Its been a while now, but I was pumped when Mike and Cambri granted me carte blanche to create their wedding stationery. Having known Mike (nicknamed EMV) since our hijinx-y college days, I couldn’t shake the idea of a long-running joke and standard fist-bump greeting—”Blow it up, dawg”. I met this guy as he bounced on a pogo stick, and the couple had chosen to rent out an arcade for their rehearsal dinner: I knew we needed something bold and playful. The first card was letterpressed with black ink and a big negative space where we affixed a mini black envelope, wrapped with a banner-shaped sticker, (Cambri cut full page printed sticker sheets into the ribbon shape), which hinted at the envelopes contents…
(This is the back of the envelope with a surprise tucked inside.)
Voila! The party is started!
The subsequent cards elaborated the details of the super fun day. One of my favorite elements was the groom’s sole request— that his Frenchie, Lil’ Mike, be included somehow. (After all he was the day’s second star, only a notch below the beautiful bride.) Can you spy him? Happy 1.5 year Anniversary you crazy kids, thanks for letting me have so much fun both at your awesome wedding and making these invitations.
In a shameful showing of my true greedy colors, I confess I had hoped from time to time that my brother Jeffrey would never marry. He was too much fun to have to ourselves in his bachelor state—always down for a week of emergency mannying or last minute beach vacation. BUT—we didn’t count on him winning the lady lotto—I couldn’t be more thrilled he found Brittan. Their vision for the wedding—simple, natural, beautiful—also describes the beautiful bride perfectly.
Look at that shimmer! When designing this suite, I became obsessed with a typeface used by a nearby boutique, Cloak & Dagger. My brilliant sister Jana casually offered to draw the elusive font for me, and then— type goddess that she is, delivered it within a day. There is a reason she is my favorite collaborator.
Brittan had always dreamed of a fall wedding at the ski resort she spent so much time at with her family growing up, and because they didn’t want to wait a whole year the only date available was Friday the 13th! They decided to run with it and give the day new meaning. Kraft favor boxes were filled with lemon drops, the bride’s favorite candy. So happy for these crazy kids, and pretty happy for myself for scoring lotsa boxes of lemon drops plus a gem of a sister-in-law.