The inspiration for this wedding invitation suite primarily came from the venue, The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, which is an iconic mountain castle in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The bride wanted to hint at the medieval characteristics of the hotel complimented by rich floral textures, which were to be included in the wedding décor. A medieval-style display font was used for the names and titles, while the rest of the typography was a classic serif and script. To incorporate the idea of medieval armor, as suggested by the bride, I created a distressed pattern from a photograph of a solid iron gate. It was very important for the piece to have substance and weight, so the invitation was sized to fit an A9 envelope. The bride wanted the invitation to feel luxurious, so combinations of unique metallic coloured papers were used with laser-cutting. To add a level of personalization to this suite, we not only created custom postage stamps, but also a wax seal. The wax seal was a deer head, which spoke to the outdoor nature of the Banff wedding location, as well as the groom's love of hunting.
That's right, we do letterpress! It's one of my favourite printing processes, which produces luxurious and refined wedding stationery. Guests will cherish these works of art and take notice of the rich texture as they hold them in their hands. If you want to make a statement with your wedding invitations, letterpress is certainly the perfect option. Only true paper lovers should explore this option, as the cost is not for the faint of hear. Typically, the cost can exceed digital printing three times! If you are looking for letterpress invitations book a free custom consultation to discuss the options available.