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Lee and Michael

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Production Time

12 hours

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 in × 7 in

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Paper Stock

Uncoated stock from Paper Source. Colors include Gravel, Cement, and Rhubarb.

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I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: I really appreciate wedding invitations that tell a story beyond providing the factual information about the upcoming event. Mallory’s hard work in creating the perfect lettering for Lee and Michael surely pays off by creating a unique visual vocabulary owned by the happy couple. Plus, nothing like a little DIY action to get in the wedding mood.

Lee and Michael are an incredibly vivacious couple—they posses this amazing blend of classic grace and modern comfort. Lee and I selected the color palette together and she waited patiently while I hand-lettered dozens of versions for the invitations. She and Michael wanted something reminiscent of the golden age of Hollywood, with a modern/casual twist. So we went with a traditional design blended with custom lettering and a neutral grey and rose color palette.

A recurring lesson I seem to be learning the hard way is calculating production time—when you’re producing things yourself, it always takes about 4 hours longer than the longest time you’d anticipate. I have learned to cope with this, by having a couple of friends, good music, plenty of beer and possibly some ice cream on hand…

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Lee and Michael Wedding Invitation


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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 1, 2011


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