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ashley & garrett's gold, gray & blush letterpressed wedding invitations

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Ashley and Garret were planning the most fabulous wedding and reception at Brazos Hall in the heart of downtown Austin. The turn-of-the century warehouse provided lots of inspiration for the invitations, as it's the quintessential example today's Austin, where old meets new with rustic wooden floors, exposed brick walls and sweeping rooftop views of the city.


Gold Foil Gray Letterpress Austin Texas Wedding Invitation

Austin Texas Wedding Invitation and Program, Blush Chartreuse

For the invitation, we knew we wanted to capture the southern charm and incorporate modern aesthetics that make Austin unique. I started by hand-lettering their names to give the invitation a bold and playful look, and accented the rest of the text with a mix of clean lines, flourished and tiny dots for extra glam. 

We skipped the traditional RSVP card and ribbon-wrapped a small tag around the invitation to direct people to the couple's wedding website. The lithographic-style hand graphic added a nice touch of nostalgia and humor.

The gray envelope was lined with a barely-there blush marble patterned envelope liner. The pattern was kept light to not compete too much with the rest of the suite.


Gold Foil Gray Letterpress Austin Texas Wedding Invitation Hand Lettered

The invitation was letter-pressed in matte gray ink and gold-foil printed on double-ply Lettra paper for a luxurious feel. The 100% cotton paper creates the best impression for letterpress. Lettra is the ultimate!

 Gold and Gray Letterpress Wedding Invitation Detail

Since Austin is such a fun destination, the couple wanted to include a functional map of their favorite watering holes, dance halls and coffee in the city, complete with hand-drawn icons. The map was offset-printed in gray on matte blush paper.

Side note: two-stepping at the The White Horse is not to missed. Find the oldest person to dance with for the best two-stepping lesson!

Austin, Texas Custom Wedding Map in Gray on Blush Paper

With an outdoor cocktail hour after the ceremony, fan wedding programs were a no-brainer. The fans were laser-printed on the same blush paper we used on the wedding invitation map and tied off with a petit chartreuse bow. The couple wanted the programs to be cheeky and informal, so we incorporated the same hand-lettering from the invitation and kept the rest of the design simple and sweet.

Cute Fan Wedding Program Blush and ChartreuseGold and Gray Letterpress Wedding Invitation Marble Liner Fan Program 

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