Melissa + Yasuo Wedding Invitation


This couple’s meeting in Japan during cherry blossom season inspired the graceful and sophisticated design of their wedding invitation: a meaningful emblem of love and unfolding commitment.

A paper heart tucked into a diecut slit on the invite card is magically transformed (thanks to the unique fold) into the shape of a cherry blossom. Type, containing the customary details, spirals inside the now fully opened flower. Choosing engraving here lends a level of elegance that adds extra appeal and that personal touch.

Mohawk Loop Feltmark and an embossed pattern on the card provide a tactile element. The design team created the pattern using a unique Asian seal design for the couple, the Japanese “tea plant” crest of the groom’s family, and the traditional Chinese symbol of double happiness for marriage.

Rubber stamps of the seal designs were also made and then applied to the envelope, gift bags and thank you notes giving each invitation a personalized touch (in addition to functioning as the couple’s personal seal going forward).


Project Details

Title Melissa + Yasuo
Wedding Invitation
Client Melissa Tsang + Yasuo Shimada Date February 2012 Design Fani Chung, Earl Gee Print The Ligature
San Francisco, California
Paper Mohawk Loop Feltmark Natural
80 lb. Text & 110 lb Cover
Mohawk Carnival Vellum
Pine 70 lb. Text

Production Details

Dimensions Invite: 8.5" square
Card: 5.375" square
RSVP Card: 4.75" x 3.5"
Envelope: 5.5" square
Print Quantity 300 Production Time 2 weeks Printing Method Invite: offset lithography, engraving
Card: offset lithography, embossing
RSVP Card: offset lithography
Envelope: offset lithography, rubber stamps
Number of Colors One color
RSVP Card: 2 colors
Finishing and Binding Invite: score, diecut, handfold
Card: emboss, diecut slot


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