Thursday, June 18, 2009

Joel & Jessica's Desert Wedding

I finished putting together a set of wedding invitations late last week that I'm excited to share. They turned out quite nice -- very simple, but that's exactly what this couple wanted.

invitation front, back and envelopeJoel and Jessica came to me with the photo you see in the shot to the right. They were having what would probably be categorized as a destination wedding, but also a fairly small gathering of mostly family. They didn't want to go over the top on the invitations, like many destination weddings do. They just wanted one piece to announce the basic information, and were going to use the web for everything from RSVPs to directions.

I had paper in mind that I thought might be perfect -- Neenah's Peppered Bronze in a laid finish; the variegated color of the paper makes it look incredibly textured, but it doesn't present problems when it comes to screen printing on it. Jessica liked it, and paired it with French Speckletone envelopes in 'Chocolate.' For ink we simply used the color of the opposite paper, and a clean script for the text.

The result is a compact little treasure, equally comfortable in a frame or on the fridge of its lucky recipients.

To see more images of this invitation, or to browse Phaedra's other designs, visit the Phaedra Paperie website.

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