Our best wishes go out to Alexandra and Gabriel on their wedding day! We created a beautiful set of invitations based on our Roses design. We never get tired of seeing those gorgeous roses in print, especially when they are in a subtle tint, giving the design a bit of texture. This set was printed in charcoal ink on warm white paper. How cute is that stack of pancakes with syrup on the event card?
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.
We want to wish congratulations to Brooke & Warren for their wedding in the Hamptons this weekend! We are in love with these invitations! The tinted embossed chamomile bunch on the invite is soft and delicate, in contrast to the black and forest green ink. It feels perfect for a wedding reception at Fairview Farm.
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.
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.
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!
Congratulations to Kristiana & Marlon for their romantic wedding in the Rose Garden at Lyndhurst Mansion. What could be more perfect than our Roses design for this outdoor wedding? Dark charcoal ink and a tinted embossing of flowers look beautiful together on warm white invitations. The Rehearsal Dinner and website cards have roses printed in a blush pink tint, that blends well behind the charcoal ink.
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.
Another wedding in the works during our month of florals! Congratulations to Mary and Ryan for their wedding in the Catskills today. They chose our Roses design, but customized it with a unique placement of the floral illustration. The rose is centered on their invitation card, but printed in a tint of gray for a subtle background effect.
We're often asked about printing "blind", which means printing without any ink, so you just see the impression of an image or text. While the subtlety of a blind emboss is nice, we prefer to print a tinted emboss. These photos illustrate the soft quality of an illustration printed with transparent ink, sized with a touch of gray ink. This small amount of ink helps to create a bit of a shadow on the paper, so that the image reads a little better, but doesn't interfere with the text.
We've printed some lovely invitations for June weddings this year and are excited to share some of the designs here on the blog. This is our Roses design for a wedding and reception at the boathouse in Central Park, here in NYC. Congratulations to Joanne and Philip on their summer nuptials!