I love when my clients send me their save the dates and invitations. Obviously, it isn’t necessary, as their date is already saved and I don’t need to RSVP. Regardless, I enjoy receiving them and keep each one in a scrapbook. One particular invitation suite stood out to me this wedding season as it was so perfectly matched to my clients. The design and copy was cohesive, witty, and clean. From the save the dates to the wedding programs, the suite spoke to my clients, Lindsay and Chris’ style and personality. To top that off, the suite was beautifully printed using letter press, the couple’s fingerprints, and a fresh shade of green ink. Swoon!
Sorae Lee is the talented designer behind these invitations and the owner of the soon-to-be launched company, Little Paper Bear. Sorae sent over some photos of Lindsay and Chris’ swoon worthy suite along with some of her other fun and modern letterpress designs. Check them out and get to know her below!
Keep swooning after the jump!
I am a graphic designer living in Boston. I love bears, pastries, rainbow sprinkles, and the color yellow. When I’m not at work or designing invitations, I love baking and DIY projects.
Before I start designing invitations, I usually ask the brides to send me samples of things they like and things they don’t like, so I can get a good feel for their personal styles. Sometimes brides have specific ideas. Lindsay, for instance, wanted thumb prints on her invitations, Gwyn wanted to incorporate the Atlanta skyline, and Kristina wanted to use traditional Chinese colors red and black, which were meaningful to her. I take those elements that are special to them and design something original.
I try to provide as much direction as seems appropriate, so I give a few design options at first and then offer a professional opinion on what might work best, if the bride asks. She has a lot of decisions to make leading up to her big day, so I want to make the process of choosing the design as easy as possible!
I decided to start Little Paper Bear after really enjoying doing some wedding invitations for friends. It’s a nice break from my 9 to 5 job as a graphic designer for a major corporation. I want to help brides find just the right design for their wedding, because I know how important that detail can be (I’m in the process of planning my own wedding for next October). I’m currently doing custom wedding designs only, but eventually I plan on having templated invitations available for sale as a more economical option for couples on a budget.If people want more information they can visit my site, Little Paper Bear, which should be up soon, and give me a shout at email@example.com.Pictures via Sorae Lee