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The Making of a Couture Invitation

September 15, The Prospect Park Boathouse, Brooklyn, New York
Sesame Letterpress, from $1,200 for 100; 646-263-7916

1. “We really liked that the birds had a subtle symmetry with our venue—the Boathouse in Prospect Park—which is an Audubon Center during the day.”

2. “We did pictorial table cards instead of table numbers. We considered other illustrations—Brooklyn landmarks, Coney Island rides— before deciding to do birds. Our table centerpieces were birdhouses, which guests took home.”

3. “Each table had a number and a designated bird. If you were seated at the peacock table your place card had your name in calligraphy, a little peacock, and the table number.”

4.“Store-bought, prepackaged invites were too formal for our taste, and we didn’t like that all the pieces in a suite looked uniform. So we went custom. For our RSVP cards we used wording that was more playful: ‘Woo-hoo! Wouldn’t miss it for the world’ and ‘Shucks! Have to miss all the fun.’ ”


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