Maressa and Jason lived together in several cities, chasing one other's careers, before they finally made in official. To track the geography of their love story without losing track of their etherial and romantic style, we hid several tiny emblems within the hand-illustrated greenery: an apple for New York City, an apple blossom flower (the state flower of Michigan), a six-pointed star from the Chicago flag, and a pretzel for Philadelphia. We included these delicate details just for the couple, and for any of their friends and family that want to go on a tiny scavenger hunt!
To capture a minimalistic romance, we opted against a complicated Details card and instead enclosed a simple card with directions for accessing the couple's wedding website for additional details.
Maressa and Jason wanted their invitation to feel like a family heirloom steeped in romance. To achieve this, we chose an old-world-inspired handmade paper for the main invitation and printed the main invitation in a handwritten calligraphy.
I printed a crest in the faintest blush on a vellum topper, then we attached this piece to their handmade paper invitation with super-fine paper thread. The same greenery from the crest also adorns the custom-designed envelope liner and the other cards in the suite. We also carried these same details into the design of their menus for the reception.
A delicate fine paper thread wrapped each suite, ensuring that opening the invitation would feel less like opening a simple piece of mail and more like unwrapping a precious gift.
When guests open their mailbox, a wedding invitation shouldn't look like every other piece of mail. In this case, romantic greenery printed along a border and carefully selected vintage stamps make it clear that this envelope is something special.