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!
Congratulations to Nina and Andrew for their Nantucket wedding this weekend! We really enjoyed working with them to come up with this beautifully soft design. The elegant calligraphy for the names and other lines of text was done by Megan Fahy. We then scanned this and added it to our design. The wave and seagulls were printed in a very pale tint of ink to keep the focus on the soft blue text.
Karen from Smashing the Glass featured the gorgeous wedding of Natalie & Alex recently. We worked with them on their wedding invitations and just loved the whole suite! Its so nice to get a glimpse of the wedding, after working with a couple and we were so excited to see some of their beautiful photos. It was such a romantic wedding, and the bride and groom looked so wonderfully happy!
Natalie and Alexander's letterpress wedding invitations are so soft and dreamy. They held a black tie wedding this summer at a beautiful Four Seasons in Westlake Village, California. They wanted the invitations to be elegant to announce their formal affair, but still have a modern, fun touch. They commissioned calligrapher, Katherine Ross of Script Merchant Calligraphy for portions of the text, which gave the whole set more character. We love the loose, modern style of Katherine's calligraphy!
We printed the letterpress invitation on warm white paper, and paired soft gray with a nude colored ink. The combination is subtle and warm, setting you up for a relaxing weekend in Southern California.
This little illustration of a manor home looks wonderful on top of their information card. It embodies the elegance of the Four Seasons resort perfectly. We absolutely love Natalie and Alex's custom wedding invitations, and we're sure that their wedding was just gorgeous.
We've been posting a few teasers of components of this set but now we are excited to reveal the full suite of items. We love how this couple has allowed Betsy Dunlap's stunning calligraphy to really take front and center attention. The whole invitation just feels like a beautiful illustration and is extremely elegant.
The rich indigo blue also helps to make this design pop.
And we've already waxed lyrical about the bespoke envelope liner that features an imprint of a crocodile!
We hope this couple has a wonderful wedding on Kiawah Island!
Our second Save the Date for a Kiawah Island wedding is totally different. This is one of the nicest things about working with couples on their wedding stationery: no two couples come up with the same idea. This Save the Date is simpler and completely text-based. The couple wanted the beauty of Betsy Dunlap's calligraphy to shine through.
This is such a wonderful way to really customize your wedding stationery: hire a calligrapher to render your names in a unique, one-of-a-kind font and then build the rest of the design around those words.
Here's a more detailed image of the letterpress impression of Betsy's calligraphy:
It fun for us to try out different fonts to work alongside this handwritten cursive. We opted for Neutra Caps which has a clean, contemporary feel. And that blue is marvellous!