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#Y2Kasnic branding.

The best part of planning my wedding was the branding, hands down. First came the wedding website. Then came the fun part: the invitations!

Incorporating my favorite colors with vintage maps of Chicago and pretty typefaces using thick cardstock paper stamped with ink, rounding the corners and sewing the binding—that was my process while hand making each of the 100 Y2Kasnic Wedding Guidebooks.

The 16-page guidebooks set the perfect tone of excitement and affection we wanted our friends and family in Washington, Kentucky and elsewhere to feel while preparing to travel for our destination wedding weekend.

Envelope Liner + Guidebook + Band

Envelope Liner + Guidebook + Band

The standard invitation set for Y2Kasnic wedding guests.

Vintage Chicago Maps + Rounded Corners

Vintage Chicago Maps + Rounded Corners

Sewn Binding

Sewn Binding

Each guidebook was sewn with ivory thread on my sewing machine.

Stitching style varies across all 100 guidebooks due to whatever mood I was in that day.

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Hand Stamped Envelopes

Hand Stamped Envelopes

Handmade Envelope Liners

Handmade Envelope Liners

The envelope liners were designed and printed—then traced, cut and glued in to add Chicago flare & protection in the mail.

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Print Edition Markings

Print Edition Markings

Each guest received a "#/100" marking on the first page of their guidebook—letting them know each book was hand made one by one in a limited quantity.

The Suite: Wedding + Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

The Suite: Wedding + Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

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Chicago Skyline Sketch

Chicago Skyline Sketch

The Chicago skyline is used as an exciting hand drawn visual with the formal invitation.

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Our Favorite Spots on the Map

Our Favorite Spots on the Map

We mapped out our favorite Chicago restaurants, bars, ice cream shops, tourist attractions and architecture for our guests to have on-hand while traveling to Chicago. Many of our friends had never been to the city before so we were excited to share our recommendations visually.

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