» wedding invitations: caitlin + steve «
I’m hard to impress when it comes to invitations. I follow countless wedding and design blogs—pinning and drooling over beautiful invitation suites all the time. That said, Michael and I have a slew of designers for friends—when a couple we know gets married, there’s a pretty good chance that their invitation might be pin-worthy. Steve and Caitlin are getting married next month at a winery in Northern California. When their save-the-date came to us in the mail, I was impressed by how classic it was without feeling stuffy. The invitation suite echos this same simplicity. The colors and type choices are elegant and modern—evoking a rustic, coastal feel. I, sadly, have to miss their wedding but emailed them and ask if I could showcase their beautiful work, anyway. Here’s what Caitlin had to say…
The invites were a labor of love. Steve (and I) designed them and printed them using a borrowed Gocco (which is a Japanese tabletop screen printing machine). We are on a tight budget for the wedding so we tried to be as resourceful as possible, which is why we did everything at home. The paper came from Paper Source—we were able to get the quality we wanted with the discounts that we needed by buying in bulk.
Steve wanted to make sure that the save the dates, invitations, website, and all of the paper materials felt as if they were part of the same system. The save the dates and website were born first and that gave us ground to work off of for the rest of the wedding design. I’m really proud of the outcome of everything so far and definitely feel lucky to have an in-house designer!
[image credit: Michael Kiser - who WILL be attending the wedding]