the whole wedding was very personal to us. from the person we chose to officiate the ceremony, down to the font chosen for the wedding invite. it was also really important that we incorporated each of our crafts into the wedding. you all know when it came to the stationery items, that was all me. well, something that is very tee, is vinyl decals. tee has an Etsy shop, Put’em in the Wall, dedicated to selling his vinyl decal designs. so for his craft, we showcased it in the form of a fun vinyl decal application on an old window pane for our guest seating chart.
here are a few shots of some of the wedding details… (and even more desk embossing fun!!!)
a big thank you to my Uncle Wil for helping apply the vinyl decal onto this window pane in the very difficult humid Costa Rica weather! you really were “MacGyver” that day!
name change ALERT!!! 🙂
photo credit: christine chang photography
i knew that my letterpress budget was maxed out when we did the invitations, so i decided to invest in a custom desk embosser for our ina+tee logo for all our other stationery needs.
i used the leftover paper from the invitations and embossed each one for our thank you note cards.
they also made for the perfect size notecard to write our vows on.
i have to admit, when i first got the custom desk embosser i had to fight every urge in me to emboss every flat piece of paper in sight.
you’ll see the use of the custom desk embosser on other various items for the wedding on the next few blog posts.
as promised, here are some behind the scenes shots i took while working on mine and tee’s wedding invites.
i thought the letterpress dies were so cool, i asked the printer if i could keep them. not sure what i’m going to do with them yet, but i’m sure i’ll think of something…
here’s a close up of the mint color hand painted edge of the invite.
the tools for the job…
another helpful tip, always make sure you go to the post office with a complete invitation so they can weigh it and let you know if any extra postage is necessary.
due to the thickness of the invite, the envelope could not be fed through the post office machine, as it is too rigid, so extra postage was definitely necessary.
the long awaited debut of mine and tee’s wedding invitation…
this definitely was the most stress i felt throughout the entire wedding planning process. no lie. compared to this, everything else including the actual wedding day was easy breezy!
i knew i wanted to incorporate one our engagement pictures taken by christine chang photography some how into the invite. envelope liners are always fun and adds that extra “something-something.”
i also knew from the get go that letterpress printing was a MUST! i mean, seriously, have you seen and felt letterpress printing??? G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!
as you know, i am a bit of a paper snob, so of course i had to use the best of the best when it came to letterpress paper. crane’s lettra 220# pearl white paper for the invite and 110# for the reply card.
with the thickness of the 220# invites, mint color hand painted edges made for a fun added detail and a great way to introduce the pop of color that will be incorporated in the wedding colors. (i’ll be sure to share some behind the scenes shots of the hand painted edge process in another blog post.)
a useful tip i read about and applied to our invites, when we got ready to mail them out, was numbering the backside of each rsvp card with the corresponding number assigned to each guest on your list. you’d be surprised at how many rsvp cards get returned back without a name.
this way you can refer back to your list and see which guest is #35.