Happy New Year!

January can be cold and bleak outside, but this month in the studio we're thinking of spring and summer as we're in the thick of the "Save the Date" printing season.

These cards can be lighthearted and more casual than the formal invitation, printing in brighter colors or creative formats (like bookmarks or coasters) or they can match the design closely so the guests have a sense of the celebration to come. 

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Regardless of the design, the text for these is usually very minimal. It typically includes the names of the couple, the date, the city of the wedding and often a website address for guests to refer to for details on travel, accommodations, wedding registries etc... For more samples of Save the Date wording, please visit our website where we've added sample text for all the cards in a suite.

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Vineyard Wedding Table Settings

We love seeing the photos from our clients' weddings! We feel really invested in these events after collaborating with couples for many months and it is really rewarding to see the beautiful shots from the wedding day. Here's a photo of the table settings with our letterpress coasters at the Wölffer Estate Vineyards last weekend. Thanks for sharing this with us Tara and Adam!

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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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Scottish Castle Wedding

We loved working on these invitations for Elaine and Euan for their destination wedding in Scotland last year. They wanted invitations that were modern, yet formal and our Hudson design fit the bill. For a more personal touch, we added an image of the castle they were married in to the top of the invite, and a floral image that they supplied to the information card. The whole set was letterpress printed in charcoal gray and bright red ink on warm white paper.

Fun fact: Wedding Breakfast is a term used by our friends across the pond in the UK. Traditionally, the bride and groom are fasting prior to the prior to their wedding, and would thus be breaking their fast at the reception.

Green Bouquet Wedding

We love the blending of modern fonts and vintage illustrations in this floral wedding invitation. Designed for a wedding in Brooklyn at the beautiful Wythe Hotel, these invites are gorgeous and cool. The oversized cards feature vintage floral bouquet, printed in a summery green. The couple's names are emphasized in that same green and a more formal font. For the envelope liner, we created a monogram, enveloped by flowers.

Black Tie Wedding in Blue at the Museum of Natural History

Kate & Michael were great to work with on their modern black tie wedding invitations. Their wedding reception was held at the Museum of Natural History in NYC, so they wanted to add a touch of fun that related to the venue, hence the dinosaur and elephant. Our Hudson template was a great design to start with, as it is a mix of classic and modern. We updated it with some bright colors in green and blue ink, with green edge painting on the invitation card.

The letterpress envelope liner for this set is so unique! Kate & Michael wanted to reference the planetarium at the museum, so we printed a vintage illustration of mapped out constellations. It's such a fun surprise when guests open these invitations.

Black & Neon Green Floral Wedding

We always love mixing the formal and the fun in our designs, as is the case with these letterpress wedding invitations. The type is classic and clean, printed in a rich black - beautiful on its own, but throw in a little fluorescent green and the whole design changes. A lovely, vintage floral illustration with an acid green accent tops the card. Can't decide on a formal or modern invitation? This design is the best of both worlds!

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Staten Island Wedding

This letterpress wedding suite was custom designed for a couple getting married on Staten Island. Black and matte gold ink is one of our favorite and most popular combinations, and it looks beautiful printed on their set. A gold envelope liner adds a little luxury to the whole design. The vintage illustration of the Staten Island Ferry printed on top of the invite is a fun element, too!

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Bright Confetti Dots Wedding Invite

We designed these letterpress wedding invitations for a photoshoot, and just love them. The confetti dots are printed in a sort of ikat pattern, in complementary colors and a modern type treatment. We can't decide if we like the design in shades of blue, or neon pink and peach more. Both versions are a fun and modern take on a wedding invitation, perfect for a couple having a casual summer event.

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Peachy Keen Painted Edges

We love when a couple decides to punch things up a notch with brightly colored edgepainting. The peach colored edges look amazing with this simple and modern wedding invitation. The combination of persimmon and gray ink with peach is striking, yet soft.

Andrea and Julio chose a beautiful, wildflower patterned from Rifle Paper Co. to line their envelopes. With such a simple wedding invitation, it's nice to add fun elements like this floral liner, without being overwhelming. We love designing clean, uncomplicated wedding suites, as it allows the letterpress printing to really shine.

Blue Rooster Baby Announcement

We love this modern baby announcement with a proud rooster on top. The combination of fonts, and the two shades of blue seemed perfect for a baby born in the midst of summer. The envelopes were lined in a matching colbalt blue paper, for a fun bit of color popping out. We had a lot of fun designing these baby announcements. And what a great name, too!

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A Blue Banner Wedding

These bright blue invitations were perfect for a summertime wedding. The simple design looks clean and modern, with just the right amount of fun. We love the festive blue banner on the top of the information card. It's such a fun element that looks really sweet with the couple's names printed on the flags.

Bright orange painted edges really make a statement. We think these invitations promise a good time at the wedding!

Pale Blue Heart Letterpress Wedding Invitations

We always enjoy letterpress printing wedding invitations designed by our clients or their friends. We're constantly trying out new techniques and printing from other designers' artwork, gives us the opportunity to try something we may not have thought of. This sweet invitation set is a perfect example of that. It was designed by Leah Kim for Hyunbin Park and Lucas Soto. The design was perfect for letterpress and we were so happy to be able to work with this nice couple to print these.

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