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.
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.
Wedding website cards are a great way to remind your guest of your website. We often print these as mini cards with a little bit of wording above the url, like this example. This card can have formal or more fun wording, and maybe an image to illustrate the style of your event. If you have a password, make sure to include that, also.
One of our favorite things to print are vintage maps, and this Save the Date for a Long Island wedding is no exception! We printed a lovely soft blue in the background with navy ink on top. The little heart is a cute detail to mark the spot of the event.
Congratulations to Lisa and William who were just married this weekend! We loved working on their Gatsby inspired invitations, and all the fun details that were included. The California themed favor tags are so sweet!
Congratulations to Jen and John, who were married this past weekend! We really enjoyed working with them on their simply classic wedding invitations. They loved the idea of a coaster save the date, and so did we! It's such an unexpected format that guests love to receive in the mail. We used a vintage map of Long Island as the front in gold, with the text on the back in navy ink. Their invites reflected that same classic feeling on warm white paper.
Nothing compares to New England in the summertime! Salty air, swimming in the ocean, boats, etc... It’s my favorite place to be this season and I love when we use this inspiration to design stationery for couples getting married along the coast.
We’re sticking with the seaside stationery theme this month and wanted to share some of our favorite nautical save the date announcements from years past.
We are in love with these script wedding invitations for a Cape Cod wedding! Eileen and Mustafa wanted a design that was both elegant and touched on tradition, while using a slightly more modern script font. We added touches of nautical flair, in the form of an anchor and a vintage map of Cape Cod. The whole set was letterpress printed in navy ink on bright white paper, for a beautiful contrast.
We worked with a lovely couple last year to create letterpress invitations for their wedding at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York. They were drawn to a couple of our wedding designs (Hudson and Vintage NYC), so we combined elements from both to come up with a unique set of invitations. We used a vintage image of the estate on the top of the navy and gold card. The set has a very regal feeling, fitting their beautiful venue.
We printed these classic letterpress wedding invitations for a wedding here in New York City this fall. Simple can be beautiful, and that's true in this case. The invitation suite was printed in navy blue ink on a warm white paper. The couple wanted to incorporate a traditional Chinese ornament, so we centered the the design for Double Happiness on top of their rehearsal dinner and information cards. It's such a meaningful nod to the traditions of the groom's family.
Here's a little look at the process of printing one of letterpress invitation sets for a black tie wedding in Poughkeepsie, New York. Martha & Michael loved the formal look of our Elegant Monogram design and kept it classic with navy blue ink. Lucky for us, their initials looked great together in a monogram.
The champagne glasses were the perfect touch to their reception card. We imagine they will enjoy lots of toasts and cheers on their wedding day.
This navy blue Save the Date was printed for a couple getting married on a farm in New Hampshire. What's more lovely than spending summer weekend on a farm? The cow illustration fits the theme of the wedding perfectly.
Isn't this letterpress baby shower invitation the sweetest? Alyssa's family and friend's threw her a shower this summer and we love the design that they chose. The gentle giraffe looks sweetly down on the text, which is clean and easy to read. Navy blue was the perfect color, as it lends a sophistication to the invitation.
This beautiful wedding invitation is loosely based on our Pale Floral design, with a few updates. Fiona and Nicholas reached out to us from across the world to design some gorgeous letterpress invitations for their wedding in Sydney. They loved the idea of our Pale Floral design, but wanted a more formal invite with a cherry blossom motif. We printed the cherry blossoms and names in matte gold, with the supporting text in navy blue ink. We added a custom monogram in gold to top off this stunning wedding invitation.
We worked the cherry blossoms into a floral pattern for their response postcard. Not wanting it to be overwhelming, we printed it with a pale tint of gold. The effect is a soft, subtle detail that allows their names to take center stage.
We've been busy printing holiday cards these days and we figured we'd give you a peek into the process while we print our Ship Holiday card, which is one of our favorites. In case you couldn't tell, we're crazy about nautical themed goods! From whale gift tags to anchor note card sets, we've got it all. Our beloved Golding Jobber press came from a New England seaside town, so it seems fitting that it should be used for these projects.
We print the red portion of the card first (the boat and red lights), followed by the navy (you can see the plate for the navy in the photo above) and finally the green string of lights. Lining the layers of a card as precise as this one takes a keen eye and a bit of patience.
We hate to waste paper so we constantly reuse scraps for set up and registration while we perfect the prints. Sometimes the most interesting things happen by accident. The combination of the soft blue filigree and the navy ship on this piece of makeready really caught our eye.
We have lots of different letterpress holiday card sets available on our site, as well as some great nautical themed gifts for everyone on your list.
One of the really wonderful aspects of running a letterpress printing studio is the variety of requests we receive. One hour, we might get an email from someone asking us to incorporate a silhouette of their favorite pet into a greeting card and then next hour we will hear from someone who wants a really traditional design. We relish all of these challenges! Here's an example of a design that is both classic and extremely charming.
The invitation is further elevated with that beautiful dotted envelope liner. We love how this picks out the dots used alongside the solid line border.
A custom monogram adds to the elegance of the design.
We've added a really elegant new design to our collection of wedding invitations. Many couples have been approaching us, asking for something that features a monogram of their initials.
We're always delighted to come up with a new layout so we came up with this design that features a monogram, as well as a simple border.
The choice of quite traditional fonts also adds to the sense of subtle formality without being stuffy!
Remember the beautiful Save the Date we printed that featured a ship in a bottle? Well, we recently finished printing the actual wedding invitation and other items. The bride and groom chose to continue with a nautical theme and selected a few more illustrations for their stationery.
Anyone who is familiar with our products will know that we have a soft spot for that whale illustration. And here, it just adds a touch of whimsy to the wedding invitation. We like the interplay between the border and the rest of the card too.
We love how all the pieces look piled up in the photo above. The nautical knot is another of our favorite motifs.
The contrast of deep navy on crisp white cardstock never fails to set our hearts aflutter. It's a classic look that allows the quality of the design and letterpress impression come to the forefront.
This set perfectly illustrates what we mean. It features a single ink color, simple border and repeated monogram and the overall effect is gorgeous.
A personalized monogram is a lovely way to bring some individuality to your invitation set. And you can then repeat the monogram on materials that we print for the ceremony and reception (such as programs, menus etc!)
This invitation suite is charming and classic and we love the recurring wreath motif.
We designed the wreath to incorporate the monogram that features the initials of the couple's first names and it looks so pretty on the different pieces.
Here's the layout of the gift tag that can be affixed to favors:
And we even used the illustration as a pale, tinted blind embossed element on the RSVP cards: