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Save the Date | Meghan & Terence are Getting Married!

It’s hard to believe it, but fall is just around the corner, folks!  Check out these gorgeous fall-themed Save-the-Date coasters that we printed for Meghan and Terrance this past spring!  They were designed by the father-of-the-bride, and printed by us in two ink colors: orange and chocolate brown on premium, duplex Holyoke 100% cotton rag paper.  I love the fancy leaf border on these!  They’re so classy!  Each save-the-date coaster was paired with a matching cream-colored envelope.

If you’re getting married this fall, and haven’t ordered your invitations yet, you had best get a move on it!  If you’re getting married next fall, it’s never too early to start thinking about your save-the-dates!

Weddings | Galen & Jeff

Above is another one of my absolute favorite sets of wedding invitations from last year.  The couple we created them for was so sweet and wonderful to work with, and the design and colors are so much fun!  If you’re a reader of WeddingBee, you may have already seen these before.  The bride we created them for is Mrs. Candy Apple.  Galen and Jeff’s invitation suite featured an A7 size invitation with corresponding envelope, an A2 size reply card with corresponding envelope, and a 4″ square reception card that was printed as a coaster!

Check out their beautiful invitation below!  Galen and Jeff hired Blue Clara on Etsy to create their silhouettes and we incorporated them into this timeless, yet modern design.  The invitation is an A7 size and was printed on 100% cotton Crane Lettra Pearl White paper in dark grey ink.  Along with their silhouettes, the design also featured a lovely, decorative border and two different fonts: a fun, modern script for their names, and a classic, all-caps, roman face for the body text.  Their invitation was paired with a moss green envelope from Waste Not Paper Company and was letterpress printed with their return address in grey on the back flap.  I love how Galen had us use a small heart in the address where the ampersand normally would be.  So cute!!!

The letterpress printing on this piece was just lovely!

Below, you can see the reply card that we designed to match.  The reply card was also printed in dark grey ink and featured the same border design and fonts from the invitation.  I love the cute, creative response wording that Galen and Jeff used, and the adorable animal silhouettes are always a fun alternative to simply writing out meal options.

Galen & Jeff also included a separate reception “card” with their invites.  They were married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Seattle, but held their reception at a separate venue: the Seattle Tennis Club.  They wanted to emphasize the fun aspect of their reception, so for this piece, rather than printing it as a normal card, we printed it on a coaster!  The coasters were printed in two ink colors: the same dark grey from the other pieces in the suite, and a nice olive-y green to match the envelopes.  I think this piece was super-fun!

Galen also added some additional embellishments to this suite that really tied everything together including a Moo Card with one of their engagement photos, bakers twine and custom calligraphy.  The calligraphy was done by Michele Clark of Calligraphy by Michele in Staten Island, New York.  Her work is always beautiful!  If you’d like to see these invitations fully assembled, and read about them on Galen’s WeddingBee Blog, you can here and here.  Check them out!  You can also read more about other aspects of her wedding and see recap photos by clicking the link to her full WeddingBee blog above.

Thanks so much again for working with us Galen!  I love how everything turned out and working with you was a blast!  If you ever need anything else, just let me know.

Weddings | Lauren & Brian

A couple of weeks ago, over President’s Day weekend, three wonderful couples that we worked with were married.  The first of the three were Lauren & Brian, who’s wedding stationery you can see above.  I’ve been working with Lauren and Brian, and Lauren’s awesome mom, Judy, for several months now, and I’m so excited to be finally showing off their stationery!  Their invitation suite, which you can see above featured a fun and modern A9 size invite printed in two ink colors: orange and black.  The invite was paired with a matching A9 envelope that was lined with a really fun orange Lokta paper.  We also designed and printed coordinating reply cards and envelopes to match.  

Inspiration for a design can come from a variety of places, and for Lauren and Brian’s stationery, the inspiration was the fun, orange, screenprinted Lokta paper that we ended up using for Lauren & Brian’s envelope liners that her mom, Judy, found.  I love the fresh orange-on-white pattern of this paper, and we found it to be the perfect motif to work with for Lauren and Brian’s stationery.  Towards the top of the invite you can see a tiny section of the pattern printed above the typography in orange.  Love it!

Several months prior to printing their wedding stationery, Lauren had hired us to print her Save-the-Dates.  Their save-the-dates were 4″ square coasters, letterpress printed with black ink and paired with little black envelopes.  If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may recognize the design.  It was originally created for a couple named Vi & Lalo a year earlier.

Lauren loved the modern typography from the Save-the-Date design, so when I went to design their invitations, I made sure to incorporate some of the same fonts for consistency from the first piece of their stationery onward.  However, for the main invitations, we also incorporated a second ink color (orange) and some pretty, modern script for their names.

Isn’t this a lovely invitation?!?  These invites were printed on 100% cotton rag Holyoke Paper for a lovely impression that you can both see and feel.

Below is an image of the invite envelope so you can see the awesome liner better!  The photo in the top right shows the flap, which was printed with Lauren’s mom’s return address in black ink.  In the lower right image you can see their coordinating rsvp card and envelope.  The rsvp envelope was printed with Judy’s address in orange ink, and the reply card featured the same script we used for Lauren and Brian’s names for the word “Please”, and the other font from the invitation for the rest of the text in black ink.

Gotta love that deep, luxurious letterpress impression!

For the day of the wedding, Judy also had us design a set of matching wedding menus for the reception.  These were also printed on Holyoke paper in the same orange ink that we used for the invitations.

I just love how all of this stationery turned out!  Judy told me that they were able to incorporate the orange patterned lokta paper into other decorative elements for the wedding, like decorative votive wrappers, etc.  I’m sure everything looked amazing!

Wanna see the awesome couple that this pretty stationery was created for?  Here you go (all photos courtesy of Jacob Mariano Photography):

Don’t they look like a fun-loving, awesome couple?!?  Lauren, Brian and Judy – Thank you so much for working with me on your wedding stationery!  It was so much fun to work with you.  If anyone would like to check out more images from Lauren and Brian’s engagement photo session, you can on Jacob Mariano’s blog.

Thanks so much again Lauren, Brian & Judy!  You guys are awesome!