Hill Country Sunset Styled Shoot

Posted on August 02, 2016

It’s been awhile since we’ve been a part of styled shoot, so it was nothing but fun to work with a new team of local Houston vendors! Soft pinks and dusty greens pulled from Texas Hill Country sunsets were the inspiration behind the details. A huge thanks to Luke and Cat Photography for capturing the beautiful collaborative work! And, if our invitation suite strikes your fancy, it’s now been added to our Shop for customization and purchase. Enjoy!

Photographer: Luke and Cat Photography / www.lukeandcat.com

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Wedding Invitation Paper Options and Alternatives

Posted on April 22, 2016
Canaletto: Italian, cotton watercolor papers
Neenah Canaletto and Wild: Cotton, watercolor-type papers in heavy thicknesses

While graphic design goes a long way in creating a superior wedding invitation, an exceptional invitation also needs a great foundation—and that foundation is paper. There are thousands of paper options available in just about any finish, weight, material, and of course, color. If you’re pondering how to truly make your invitation stand out, a great place to start is deciding what’s going to carry that great design to the next level. When a guest pulls out the invitation from your... Read more

How to use and adhere vintage postage stamps

Posted on November 12, 2015

It’s hard not to notice the rising trend of using vintage postage stamps on wedding stationery; we suppose the old saying is true that ‘they don’t make ‘em like they used to’. The postage stamps of the past have a beautiful matte finish and their engraved images lend a raised, tactile feel to the surface. They really are tiny pieces of art. However, one thing we are thankful for in modern stamp designs is the self-adhesive backing. Who doesn’t remember the taste after licking and adhering a postage stamp?

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After the Invitation: Elizabeth & Rhys

Posted on October 27, 2015

​I can’t believe a year has passed since we had the privilege of working with Elizabeth and Rhys, but it only makes the anticipation of these photos from KT Merry all the more beautiful. For their save the date, we started with real walnut wood and pressed gold foil over it. For the invitation, we upped the formality and did gold foil on white, woodgrain embossed paper. To incorporate these styles into their wedding day pieces, walnut wood was used for guest bag tags, table numbers and place cards. Gold calligraphy was used on the tags and place cards while the table... Read more

New sketches of Harwich Port

Posted on September 03, 2015

​Now that we’ve officially settled into our new Houston studio, it’s back to work this week. Today I began a new sketch for a wedding taking place in beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This will eventually be painted and end up on a custom Save the Date (so stay tuned!). Thanks for bearing with us as we made the move and, if you’re in the Houston area, we’d love to meet you!

We’re moving!

Posted on August 12, 2015

We’re making big changes this week as we move our studio from Pennsylvania to Texas! We’re looking forward to continuing to work with clients all over the country and developing new personal contacts in the Southeastern Texas region. Please excuse our shop being closed (except for envelopes and liners which will still be processed and shipped as normal), as we make this transition. You can still place your order, but please note that orders placed between 8/12 and 8/28 will not be processed until 8/31. As a thank you for your patience, please use promo code MISSEDYOU upon... Read more

Invitation edge painting

Posted on July 02, 2015

​We’re wrapping up Ashley and Jace’s stationery, but just had to share a delightful detail they’ve included on their invitation cards. By increasing the paper thickness, we were able to bring in a cost-efficient way to add their accent color of metallic gold. True metallics aren’t possible with digital printing, but by painting the edges of their card by hand, they were still able to incorporate it. Plus, who doesn’t love a little hidden detail?

After the Invitation: Cara & Stefan

Posted on June 26, 2015

Finally! Although their wedding was back in February, we have finally posted Cara and Stefan’s stunning invitation in the Custom Gallery. This was our first custom wedding in Australia and Cara and Stefan were such a pleasure to work with (of course who isn’t jealous of that delightful accent?). They were great proof that distance is no match when you find the right wedding vendor! After figuring out time differences, we Skyped and set out to design their woodland-inspired invitation. Cara knew she wanted to use real wood, but the rest of the details were in... Read more

Trend Alert: Pineapples!

Posted on May 27, 2015

We’ve been noticing this spring the rumblings of an upcoming (and totally delightful) trend—pineapples! Any why not? They’re totally quirky, tropical and fun, which is everything a great summer wedding bash should be. Follow us on Pinterest and take a peek at our Pining for Pineapple board!

Cara and Stefan’s Australian wedding

Posted on April 30, 2015

We have been so blessed to work with Cara and Stefan on their custom wedding invitation. Cara’s ideas were like nothing we’ve done before so stay tuned for the photos. In the meantime, you won’t want to miss this cinematic intro to their emotional wedding, set in the lush landscape of Australia. Thanks to What Pete Shot for sharing this with us! It’s always a pleasure to see our couples enjoying the culmination of months of planning!

Custom rubber stamping

Posted on April 07, 2015
​A fun, alternative way to traditional printing is to have custom rubber stamps made for each of your invitations’ cards. Today, we’re busy cutting out and stamping these clever hexagon website cards for Alexis and Brian’s invitation. Each of their suite’s cards will be hand-stamped, which lends a beautiful, one-of-a-kind feel to each guest’s invitation. It’s a labor of love, but the varied results are a perfect for those couples wanting a vintage flair. As a bonus, the stamp blocks double as great wedding keepsakes. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the entire... Read more

Tuscany sketching

Posted on February 17, 2015
It’s right about now when it’s 0 degrees outside, that working on summer weddings becomes a sweet escape. It’s the perfect time to pour a cup of coffee and start sketching for warmer times. This week I’m working on some watercolor illustrations for a summer destination wedding in Tuscany—can’t you feel that golden sunshine warming your face already? Although we have a few months to go, stay tuned for the finished piece!