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anna and mason


They've been going through their archives over at Martha Stewart Weddings and have added so many beautiful weddings to the site. A recent addition is the wedding of Anna Williams and Mason Adams. Anna is one of the nicest people you will ever meet, and an amazing photographer, and I had the pleasure of working with her countless times while I worked at Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Kids. (She is also the photographer of both of Joelle's books).

I was completely thrilled when she asked me to help with her wedding invitations. Anna had assembled a gorgeous color story.. bright oranges, magentas, peaches, and soft pinks. We letterpressed the invite in three colors, with each letter a different color (which proved to be a bit of a nightmare for our printer, but the results were really beautiful!). We also letterpressed a gingham liner for the envelope. The colors in the magazine printed a bit dark, but you can see the actual colors of the invite below.

It's always a fun process to create a new wedding invitation, something unique that represents the personalities (and sometimes the quirks) of the couple getting married. I find it easier to design invitations for people I know, when I have a pretty good sense of who they are and exactly what they are hoping to see for their wedding. For Anna, I wanted her wedding to be as lovely as she is.. and I think we came close.

(photographs from the Winter 2008 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings)

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that was you? i totally remember that invitation set (and i'm quite certain that it's in my tear sheets from martha stewart weddings file). gorgeous, brooke.

01.15.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjane

which printer do you use for letterpress?

01.15.2009 | Unregistered Commentertia

This wedding was very inspirational in ideas for my wedding in June of 2008! I had these images torn out and tacked in my wedding task book. I loved the simplicity of everything. I think it lets your guests feel personal to the wedding and more involved. I love it!

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01.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterMacy Dawn

how beautiful!! i love those colors and the bride is gorgeous.

01.20.2009 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

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