Blue Blossoms Save the Date

A belated congratulations to Joy & Spencer on their wedding this September! We are catching up on archiving our designs, and this set caught our eye. We based their save the dates on our Blossoms design, with a vintage tree illustration on top, all printed in a dusty blue ink. For their notecard, they wanted a more classic look with a script and serif combination of fonts. Check back for photos of the rest of the set coming soon…

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Farm Animal Silhouette Wedding

A big congrats to Andrew & Patrick on their wedding this fall weekend! They had a vision for their invitations and save the dates, which included the cool farm animal silhouettes, in reference to their wedding venue. Their suite was based on our Modern Love design, all printed in a rich, black ink on warm white paper. This invitation set is just as classic as it is cool.

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Wedding Thank You Notes

We always encourage our wonderful couples to order letterpress thank you notes with their wedding invitation suites. Its one less thing to think about post-wedding, when you’re ready to write your thank you notes. A heartfelt and handwritten note shows your guests that you truly appreciate their presence (and present) at your wedding. We can print a simple card featuring your names and an element from your invitation design, like these examples below.

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Charcoal Roses Wedding

Congratulations to Charlene and O’Neil on their wedding this past weekend! We always love printing our Roses design, and are so happy that this couple chose to work with us. They chose our traditional cool gray ink with tinted embossed flowers on the invitation, and included a rose printed envelope liner, as well.

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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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Cedar Lakes Estate Wedding

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.

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photo courtesy Carys Johnson

photo courtesy Carys Johnson

Modern Love Brooklyn Wedding

Here’s a super special invitation post because it features our dear friends Abby and Sam! They were married on Saturday at the Green Building in Brooklyn. It was a pleasure to design and print these invitations and a joy to celebrate with them last weekend! Their invitations, which were a spin on our Modern Love design, feature a New York City skyline silhouette image. All of the cards are printed in slate blue and black ink on warm white paper.

*Wedding photo by Clean Plate Pictures

*Wedding photo by Clean Plate Pictures

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Cape Cod Maritime Wedding

Congrats to Caitlin to Teddy on their wedding in charming Chatham, Massachusetts this weekend! We have a love for Cape Cod, so this seaside wedding seems like a dream. They chose our Maritime design, complete with flying seagulls and a vintage map envelope liner. Their invitations were printed in navy and slate blue ink on warm white paper, and feel perfectly suited to a Cape Cod wedding.

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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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New Greeting Cards! Ferns & Flowers

We’ve added a couple new botanical greeting cards to our retail line this fall. I’m hoping that having these ferns and roses cards around the studio will remind us of summer gardens as the cooler season sets in. These are available for sale in our online shop: www.sesameletterpress.com/shop-all

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Here is a peek at the process of printing our Fern cards. We use plastic polymer plates on our press, which you can see below as the green run of this design. Every card goes through the press, one at a time, for each different ink run. This card actually has 3 colors (dark green, black and pale coral), which is a lot of printing!

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New Jersey Seaside Wedding

Congratulations to Susie and Rich for their New Jersey shore wedding this month! This design was based on our Timeless template, with the addition of a sweet, dotted border and a custom envelope liner featuring a vintage map of the New Jersey shore. All the pieces of this set, including the personalized thank you cards, were printed in a deep blue on warm white paper.

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Lilac Wildflower Wedding

Congrats to Cara and Andrew on their wedding in Staten Island! They liked our Pale Florals design, but wanted to add a touch of color to accent the suite. We printed the invitations with a tinted embossed floral border and charcoal ink. The reception card and envelope liner were printed in a pretty lavender that gives the flower illustrations a bit more definition and a lot of charm. The envelope liner features a custom monogram for another personal touch.

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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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NYC Chrysler Wedding

Congratulations Maura & Glenn, who were recently married in our fair city! We love the classic feeling invitations, with some of NYC’s finest landmarks printed on them. The invitations feature the Chrysler Building on top of the card, surrounded by a simple border. All the cards were printed in black ink on warm white paper.

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Simi Valley Wedding

A big congrats to Emily & Ian on their wedding in sunny, Southern California! They loved our Hudson design, in the original blush and black inks, with a pale pink lined envelope. They wanted traditional rsvp cards for some guests, as well as response tags for their tech-friendly invitees. The rsvp cards featured pink illustrations for the wedding events and a space to request a song for the reception.

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Inky Fingers Calligraphy

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!

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