I don't often print wedding invitations, but every now and then I'll take a job that intrigues me. This was a commission passed on to me through the Penland Gallery, from a couple who were interested in having everything handmade by people associated with Penland School of Craft.
I'm really pleased with how these wedding invitations turned out. They're meant to have a slightly rustic look, to match the surroundings of where the wedding will take place - a wooded valley in western North Carolina. I printed them in a warm gray on cream-colored handmade paper by Twinrocker. The custom calligraphy is by my friend Cheryl Jacobsen, who, as you can tell, is a master at her craft. What you see here are the invitations, reply cards, and reply card envelopes. Still to come are wedding program covers and matching thank-you cards. Click on the images for a closer look.