Yesterday I came home to find this beautiful piece of mail candy in my box (or rather, strewn on the floor under my mail slot. Less romantic, I know). It’s an invitation to the wedding of one of my best friends Molly to her beau Marc this summer in the Catskills, and it’s so so pretty. The wedding will be a full weekend at an old school summer resort and will include all the things I love most… my best friends, endless cocktails, fun dresses, handmade fascinators (yes!), dancing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, sleepovers, and bonfires with s’mores (my favorite!). It’s going to be so Dirty Dancing, I can’t wait!
The invitation for this wedding weekend is the culmination of a collaboration between two of my best friends– Molly and Emmi. My friend Molly Culp is getting married, my friend Emmi Braselton designed and printed the invitations. Yes, she printed – as in letterpressed- the invitations herself. Very (very) impressive, but not surprising considering who it is. I’m convinced that Emmi can do just about anything from whipping up huevos rancheros out of thin air to rescuing rogue, unattended, neighborhood toddlers from the middle of the street (that really happened). But designing paper goods is what she does for a living, and she’s really good at it. She designed and printed my business cards (which I’ll share in another post) and she’s always impressing with the most beautiful cards, and making parties official with printed cocktail napkins, drink stirrers, and matchbooks. All in all, she’s a whiz and so it’s no surprise that she had a hand in creating this invitation for Marc and Molly.
For the collaboration, Molly provided Emmi with things that she liked stationery wise such as the Rifle Paper pattern that was used for the itinerary and to line the envelope. She also sent Emmi a hand drawn crest that she and Marc created and which appears at the top of the invite. It shows a raccoon and a squirrel roasting marshmallows over a bonfire…awwww. Emmi worked her magic, used some ingenuity (the itinerary is printed on paper from a Rifle Paper pad), designed and hand letterpressed everything herself(!!!) and voilà! That’s the story of how these sweet invitations came to be. I’m especially a fan of the two fonts that were used. They are the perfect combination of casual and playful but still wedding appropriate. Check out details from the invitation below. You will swoon!
**if you like Emmi’s work and you’d like to know more about her, contact me. I know where to find her!