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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This winter weather has us feeling a little blue. These letterpress coasters are a good pick me up, though! We printed some of our favorite sea inspired coasters in bright blue ink for a beach wedding in the Hamptons. The octopus coaster is one of our favorites, so we love seeing it on press.
When you pack your bags for summer get away, don't forget one of our letterpressed bookmarks to keep your place.
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.
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.
You can also purchase them on our website.
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.
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.
This set of invitations is a customized version of one of our collection designs. We love how it looks in shades of navy and paler blue. This wedding took place on the coast of Maine so the waves, whales and seabirds are perfect illustrations.
We love all the pieces reference each other in terms of color, font and motifs but they equally stand alone as beautiful printed items.
We made the RSVP envelopes even more special by incorporating some sweet little bird illustrations around the address.
Overall, we adore this design: look out for it added to our collection! And don't forget that you can complement your custom printing with items from our retail line. Our wave coasters make perfect favors and the whale or wave gift tags could be used as escort cards!
Just a quick blog post with a close-up of a gorgeous invitation. We really like how this design is both elegant and informal. The Strangelove font used for the couples' names keeps it from looking too stuffy and the blind embossed palm tree motif adds another subtly, tactile layer to the letterpress technique!
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!
We've added a few new designs to our line of coasters. Both of these are inspired by memories of holidays by the beach and searching through the sand for shells and little crustaceans!
These would be perfect for a beach wedding or a BBQ beside the sea. They are also the perfect gift for hosts who live near the ocean. The coasters are beautifully packaged in individual sets of eight. You can choose the blue crab coasters or the coral scallop coasters. Or go ahead and treat yourself to both!
We chose colors that are bright and vibrant and reference the imagery. Here's a photo of us mixing and preparing the coral ink before applying it to the press:
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!
We often collaborate with couples to design invitation suites for destination weddings. One of the fun challenges is to develop a design that complements the setting of the wedding but also maintains the style of the couple. For this Jamaican invitation suite, we worked with a selection of vintage palm tree images and printed everything in a rich blue ink. The darker ink and one color printing give the set a sophisticated look, which was fitting for the stylish (and really sweet) couple.