emerald watercolor with copper foil | Machine shop Minneapolis
max & reamonn | 10/22/2016
Back in October, we had the sincere pleasure of working on an invitation suite for Max and Reamonn. A mix of emerald watercolor washes and copper foil, their suite was sophisticated and fun. Max, a childhood friend of Catherine's, gave us her thoughts around her planning process below. Thanks, Max!
"I've known Catherine since preschool, so when Reamonn and I got engaged, I couldn't wait to ask Printerette to create our wedding invitation suite. We live in San Francisco and couldn't make it back to Minneapolis to meet in person, so Catherine and I emailed back and forth, and it was a fun and easy process. After telling Catherine my larger vision (so much green! and foil!) she came back with an invitation that surpassed even my wildest dreams of what it would look like.
We wanted our wedding to be filled with joy, and couldn't have asked for a more fun and happy day. With all of the decisions that go into planning a wedding, Reamonn and I kept going back to what really mattered to us, and that was to celebrate our love and commitment to each other with our favorite people. And to dance a lot. It was so special to have a friend create our wedding invitations - which truly set the tone for guests of what to expect from our big day. The balance between the elegance of the invitation, and the playful, whimsical details enclosure that served as a reminder to our guests of the weekend activities, struck the perfect tone for our wedding.
We ended up loving the invitation suite so much, we asked Printerette to create some special day-of signs for us as well. We were married at the Machine Shop in Minneapolis, and Catherine created a gorgeous poster for our seating chart that played off of the design from our invitations. We also set-up a selfie station in the space, and Catherine designed a sign with the skyline of Minneapolis that was a beautiful backdrop for photos and something we have since hung in our home to remind us of our special day."
For the Wedding Invitations, Catherine created combined several watercolor wash patterns before digitally printing them on the final invite and RSVP card. We really loved the way the brushstrokes combined to make a range of greens. To make the invite truly special, we used copper foil for all the lettering. Catherine did hand calligraphy for the names to make them stand out and kept the rest of the invite cleaner with a modern font. We carried the greens through to the headlines on the details card and border of the Reply card which were both digitally printed.
For the day of, we carried the green watercolor and hand lettering through to the seating chart sign. We also created a backdrop for a selfie station. Catherine hand illustrated the skyline before adding watercolor details. We really love making larger scale pieces like this for the day of the wedding!