Suzie and Hunter - A Love Story in Ginger Jars

Suzie and Hunter - A Love Story in Ginger Jars

A simple but powerful theme can transform a wedding, and Suzie and Hunter's celebration shows you how it's done! Inspired by the bride's Chinese-American heritage, their wedding design centered around the intricate patterns and rich blue hues of traditional ginger jars. Elegant, yet simple in its focus, their letterpress invitation suite promised guests a glimpse to the joyous celebration that lay ahead.

Suzie & Hunter's custom designed ginger jar, letterpress wedding invitation suite with plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, double happiness, hand calligraphy, edge painting, colored stock, and envelope liners in cobalt blue and white
A tradition dating back centuries, ornamental motifs of plum blossoms and the double happiness symbol on the ginger jars hold special significance, symbolizing happiness, resilience, and the blossoming of their love. Letterpress and ginger jars share a kindred history of artisanal craftsmanship, making it the perfect medium to enhance the intricate lines of the original designs with the textured impression of the antique process.

Suzie & Hunter's wedding tablescapes with clusters of blue and white ginger jars filled with pale pink peonies

When we saw the photos of Suzie & Hunter's table-scapes, we gasped. Collections of blue and white ginger jars clustered down the centers of their long tables abundant with pale pink blossoms were more than we could have imagined when designing their invitations, and matched absolutely perfectly!

Plum blossom cherry blossom letterpress invitation suite with double happiness rsvp card in dark blue ink on colored stock
The traditional vivid cobalt blue and porcelain white color palette carried throughout the entire wedding, from each piece of the invitations to the bridesmaids dresses to the ginger jar vases on every table. Understated, classic, letterpress text treatment let the ornamental motifs shine.

Suzie & Hunter's wedding party, all in blue

Crisp, white ink addressing on sapphire blue envelopes by Letter B Calligraphy was striking in contrast and provided a personalized touch that reflected the couple's dedication to making each guest feel cherished and special. Upon opening the envelope, a graphic double happiness provided a joyful backdrop to the rest of the suite.

Bespoke letterpress wedding invitation with blue and white ginger jars, envelope liners, colored stock, edge painting, plum blossoms, double happiness, traditional style with timeless design,

Double happiness custom envelope liner in cobalt blue and sky blue on white stock, in a cobalt blue envelope, part of a custom designed letterpress invitation suite

Don't forget paper goods on the wedding day! Their designs carried through to their wedding ceremony programs and dinner menus, further complimenting their themes and showcasing personal attention to every detail. Having a narrow theme makes these choices easy and a cohesive event feel effortless. 

Suzie & Hunter's wedding escort card table with pale pink bouquet in a blue and white ginger jar with a double happiness on it; second photo of the ushers holding ceremony programs featuring a ginger jar with double happiness design

Design and Production by Albertine Press
Envelope Calligraphy by Letter B Calligraphy
Invitation Photos by Peterson Design & Photography
Wedding Day Photos by Katherine Brackman Photography

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