Cape Cod Farm Wedding

Congratulations to Cara & Brendan for their wedding this past weekend on Cape Cod! We used a variation on our Pictorial design, printing all the cards in navy ink. On the invitation card, we used a hand-drawn image of a barn from, that they provided. Its always a nice touch to have a custom image included in your suite. On the rsvp card, we added a space for song requests, which is a fun way to have your guests include a handwritten note on their response.

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Hamptons Vineyard Wedding

We designed these invitations for a wedding at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard last year, and they have us dreaming of sipping some rosé in the summer sun. We used our Vineyard invitation template and added some extra details, like green painted leaves on the invitation, and an envelope liner featuring the same vintage map of Long Island that we used on the Save the Dates. The dusty blue and soft green inks look beautiful together on warm white paper.

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Jamaican Wedding Suite

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.

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Cape Cod Map Save the Date

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.

Destination Wedding in Mexico

The winter blues are real, so we're thinking of sunny days in Mexico to pass the time. Last year, we designed these invitations for a lovely couple having a destination wedding. They wanted to incorporate the symbol of a zia sun into the design, as well as a nod to the beach with a wave illustration. We created a custom monogram featuring the sun and their initials. We letterpress printed the suite in gold and a subtle tint, including a custom envelope liner. Overall, it had an elegant, but laid back vibe, much like a destination wedding in Mexico!

Summer Reading List

When you pack your bags for summer get away, don't forget one of our letterpressed bookmarks to keep your place.

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Inspired by the scenes of the accessories counter in the PBS series Mr. Selfridge, these bookmarks are perfect tucked into our favorite classics, as well as some new beach reads. 

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We're really excited that these are now all available at the new paper shop at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, one of our favorite places in the world.

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You can also purchase them on our website.

Happy Reading!

Feeling Blue: Ikat Wedding Invitation

We recently remixed one of our tried and true, and a little blue wedding invitation designs. Ikat patterns are very popular, and we know why! This soft blue dot pattern is sweet and modern, perfect for a casual wedding. We can just imagine being at an intimate summer wedding by the sea. blue-ikat-dot-letterpress-wedding-sesame navy-blue-ikat-dot-letterpress-wedding-invitation-sesame

We made a short video, documenting the process of printing this 2-color wedding invite. A word of warning; the sounds of the press clicking and clacking are slightly hypnotic and may cause drowsiness.

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Coastal wedding Save the Dates

We are big fans of nautical and maritime imagery and it features on so many of our printed items. From our octopus coasters to our deluxe anchor notecard sets, we love finding ways to reference the sea in our work. So obviously, we adore working with couples to incorporate their vision of the coast into their printed stationery. We've recently worked with two lovely couples on their Save the Date cards.

Meaghan and Andre fell for our ship in a bottle illustration and it just looks so pretty at the top of their card:

We're always happy to include a small motif above the return address on the envelope too. Continuing the seaside theme, Meaghan and Andre opted for a little clam shell:

We love how this Save the Date looks and we can't wait to share photos of their actual wedding invitations!

Erin and Owen also used a dark blue ink for their design (does anything signify the ocean more than a nice, rich, saturated blue?). But they decided to create a truly bespoke card with hand drawn illustrations and handwritten lettering. They also included pops of vivid red:

The little seagull perched on the map in the lower left corner just makes us feel so happy! Here's a close up of part of the map to show the intricacy of the illustrations and the letterpress impression:

We're so excited to hear all about both of these weddings!

Lighthouse Wedding Invitations

There's something really wonderful about getting married beside the sea (or a lake!). Perhaps it's the soothing sound of the water or that pleasant breeze that cools down even the warmest weather. Many of our clients want to incorporate maritime imagery into their designs, as well as colors that are reminiscent of the ocean. Stephanie - one of our lovely brides - chose a few different motifs and illustrations for us to include on her invitation, RSVP and information card. We think this stationery looks wonderful: informal yet elegant!