feminine gold foil blush and seed paper | chicago

Alexis & Michael | 7/15/2017

This summer we had the pleasure of working with Alexis & Michael on a truly gorgeous wedding invitation suite.  With two beautiful Chicago venus as a backdrop, we kept the invitations simple and feminine with clean type and calligraphy. 

The invitation itself featured gray letterpress and champagne foil on our 2-ply cotton paper, we even gilded the edges in foil to match!  We added illustrations of the venues to the details card and (quite literally) tied it all together with a gray silk ribbon. The envelope liner for the invitation utilized the same seed paper from the Save the Date. How fun to get this guy delivered in the mail!

For the day of the wedding, we used the script from the wedding invitation to create champagne foil menus and hand lettered table numbers on seed paper. The blush paper from the RSVP cards made another appearance as an escort card. We also had some more fun with illustrations on the bar menu and program fans. The bar menu featured 3 drinks inspired by Alexis and Michael's grandparents, such a sweet tribute!

Alexis was kind enough to give us her thoughts around the wedding and paper process below.  Thanks so much Alexis!

Photos by: Kyle John Photography

Photos by: Kyle John Photography

It was important our wedding day not only reflect and celebrate us as a couple, but also our family and friends, who have been such an instrumental part of our story. Capturing this through our wedding invitation suite and day of papers was a huge part of ensuring this vision became a reality.

Printerette had been on our radar since seeing an invitation suite Catherine had designed for another Chicago wedding. I immediately fell in love with her whimsical illustrations and knew there wasn’t a better match out there. The process of working with Printerette was equally as perfect as they product they produced. Catherine designed a suite that married both formal and fun elements, such as illustrations of our ceremony and reception venues and oh so amazing flower petal paper (obsessed!).

The invitation was the perfect segway for the event itself, where Catherine designed many day of elements incorporating these components. Most importantly, a bar sign and matching cocktail napkins highlighting our grandfathers and their signature drinks. These very special pieces allowed them to be a part of the celebration in spirit (quite literally). We couldn’t have asked for a better vendor to bring this idea, among many others to life. Printerette, you rock!


Special thanks to Kyle John of Kyle John Photography for sharing photos from the wedding with us.  You can check out Kyle here and here