Of all the paper projects over the years, designing Mari's baptism invitations brought me the most joy. Because I'm not a graphic designer, this was a crafty collaboration with my dear friend and talented artist Lynette Fowler, who you may remember from our letterpressed wedding invitations.
Now, that was a fun project - but this one - this takes the cake because well, it was for Miss Mari.
We took inspiration from Paper Source's papaya scallop labels and aimed for a sweet, light, feminine and breezy-but-sophistocated invitation, printed at the most beautiful paper store I know, Christie, in Manhattan Beach. (By the way, if I had a million dollars, I would probably spend it all there.)
With Kim and Mara's help, Christie printed the invitations on beautiful 118 lb. Savoy paper, which we paired with a barely-there pink envelope. The whole thing reminded me of a ballet. Which, in retrospect, was exactly what I was going for. I just didn't know it.
+ Paper + envelopes: 100% cotton bright white Savoy, 118lb. / warmed white envelopes
+ Fonts: Mrs. Eaves, Carolyna
+ Printer: Christie
+ Labels: Paper Source
So much more to come from the post-baptism party!