Melissa + Ryan: Wedding Invitations

25 Apr

Melissa Williamson is an amazing photographer who specializes in weddings. Because she has seen, captured and preserved so many unique elements of many weddings, and because she has such an eye for detail, she stretched me as a designer to develop something unique for her and her fiance, Ryan.  They wanted their design to be mainly typography based, vintage inspired and incorporate a tree and heart with their initials. Here’s what we came up with (I think they’re so sweet and fun!):

It was very important to the bride and groom that their invitation suite was as eco-friendly as possible. We decided to go with tree-free 100 percent cotton paper, Crane’s Lettra in Ecruwhite. It is made from recovered cotton that is waste of industrial textile manufacturing, it is soft and sturdy and such a joy to print on. It’s like buttah. We chose 100 percent recycled kraft envelopes for the invitation and the square response card, which give the suite a lovely, rustic vibe.

Each invitation, response card and its envelope were bundled together with peach baker’s twine.

We are working now on their ceremony programs and thank you notes, which I will post after their June 4th wedding. It’s such a pleasure to work with them. I can’t wait to see pictures of the other details they come up with for their big day. Thank you and congrats Melissa and Ryan!


6 Responses to “Melissa + Ryan: Wedding Invitations”

  1. Connie Rose Coady April 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Nicole, those are beautiful!

  2. Ryan April 27, 2011 at 6:08 am #


    I know you’ve been communicating directly with Mel, but I wanted to let you know how much we adored these invites and all your hard work on these (and everything else). They were exactly what we wanted and we’ve received so many compliments. Just perfect. You’re a true artist, thanks so much.

    • minkletterpress April 27, 2011 at 7:51 am #

      Nice to meet you Ryan! It’s been such a pleasure working on these, and I’m so happy you’re happy with them! Thank you notes are almost finished, then on to the programs… then it’s your big day! Congrats and thank you!

  3. Lauren March 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Where did you find peach colored bakers twine? That’s the exact color I need!

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