Our top priority has always been to print beautiful letterpress stationery for our clients. It is equally important to us to provide excellent service to everyone we work with. We want our customers to really enjoy the process of ordering custom stationery so it is an honor to receive this Couples' Choice award from Wedding Wire. We appreciate all of the people who have trusted us to print invitations for their special day and we look forward to collaborating with new couples this year!
January can be cold and bleak outside, but this month in the studio we're thinking of spring and summer as we're in the thick of the "Save the Date" printing season.
These cards can be lighthearted and more casual than the formal invitation, printing in brighter colors or creative formats (like bookmarks or coasters) or they can match the design closely so the guests have a sense of the celebration to come.
Regardless of the design, the text for these is usually very minimal. It typically includes the names of the couple, the date, the city of the wedding and often a website address for guests to refer to for details on travel, accommodations, wedding registries etc... For more samples of Save the Date wording, please visit our website where we've added sample text for all the cards in a suite.
Congratulations to Katy and William on their wedding today! We have loved working with this family over the course of a year to design and letterpress print their wedding stationery. This is a perfect example of a traditional invitation design with a bit of humor. The invitation card is very classic in design but the addition of the sweet fox on the save the date card and website card adds a bit of levity to the suite.
We wish them all the best on this happy day!
The holidays are almost here! Temperatures are dropping in Brooklyn, and we're bundling up while working away on orders in the shop. We have some new festive greeting cards this year, available in our online shop, including the newest "Peace on Earth" card. It feels especially important to send messages of love to our family and friends this year.
Place your order for any last holiday gifts, or greeting cards soon for delivery before Christmas! We also always have gift certificates for bespoke letterpress stationery available for a truly thoughtful gift.
While going through our archives of past weddings, we came across these winter themed invitations. We are still in love with the combination of formal fonts and the vintage illustrations of pinecones and pine trees. The monogram inside the set of antlers has that perfect rustic feeling! We always like printing in charcoal gray ink, as it has a nice softened effect, especially on this natural white paper.
Our 2018 boxed calendars are now available! Each year, we come up with new images that represent the spirit of each month, and print them in bright colors that are sure to look great pinned above any desk. These are great gifts for friends and family, and can be found in our website shop. We usually sell out, so don't wait to pick one up before the new year! Who can believe we're already in November?
Here's a roundup of a few of our favorite vintage map save the dates! We love combining a map of the wedding location with some classic type. Sometimes we print these as post cards, which adds a layer of fun to the mailing process. Contrasting colors always look great, especially when there is a bright pop of orange or red like this Bethany Beach, Delaware save the date!
If you're having a wedding in the summer of 2018, now is a good time to start thinking about your save the dates and invitations. Contact us at info@sesameletterpress if you would like to work on your project with us!
One of our favorite days of the year is here! Hope all you ghouls and guys have a happy and safe holiday, with candy galore.
Congratulations to Carla and Joseph for their recent wedding! Their nuptials were a couple of weeks ago in sunny Florida. The emerald green palm tree is stunning (and fitting) above the formal black script. A family member drew a beautiful and fun illustrated map as part of the information card, showing all the important places for the weekend and welcoming their guests to Tampa. We lined the envelopes in a beautiful emerald green, to match the palm tree. Its a gorgeous set of letterpress invitations that we truly enjoyed creating.
We want to wish Lisa and Jason an big congratulations for their recent wedding! We are in love with their invitation set. We printed bookmarks for their save the dates, with a tinted embossed map of NYC, and a heart to mark the spot of their wedding venue. They chose a dark marsala red for the text which fits the season! Their invitations continued with the heart theme, and included a tinted Empire State Building in the background. It's such a pretty set, and we're very happy to have helped them on the road to their NYC wedding!
Congratulations to Jen and John, who were married this past weekend! We really enjoyed working with them on their simply classic wedding invitations. They loved the idea of a coaster save the date, and so did we! It's such an unexpected format that guests love to receive in the mail. We used a vintage map of Long Island as the front in gold, with the text on the back in navy ink. Their invites reflected that same classic feeling on warm white paper.
