illustrated courtyard wedding | American Swedish institute Minneapolis



We were absolutely honored to be able to design the wedding suite for our dear friends Ashley and Ahmed. They were a wonder to work with, and their wedding suite quickly became one of our favorites. We recently reached out to Ashley and asked her to shed some light on her big day, and working with Printerette. Here's what she had to say:

"Our wedding wasn't the biggest or the grandest, but it was authentically us, reverent to our families and cultures, and simply sentimental. While planning our wedding, I got fixated on the details and their power to be symbolic with much deeper meaning. 

Our wedding invitation suite was no exception. We're big fans of Printerette's work and there was no question in our minds about who we wanted to do this especially important detail. Ahmed and I are very proud of where we're from and how those origins have rooted us, shaping our identities and values. I'm just about the proudest Minneapolitan there ever was and Ahmed and I have made fond memories all over the city during our courtship. Ahmed, who was born in Cairo and lived his childhood there, has family in Egypt and visits every year. In starting our life together, we wanted to depict the intersection point of these two important places. And, of course we wanted to incorporate our beloved dog, Lucy, who has inspired not one, but two of our business ventures and countless adventures!

We had a brief, whirlwind engagement, opting for an electronic save the date, but Printerette was able to make that piece extra special by including a tiny homage to a family member whose presence was going to be greatly missed. The enclosure card allowed us to give our guests hints for some of the fun to come and gave us space to create language that set the tone for the celebration. Final details came in the form of carefully selected vintage stamps that mimicked Catherine's florals and Rosann Konieczny's calligraphy work, alerting recipients to the most special mail we have ever sent." 

Photography: Colleen Eversman, 2nd Truth Photography

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