Our vision for the Day of the Wed invitation starts with the Papel Picado Mexican flags that show traditionally at weddings in Mexico. For our invitations, we use the bright colors and intricate designs flags for inspiration, as these elements are inherent in Tucson history and Mexican art. 

Traditional papel picado flags.

Traditional papel picado flags.

For paper, we chose a colorful paper to reflect the theme of our wedding day and our electric personalities. So that you know, the paper is called "Pop Razzle."

Meg opens up a box full of "Pop Razzle".

Meg opens up a box full of "Pop Razzle".

With Charles being an artist and printmaker, and Meg having a crafty flair, we made the decision early on to hand-print each invitation. After considering several mediums, we decided to screen print the invitations. Screen print lends itself well to legible text and sharp design. Additionally, screen printing is fast and energetic medium, making it something we can engage in together. Each of the invites is a hand-made work of art! 

Our wedding design is photo-exposed onto a screen. This screen is the stencil that we push ink through and onto the paper below.

Our wedding design is photo-exposed onto a screen. This screen is the stencil that we push ink through and onto the paper below.

Printing the first Welcome Dinner invite.

It takes the better part of the day to print the invites and RSVPS. Below is a gallery documenting the process.

We hope you all enjoy our lovingly hand-crafted invitations. M+C

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