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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A New York and Italian Affair

Its not often that we get to work with a couple having two weddings. Elettra and Kenneth were lucky enough to have nuptial events in New York City and at a family home in northern Italy. They highlighted each invitation with a nod to an essential landmark - the Chrysler Building for the NYC event, and a mountain range for the Italian. We created a custom map for each event as well, which was a fun project to tackle.

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Blossoms Invitations for a Catskills Wedding

This Blossoms wedding invitation set is one of our favorites this summer! The color palette is beautiful and perfectly captures the calm of a wedding in the mountains of upstate New York. We used a vintage map of the Catskills area as a liner, inside some deep green envelopes. 

Congratulations to Nell and Ryan on their wedding! They were a joy to collaborate with on their gorgeous invitations. 

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Vintage Map Save the Dates

Here's a roundup of a few of our favorite vintage map save the dates! We love combining a map of the wedding location with some classic type. Sometimes we print these as post cards, which adds a layer of fun to the mailing process. Contrasting colors always look great, especially when there is a bright pop of orange or red like this Bethany Beach, Delaware save the date!

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If you're having a wedding in the summer of 2018, now is a good time to start thinking about your save the dates and invitations. Contact us at info@sesameletterpress if you would like to work on your project with us!

Script Palm Tree Wedding

Congratulations to Carla and Joseph for their recent wedding! Their nuptials were a couple of weeks ago in sunny Florida. The emerald green palm tree is stunning (and fitting) above the formal black script. A family member drew a beautiful and fun illustrated map as part of the information card, showing all the important places for the weekend and welcoming their guests to Tampa. We lined the envelopes in a beautiful emerald green, to match the palm tree. Its a gorgeous set of letterpress invitations that we truly enjoyed creating.

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Empire State Wedding

We want to wish Lisa and Jason an big congratulations for their recent wedding! We are in love with their invitation set. We printed bookmarks for their save the dates, with a tinted embossed map of NYC, and a heart to mark the spot of their wedding venue. They chose a dark marsala red for the text which fits the season! Their invitations continued with the heart theme, and included a tinted Empire State Building in the background. It's such a pretty set, and we're very happy to have helped them on the road to their NYC wedding!

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Hamptons Vineyard Wedding

We shared a sneak peek of this design earlier, but wanted to congratulate Tara & Adam on their recent wedding! Here are some more detail shots of the beautiful invitation set for their Hamptons Vineyard nuptials. We love the illustrated grapevine, paired with a fun script for their names. This was such a fun project for us because we got to work on so many different pieces, like a custom map of the Hamptons, a fun itinerary card, favor tags, and even coasters!

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The custom map is a really sweet addition, highlighting the locations for the Welcome Drinks, Wedding and Sunday Brunch, as well as Sag Harbor Bay, Bridgehampton and East Hampton.

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We printed these cute little favor tags for the mini bottles of Wolffer Estate wine that the guests would receive. They were tied onto the bottles with this exquisite orange ribbon from Studio Carta. The letterpress coasters were also a customthat highlights the date, along with a memorable toast. These were such a nice treat to take home from the weekend!

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San Francisco City Bus Wedding Invitations

Congratulations to our Britt and Tony on their wedding a couple weeks ago! We worked with them on a variety of letterpress stationery for their San Francisco wedding, including these announcements and bookmarks. They have a really sweet story about meeting on a city bus, and wanted to incorporate that into the design of their stationery. The image of the bus became a fun recurring element, as well as the map of San Francisco's transit system.

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As a thank you to their guests, we made these custom bookmarks with the map and bus design. At the bottom it reads, "Always thank you bus driver" as a nod to their meet-cute. (And its definitely a cute one!)

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Cape Cod Wedding

All the invitations in our collection are designed to be customized and we approach the design process as a creative collaboration between our studio and each couple we work with. This Cape Cod invitation was based on our Pictorial design, which is our most flexible design to personalize. We layed out the invitation to feature a vintage drawing of Cape Cod at the top of the card and added Amanda and Daniel's initials to the illustration. They chose a mint blue colored ink and paired it with matte gold. This was not a combination we'd printed in the past but I love the way it turned out and I will definitely be recommending it to other couples in the future! 

Elegant Long Island Wedding

We worked with a wonderful couple to create these elegant invitations for their wedding this summer. The beautiful swashes of the script font, paired with a sweet dotted border is simply beautiful! We found a vintage map of Long Island that worked perfectly as an envelope liner. The whole set was letterpress printed in a lovely dusty blue, custom matched to the bridesmaids' dresses. 

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.

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!

Save the Date Inspiration, Part 3

Many of our clients choose to send a Save the Date which is formatted like a postcard. These are great because they often do not require an envelope (you can write the recipients' address directly onto the card) and they can be printed on two sides. The Save the Date is often the perfect opportunity to come up with a design that highlights the location of the wedding - an exciting teaser for your guests! Here are a few examples that we particularly like:

And here are some lovely NY-centric Save the Date postcards:

- Jana