Shelter Island Wedding

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.

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Downtown NYC Wedding

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.

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NYC Chrysler Wedding

Congratulations Maura & Glenn, who were recently married in our fair city! We love the classic feeling invitations, with some of NYC’s finest landmarks printed on them. The invitations feature the Chrysler Building on top of the card, surrounded by a simple border. All the cards were printed in black ink on warm white paper.

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NYC Skyline Silhouette Wedding

A belated congrats to Leah and Michael on their wedding in Brooklyn this summer. They chose an awesome venue and wanted their invitations to reflect the city, with a silhouette of the NYC skyline. Their response cards feature a cute silhouette of a taxi cab on top. These invitations were printed in rich black ink on warm white paper.

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Catskills Wedding

We work closely with all of our wedding clients to design invitations that will capture the spirit of their wedding day. We talk about style, color, type and imagery. We work on the stationery months before the event and because we are not "day-of" vendors, we're not present to see everything come together. It's such a treat for us when couples reach out after the dust settles to share photos with us. Here are some pictures of a wedding at the lovely Hayfield in the Catskill mountains.

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We love this shot of these letterpressed menus at the table settings in this upscale barn. The dark blue ink color is a lovely complement to the gold and white accents, and clean wooden table.

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Photographer: Jean-Laurent Gaudy

Florals: Athabold

Venue: Hayfield Catskills

Catering: Main Course

Inky Fingers Calligraphy

We love working with calligraphy artists to finalize our letterpress wedding suites. These escort cards and menus were both beautifully written by Brooke McDonald of Inky Fingers Calligraphy. She is an NYC local who does custom calligraphy for invitations, envelopes and day of stationery, like these red rose escort cards. We love the combination of the impression of letterpress printing with the sharp lines of a pen. Check our her website to see more of her gorgeous work!

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Gray & Blush Roses

Congratulations to Kristiana & Marlon for their romantic wedding in the Rose Garden at Lyndhurst Mansion. What could be more perfect than our Roses design for this outdoor wedding? Dark charcoal ink and a tinted embossing of flowers look beautiful together on warm white invitations. The Rehearsal Dinner and website cards have roses printed in a blush pink tint, that blends well behind the charcoal ink.

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Liberty Monogram Wedding

Congrats to Stephanie & Stefan for their wedding in Brooklyn this week! They were married at Liberty Warehouse, which has views of the iconic Statue of Liberty, which inspired their invitation design. They chose our Vintage NYC template and we created a monogram using the Statue of Liberty, to be used on the invite and thank you notes. A vintage map of Brooklyn lined the envelope for a deluxe look.

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A New York and Italian Affair

Its not often that we get to work with a couple having two weddings. Elettra and Kenneth were lucky enough to have nuptial events in New York City and at a family home in northern Italy. They highlighted each invitation with a nod to an essential landmark - the Chrysler Building for the NYC event, and a mountain range for the Italian. We created a custom map for each event as well, which was a fun project to tackle.

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Made In New York

The exhibition “Made In New York: The Business Of Folk Art,” curated by Elizabeth V. Warren, currently on view at the American Folk Art Museum in New York dives into the rich history of folk art in New York City. With works ranging from portraiture to shop signs, this exhibition highlights the fact that folk art was not just happening in small rural areas, but that there was a flourishing community of painters, printers, potters, and other artisans working in the five boroughs of New York. Many of these artists were self-taught or learn their trade through traditional apprenticeships or family businesses. The exhibition includes works created from 1760 to 1915 including a beautiful Optician’s trade sign from the E.G. Washburne & Co., a painting of the Flushing, a paddle wheeler, by James Bard, and a variety of embroidery samplers, among many other amazing objects. Laura Beach in her review of the exhibition for Antiques and the Arts Weekly states, “its true beauty lies in its meticulous reconstruction of a place and its people.” The exhibitions runs through July 28, 2019. 

For more information about the exhibition, visit the American Folk Art Museum’s site here.

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Happy New 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. 

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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.

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