I have been dying to share these invitations as CORK was a fist for me! Erin contacted me to design a stationery suite for her Sonoma Valley wedding, that in her words, were “soft, romantic, unique, yet effortlessly chic.” We set out to do just that. She is getting married at the BR Cohn Winery and really wanted to play up the wine country theme, but not with the traditional grape vines look. That is when I stumbled on cork skin, a thin veneer of cork that is backed with paper to hold its integrity. Cork. Wine country. PERFECT, without having to be so literal.
She opted for 2-color letterpress in sunny yellow, and a subdued grey. Envelope liners, a custom map, an itinerary booklet, and a die cut, cork tag all held together with yellow baker’s twine completed the look.
To add even more detail to her suite, she went with hand picked vintage stamps to match from the lovely Holly at the Paper Nickel and as always, beautiful calligraphy from Nicole at The Left Handed Calligrapher. She custom matched the calligraphy ink to the yellow in the invitations. We also had a custom address stamp made to save a little money on the response envelopes. Each envelope was stamped, and then embossed with yellow embossing powder.