Elegant Monogram

We’ve added a really elegant new design to our collection of wedding invitations. Many couples have been approaching us, asking for something that features a monogram of their initials.


We’re always delighted to come up with a new layout so we came up with this design that features a monogram, as well as a simple border.


The choice of quite traditional fonts also adds to the sense of subtle formality without being stuffy!

Posted in all about letterpress, weddings Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,


We’ve printed a few London weddings featuring tinted letterpressed illustrations related to the British capital. So we thought we would add a new design that incorporates the New York skyline for all the Manhattan weddings we work on!


This design uses a really clear, sans serif font which perfectly complements the graphic silhouette of the NY skyline:


The use of a very pale tinted ink on the motif really intensifies the letterpress effect and makes the image appear almost like a shadow. The result is an invitation that is both classy and understated.

Posted in all about letterpress, weddings Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Classic matte gold invitation set

We worked with Meredith and Adam on their Save the Date cards and we were excited to collaborate on the designs for their invitations too. They went for a really classy, understated layout that highlighted the letterpress impression and the gorgeous ink color they chose.


They thought about incorporating an illustration at the top of each card but as with so many things, sometimes less is more. In the case of this set, we think it really benefits from the simplicity of the layout.


Posted in weddings Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Reception stationery

Once a couple have received their printed invitations, it’s often time to start thinking about reception stationery. It’s really nice for us to continue working with clients on their wedding programs, escort cards, menus and other pieces.

We can draw out themes from the invitation to use across these items.

Our Under the Sea design with its vivid octopus motif works really well on these menus, table cards and escort cards:


We like how the wave illustration adds a slightly different look to the set.

At the other end of the spectrum, our subtle Pale Florals set allows for some really pretty additional pieces that feature blind embossing on the menu and escort card envelope:


Thinking about your reception stationery alongside your invitations is a great way to create a unified look across your whole wedding: from the anticipation of the event to the big day itself!

Posted in weddings Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A burst of pink

A great way to add color to a classic invitation is to think about having the accompanying pieces printed onto colored cardstock. We can print darker ink onto pale paper, like this example of a lovely RSVP card and envelope on a vivid pink card:


The motif at the top of each card creates a nice consistency across the pieces. The invitation itself is a beautiful and elegant example of how two fonts can work really well together.


Posted in all about letterpress, weddings Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Red, White and Blue wedding invitations

Admittedly, this wedding didn’t take place on July 4th. But the color scheme certainly seems appropriate for this holiday weekend!

We printed this set for a May wedding last year and we adore the mix of elegance and informality.


The invitation itself maintains a more traditional look with the triple border and monogram. Meanwhile, the other pieces are a little more whimsical and feature some really lovely illustrations. We especially like how the motifs on the information card correspond to the RSVP card.

RSVP close-up

Posted in weddings Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Greek wedding invitation

This summer, we have been printing a range of dual-language invitations. It’s a fun challenge for us to lay these out and we have the added benefit of daydreaming about events on Greek islands, Italian hillsides and French chateaus!


This invitation includes text in both English and Greek. We aimed to have both sections of copy arranged similarly so that they mirror each other and there is plenty of space left on the design so that it doesn’t look too “text-y”.

The bride asked the extremely talented Roanne Adams from RoAndCo to design the custom monogram and we think it is so charming. The subtle olive branches refer to the Greek heritage of the bride and the location of the wedding.


Posted in collaborations, weddings Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

More custom lined envelopes

We printed a selection of social stationery for a newly-married couple. The clients selected a few different designs and cardstocks. To add another layer of customization, they selected a beautiful printed paper from Paper Source and we used it to line their envelopes.


This is a great option to add individuality to your stationery. It adds some lovely visual appeal as the recipient opens the envelope and also complements the ink used for the letterpress printing.


Posted in all about letterpress, stationery Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Rabbit notecards

Designing and printing social stationery is one of our favorite tasks here at Sesame. It’s a great opportunity for clients to display┬átheir individual style. We printed some really sweet notecards for a little girl and we love how the rabbit illustration looks next to her name.


The font is whimsical yet elegant and the ink color veers away from being gender-specific while still looking warm and pretty.

We hope you enjoy your stationery, Lola!

Posted in stationery Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Early Summer Maritime Invitations

This set of invitations is a customized version of one of our collection designs. We love how it looks in shades of navy and paler blue. This wedding took place on the coast of Maine so the waves, whales and seabirds are perfect illustrations.


We love all the pieces reference each other in terms of color, font and motifs but they equally stand alone as beautiful printed items.


We made the RSVP envelopes even more special by incorporating some sweet little bird illustrations around the address.


Overall, we adore this design: look out for it added to our collection! And don’t forget that you can complement your custom printing with items from our retail line. Our wave coasters make perfect favors and the whale or wave gift tags could be used as escort cards!

Posted in weddings Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,