Evan and Lynn’s watercolor letterpress wedding design
Evan and Lynn knew two things they wanted when it came to their wedding stationery. They loved letterpress and they wanted to include the beautiful many colors of wildflowers that would be at the wedding. Now, normally lots of colors and letterpress are not something that go hand in hand. But as you may know, we like to get creative here at The Goodness when faced with a challenge. We were able to create a design that was whimsical, fun and natural, while incorporating bright colors by creative use of materials. The first thing we designed was the save the date. I’m excited to share this one because you get to see a little of the creation process too! We really wanted to incorporate the colorful wildflowers of the wedding with a letterpress postcard. Our design was letterpressed text and flowers with hand painted watercolor flowers. We painted each stem and flower by hand to create something that was one of a kind for each guest.We mixed our own colors to get the perfect hues.The colors were inspired by California wildflowers.On the back, we used custom rubber stamps to include the wedding information and return address on the back.
A line was painted on the back to separate the message and address area.The complete save the date! Detail of the letterpress and watercolored flowers.When it came time to design the invitations, we wanted to keep a lot of the design from the save the date by using some of the same fonts. The end result was modern, natural, and not-too-formal.We designed custom mailing labels on kraft envelopes for a natural feel.Pretty envelope liners to match! Again, including color here was essential, and our solution was a beautiful patterned fabric belly band. The print was rather large, which meant each invitation was unique, just like the save the dates!LOVE the texture of letterpress!
We also designed an card with helpful information for the guests.Additionally, we designed some of the day-of stationery. These menu cards were placed on all the tables.And we created these escort cards with cute fish (for the salmon dish) and mushroom (for the vegetarian mushroom risotto) graphics. Finally, we designed a cute matching thank you card with a wedding portrait!
Be sure to stay tuned to the blog for the full post from Evan and Lynn’s culinary-inspired wedding!