I was so surprised to find a lovely little blue envelope in my mail box a few weeks ago. Then I opened it and completely swooned- out came a perfectly whimsical letterpress map. The post card was even hand-sewn and lined with fabric on the back, in my case the map was from Hawaii so the fabric featured a hula girl and pretty flowers.
Couture Maps by Stephannie Barba features wedding maps, save the dates, and other stationery products from all over the United States and even other spots in the world.
And for the Idaho Brides- she's even done a design for a Jackson Hole wedding.
Stephannie also has a studio that features couture stationery and products of all kinds- from party coasters and napkins, to wedding invitations and more. Be sure to head over to Couture Maps and Stephannie's Illustration House to look at her portfolio!
Our post wouldn't be complete without the other half of the beauty on these maps...not only are they hand-illustrated, but also hand-sewn. Once the map is drawn and printed, it heads over to Mira Aster to sew fabric to the backs. I can only imagine it to be a painstaking process but we are thanking them for it- it really adds that extra special pop to the card.
And how beautiful is this hand-sewn envelope too?
If you love fabric, you can have that look pretty much anywhere in your wedding: besides wedding invites, Mira Aster has sewn table number cards, save the dates, favors (like the book marks below from Oprah's big bash!) and more.
Thank you to Stephannie for sending me the beautiful postcard- we were thrilled and happy to have been introduced to both Couture Maps and Mira Aster. Now we'll just wait for one of our brides to add Boise to the map!
All photos were given with permission