Congratulations to Joey & Ben on their wedding on Shelter Island this weekend! We love these invitations and save the dates, with custom illustrations created by an artist for them. All the cards were printed in a dusty blue on warm white paper, perfect for a seaside wedding. The Weekend Guide card is such a fun extra piece and useful in keeping guests aware if the timeline.
We worked with Alessandra and John earlier this summer to design this beautiful wedding suite, consisting of Save the Dates, Invitations and Thank You Cards. All the pieces were adorned with this gorgeous tree illustration, provided by the couple. The dusty green and charcoal ink with a simple border make this design feel sophisticated and special.
We send our congrats out to Elaine and Phillip for their wedding this weekend! They chose our Downtown design for their NYC wedding and we printed it in rich black ink. Their save the date cards are in the same style of design as the wedding suite for a complete look. We love printing this simply cool design for city weddings.
Congratulations to Amy & Jimmy on their Cape Cod wedding! The Cape has a special place in our hearts, so we always love designing invitations for weddings here. Allison & Jimmy chose our Hudson design, which we printed in a slate and navy blue combination. They requested an event card, to illustrate their weekend of events, complete with a Karaoke After-Party! Each event was detailed with a vintage illustration.
We also printed their Save the Date cards prior to the invitations. We printed a tinted embossed map of Cape Cod in the background, with navy ink on top. We never tire of printing these map cards!
We printed these wedding invitations last year for a lovely couple getting married in Northern California. They chose our Chatham template, but wanted to keep it classic by printing everything in black ink. The cocktail illustrations on the card for their Mexican Fiesta keep this simple set festive.
We printed these beautiful sea-inspired Save the Date cards for Valery and Chris for their summer wedding in Newport, Rhode Island. They opted for a bright, nautical blue paired with charcoal ink and a great wave illustration. They had the great idea to include an enclosure card to encourage guests to book their rooms early. These cards can be especially helpful for a wedding taking place in a popular location, like Newport in the summer.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Here's a peek into the process of printing some floral save the dates for a fall wedding. These save the dates were printed as postcards, with a beautiful large floral image on the front and the necessary information on the back. We printed the text in a wine red as, and a warm tint of gray for the large flower. It feels like the perfect color comination for an end of summer wedding at a vineyard.
Nothing compares to New England in the summertime! Salty air, swimming in the ocean, boats, etc... It’s my favorite place to be this season and I love when we use this inspiration to design stationery for couples getting married along the coast.
We’re sticking with the seaside stationery theme this month and wanted to share some of our favorite nautical save the date announcements from years past.
We love vintage maps, for their hand drawn detail and classic look, so its no surprise that we're really into these Cape Cod Save the Date cards! The cape is such a beautiful destination for a summertime wedding. These letterpress cards give a nod to the nautical, without going over the top with the theme. The map is printed in a dusty blue, with navy text on top for some interesting layering. A navy heart marks the spot of the nuptials in Harwich, Massachusetts.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns is such a beautiful venue outside of New York. Surrounded by a farm and fresh country air, it feels much further than 30 miles from NYC. This lovely couple wanted to reference the farm and barn of the venue in their Save the Dates, so we printed a gorgeous illustration of a dairy cow in the background of their card. We layered a dusty blue ink on top for the text, resulting in a very soft effect. A barn was the perfect accent to the envelope.
This navy blue Save the Date was printed for a couple getting married on a farm in New Hampshire. What's more lovely than spending summer weekend on a farm? The cow illustration fits the theme of the wedding perfectly.
We are in love with Save the Dates that double as bookmarks. Not only are they a unique design, but they're useful, too! If you're planning on a more formal invitation, the Save the Date is a great opportunity to have a little fun. Show off your personality with brighter colors, or a fun image that reflects the feeling of the venue.
We love these bookmark Save the Dates for a summertime wedding in Maine. The bright red and navy blue along with the vintage ship illustration ink feel perfectly nautical. The rope knot on the bottom is such a sweet detail, too.
We designed and printed these Save the Dates for a birthday party at the American Museum of Natural History, here in NYC. The design was inspired by vintage circus posters, complete with a banner carrying elephant. The elephant was letterpress printed in silver, and has a bit of shine that plays well with the bright red of the text. We can just imagine how fun a night at the museum would be - hopefully without any dinosaurs or elephants springing to life.
We recently designed a letterpress wedding suite for a couple getting married in Southern California. They had a beautiful color theme of dusty rose with gold accents, and loved the vintage heart locket illustration in our collection. A custom script monogram sets off their simply classic wedding invitations.
Letterpress coasters are such a fun way to commemorate an important event. They're great for any celebration, whether it be a 60th birthday party or an announcement for a wedding yet to come. They can be used as a cute keepsake for guests, as well as a nice way to protect your coffee table.
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