spring dinner { part 1 of 5 } : invitations by paperfinger

You'll often find me collaborating with my dearly beloved wedding/event posse: Sierra and Juliet of Poppies & Posies, Jen of Jen Huang Photography and Michael of Michael Stuart NY.

This year marked our second annual editors dinner, hosted along with Jules, Jose and Allison of the incredible Foundry in Long Island City, Kenan of Les Loups Pictures & Songs and Megan from Hello Super 8.

It's a wonderful, creative and freeing process. We come together to build out a concept and then each of us goes off to develop our own contributions. Naturally, I created invitations, miscellaneous paper goods, place cards, menus, stamp favors and other signage.

All this week I'll be sharing the beautiful photos taken by Jen Huang of the different elements from this magical dinner. And unlike most parties and weddings we work on, this one we get to attend!

I created a brand new, hand-lettered design for the invitations. They were letterpressed in a french blue ink by Cordes Printers on white 100% cotton Cranes paper. A zinc tag was tied onto each invitation with twine, individually addressed to each guest with white ink.

Once the tag was removed, it revealed the list of contributors to the evening. They were placed inside white envelopes, lined with pewter grey paper, and hand-addressed in a salmon-peach ink.