Category Archives: Hand Lettering

Watercolor Mason Jar Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Lindley and Winfred had their rehearsal dinner at the Mercantile Deli, a charming restaurant in downtown Franklin, Tennessee that’s known for its delicious southern fare and tables decorated with fresh flowers in blue mason jars.


For the invitation design, we wanted a hand-drawn piece that connected to the restaurant’s decor and would immediately let guests know the dinner’s atmosphere would be casual and relaxed. All of the text is hand-lettered, and the couple’s names act as the jar’s brand/label.

We emphasized the blue of the mason jar by adding a touch of light blue watercolor paint (and we painted everything before letterpress printing the pieces).

Each invitation was paired with a kraft envelope and stamped in white ink with the return address.


Modern Rustic Wedding Programs with Hand-Lettered Details

So often we print on light-colored paper (due to the transparency of letterpress inks), so it’s always a nice change to print on another stock like chipboard. Thick and recycled, the kraft brown chipboard was the perfect stock for Heather and David’s modern rustic wedding in Greenville, South Carolina (and we were thrilled to have been able to meet Heather in person at this past Indie Craft Parade).
I hand lettered a few elements for the piece, and a serif font complemented those nicely. The dark black ink made sure all of the wedding details were easy to read.

It was such a pleasure working with Heather and David, and we wish them all the best in their new life together!