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Lauren & Ben Wedding Invitation Suite


Production Method

Foil stamp



And Here We Are, Ltd

Meghan Hopkins Sokorai, Designer/Illustrator, CD
John Sokorai, Designer, PM



Letterpress Printing: And Here We Are

Breaking with convention while maintaining a few details that spell out wedding this fun couple caught our attention though patterns and printing techniques that come together in a beautiful and unexpected wrap. 



Lauren Frank & Ben Kessler

Quantity Produced


Production Cost

Production Time

3 months (including design phase)

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 × 7 × .25 in.
Invitation card: 5 × 7 ×  in.
RSVP postcard: 4.25 × 6 ×  in.
Map & info card: 3.5 × 4.875 ×  in.

Page Count


Paper Stock

Reich / Savoy / Bright White / 236#
Mohawk  / Superfine / Ultrawhite / 120#
Mohawk  / Superfine / Ultrawhite / 80#
Paper Presentation / Vellum Envelope

Number of Colors

Letterpress, 1
Foil Stamp, 1
Digital, CMYK




Alternate Gothic
Bryant Pro


Lauren & Ben Wedding Invitation Suite
Lauren & Ben Wedding Invitation Suite
Lauren & Ben Wedding Invitation Suite
Lauren & Ben Wedding Invitation Suite
Lauren & Ben Wedding Invitation Suite
Lauren & Ben Wedding Invitation Suite
Lauren & Ben Wedding Invitation Suite

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Project Description

For Lauren & Ben's hip NYC wedding, our direction was “€œmodern, black, white and gold.”€ We paired condensed sans serif type with hand-brushed patterns and illustrations. For the invitation and map cards, we combined letterpress printing with gold foil stamping on double-thick 236# Savoy in bright white. The RSVP became a true postcard, digitally printed onto glossy stock to stand apart from the letterpress pieces; this also allowed the clients to create two different cards, for recipients invited to different pre- and post-wedding events. Instead of a traditional envelope liner, we had the idea to create a patterned wrap enclosed in a translucent envelope. We created a diagonal wrap of mixed black and white hand-painted patterns, folded diagonally around the cards and sealed with a custom wax seal. This gave the overall package a really modern feel.

Production Lesson(s)

Projects like this, with so many moving parts and different vendors, involve a LOT of coordination and organization. Make sure to print 15-25% extra per process for setup and mistakes, and give yourself plenty of production time to allow for errors and slowdowns.”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

February 5, 2016


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