This winter I had the pleasure of working with Rachelle on these unique save the dates. She was so happy with the end result, she asked that I design her wedding invitations as well. As mentioned in the earlier post, Rachelle is having a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas. She wanted her invites to have an elegant, soft look, yet incorporate hints of her beach destination.
Originally, she had thought about including laser cut papel picado flags as a nod to the Mexican locale. It wasn’t turning out quite as she expected, so we opted for a less literal, more intricate, laser cut band to hold everything together.
The entire suite was letterpressed on the double thick, 220lb. Cranes Lettra stock. One of the more interesting details was the pattern that was blind embossed on the back of the invitation. I designed a crest and then used the lace pattern from the laser cut to create the pattern on the back, which was also printed on the back flap on the envelopes.
No details were spared in this suite. Not only did we do letterpress, laser cutting and double thick stock, it also included vintage map envelope liners, calligraphy by Molly Jacques and vintage postage.