We love seeing the photos from our clients' weddings! We feel really invested in these events after collaborating with couples for many months and it is really rewarding to see the beautiful shots from the wedding day. Here's a photo of the table settings with our letterpress coasters at the Wölffer Estate Vineyards last weekend. Thanks for sharing this with us Tara and Adam!
Congratulations to Toni & Yuri, who were just married this October! We designed and printed the beautiful invitations for their fall wedding at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm. They liked a couple of our wedding designs so much that we ended up combining the elements. We used the pale rose illustrations, and paired them with the layout of our Downtown design. The deep blue ink, paired with the modern font choice made the design feel brand new.
We shared a sneak peek of this design earlier, but wanted to congratulate Tara & Adam on their recent wedding! Here are some more detail shots of the beautiful invitation set for their Hamptons Vineyard nuptials. We love the illustrated grapevine, paired with a fun script for their names. This was such a fun project for us because we got to work on so many different pieces, like a custom map of the Hamptons, a fun itinerary card, favor tags, and even coasters!
The custom map is a really sweet addition, highlighting the locations for the Welcome Drinks, Wedding and Sunday Brunch, as well as Sag Harbor Bay, Bridgehampton and East Hampton.
We printed these cute little favor tags for the mini bottles of Wolffer Estate wine that the guests would receive. They were tied onto the bottles with this exquisite orange ribbon from Studio Carta. The letterpress coasters were also a customthat highlights the date, along with a memorable toast. These were such a nice treat to take home from the weekend!
Just though we could share some photos of some recent stationery! These sets feel very cool with their blue on blue color palette. We're also adding wax seals to our finishing options, in case you're feeling like you need another special touch to your letterpress stationery.
Congratulations to our Britt and Tony on their wedding a couple weeks ago! We worked with them on a variety of letterpress stationery for their San Francisco wedding, including these announcements and bookmarks. They have a really sweet story about meeting on a city bus, and wanted to incorporate that into the design of their stationery. The image of the bus became a fun recurring element, as well as the map of San Francisco's transit system.
As a thank you to their guests, we made these custom bookmarks with the map and bus design. At the bottom it reads, "Always thank you bus driver" as a nod to their meet-cute. (And its definitely a cute one!)
Congratulations to Jill and Joe on their wedding last weekend at Linden Terrace at Fort Tryon Park, here in New York City!
We’ve had the pleasure of working with these guys over the course of a year to design and letterpress print their save the date announcements, invitation suites and the day-of menus. They selected our Hudson design and personalized it with nature inspired imagery and mixing in a warm brown kraft paper.
Jill and Joe's save the dates were simple and modern, with the paper choice adding a nice warmth. The rich, black ink on brown kraft paper truly shows off the details of our letterpress printing.
The information card and welcome party card in their set both featured different natural elements. The information card on kraft paper has some beautiful illustrations of greenery, while the welcome party is topped with a vintage, flying bird. These seem to be the perfect elements for a wedding in the lush Fort Tryon Park!
We recently updated some of our letterpress stationery designs, to give them a fresh look! These note cards come in a traditional and modern style, for personal note writing or business stationery. We love these bright yellow sunglasses for someone young at heart.
We just finished photographing our newest wedding invitation suite and we are in love! We originally worked with a lovely couple, Tara & Adam, to create this set and liked it so much that we're adding it to our wedding designs. It is printed in warm fall colors, with accents of grapes on a vine, in reference to the venue, Wolffer Estate. We designed a matching coaster and favor tag for their reception, and they really complete the set.
We share a lot of photos of the stationery we're printing so for a change, we've decided to step back and show some pictures of our studio and printing presses.
We do all of our own letterpress printing here in the Brooklyn studio. Doing this ourselves allows us to really pay attention to each piece that passes through the press and be certain that it matches the design we've created. It is important to us that our stationery is perfect as it has to represent the people who will be writing on and sending it. Having control in the printing helps us ensure this.
Plus, we like making things and it’s immensely satisfying to start the day with stacks of blank paper and finish it with stacks of beautiful stationery!
Photography by Zachary Hartzell