A belated congratulations to Carys and David for their wedding last month! They were married at Cedar Lakes Estate, an upscale summer camp, in upstate New York. The venue used to be a summer camp, so a wedding there includes the full camp experience with cabins, games by the lake, meals in a dining hall and a treehouse - what fun! Their invitations were based on our Hudson design, printed in navy and gold ink with fall themed imagery. We created a custom monogram using an apple illustration, which was printed on thank you cards and the weekend guide. One of our favorite pieces was the custom coaster, with an illustration and recipe of their signature cocktail, Winnie’s Bootlegger.
We work closely with all of our wedding clients to design invitations that will capture the spirit of their wedding day. We talk about style, color, type and imagery. We work on the stationery months before the event and because we are not "day-of" vendors, we're not present to see everything come together. It's such a treat for us when couples reach out after the dust settles to share photos with us. Here are some pictures of a wedding at the lovely Hayfield in the Catskill mountains.
We love this shot of these letterpressed menus at the table settings in this upscale barn. The dark blue ink color is a lovely complement to the gold and white accents, and clean wooden table.
Photographer: Jean-Laurent Gaudy
Venue: Hayfield Catskills
Catering: Main Course
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!
Congrats to Meg & Michael on their wedding this weekend in Nantucket! For their formal affair, they chose a classic design in navy ink, with elements perfect for a Cape Cod wedding - waves and a vintage map of the island. We printed a full suite for them, including Save the Date cards, a weekend itinerary, Rehearsal Dinner invites and a menu for the day of.
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.
Sometimes the "Day-of" stationery gets lost in the shuffle with wedding planning but a full suite of menus, programs and welcome cards is a great way to carry the style of the invitations through to the actual wedding day celebration.
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.
We recently designed a letterpress wedding suite for a couple getting married in Southern California. They had a beautiful color theme of dusty rose with gold accents, and loved the vintage heart locket illustration in our collection. A custom script monogram sets off their simply classic wedding invitations.
One thing that everyone looks forward to at a wedding is the delicious dinner that's being prepared for them. As stationers, we really appreciate all the extra handmade touches on the day of the wedding, so we love when we get to design and print dinner menus. Sometimes, the best part of the process is drooling over all the courses that will be served!
We often print table numbers and escort cards, as well. It's a fun way to pull an design element from your invitations or an illustration that reflects your venue.
What better place to get married in New York City, than in beautiful Central Park? We love that Christina and Jeremy chose this iconic New York landmark for their big day. They had a semi-formal affair, so they picked our Hanging Lanterns design for their letterpress invitations and reception stationery. Although the design is highlighted by an ornamental border and a flourished script font, they kept it simple by printing in one color: sea blue ink, which looks striking on bright white paper.
Along with their invitations, we designed and printed menus and programs for their reception. We also did a nice card with a thank you note and some details about the events of the day.
The bride had the idea to print a little "Advice for the Newlyweds" card to hand out at the reception. We thought that was a sweet touch, and a fun thing to do while resting your feet after dancing. Adding unique things to your wedding suite makes your event more memorable for all.
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!