One of the first things I began planning after Alex and I got engaged was the invitations. I knew I wanted something unique and handmade, but I had no idea how I was going to make them. Soon after I lost my job at a publishing company and discovered letterpress though an apprenticeship at Blue Barnhouse. They were cool enough to let me use their space and presses to make my invitations there. Here’s a glimpse of the long and arduous process that took over my life last summer.
Photopolymer plate for my response cards.
Finished response cards.
Printing the invitation covers.
The printed covers, pre-scoring.
Scoring the covers on the C&P that’s the same size as mine.
Trimming the interior pages of the invites (not letterpressed)
Some assembly required.
The finished product.
Close up of the map of Hot Springs, NC. The Mountain Magnolia Inn.