Tickled Ink

Tickled Ink

Puttin' on the Ritz...

Emily Johnson

This year has been a busy one.... I have had so many wonderful clients, and I have of course neglected my blog, because, well, I honestly did not have time to keep up with it! I have to go back and think about some of my favorite custom orders this year.... 

The first custom order that really was a highlight this year actually started back in 2015 with the Save the Dates for this absolutely lovely bride, groom, and mother-of-the- bride. I really grew fond of this family, because not only did they appreciate and loved their invitations and paper pieces, but they were just so incredibly nice. I also started working with this bride and groom in May of 2015 until I delivered their programs and final pieces in May of 2016, so we really worked together for a full year. This is one advantage of working with a custom invitation designer. I am able to design all of the materials for the bride and groom's invitation suite from start to finish, that way everything is cohesive. Starting with her Save the Date, Anna wanted something clean, simple, and elegant. She came up with a simple design that I put together for her. We decided to go with a simple gold and black design printed flat with a gold metallic backer. We printed the addresses on the envelopes in black ink. Here is a close look at her Save the Date:

The back of the Save the Date was metallic gold and had a nice pearlized shimmer. A backer is a card stock glued to the back of the invitation. It makes the invitation extra double thick, and luxurious. The next step in the design process was to create a hand drawn dogwood (which is what the bride and groom wanted) and we printed this in gold, and the design had black letterpress. The invitations were larger royalty size, double-ply (extra thick, 220lb, Crane Lettra cotton paper), with reply cards that were double thick with gold foil and black letterpress. Anna and Brett were married at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta, so the printing colors were a perfect choice. They had a calligrapher address the inner and outer envelopes, and everything was absolutely beautiful (better in person than the photos). 

The bride and groom wanted a wedding monogram designed so that we could print them on all of their other materials. The program was a gold metallic cover booklet with black silk ribbon. This part of the order was flat printed. 

Finally, the bride drew out an idea that she wanted me to design for her koozies. These were printed in gold on black, again keeping the colors consistent with the entire suite. I really was sad to say goodbye to this sweet couple and mother-of-the- bride, but wish them the best on their life together. I know they will be so happy!