the purple text and black hand-drawn illustrations were printed from polymer plates. The gold backing paper is Stardream—it has a shimmer to it.
This couple got married in the bride's grandparent's gazebo, and the color swashes came from the family's collection of vintage dinnerware, which was used at the reception. Seed packets and coasters were given as favors. Recipe cards were filled out by family members so that the new couple had a collection of heirloom recipes.
2-color + die cut invitation. 1-color + die cut RSVP card. Digitally printed map/directions sheet. 2015
This couple got married at a location not too far from my studio, so I drove there and took photos of the tree they planned to get married in front of. I made a linoleum block cut of the tree much larger than the final size so it would retain its detail even at a tiny size. I designed the logo on the belly band medallion so they could use it throughout their wedding, and the rest of their lives.
This couple had a very detailed idea already set to go. They used a local offset printer to create the front sides, while I set the type and printed it on the back. The blessings card had three different fronts, all watercolor paintings created by the bride.
4-color invitation. Digitally printed map/directions card and RSVP postcard. 2014
This couple wanted a brand for themselves; they will be raising cattle together and will actually use it on their cows. They also have numerous apple trees on their ranch. The invitations included red backing paper, orange ribbon, a linoleum block-cut apple branch image and a die-cut brand medallion.
Two 3-color invitations. 2014
The couple lived in the U.S., they were getting married in Greece, and had family in Brazil. The design mimicked an invitation by Bespoke Letterpress, and was printed in English and Portuguese.
2-color invitation, RSVP card, info card, menu and favor coasters, all with rounded corners and gold painted edges. Lined envelopes. 2014
This wedding wasn't even real! The whole thing was a staged photo shoot that I was invited to be a part of. Photos from the day should be on my blog soon!
The theme of this wedding was simple rustic elegance. Grey wood grain, yellow frame and dark purple text to match the envelopes.
1-color wedding invitation, invitation cover, information card, RSVP card. 2009
The bride's aunt designed this set so that she could paint with watercolors on each of the invitations.
1-color save the date. 3-color wedding invitation. 2006
A simple invitation for a fall wedding.
3-color wedding invitation, RSVP card. 2006
This couple was married at a French café, and they wanted to see that vibe in their invitations. I drew inspiration from the Paris Metro signs as well as other Art Nouveau sources. The colors were reflected in the bridesmaids' dresses and bouquets.
1-color wedding invitation. 2006
This couple was married in San Francisco. The moon image was based on a pendant that the groom gave to the bride. The invitation was printed with metallic gold ink, which has just a hint of sparkle to it when turned different directions in the light.
3-color save the date. 2-color wedding invitation, RSVP card. 2006
The save-the-date was a 2-color linoleum block cut illustration of the Carson Mansion in Eureka, CA and the type was handset in lead. The invitations and response cards were printed from photopolymer plates, reflecting beloved trees from the bride's and groom's hometowns.
2-color wedding invitation. 2-color RSVP card. 2-color info card. 2006
The bride and groom wanted a wedding suite that reflected the simple beauty of the redwoods.
1-color wedding invitation. 2005
The beautiful die-cut cards were brought to me by the bride. She had purchased several boxes at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's gift shop. The type was set by hand, and printed very carefully on the pre-cut, pre-folded cards.