design spotlight: the wedding invitation suite of tess & kieran
LOTUS&ASH designed and hand-crafted the invitation suite for a beautiful wedding in August. Nothing short of one-of-a-kind would fit this unique couple – Stanford alums with a passion for good food, good beer, and good fun. (And the primary reason why we all became fast friends)
The event was a four-day weekend in Lake Elkhart, WI, centered around a ceremony and reception at the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan. The couple exchanged vows on the site of the childhood library of the father-of-the-bride, where he had earned top-notch bookworm bragging rights years before walking his daughter down the aisle.
The places and wedding activities were deep with family history. Capturing this and the excitement and fun of the weekend as well, the invitation suite featured:
A whimsical Save the Date postcard, inspired by a New Yorker cover loved by the couple.
An 8 page Wedding Invitation Booklet
with envelopes lined with pages from an Antique Mother Goose Book...
The inside cover featured a dedication to family and friends
…page two highlighted the weekend events
and a hand-drawn map of the area followed.
An old school Library card marking the milestones in the couple’s relationships so far served as the perfect reply card:
The cover (complete with gold foil stamp) was printed by Oscar Printing in San Francisco, and each page and envelope was printed by L&A. 250 Booklets were hand-sewn over an entire weekend.
The ceremony and reception were complemented by matching programs and menus.
(photo by anna page photography)
Last but not least, the (paper) love continued on letterpressed stationery, printed on thick Crane Lettra.
The wedding suite was a paper pinnacle for LOTUS&ASH, and one of the first of many to come...