Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Real Invitations - Chris + Emma's Vintage Texas Cactus Invitations

We were super excited when our very talented in house designer, Emma, had her wedding invitations featured on one of our favorite blogs Oh So Beautiful Paper! 

Emma + Chris's southwestern cactus-inspired wedding invitations are a true representation of their upcoming Texas wedding.  Emma is employed as a designer and salesperson at Inviting Affairs.  We are so excited for her upcoming wedding.

Emma drew her inspiration from nature, art, and all things vintage. 

Emma's wedding will be out doors in the hill country of Austin and she wanted an invitation that reflected the southwest without being overtly western. I had the invitations letterpress printed at our awesome vendor Stationery Works using a warm grey ink.

Keeping all the letterpress printed pieces one color helped keep the overall cost down and Emma was able to add in pops of color with the bright yellow envelope liner and a reproduction vintage postcard (which she printed herself). All the pieces were then tied together in little bundles with yellow bakers twine from Whisker Graphics.

The outer envelopes brought it all together with calligraphy and vintage cactus postage that Emma found on Ebay.

1 comment:

amber said...

Those postage stamps are so cute!