When Tom and Emily first started imagining what their wedding would look like, they had a woodland theme in mind. Their mild obsession with foxes and bears (see their adorable save the dates above), along with their love of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, were brought together to create a wedding invitation suite that’s sweet, quirky, and completely awesome.
Tom, a software designer by day and a wannabe physical product designer by night, designed all of the paper goods, and the couple printed them by hand on his parents’ Adana letterpress. The notebook style invitations speak to the couple’s enthusiasm for both notebooks and quality paper goods. And they’re so darn fun, with photos and maps for invited guests to enjoy.
Tom and Emily also printed coordinating coasters and activity packs to place on the tables at the reception, so everyone had plenty to do and many opportunities for interaction and conversation.
They also designed custom place cards (printed by Moo), assigning each guest a different animal – sometimes with very amusing results, which allowed for even further conversation between the guests.
The couple’s guest book was another Wes Anderson-inspired idea. Everyone was issued a “registration card” to fill in and instructions to have their photo taken. The messages to the couple and hilarious accompanying photos have become one of their most treasured possessions and will undoubtedly be something that they revisit for years to come.
images from Tom and Emily Randle (Me and My Polar Bear)
Atlanta-based surface designer, Karla Pruitt, recently launched a new website to showcase her pattern work and licensed product designs, and she also opened a shop that features small runs of her own independent stationery creations, including very cool patterned cards and art prints. I’m totally digging Karla’s hand drawn patterns and choice of pretty color palettes!
images from Karla Pruitt
If you love the mint green color trend that’s hot, hot, hot right now, then I think you’re going to dig this Mint Dotty gift wrap by Sophia Victoria Joy. The playful paper features a smattering of quirky, minty dots screenprinted onto 100% recycled brown paper, and I love how the wrap is styled above with coordinating mint ribbon. Minty-licious!
image from Sophia Victoria Joy
Paris Wedding Invitations by Erin Jang/The Indigo Bunting
This Week’s Picks
♥ Great color and pattern in this Pitchbox poster by Oli Lisher.
♥ What a fun, summery art print by Anna Deegan! – via
♥ Check out these unique, die cut anniversary invitations by Michael Musser (design) and Kseniya Thomas (printing). Very cool.
♥ The perfect gift for the paper-loving stargazer. – via
♥ Oh, Hello. – via
image from The Indigo Bunting
Pinterest has been fueling my obsession with hand-lettering since I first joined, and I have to admit that I had some major withdrawals during the move, when I had no reliable internet access for a few days. Thankfully, I’m able to ogle all of the hand-lettered awesomeness again, and with all of the beautiful lettering out there right now, I thought that I might start a new series on the site. Here’s Hand Lettered Love #1!
one Molly Jacques (via) two Betty Hatchett (via) three Creative Confidence by Tom & David Kelley (via) four Joel Felix (via) five Alexandra Snowdon (via) six Eva Black Design (via)
images from their respective sources