Thursday, September 18, 2008

our wedding invitations

I almost forgot the agony of creating these until I started sorting through them. We don't have any formal shots of the finished product yet, but here's evidence that we made them ourselves.

It's a little booklet with a faux bois cover (see our faces in the knot?) Inside is the formal invitation, an illustrated map to the location in monroe, and response card postcards. out-of-towners got another postcard attached to information about hotels and the rehearsal dinner cookout. And with all that being said, I promise more and better photos.

Designed/illustrated by me, letterpressed by KC & me at Praxium Press with Mr. Berwyn Hung's help. Plates made by Owosso Graphic Arts. Paper from Mac Papers and Paper Source. Tied, stuffed, and stamped by my family.


m-m-m said...

can you please tell me the name of the faux bois paper you used?

sara hanks giessen said...

actually, i designed the faux bois myself and printed it on plain paper.

Steph B said...

do you mind if i ask about the tandem bicycle illustration? My drafting skills are just ok, so i'd love to find a vector version (or raster) to start with.

sara hanks giessen said...

Hey Steph - if you send me an e-mail (sara.hanks[a] I'll get you the info!

Jennifer said...

Hi Sara,

I sent an email to the address you have here in your blog, but wasn't sure if you'd rec'd it - it was about purchasing your wood grain design? Just let me know what you think!

Thank you!