30th birthday invitations

Mary Dougherty

posted by

ABOUT mary

I'm a fine art film photographer living in the mountains and traveling to tell beautiful stories

wedding

portrait

engaged

personal

Browse by Category

Portfolio

prints

I have not lost my love for design. Although I spend most of my time refining my craft as a photographer, particular projects inspire me to switch gears and create something visual without a camera. For my 30th birthday invitations I wanted to take the time to design something new. I decided to celebrate the event with a pop up gallery the invitation also needed to be simple and easy to understand. I ruminated on invitation ideas for a while. Finally I decided to play with the fact that past your 30th birthday you are “suppose” to start lying about your age. I included two numbers, different combinations, since I thought if I was to lie about my age it should be a good one. 21? 75? 45? You name it.

I collaborated with Margaret Sanford of Nightingale Handmade to create the finished 30th birthday invitation. She did all of the printing, assembly, spray painting, addressing and mailing. Can I tell you how amazing it was to not worry about any of those steps? It was amazing. No really, it was so amazing. We had a trip to New Mexico and I’m fairly certain they would not have even made it out the door (or I wouldn’t have made it on the plane) if I had tried to do it all. The number cards were printed on vellum for the opacity and the invite card was on a medium weight cover stock. Since I know Margaret well enough, I know that she knows paper and I can trust her recommendation. On top of that, she was willing to carry out my idea of spray painting the invitations to add some color + sparkle, and did so beautifully.

The final 30th birthday invitation was three separate cards, stacked on top of each other yet slightly showing through, and held together with a printed belly band. Take a look at the finished pieces and can someone please use Margaret’s Vintage Inspired Save the Date Postcards?

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse convallis tellus ut venenatis interdum. Integer ut elit sollicitudin, aliquam orci a.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse convallis tellus ut venenatis interdum. Integer ut elit sollicitudin, aliquam orci ac, malesuada.

featured post

A classic Cape Cod wedding never goes out of style, especially at the Kittansett Club.

featured post

A Chautauqua wedding is stunning no matter the size. Karen and Walker pivoted to host the most amazing micro wedding at this historic American retreat.

featured post

Looking for a Catskills wedding venue? Browse Jaclyn and Scott’s photos to see what makes a Full Moon Resort wedding so special.