We worked with Arielle & Michael to design invitations for their Gramercy Park Hotel wedding last year, using our Downtown design. They customized the design with fun illustrative touches like the L Train on the invitations, and a cocktail set for the Welcome Party card. The envelopes were lined with a vintage NYC map, featuring a cool monogram. And they topped it off with thank you cards, in the same style, for post-wedding note writing.
We are still thinking about these amazing invitations for a laid-back wedding at a pizzeria in Brooklyn. Ariane & Daniel had fun with their design, and wanted to highlight the venue, Roberta’s, with a cool pizza patterned envelope liner. The salmon pink color is beautiful on warm white paper, and was a fun color to mix up for our presses.
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!
Congratulations to Susan and Matt on their wedding this weekend! These two were not afraid of color, which makes this a very fun design. They chose a beautiful paper from Rifle Paper Co. to use as an envelope liner, for another layer of color for their invitations.
We want to wish a big congratulations to Alexa and Adam! They were married in Williamsburg with gorgeous views of Manhattan from this weekend. They chose our Roses design, but wanted to modernize the typography a bit to fit in with their cool Brooklyn vibe. A pale blue colored envelope sets off the blue type and tinted embossed floral pattern.
Congrats to Stephanie & Stefan for their wedding in Brooklyn this week! They were married at Liberty Warehouse, which has views of the iconic Statue of Liberty, which inspired their invitation design. They chose our Vintage NYC template and we created a monogram using the Statue of Liberty, to be used on the invite and thank you notes. A vintage map of Brooklyn lined the envelope for a deluxe look.
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.
The exhibition “Made In New York: The Business Of Folk Art,” curated by Elizabeth V. Warren, currently on view at the American Folk Art Museum in New York dives into the rich history of folk art in New York City. With works ranging from portraiture to shop signs, this exhibition highlights the fact that folk art was not just happening in small rural areas, but that there was a flourishing community of painters, printers, potters, and other artisans working in the five boroughs of New York. Many of these artists were self-taught or learn their trade through traditional apprenticeships or family businesses. The exhibition includes works created from 1760 to 1915 including a beautiful Optician’s trade sign from the E.G. Washburne & Co., a painting of the Flushing, a paddle wheeler, by James Bard, and a variety of embroidery samplers, among many other amazing objects. Laura Beach in her review of the exhibition for Antiques and the Arts Weekly states, “its true beauty lies in its meticulous reconstruction of a place and its people.” The exhibitions runs through July 28, 2019.
For more information about the exhibition, visit the American Folk Art Museum’s site here.
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!
Our Downtown design has been a popular one for us this year! We love the more casual style, especially for a wedding in NYC. Valerie and Sean found the design to be most fitting for their wedding their wedding at the Norwood in Chelsea.
Congrats to Ashley and Lindsey on their recent wedding! We really enjoyed working on their invitations, which were a combination of our Vintage NYC and Downtown designs. They were inspired by their venue, Houston Hall, and wanted an old New York feeling. The wine red and black ink, with a black envelope makes a really striking set. We also designed a Save the Date coaster, in the same style as the invitations to make a complete set.
Our congratulations go out to Nicole and Eric for their wedding this weekend! Their invitations are just gorgeous, with subtle hints of blush pink. We worked with them to customize our Hudson design, adding a tinted city skyline silhouette to the invitation and rsvp card.
Congratulations to Allison and Adam on their wedding last weekend! All black ink always looks sharp, especially with the graphic images they selected to illustrate the cards in the suite.
Congratulations Christa and Brett! We loved working with this couple on a beautiful set that combined our Hudson design with some subtle cherry blossom imagery. Their save the date featured a tinted vintage map of New York, which looks classic with black text.
Congratulations to Caroline and Ryan on their March wedding! Although most of the couples we work with select one of the designs in our collection, each invitation suite we print looks unique. This is a twist on our Timeless design. They opted for a different script, Miss leGates, and paired the black ink with a jewel-toned red envelope liner.
Congratulations to Rachel and Brian on their wedding this weekend. We loved customizing our Vintage NYC design for their wedding at the Liberty Warehouse here in Brooklyn.
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.
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.
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!
Congratulations to Jill and Joe on their wedding last weekend at Linden Terrace at Fort Tryon Park, here in New York City!
We’ve had the pleasure of working with these guys over the course of a year to design and letterpress print their save the date announcements, invitation suites and the day-of menus. They selected our Hudson design and personalized it with nature inspired imagery and mixing in a warm brown kraft paper.
Jill and Joe's save the dates were simple and modern, with the paper choice adding a nice warmth. The rich, black ink on brown kraft paper truly shows off the details of our letterpress printing.
The information card and welcome party card in their set both featured different natural elements. The information card on kraft paper has some beautiful illustrations of greenery, while the welcome party is topped with a vintage, flying bird. These seem to be the perfect elements for a wedding in the lush Fort Tryon Park!
Thank you New York Magazine Weddings for including our wedding invitation in the Spring/Summer invitation feature "9 Wedding Invitations With a Touch of Wild"!