Jessica + Tad’s handmade letterpress silkscreened invite suite

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First can we just say, um, it’s September. Crazy.

Next, it’s soooo satisfying to see such a huge suite of pretty paper pieces all in one place, all for one purpose. Jessica and Tad are both designers and illustrators (plus Tad co-runs a silkscreen shop in Kansas City called Vahalla Studios), so of course they had to make their invites and reception pieces themselves.



Ah, the relationship timeline. Could not ever get tired of a nicely presented relationship timeline. Especially when you consider how many people may be invited to your wedding who don’t really know the whole story of you two as a couple. Nicely done, Tad & Jess. Can we call you Jess?


Tote bags! We want to go to a wedding with screen printed tote bags waiting in our hotel room. Plus Jessica and Tad’s guests got a set of 4 silkscreened greeting cards they designed and printed themselves. SO CUTE. And thoughtful. They definitely get a gold star for favors.




Awesome work you two! And thank you so much for sharing everything with us.

You can see tons of beautiful photos of Jessica and Tad’s entire wedding on Lemon Lime Photography’s blog.

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Dana Cordova on Sep 1, 2009

Really beautiful work, bravo! I especially love the subtle, faded press work on the table numbers.

Laurel G on Sep 1, 2009

love the time line!

brideonashoestring on Sep 1, 2009

Too too cute.Such a beautiful suite.

Kathleen at Twig & Thistle on Sep 1, 2009

Lovely work indeed! I adore the combination of whimsy and sophistication. These type of details are always my favorite part of a wedding. Congratulations to the couple!

Gemma on Sep 1, 2009

I just love the relationship timeline. How did they use it? With the invites? As a Save the Date?

Amy on Sep 1, 2009

I love the "firsts" card. That is precious.

Pink Wallpaper on Sep 1, 2009

That last picture is so amazing!

laura on Sep 1, 2009

i love the little icons on the timeline and how everything fits so well together. and the photography is incredible!

Wedding Chicks on Sep 1, 2009

wow!!! the tote bag and greeting cards are sooo much fun! what a great gift!!

RobbieLee at Chickiedee on Sep 1, 2009

I love the Relationship Timeline! How clever is that?! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Brandi on Sep 1, 2009

I love all the green- it's so Happy

Amanda on Sep 1, 2009

What beautiful invites/tote bags/paper! I love the designs and the colors :)

nina on Sep 2, 2009

The relationship time line is a nice personalized touch!

Becky @ Weddingistas on Sep 2, 2009

So beautiful! The green is wonderfully cheerful. I also love the personal touches on the stationery.

melissa madden on Sep 2, 2009

Great photography! But I especially love the relationship time line, I posted it on our blog! Great invitations!

barnyard chic on Sep 2, 2009

oh, my! the timeline is wonderful! I love that idea!

Helen - London Wedding Planner on Sep 3, 2009

I adore that timeline. Such a lovely way of telling your story and, like you say, an excellent way of 'introducing yourselves' to people who may not know both of you that well.

razvan on Sep 3, 2009

that relationship timeline is a brilliant idea!

Stefanie on Sep 5, 2009

The name Tad Carpenter seemed so familiar until I finally realized that this Tad Carpenter is THE Tad Carpenter. Gah! So awesome! This wedding is every bit as beautiful as his work. I have countless concert posters from him around my house and adore them all.

Nichole- Cosmopolitan Events on Sep 12, 2009

How whimsical and artistic! I can't wait to try out silk screening.... I hear it has it's challenges though.

Karen on Sep 14, 2009

Love the cursive font of thier names on the invites. Would love to know what it is!

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