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Letterpress save the dates: Spring flowers

sweetolivepresswedding I’ll put Katherine and Jeff’s save-the-dates here as a pretty diversion, until I can be a good blogger again…


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Letterpress wedding : Costa Rica

Beautiful!  Katie and Paul will marry in a summer ceremony in stunning Costa Rica, so they wanted their letterpress invitations to reflect the elegance of their wedding as well as the relaxed tropical atmosphere of their seaside location.

I created a custom design in emerald green, coral and cornflower blue, featuring silhouettes of a Costa Rican hummingbird and the beautiful Guaria Morada, which is the Costa Rican national flower.

The three shades of hand-mixed ink were printed using magnesium plates on super-thick 100% cotton card, and the invitation suite was accented with shimmery copper envelopes.



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Letterpress Wedding : The Islands

Romantic! Brooke and John are tying the knot in Hawaii, with a small and sweet ceremony – and when they get home they’ll celebrate with family and friends at a Texas-sized wedding reception. The best of both worlds!

With wedding colours of burnt orange and cream, Brooke and John wanted elegant custom invitations subtly reflecting a Hawaiian theme. The hibiscus flowers were printed with cream ink on rich cream cotton paper to create an understated island image. The flowers were  accented beautifully with antique scrollwork in burnt orange and text in chocolate brown.

The same colour palette was used to print the response cards, and copper envelopes added an eye-catching finishing touch to this luxurious invitation suite.

{Photo note: address and details digitally altered for privacy…}


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Letterpress Wedding: Summer in Paris

Kate and David live in Paris – so at any moment they can step outside and be in one of the world’s most romantic cities.  Their wedding day (just so we can all swoon a little) will include a Montmartre restaurant, the Eiffel Tower, and a river cruise down the Seine.

With a palette of mint green, soft grey and fuchsia, Kate and David wanted their invitations to capture that Paris magic…

I created an invitation suite with an antique Parisian flavour (Kate is a lover of all things vintage). The design draws upon the incredible and distinctive work of the 19th-Century Parisian typographers and ornament artists. This style of embellishment and contrasting classic typefaces was used on all kinds of printed pieces – invitations to grand balls, concert tickets, cards for jewellers, and even letterheads.

The mint and grey inks are letterpress printed on thick cotton card (it takes a beautiful impression) and accented by envelopes in fuchsia and shimmery silver.

A wedding like this… who could say no?

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