// REAL WEDDINGS // Elizabeth + Michael

Elizabeth and Michael were married back in April, with the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as the beautiful backdrop for their wedding. Elizabeth envisioned all of the details for her special day, putting her personal touch on everything. This included all of her paper pretties starting with her save-the-date cards and carried all the way through her menus.

In fact, through her inspiration research, she found our blog! Although we never met face to face, I felt like we were still able to cultivate a personal relationship. Phone calls followed, and of course, many emails, and together we created a beautiful paper trousseau. A firm believer that touching and feeling paper makes all the difference, I sent her samples of different stock. Even though If It’s Paper has a burgeoning online presence, all of our brides receive our personalized attention.

Elizabeth had seen a duogram on our blog that she liked, and our in-house graphic designer used it as the building block for her Save the Dates. She softened the look using a light grey ink. We love it when one of our brides, as Elizabeth did, comes back to us to say her friends said their Save the Dates were “so her.” Mission accomplished.


Save the Date

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Designed and printed in-house on 100# white felt paper

The invitations used a combination of script and block fonts and a  similar shade of grey ink. I love the petite size they were printed on. Although more formal than the save-the-date, the effect is soft and subtle, as only a letterpress invitation can give. The grey envelopes are the perfect contrast.


Invitations

One color letterpress ink printed on two ply Bella smooth paper, featuring grey envelopes printed with white ink. Reception card and rsvp card printed in one color letterpress on one ply Bella smooth paper.


Details

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Rehearsal Dinner menus: flat print designed and printed in-house on 100# whip cream stock

Crane and Co. Table numbers and place cards, personalized in-house.

We know this blog post will surely inspire many brides-to-be. Elizabeth will have returned the favor!