Happy 4th!

Posted on July 03, 2014

In the spirit of Independence Day, we though we’d revisit an invitation we did for Jeremy, a Marine, and his lovely wife, Rachel. They are celebrating their 7th anniversary this year—along with their two beautiful children. Thank you to those who make our country the Land of the Free!

Wedding Stationery Checklist

Posted on June 11, 2014

We often get asked the (great) question, ‘What else can I design with you to help give my wedding a cohesive look?’. We’ve compiled a wedding stationery checklist to get you started. It’s by no means exhaustive as each wedding brings its own unique ways to incorporate stationery, but it will certainly get you thinking about branding every aspect of your wedding!

Before the Wedding

❍ Save the Date
❍ Bridal shower invitation
❍ Bachelor/ette party invitation
❍ Rehearsal dinner invitation

Invitation Suite

❍ Invitation and rsvp
❍ Directions/map... Read more

How to Find Vintage Postage

Posted on May 27, 2014

We’re big fans of using vintage postage stamps for wedding invitation suites as they really put the finishing touch on an envelope. There’s no doubt that receiving and invitation with extra attention to details like this make it feel extra special. But with stamp designs dating to 1847, how do you easily view and create a coordinating set? Don’t forget the added complication of making sure the postage stamp rate adds up to the correct first class rate (0.49 for letters under an ounce and 0.70 for letters over an ounce (or 1 oz letters that are thick or square).

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Silkscreened Cork Invitations

Posted on May 07, 2014
silkscreen cork invitation
silkscreen cork invitation detail

We’re spending today doing some final hand-cutting on these beautiful, silkscreened cork wedding rehearsal dinner invitations. Whenever we get the chance to work with materials other than paper, we always get a little excited! This couple was having their rehearsal dinner at a winery in Long Island, New York, so it was only fitting that it be printed on cork. The ship in a (wine) bottle was also a fun way to tie in the locations. Who wouldn’t enjoy receiving one of these?

Wedding Invitation Assembly Service

Posted on April 21, 2014

This week we’re doing quite a bit of wedding invitation assembly for our custom brides. Cutting, wrapping and tying satin ribbon, adhering postage, cutting tags and more! Once the invitation design is completed, we’re only halfway there to getting these beauties in the mail and in the hands of anticipating guests. Should you choose to do your own assembly, we can let you know about how much time you should allow and how many helping hands to ask for. We often find though that come six weeks before the wedding, the seemingly unending checklist of to-dos doesn’t need... Read more

Tuesday Tints: 70s Nature

Posted on April 15, 2014

Take the outdoors up a notch by combining some neutrals with punches of bright colors. We love energetic clementine orange mixed with orchid, butterscotch and grounded by a dark chocolate brown.
(image courtesy Bonobos)

Tuesday Tints: Boho Global

Posted on April 07, 2014
Soft pastels are made modern by injecting the elegance of amethyst. Throw in some camel brown for a base and you’ve got yourself a global winner. (image courtesy DesignSponge)

Storybook baby shower

Posted on March 18, 2014
Front and back of the simple card
Storybook-themed baby shower
B is for Boy
Classic and modern typefaces
We loved creating this adorable storybook-themed baby shower invitation last week! Muted mint greens are made modern with neon lime greens; not to mention a font we’ve fallen head over heels for recently—Estillo. We’ll be working on some day-of party stationery items so look for a follow-up in the custom gallery in the next few weeks!

Letterpress Behind the Scenes

Posted on February 25, 2014

If you’ve spent some time researching all the types of printing available, you’ve no doubt come across the beauty of letterpress printing. Letterpress is one of the oldest forms of printing, is still done largely by hand and printed one card at a time. As we become more and more e-this and i-that, it’s this slow process and tactile quality that gives it such appeal. You’ll know your holding a piece of true artwork when you run your fingers over a letterpressed card as its handsome indentations into the paper reflect the hand nature of the process.

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Dave & Michelle’s map invitation

Posted on February 12, 2014

Wrapping up some fantastic invitations this week for the lovely Dave and Michelle! An oversized, folding map on the back highlights their journey of love, while the front displays their wedding details in a grand, poster-style flair. Take a sneak peak before we update the Custom Gallery!

Design for all!

Posted on February 05, 2014

Anticipate and the ladies at Wedding Chicks know that not all budgets allow for custom design, but who says you can’t have a stylish bash anyway? It might take a bit more elbow grease on your end and some creative sourcing, but good design shouldn’t be exclusive. So…we’ve decided to partner with them to provide a complimentary, printable wedding invitation! Head on over to check it out and stay awhile to visit the wonderful inspiration they have going on!

2014 Color of the Year

Posted on January 31, 2014
Pantone has declared Radiant Orchid the color of 2014, which translates to a medium shade of purple erring on the red side of purple. Of course, colors are always more interesting when paired with varying shades so don’t be afraid of the whole purple spectrum! Complementing colors thatlend themselves nicely to weddings pairings include natural linen, dusty navy, brass, moss green and even fluorescent lime. Clockwise from top: Our custom invite for the Wuu’s / tempodadelicadeza / our Purple Lace envelope / contrast / lillybit / Sandra Espinet

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