4.20.2011

The WarLock Wedding: Save the Date!

Adam and I wanted our save-the-date cards to be truly personal... so I designed, letterpressed, and hand-addressed them all myself. Here they are!


The cards are traditional but witty, illustrating a piece of who we are as a couple: we love to dine finely in good company! They are enclosed in shimmery gold envelopes that should gleam in each guest's mailbox. I printed my return address onto the pointed envelope flap, and scripted the recipients' addresses in white ink. My hope is that it will be as exciting for our friends and family to receive this news as it is for us to send it. We absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with everyone!

Photographs & Design © ShocktheBourgeois



12 Have Spoken.:

andrea despot said...

you're quite talented! these invites are exquisite (my favorite part is the golden envelopes with white ink).

Becca said...

Gorgeous, but I expected nothing less from you! When's mine getting here? How will I possibly know what date to save without it? ;)

Maggie Rose said...

They are beautiful! This is silly, but one of my favorite touches was how you wrote the zip code. Puts it above and beyond an ordinary Save the Date.

Are you DIYing the invites too?

Jane Flanagan said...

Wow! So amazing. Great work!

cottagefarm said...

they are charming! you are wonderfully talented. and those gold envelopes - a jewel for the mailbox.

Karen said...

These are so delightful! I'm sure the people who are receiving them are loving them too!

Jess said...

I've been meaning to drop you a note to say this, but I'll just say it here instead...they really are lovely! I have no idea how a letter press works, but oh my goodness, the results are so professional looking, and just perfect.

Apt#34 said...

Adore your envelopes!

jessi said...

omg, i would love to have my own letterpress ! these look amazing !

Allie@HoneyBeeInvites said...

I love this save-the-date! It truly is gorgeous! Great work!

Mandy Leach said...

You: Letterpressed.
Me: Super Impressed.

I want to do something similar for my wedding stationery too - but how did you get your own design? Did you submit it to someone who made the template for you or did you do that yourself too? I'd just love it if you'd share your wisdom with me.

Thanks!!

Mandy

Elizabeth said...

Hi Mandy,

Thanks for your kind comment!

I created the design myself, then submitted it to a vendor who transferred it to a printing plate. Feel free to email me if you have questions- I also do custom work if you're interested!

shockthebourgeois@mac.com