Em-press Design

Copy of Leigha & Kenji

Leigha & Kenji

This wedding package was created for long-time corporate client, Leigha. Leigha is a marketing professional who loves unique design, so I was honored when she asked me to design her save the dates and entire wedding package. I also had a blast photographing Leigha and Kenji for the little photo keepsake included with her invitation. Their wedding was held in a beautiful barn on a family farm in suburban Ft. Worth, TX, complete with hay-filled stables and crystal chandeliers.

Leigha wanted to incorporate rustic typographical elements with her wedding colors: champagne, warm gray and dusty pink. I created a custom logo with the couple’s names. She also requested that we merge Kenji’s family kanji, so I designed a rustic/distressed logo utilizing the Fukasawa kanji to accompany the return address on the save the date post card and the invitation envelope. I later had rubber stamps made of the kanji with the return address as well as the “Leigha and Kenji” logo so that Leigha could stamp her own thank you notes and envelopes. Leigha and her mom assembled all the pieces of the package and tied them with sisal twine.

My favorite element is the little “Free Ride” ticket. Mailed to just a few guests in the wedding party, it entitled the recipient to a free night’s hotel stay courtesy of Leigha’s parents. She wanted a clever way to let her friends/family know that their rooms would be comped and a custom raffle ticket fit the overall rustic theme of her wedding. I had them printed on bamboo cover, hand perforated them, then trimmed and punched out the corners to mimic the kind of raffle tickets you can buy on a roll. The text instructs the recipients to present one half to the hotel front desk upon check-in. The ticket number, “090812,” is Leigha and Kenji’s wedding date.

I am honored to report that one of my favorite paper blogs, Oh So Beautiful Paper, featured this project on their site.