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Laura & Andy

Many of you know how much I love my adopted home of Chicago, so when Laura and Andy approached me about designing a modern Chicago invitation suite for their summer wedding I was beyond thrilled. This invitation design was an absolute blast to work on. Mainly because Laura was an incredible and gracious client who knew what she wanted but was open to my creative inspiration. Plus, I was able to explore, manipulate and finesse Chicago photography (both new and old) so it would be letterpress ready. We printed all the pieces of her suite on thick cotton paper in charcoal gray letterpress. The details of the photography turned out beautifully and helped set the tone for their city wedding. I hope you enjoy!
The main invitation was pretty classic in style and look, so we added a modern custom liner to jazz it up a bit. Each piece in the suite focused on a different Chicago view: the skyline, Navy Pier and the famous Chicago Theater. The details in the Chicago Theater Sign really shined with letterpress printing. I absolutely adored working through typography on this invitation. Can we say, “fun!”
We also did digitally printed rehearsal dinner invitations and day-of designs that coordinated with the letterpress invitation suite. The simple program was the final design touch before the amazing couple became “Mr. & Mrs.”