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Sarah & Brian Wedding Stationery


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Cristina Pandol

Photography: Garrett Shannon
Printing: Cristina Pandol via studio rental at Grow Your Own Media
Calligraphy: Katrina S. L. Centeno of Calligraphy Katrina



Grow Your Own Media

These wedding invitations use the unique approach of printing on wood veneer for this barn wedding. Designer Cristina Pandol learned some valuable lessons about cutting the chosen material and how to get the most for your money out of a silkscreen (see the production lessons). 



Sarah Franz

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Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

4.75 × 6.75 in
Save The Date: 6 × 4 in
RSVP: 4.875 in × 3.5 in
Map: 4.5 in × 6.75 in

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Wood Veneer

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Gulyesa Script
AW Conqueror Slab


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Project Description

Sarah & Brian are young, interesting clients who, like everyone now a days, were having a barn wedding. Knowing that they were a bit late to the trend, Sarah wanted her guest to feel that her wedding wouldn't be just another barn wedding. After a lot of ideas and concepts, she fell in love with doing a screenprinted invitation on real wood to echo the barn. The barn then served as the inspiration for every piece of the wedding suite from the paper-like wood to the engagement photos to the homemade jam as wedding favors.

Production Lesson(s)

I used walnut veneer that is typically used for refacing cabinets from Rockler Woodworking & Hardware. The wood was very challenging to cut and it dulled every type of conventional blade used for cutting paper especially when cutting against the grain. In the end, I cut each piece with an X-Acto knife (nothing compares to good old elbow grease).

The wedding stationery is hand screenprinted without a bleed. Screenprinting without a bleed makes registering the paper very time consuming, however there is significantly less wasted materials so when working with an expensive material (like wood veneer) it's a better option. As always, I wanted to make sure the printing was done properly, so I rented a space in a local studio and pressed every piece myself. Also, with screenprinting you can put multiple peices on one screen to utilize all of the space on the screen and cut time and costs.”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 14, 2014


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