Kiawah Island Wedding: Part 2!

Our second Save the Date for a Kiawah Island wedding is totally different. This is one of the nicest things about working with couples on their wedding stationery: no two couples come up with the same idea. This Save the Date is simpler and completely text-based. The couple wanted the beauty of Betsy Dunlap's calligraphy to shine through.

This is such a wonderful way to really customize your wedding stationery: hire a calligrapher to render your names in a unique, one-of-a-kind font and then build the rest of the design around those words.

Here's a more detailed image of the letterpress impression of Betsy's calligraphy:

It fun for us to try out different fonts to work alongside this handwritten cursive. We opted for Neutra Caps which has a clean, contemporary feel. And that blue is marvellous!

Kiawah Island Wedding: Part 1!

Kiawah Island in South Carolina is a pretty magical place. Which could explain why we had a few couples work with us this season on Save the Dates for their 2014 weddings on the island. So first of all, feast your eyes on this really lovely Save the Date which features a map of the area and a teeny tiny heart to mark the spot:

We love the unusual colors used here: two shades of green and that little flourescent pop of pink to catch your eye!

Here's a close up which shows the detail and impression:

This is a great design for a Save the Date and we can customize the map to suit the location of any wedding.

International Save the Date!

Following on from our previous post, which highlighted our banner design, we wanted to show you another variation. We printed this Save the Date for a lovely couple with links to America and England! The bride had a mug which featured little flags from both countries so we used that as a starting point for the design!

The colors also pick up on the flag colors. We are so proud of how nicely this printed: the teeny tiny stars on the American flags are all perfectly defined!

Summer Yellow Save the Date

It's been a while since we posted any Save the Date cards. Over the past months we have printed lots of these. Many of our couples really like the banner design. It is simple and light-hearted and perfect for a summer wedding. We especially love how this card came out:

The yellow and gray inks perfectly complement each other and the pop of yellow on the edges adds another dimension to the design.

Here's a close-up to show the quality and depth of the printed impression:

Save the Date Inspiration, Part 4

We've reached the end of our Save the Date recap - and we wanted to finish with some lovely, classic examples of card announcements. We really like this simple calendar design with the heart-shaped date marker - can't you imagine guests keeping this on their mantlepiece or fridge as a pretty reminder of the upcoming wedding?


These seersucker cards are ideal for a spring or summer wedding and could be printed in any thematic color...


We really enjoyed working on this destination wedding. All of the separate items fit into the custom envelope and they have a wonderful 1920s vintage travel feel!


Finally, I'm a sucker for anything with a nautical or maritime theme so these whale-printed cards make me swoon...

- Jana

Save the Date Inspiration, Part 3

Many of our clients choose to send a Save the Date which is formatted like a postcard. These are great because they often do not require an envelope (you can write the recipients' address directly onto the card) and they can be printed on two sides. The Save the Date is often the perfect opportunity to come up with a design that highlights the location of the wedding - an exciting teaser for your guests! Here are a few examples that we particularly like:

And here are some lovely NY-centric Save the Date postcards:

- Jana

Save the Date Inspiration, Part 1

We love working with couples to design their Save the Dates. It's so much fun at the very start of the stationery-planning process to discuss colors, designs and formats. Over the past few years, we have printed a whole bunch of Save the Date coasters and we wanted to share some of these with you. We like the functional nature of these items; any leftovers are a lovely keepsake for the married couple to use after the wedding! Here's a classic design with a fun twist: as a Brit, I love the cursive "Cheers!"

If you're going to use a coaster as a Save the Date, why not include a recipe for your favorite mixed drink:

We really like the silhouette of the couple in the coasters below - and these could be customized in any colors:

I'm a big fan of a pop of bright green, so the simple design below immediately caught my eye:

And finally, my personal favorite...I love cycling around the city so anything with a bicycle theme appeals to me!

- Jana