Ferns and Fronds Wedding

Congratulations to Laura and Daniel on their wedding this beautiful, spring weekend! So often we use beautiful floral illustrations on wedding invitations, but this couple wanted something a little different. These ferns and fronds, printed in a mix of black ink and a blind emboss, are a nice alternative for an early Spring wedding.

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Blind Embossing

If you're looking for a subtle image to accent your custom stationery, we recommend printing in a blind emboss like these images illustrate. Generally, we use a touch of pigment in a clear ink to help give the image a bit of shadow on the paper. The result is a beautiful bit of texture that allows your text to stand out, while giving the design a bit more depth. We don't recommend doing a blind or tinted emboss for text, as it is not reliably legible. 

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Blue Rose Wedding Invitations

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.

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An elegant border

It's probably clear by now that we are big fans of designs that incorporate both elegance and a certain informality. Walker and Billy went for wedding invitations that perfectly melded these two approaches: letterpress-wedding-invite-border-blind

We really love these designs. The border is beautifully rendered in pale tinted ink and the different thicknesses set each separate card apart from the next. We also love how some of the pieces feature handwritten details that were provided by a family member: another great way to add some originality to your invitations. Neutra Caps font for the rest of the text adds a pleasant retro feel that complements the style of the border too.

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Altogether, a really gorgeous invitation set! Congratulations, Walker and Billy!

Sunshine edge painting

We offer a range of finishing techniques, including corner rounding, edge painting and envelope lining. These are great ways to further customize your printed items. And if you're going to go for edge painting, why not choose a really bright, uplifting color? Like sunshine yellow!

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This invitation layout is so pretty and understated. It features blind embossing for the heart illustrations and cool gray for the text. The yellow just adds an extra pop of goodness to the design!

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The thank you cards continue the color palette of pale tinted illustration with cool gray text. We think the french "Merci Beaucoup" is a very sweet addition too!

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Reception stationery

Once a couple have received their printed invitations, it's often time to start thinking about reception stationery. It's really nice for us to continue working with clients on their wedding programs, escort cards, menus and other pieces. We can draw out themes from the invitation to use across these items.

Our Under the Sea design with its vivid octopus motif works really well on these menus, table cards and escort cards:

We like how the wave illustration adds a slightly different look to the set.

At the other end of the spectrum, our subtle Pale Florals set allows for some really pretty additional pieces that feature blind embossing on the menu and escort card envelope:

Thinking about your reception stationery alongside your invitations is a great way to create a unified look across your whole wedding: from the anticipation of the event to the big day itself!

Matte Gold Wedding Suite

We just finished printing this wedding set for a lovely couple who are getting married in Italy. We're jealous: all that wonderful food, gorgeous views and la dolce vita! They decided to have the set printed in our matte gold ink: we love how this hue is the perfect blend of elegant and understated.

They selected a few of illustrations from our image library to give an extra level of customization to their invitation:

We love the little heart lockets and we also really like how the simple heart silhouette looks as a blind-embossed pressed image:

Without ink, it just highlights the quality of the impression.

Congratulations Maegan and Eric!