I'm submitting some wedding invitation samples to Bride's Magazine today. Very exciting. Even more so that my older sister Kim used to work there. I remember when I was younger, I visited her at her office with my mom. It was so cool. There were clothes everywhere, head shots of models thumb-tacked on the walls, and everyone there was impeccably dressed. (Kim still wins my Best Dressed award. If I gave them out, that is.) I must have been 12, but I knew this place was hip - and New York, too, was hip. And I wanted to live there when I grew up. Fast forward 15 years, and here I am submitting my work there. Very cool for little me.
Here's another one I'm pretty proud of:
It's all hand-stamped with archival ink. The branch is a deep chocolate brown that I just don't think I'll grow old of any time soon - especially when stamped on this super-soft, white, deckled edge Italian paper. The reverse side is shown for both - a tea-stain color in a diamond pattern. The variation of color in this subtle color is beautiful - and something that really cannot be replicated in other printing processes. If I could do it all over again, I would go with something like this.
What do you think about a stamped invitation? I'm contemplating a complete transition to letterpress, but I love the immediacy and playfulness of the stamp.