Invitation du Jour

I’ve got a fun one for you today. Jen, of Papers & Packages, was kind enough to share with me the Hatch Show Print-inspired invi­ta­tions her and her hus­band cre­ated for their wed­ding this past fall. I love the laid back, show poster feel that gets car­ried through not just the design, but also the writ­ing. It’s an exam­ple of my favorite kind of invi­ta­tion — a com­plete package.

IDJ Jen and Jeremy 01

Before I show you a few more images, I’ll let Jen tell you about their process in her own words:
One of the many things I have in com­mon with my hus­band is our love of posters and the crown-jewels of our col­lec­tion are from Hatch Show Print. We wanted to incor­po­rate the look of the old fash­ioned Hatch show posters into all of the pieces of our invi­ta­tion. For the save-the-date, we cre­ated an old time post­card using wood type fonts and printed it dig­i­tally in our own stu­dio on French Paper in Kraft. For the wed­ding invi­ta­tion set, we wanted use the same feel with dark papers and incan­des­cent inks. I loved the Tangy Orange and Hot Fudge col­ors by French Paper, so we used those shades. The invi­ta­tion and response card were printed by Casey McGarr from Inky Lips Letterpress in Dallas, a friend of Jeremy. For the direc­tions, Jeremy did a great map illus­tra­tion and I wrote some fun copy on things to do while in Seattle for our 40+ guests who were com­ing in from out of town. We folded all the direc­tion sheets like maps which I thought was a great touch! We fas­tened together all the pieces with some brown twine. The envelopes were addressed with a wrap-around label.

IDJ Jen and Jeremy 02

IDJ Jen and Jeremy 03

IDJ Jen and Jeremy 04

IDJ Jen and Jeremy 05

IDJ Jen and Jeremy 06

There are more on their flickr page, and you should also check out their pro­grams and save the dates on Papers & Packages.

Design: Jen & Jeremy Wheat of Lavish Design Studio
Letterpress print­ing: Inkylips Press
Paper: French Paper Company

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