Tuesday, September 11, 2012

An Invite Story


My name is Margot Miller, and I am a Font-a-holic.  Luckily, this trait came in handy with wedding invite design.  I wasn't sure I was going to design my own invitations, but when thinking about it I realized NOT designing it would probably be more work for me. **I'm a bit on the picky side** 
Luckily, I have a patient fiance who supports the fact that I love to create, and VOILA, our invitation was born.  Upon starting, the only thing I ABSOLUTELY HAD TO HAVE was letterpress printing.  Letterpress is a type of printing where blocks are literally pressed into your surface, making it feel like an indent wherever print appears. I am a designer and stare at printing types and surfaces allllll day.
Letterpress and I experienced love at first sight. 

I read THIS  fantastic blog post about accessing font variants over on Pugly Pixel, one of my favorite blogs. I immediately downloaded Mishka and have been prettttty much using it nonstop since. Other fonts included in our invitation are:
KG Call Me Maybe (yes, I picked this because of the name- DON'T JUDGE) 
Bellerose
Janda Swirly Twirly
& Comfortaa

Right before the invitation design process started, Tristan and I had a fantastic engagement photoshoot with Jimmy of Off Beat Productions and somewhere on Pinterest I had seen the idea for a photo placed in the envelope liner.  I used a few of the photos from our shoot, and created a repeat pattern to look like a photography contact sheet and had it printed and inserted. The result is my favorite detail of our invitations!

Pinterest also gave me the idea of a "Mad-Libs" RSVP card, so I design one to match our invitation aesthetic.  Reading the replies has been much more fun this way, so I'm really glad we did it!
We printed on Crane paper through Kate's Paperie. If you are in the NYC area and looking for a custom printing expert, I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Donna at Kate's Paperie. She was a pleasure to work with and very knowledgable. 

And that, my friends, is the story of our wedding invitation! I look forward to sharing more details soon soon SOON! 

1 comment:

Astrid said...

Hej Margot,

what a wonderful invitation idea. Totally love it.

I wish Tristan and you a great wedding and happy life.

xoxo Astrid