Romantic Roses in the Catskills Wedding

Another wedding in the works during our month of florals! Congratulations to Mary and Ryan for their wedding in the Catskills today. They chose our Roses design, but customized it with a unique placement of the floral illustration. The rose is centered on their invitation card, but printed in a tint of gray for a subtle background effect.

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Vintage NYC Map Wedding

Congratulations to Sarah & Adam on their wedding in NYC this past weekend! We’ve collaborated with them over the past few months to create their a suite of wedding cards based on our Cities design. We began with a Save the Date card, featuring a tinted image of a vintage NYC map in the background, and used this map on envelope liners for the invitations and thank you notes as well. All of their pieces (including table numbers, escort cards, programs and menus!) were printed in Navy ink and were inspired by New York’s iconic landmarks.

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Vintage New York Invitations

Congrats to Courtney and Nicholas for their wedding this weekend! They our Vintage NYC design for their lovely city wedding, featuring some city icons and a vintage map for the envelope liner. Black and gold ink were the perfect combination for a black tie wedding.

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Black Wildflowers

Congratulations to Jungjoo and Jarrett for their recent wedding in upstate New York! We love that they chose a bold design, using a variation of our Wildflowers template. The black floral frame is striking and modern, with pale pink elements, like the envelope liner and belly band to soften the invitation set.

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English Country Estate Wedding

Congratulations to Anjuli & Charles for their wedding in the English countryside! We are enamored of this set with its combination of bold lines and soft florals, printed in a deep green ink. We did a full set of cards for their wedding, including a card for their Hindu wedding ceremony in a coral pink, and a very fun weekend timeline. We think the design is elegant and befitting a wedding at an English estate.

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English Country House Wedding

Congratulations to Lorien & John for their wedding across the pond this week! This lovely couple chose to use our Pictorial design with imagery to match their wedding at a beautiful country home. The soft blue-green and gray colors of this design have us dreaming of the English countryside in the spring.

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Monograms Part II

Sticking with the monograms theme this month, we wanted to share some options for incorporating these on wedding stationery. Monograms are one of our favorite design elements to print. They add a decorative detail and a sophisticated elegance to wedding invitations. Plus, the design can be carried through all of the wedding stationery, from thank you note cards to programs and menus.

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We recommend couples adhere to traditional etiquette, noting that the bride’s initials come first on the stationery until the wedding has taken place. After the ceremony, the groom’s initials may come first (on the menu, escort cards and thank you notes) and/or the couple can use their shared last name, if relevant.

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Even simple initials like this L + A (below) can elevate items like escort cards or menus and give the stationery a personal feel.

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This couple opted for the nautical flags in lieu of letters.

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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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NYC Skyline Wedding

We printed these beautiful invitations for a New York City wedding last year. The cards were all a classic design, printed in rich, black ink, and then we added a surprise element in the form of a bold envelope liner. The NYC skyline printed on the liner was the perfect imagery for this rooftop wedding!

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Wording Guide - Who is Hosting?

All suites are personal and need different wording to convey the feeling and details of the event. One of the most important details to note is the first line that indicates who is hosting the wedding. Tradition states that the parents of the bride would do the honors, but that is not always the case these days! Often, weddings are jointly hosted by the bride and groom’s parents, or even by the couple themselves. Below are a few ways to word the first lines of text on your card.

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If the bride’s parents are hosting a traditional wedding:
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter

If the bride and groom’s parents are hosting a traditional wedding together:
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
and
Mr. and Mrs. David Jones
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their children

If the couple is hosting with their parents:
Together with their families
Holly and Jacob
request the pleasure of your company
at the celebration of their marriage

For the parents hosting a more informal wedding, you can forgo the titles (Mr. and Mrs.):
Katherine and John Smith
invite you to celebrate the marriage of
Holly and Jacob

If both sets of parents are hosting an informal wedding:
With great joy
Katherine and John Smith
together with
Sally and David Jones
invite you to celebrate the marriage of
Holly and Jacob

One last tip!
If  your ceremony is in a place of worship: request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
If your ceremony is in a secular location: request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter

Brooklyn Bridge Invitations

A big congratulations to a Melissa and Kevin, who were recently married in Brooklyn! Their invitations are classic, with a subtle nod to Brooklyn. We printed their invitations in a combination of dusty blue, charcoal and a pale tint for the image of the Brooklyn Bridge. The overall effect is romantic and formal, perfectly fitting their winter wedding.

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Modern Love in Mexico

Congratulations to Zack & Corey on their recent destination wedding in Mexico! We feel that the the design provided great insight into the fun that this wedding promised. They chose to work with our Modern Love design, in charcoal and coral ink, with some vintage illustrations to top the cards. The matador on the Celebration Guide is so sweet! They also wanted to line their envelopes in a fun pattern, so we sourced this parrot patterned paper from Rifle Paper Co. They make the whole design a real standout!

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