Peacock Save the Date

Happy first wedding anniversary to Amanda & Jayme! We printed these gorgeous peacock themed Save the Dates and wedding invitations last year, and smiled when we found them in our archive. These beautiful birds were printed in navy blue and mustard yellow, giving them a vibrant and sophisticated look, which felt perfect for their venue, Fine and Rare in NYC.

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Nautical Portsmouth Wedding

Happy first wedding anniversary to Andrea & James! We can’t believe it has already been a year since printing these beautiful blue save the dates and invitations. They were married at a country club on the coast in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The vintage map of the NH coastline looks gorgeous printed in a tint of slate blue ink on the save the dates. Their invitation set took a more formal tone, with all navy printing and a double border. We kept with the nautical theme by creating a “monogram” using two maritime flags, that was used on the invitations and thank you notes.

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Black Tie Bowery Hotel Wedding

Congratulations to Luke & Ned on their wedding in our fair city this weekend! We started working with them on their Save the Date cards, which followed our Hudson design, and featured an iconic NYC landmark, the Chrysler Building. Their design of their invitation set was inspired by the border of our Downtown design, mixed with the classic text treatment of Laurel Wreath. The additional New York themed illustrations are a perfect fit for this black tie wedding at The Bowery Hotel.

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Timeless NYC Wedding

Our heartfelt congratulation to Anna And Said, who were married in NYC this weekend! They were a pleasure to work with, and chose a classic and romantic design for the save the date cards, and wedding invitation sets. You can’t go wrong with rich, black ink on warm white paper.

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Basilica Hudson Wedding

Congratulations to Emily & Mike for their wedding this weekend! Basilica Hudson is such a cool venue, and we love designing invitations for weddings there. We used our Downtown design, and customized it, with the addition of an image of the Basilica Hudson building in a tinted embossed ink. The save the date card was printed with a brick wall pattern, to play on the structure of the building. Holding the cards together was a custom website tag, printed with the same brick pattern. The whole design was enveloped in a lined gray envelope featuring a vintage map of the Hudson Valley and upstate New York.

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Shelter Island Wedding

Congratulations to Joey & Ben on their wedding on Shelter Island this weekend! We love these invitations and save the dates, with custom illustrations created by an artist for them. All the cards were printed in a dusty blue on warm white paper, perfect for a seaside wedding. The Weekend Guide card is such a fun extra piece and useful in keeping guests aware if the timeline.

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Dusty Sage Tree Wedding

We worked with Alessandra and John earlier this summer to design this beautiful wedding suite, consisting of Save the Dates, Invitations and Thank You Cards. All the pieces were adorned with this gorgeous tree illustration, provided by the couple. The dusty green and charcoal ink with a simple border make this design feel sophisticated and special.

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Downtown NYC Wedding

We send our congrats out to Elaine and Phillip for their wedding this weekend! They chose our Downtown design for their NYC wedding and we printed it in rich black ink. Their save the date cards are in the same style of design as the wedding suite for a complete look. We love printing this simply cool design for city weddings.

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Chatham, Cape Cod Wedding

Congratulations to Amy & Jimmy on their Cape Cod wedding! The Cape has a special place in our hearts, so we always love designing invitations for weddings here. Allison & Jimmy chose our Hudson design, which we printed in a slate and navy blue combination. They requested an event card, to illustrate their weekend of events, complete with a Karaoke After-Party! Each event was detailed with a vintage illustration.

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We also printed their Save the Date cards prior to the invitations. We printed a tinted embossed map of Cape Cod in the background, with navy ink on top. We never tire of printing these map cards!

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Vintage NYC Map Wedding

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.

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Modern Script Wedding

We printed these wedding invitations last year for a lovely couple getting married in Northern California. They chose our Chatham template, but wanted to keep it classic by printing everything in black ink. The cocktail illustrations on the card for their Mexican Fiesta keep this simple set festive.

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Newport, Rhode Island Save the Date

We printed these beautiful sea-inspired Save the Date cards for Valery and Chris for their summer wedding in Newport, Rhode Island. They opted for a bright, nautical blue paired with charcoal ink and a great wave illustration. They had the great idea to include an enclosure card to encourage guests to book their rooms early. These cards can be especially helpful for a wedding taking place in a popular location, like Newport in the summer.

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Houston Hall NYC Wedding

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.

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Long Island Save the Date

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.

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Nautical Newport Save the Date

Here's a great close up of a save the date we printed recently for a summertime wedding in Rhode Island. We love the little website card with a ship in a bottle image printed in striking blue ink. The save the date features a detailed wave illustration that fits the card perfectly.

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Gatsby Inspired Wedding Suite

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!

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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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Black Tie Winter Wedding

Congratulations to Katy and William on their wedding today! We have loved working with this family over the course of a year to design and letterpress print their wedding stationery. This is a perfect example of a traditional invitation design with a bit of humor. The invitation card is very classic in design but the addition of the sweet fox on the save the date card and website card adds a bit of levity to the suite. 

We wish them all the best on this happy day!

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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!

Letterpress Printing in Shades of Blue Ink

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.

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