It’s time to share photos of our wedding invitations! Matt and I were married on June 23rd this year and loved every minute of our wedding. It’s so nice to be able to say that!
We worked very hard on our invitations and were THRILLED with the end result – formality for Matt, nautical for the lake, creativity and a big work challenge for me, all wrapped up in a pretty package. Our invitations were hand pressed twice (by Jillian, cut on the guillotine by Matt) on a vintage Vanderbilt letterpress machine housed at Dartmouth College. This added to the significance for us since Matt went to Dartmouth and Tuck School of Business.
We used a beautiful, 100% cotton, paper that came as heavy as it gets. The first press was a blind (no ink) press of an outline I drew of Lake Winnipesaukee (our wedding location). The second press included the borders, our wedding logo, and the invitation text using a navy ink. We added a very traditional RSVP card, a reception card (our ceremony was in a different location than the reception), a brunch invitation, and a website card. All were held together with a light green belly band that had one of our favorite quotes from John Adams. The suite was then tucked inside a navy envelope lined with a chart of Lake Winnipesaukee and mailed in a white mailing envelope.
The final touch was our gorgeous calligraphy, each envelope hand written by my all time favorite calligrapher, Mandy Holt, who did a fab job with her Loopy Love style. I think part of the reason I knew Mandy was the one is when I found out she’s not only a Georgia girl but she lives in Decatur, minutes away from one of my dearest friends, Erin Howle, who also happened to photograph our invitations for this beautiful slideshow. If you live in the Atlanta area check out Erin Howle Photography for family photography, she is a doll to work with and her photos are stunning!
Enjoy the photos!