I dig the term “mash-up” in regards to weddings. You’re condensing and combining all of the likes and dislikes of two people in order to form an experience that is truly collective and reflective of the pair. And then they get to continue doing so ‘til death do they part.
These are very lighthearted and fun.
Our wedding stationery represented our fun, inner childs. It was a mash up of anime, video games (Super Mario specifically), and our Chinese Zodiac characters—the chicken and the pig. Oh! Can’t forget our two dogs, Tubby and Taz, who were on the invitations and a part of our ceremony as well. They were definitely an inspiration to us. The stationery included the invitation (in both English and Chinese), with a map and directions printed on the back side, and an accommodations card, with a perforated, tear away RSVP post card, along with a belly band. I considered every detail in the stationery, from the stamps to the envelope liners.
For favors, we made 1-inch round button magnets with our Chinese Zodiac characters. Sometimes, sitting there doing production (mashing buttons) can be quite relaxing.
This was one of the first projects we’ve worked on together in a while and first shot at designing for letterpress. It was a bit difficult to adjust our styles to complement each other at first, but after a few trials and errors, we figured it out. Working together as a couple takes a lot of patience and love, especially when you’re working on your own wedding invitations. We also learned about transparent inks and the great tactility letterpress can give.
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