Burro y Flor

Flat lay of a letterpress wedding invitation suite for a destination wedding in San Miguel Allende. The playful design features watercolor illustrations of papel picado, a burro / donkey, and a colorful bouquet in a tequila bottle. The envelope is lime green with a succulent stamp, and the invitation has pink edge painting.

This is one of our favorite designs in Dependable Weddings, our lineup of customizeable letterpress wedding invitations. Burro y Flor, originally designed for a destination wedding in San Miguel Allende, features digitally printed watercolor illustrations. These include a flower-laden burro, festive papel picado, floral garlands, and a colorful bouquet peeking out of a tequila bottle.

print methods and materials

The text of this wedding invitation is letterpress printed. The use of letterpress lends a level of formality and craftsmanship to the playful design. The typefaces, which are modern and fun, coordinate with the papel picado. The text is printed in light blue, but we can customize the letterpress ink color according to your preference.

Letterpress wedding invitation suite with watercolor illustrations of papel picado, a burro, and a colorful bouquet in a tequila bottle. Lime green envelope, light blue text. Pink edge painting on the invitation.

The watercolor illustrations are digitally printed by a local partner, and are of the highest quality. We work closely with the digital printers to achieve results that we can be proud of. Combining letterpress and digital printing is powerful! Digital printing allows us to use an abundance of colors while remaining affordable, and adding letterpress maintains a timeless, tactile quality. Letterpress printing also allows the fine lines of the text to maintain their integrity even when using a bright, light ink color.

Letterpress wedding invitation with watercolor illustration of a burro / donkey carrying flowers and a floral garland with a yellow flower. Text is light blue, and design is playful. The invitation has pink edge painting.

Because of the digital printing we print this invitation on single-ply cotton paper, whereas we print most of our other letterpress wedding invitations on double-thick paper. However, we can create a double-thick version of this invitation by duplexing (gluing) an additional sheet of paper to the back. Duplexing can be an opportunity to add even more color by using a different color of paper on the back!

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For more details, and to shop this design as well as our other letterpress wedding invitations, click here. We provide transparent pricing for all of our suites, but if you are interested in further customization don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are happy to provide quotes for pieces or add-ons that may not be shown here.

The designs in this suite were created for Dependable Letterpress by Nicole Baker of Foreignspell.