All of the suites in our collection are designed to be customized to complement each couple's wedding style. Our Hudson suite has a minimal, sophisticated style that is particularly nice for a wedding in the city. Here are examples of how two couples personalized this design for their weddings this summer.
We used our Roses design for these gorgeous invitations for a wedding at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. The all script design in Bickham looks romantic with the subtle rose floral design. One of our favorite cards to design are schedule cards because they always utilize fun icons for the planned events. They're a great addition to a wedding welcome bag. Our congratulations go out to Beth and Ray!
Sometimes the "Day-of" stationery gets lost in the shuffle with wedding planning but a full suite of menus, programs and welcome cards is a great way to carry the style of the invitations through to the actual wedding day celebration.
Congratulations to Nina and Andrew for their Nantucket wedding this weekend! We really enjoyed working with them to come up with this beautifully soft design. The elegant calligraphy for the names and other lines of text was done by Megan Fahy. We then scanned this and added it to our design. The wave and seagulls were printed in a very pale tint of ink to keep the focus on the soft blue text.
We're often asked about printing "blind", which means printing without any ink, so you just see the impression of an image or text. While the subtlety of a blind emboss is nice, we prefer to print a tinted emboss. These photos illustrate the soft quality of an illustration printed with transparent ink, sized with a touch of gray ink. This small amount of ink helps to create a bit of a shadow on the paper, so that the image reads a little better, but doesn't interfere with the text.
Congratulations to Allison and Adam on their wedding last weekend! All black ink always looks sharp, especially with the graphic images they selected to illustrate the cards in the suite.
We've printed some lovely invitations for June weddings this year and are excited to share some of the designs here on the blog. This is our Roses design for a wedding and reception at the boathouse in Central Park, here in NYC. Congratulations to Joanne and Philip on their summer nuptials!
Congrats to Kelley and Phillip for their recent wedding in Napa Valley! We absolutely love this design. It is simple and sweet, printed in a dusty blue with an image of a peach tree highlighting the invitation and detail card. Sometimes a simple design like this is the most striking.
We custom mix our inks for each job. Our presses are really efficient and we use less than a tablespoon of ink for a set of note cards. A little goes a long way as the inks are like a thick paste. When mixing, we start with some base colors that we combine, often with the addition of black or white to tone down the saturation.
We frequently get requests for tinted embossing. We add a drop of gray ink when we print embossings to give the imagery a bit more of a shadow. The result is subtle, and beautiful when paired with a deeper color.
Congratulations Christa and Brett! We loved working with this couple on a beautiful set that combined our Hudson design with some subtle cherry blossom imagery. Their save the date featured a tinted vintage map of New York, which looks classic with black text.
Congratulations Anneke and Patrick on the wedding this weekend! We don't get enough opportunities to print jellyfish on wedding stationery! Destination wedding like this Jamaican celebration are especially fun to work on! We started with our Pictorial design and customized this with the images of coral, jellyfish, starfish and the octopus. The ink colors here are coral and navy and we've added a bright tissue envelope liner for an extra jolt of color.
These invitations for a wedding of two University of Virginia grads are timeless! The charcoal ink on natural white paper creates a beautifully soft effect. And the illustrations are a great addition to the simple design.
One of our favorite things to print are vintage maps, and this Save the Date for a Long Island wedding is no exception! We printed a lovely soft blue in the background with navy ink on top. The little heart is a cute detail to mark the spot of the event.
Congratulations to Caroline and Ryan on their March wedding! Although most of the couples we work with select one of the designs in our collection, each invitation suite we print looks unique. This is a twist on our Timeless design. They opted for a different script, Miss leGates, and paired the black ink with a jewel-toned red envelope liner.
How cute are these custom notecards? Its never too early to get your children started with hadn't written thank you notes. We love the bright pink ink paired with adorable imagery of a kitten and girl with a rabbit.
These custom note cards were a wonderful gift for a chic lady! We love the simplicity of the monogram printed in rich black ink.
Each year we find that there are certain ink colors we print over and over. Lately we've been printing a lot of sage ink. We particularly love the way this looks on our Scrolling Frames design. It works really well for this elegant meets rustic wedding!
Congratulations to Karina and Alejandro on their wedding this weekend! Their wedding invitations are unique and modern, just like their wedding venue, an industrial artist studio and gallery space in Brooklyn.
Congratulations to Amanda and Asher on their wedding this week! We've been collaborating with them over the last 9 months to print save the date announcements, invitations and programs. It's been really fun customizing our Downtown design for their wedding (we especially love the carrier pigeon) and we wish them all the best!
Here's a great close up of a save the date we printed recently for a summertime wedding in Rhode Island. We love the little website card with a ship in a bottle image printed in striking blue ink. The save the date features a detailed wave illustration that fits the card perfectly.