Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Eyelet Invitations

A reader just wrote in asking for more invitation details so I thought I would share more with everyone. Check out these new beautiful shots of the Bliss wedding invitations.

photos by Daria Bishop Photography

The main invitation piece is a Crane 64lb white embassy card. The paper is 100 percent cotton and feels amazingly thick. The pretty eyelet design was blind debossed, which basically means that image was pressed into the paper (like letterpress without the ink). The debossing of the eyelet design combined with the thickness and the quality of the paper resulted in a beautiful, textured eyelet detail. For the lettering, we chose engraving, which is a highly skilled form of raised printing. Check out this video to see how exactly engraving works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6N2r7zUv9g. It's amazing how long a bride can agonize over fonts! After much deliberation, we went with Charter Roman and Colonial Script.

The corners on all of the invitation pieces are rounded. This is actually done by hand at Crane! It's a very smooth corner, not the result you would get when working with a punch corner rounder. The invitations are fairly formal, so I wanted the copy on the reception card to have a bit of whimsy. Instead of "Reception," we went with "dinner, dancing & happily ever after." The choices on the response card were "Will be there to celebrate" and "Sends best wishes and regrets."

Coming up: programs and how we incorporated the eyelet design into other wedding details. I also have more wedding photos!


Virginia Calligrapher said...

I enjoy writing on Crane's Stationary, It takes ink very well. I think the invitations are beautiful.

Megan said...

I love Crane's eyelet invitation, and I am very interested in seeing how you incorporated the eyelet pattern into your other paper products on your wedding day (escort cards, programs, menus, etc.).