“A designer should have a willingness to read the material, to discuss it thoughtfully and passionately, and to develop visual components that expand the read while still working within the publication's architecture.”

~ Martin Venezky, Art Director, Speak magazine
{Art Direction and Editorial Design by Yolanda Zappaterra (Abrams Studio)}

Letterpress Orchid Wedding Invitation Set

Letterpress Orchid Wedding Invitation Set | GD USA Award Winner

This orchid wedding stationary set is letterpressed in turquoise and gold-colored ink on Ecru paper. Matching ecru envelopes were letterpressed in turquoise ink and lined with matching turquoise tissue paper.

Close-up of Letterpress Orchid Wedding Invitation Set

Letterpress Orchid Wedding Invitation Set | GD USA Award Winner

Close up of letterpressed orchid wedding stationary showing the debossed impression in the paper.

Letterpress Orchid Wedding Invitation Set

Letterpress Orchid Wedding Invitation Set | GD USA Award Winner

Matching letterpressed ecru reply envelopes.

Letterpress Orchid Thank You Card

Letterpress Orchid Thank You Card

Similar design shown in purple and green on Crane's Corrine White Lettra 110lb Cotton Paper. For sale at our Etsy shop here>>

Mountains, Nature, Wood Save the Date

Mountain Wedding Save the Date | GD USA Award Winner

Getting married in the mountains of Virginia? Send a nature themed save-the-date letting your guests know to mark their calendars while setting the tone for your wedding.

Virginia Tech Wedding

Virginia Tech Wedding | GD USA Award Winner

Using VT colors, we altered a photograph of the pavilion the ceremony was held at to create a painterly romantic design for this not-so traditional, grundgy-yet-classy couple’s save the date postcard.

Maroon and Orange Fall Invitation

Virginia Tech Wedding | GD USA Award Winner

For the invitation we used the same painterly style on a photo of the entranceway to the ceremony location as if to invite not only by words, but by showing the way.

Virginia Tech Wedding

Virginia Tech Wedding | GD USA Award Winner

The pavilion is repeated in the reply card, however to keep the design interesting we reversed the colors and layout. We printed similar graphic elements on the envelopes to form a cohesive set.

Map of Blacksburg for Virginia Tech Wedding

Virginia Tech Wedding | GD USA Award Winner

The most time consuming of all the pieces is the map that was drawn using the VT color scheme, painterly style, and fonts. It provided detailed directions, and locations for the wedding, reception and bus pickups.

Virginia Tech Wedding Thank You Card

Virginia Tech Wedding | GD USA Award Winner

All the wedding pieces were printed on linen cover stock except this three fold informational. To keep this piece from being bulky when folded, we printed it on a complementary linen text paper.

Virginia Tech Wedding | GD USA Award Winner

Lastly, the thank you card was created using similar design elements, plus the new emblem uniting the couple in name.

Two Lovebirds in Tree Wedding Invitation

Lovebirds in Tree Wedding Invitation | GD USA Award Winner

This cute whimsical wedding invitation displays two lovebirds cuddling on a tree branch and uses a unique 4 by 9 inch elongated size for dramatic effect.

Lovebirds in Tree Wedding Reply Card

Lovebirds in Tree Wedding Reply Card | GD USA Award Winner

A matching reply card continues the flirtatious font and theme of the invitation.

Lovebirds in Tree Wedding Accommodations Card

Lovebirds in Tree Accommodations Card | GD USA Award Winner

The two sided accommodations card is a shorter version of the invitation at 4 by 6 inches.

Lovebirds in Tree Wedding Music Request Card

Lovebirds in Tree Music Request Card | GD USA Award Winner

Leave these on the reception tables for a fun way to let your guests know they can request music and use the reverse side to thank them for coming.

Lovebirds in Tree Save the Date Magnet

Tree-perched Lovebirds Save the Date | GD USA Award Winner

4 x 3 inch Save the Date Magnet in grey and gold. This can be converted to your wedding colors or into to a Save the Date postcard instead.

Lovebirds in Tree Wedding Invitation

Tree-perched Lovebirds Invitation | GD USA Award Winner

Kissing lovebirds with hearts in grey and gold on 5 x 7 inch invitation. This can be converted to your wedding colors and printed on your choice of linen, felt weave, or smooth card stock.

Lovebirds in Tree Wedding Reply Card

Tree-perched Lovebirds Reply Card | GD USA Award Winner

5 x 3.5 inch Reply Card in grey and gold. This can be converted to your wedding colors and printed on your choice of linen, felt weave, or smooth card stock.

Custom Wedding Invitation Design; Nautical Themed Wedding Invitation

Nautical Wedding Invitation | GD USA Award Winner

The clients wanted to incorporate the photo they had taken of their sail boat at sunset because it had special meaning to them. After learning why it was special, we decided to use it as the full background image for the front of the wedding invitation.

Custom Wedding Invitation Design; Nautical Themed Wedding Invitation

Nautical Wedding Reply Card | GD USA Award Winner

Using the photo of the sail boat taken by the clients, we designed a nautical themed wedding invitation with coral ombre and navy blue colors, stripes, and anchor monogram. Above are the front and back of the reply card that match the invitation.

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Wedding Invitations

This special occasion calls for a special invitation. One that signifies the importance of this moment in your lives and represents your unique personalities and tastes. It’s a beautiful moment, and we’ll help design a custom way to symbolize your day.