When Nancy and Nori were starting to plan their wedding, I heavily hinted to them that I would love to make their invitations! At the time I was enrolled in the evening contemporary letterpress course with Gerald Lange at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. It was my second time taking this studio course with Gerald at Art Center (as a way to get printing time). I originally learned letterpress from him in an introductory class at Otis College of Art a year earlier.
The cards were printed on recycled chipboard. For the main graphic, Nancy wanted to feature the dried lunaria, or money plant, she was going to collect from her parents’ farm and use for the reception table centerpieces. The color for the text was a dark chocolate brown, and for the image a rust orange.
In addition to the invitations and thank you cards, Nancy wanted to pass out bookmarks commemorating their special day as wedding favors. These were inserted into books from their personal collection brought to the reception and had special meaning to them as a couple.