March 21, 2018

Blue and White Beauty

This wedding printing just makes us happy… What can we say, don’t know if it’s the blue and white with a hint of gold, the die cut details, the custom monogram, or the fun play on patterns, but we just really love it.  So, take a look with us at the rest of the details from the day.. Thank you to Corbin Gurkin for all of the lovely photos.

A canvas map tote featuring a custom illustrated map of Charleston welcomed guests to the wedding weekend. The whimsical welcome information packet consisted of cards that guests could pick and choose and pop in their pockets for a day of exploring (all tied together with blue butcher’s twine). Custom packaging for all of the goodies was requisite of course.

The “heirloom” ceremony programs were crafted with notes of the blue and white pattern.

Oh, the dinner details… White ceramic subway tiles were calligraphied in ombre blues and displayed on a watercolor printed fabric we created.  Table numbers were hand painted on “tiles” die cut to match the shape of the save the dates. With all of the patterned design elements on the table top, simple menus letterpressed in the wedding “blue” on thick luxurious paper seemed to be the best way to go.

A metallic cake table draped in greenery and a monogrammed banner turned the cake table into a show piece for the after dinner lounge.

What are some of the best wedding hashtags you have heard?  The perfect place for our wedding hashtag signage was the phone charging station that was set up in the wedding lounge…

Off they go, happily “just married”…

March 19, 2018

Pastel Palettes

photo by Sylvie Gil

We don’t know if it’s Spring Fever but pastel palettes have all of our attention right now…  We pulled several of our favorites to show you, and to see how perfect we think they are for weddings! A simple suite for a tropical affair in Hawaii used a simple pale peachy pink for the formal invite and a fun pop of color came in the way of a whimsical illustration nodding to the location (illustration by Janelle Riolo)…Wedding design by Morgan Events.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

An unexpected combination of pale yellows, golds, and peaches works together in an array of differing patterns… A lovely die cut belly band that holds them all together.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Pale green and grey give a formal and lovely look to the wedding printing here… We really loved how this combination ended up working together. The pastes notes come in the way of a floral pattern we designed that would be used on the stamps and in other wedding printing areas.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

A wedding in Colorado at a venue with rustic notes received the feminine touch by way of a pastel printing palette… Save the dates were in a pale lilac and sky blue complete with snow capped mountains.

photo by Sylvie Gil

A pastel watercolor illustration and a simple pale blue card were all that was needed for this wedding in Ravello, Italy.  We especially love when a mixture of pastels comes together creating an ensemble.

photo by Liz Banfield

Here, a pale grey takes centerstage with just a note of bridal pink… Lovely!

March 14, 2018

Beachy Beauty

All of this crazy weather back and forth lately has us craving beach weather, so this was the perfect wedding to share today.  This wedding took place on Kiawah Island off the coast of Charleston, SC, and many design elements working together… Much of the inspiration was taken from the bride’s favorite painting, and several complimentary patterns were created to work with it.. We also created a custom monogram out of the couple first name initials, which worked with another emblem that was a calligraphied version of their first names together. We hope you enjoy seeing everything we did, and we thank Liz Banfield for all of the images.

The first glimpse guests received was in the luxurious save the date… We loved the teal envelopes lined with the painting pattern and calligraphied in fresh white ink… The super thick cards were backed with one of the other patterns in a metallic gold. And, the flourishy names looked lovely atop a letterpress floral pattern.

This invitation suite really had it all and brought in all of the design elements without being busy… Die cut edges on the letterpressed invitations were painted a gold and backed in the painting pattern from the save the date envelope liners. Inner envelopes were replaced by belly bands with a metallic version of the monogram, and the complimentary pattern was seen again in both the envelope liner and reply cards.  And of course, custom stamps from just for fun!

Weekend guests received a beach bag full of amenities perfect for the weekend- local reading material, custom printed koozies and water bottles, an Refresh and Revive kit, and goodies in the wedding color palette famous in the bride’s hometown and new treats from her current hometown. Of course a custom tag completes the look… The weekend information booklet for this one was in line with the paper designs but offset printed for a more cost effective route.

Ceremony programs had the same die cut edges as the invitations and were also edge painted in a lovely metallic gold…the teal color just worked so well with the letterpress… really pretty.

Little details here and there included gold hand lettered tags for each of the personal flowers, and the bride’s bouquet ribbon embroidered with the couple’s custom monogram.

And, of course, cocktail hour wouldn’t be complete with all of the special details- custom printed cocktail napkins, matchbooks on the bars, and tray liners for the passing trays in multiple patterns from the invitation suite.

We did go a little bit of the traditional route with the escort cards… Each card was enclosed in an envelope and sealed with a custom monogramed wax seal.. But, the wedding designer (Tara Guerard) displayed them in boxes of fresh blooms so that they didn’t appear basic in any way…

The Monograms took center stage throughout the dinner design… Custom embroidered chair covers for the Bride and Groom with their respective initials.. And it made for a nice little detail on the cake table… The Menus were printed on gold metallic paper, and the table numbers were gold metal pieces painted with white numbers… dreamy!

A showstopper bar in the after dinner lounge featured our painting pattern printed en masse on fabric used to cover the front.. Spoonflower is a great resource if you have your own pattern you want to get printed.

This couple’s custom favors were some of our recent favorites… Local Rewined candles were given with our custom printed matches and sweet tags calligraphied for a custom touch.

We supplied one of our custom patterned papers to be made into cones for the rose petal toss at the couple’s send off at the end of the night.

As a special surprise for the couple, a hint of shine was given to the Just Married sign by adding a layer of golden glitter…

March 11, 2018

Die Cut Designs

photo by Liz Banfield

Die cuts are a huge element of design that we are both big fans of and get many requests for, so we thought it appropriate to share some of our favorites today.  The wedding suite above used die cut edges on both the invitation itself and the reply cards.  For a next level element, we also included a laser cut belly band to keep the set in place.

photo by Liz Banfield

For a feminine New Year’s wedding in Arkansas, we did our own take on a quatrafoil design. And the invitation had a softened edging making it not quite an oval, circle, or rectangle.

photos by Liz Banfield

The wedding invitations for our elegant Charleston wedding, had scalloped edging letterpressed with a pattern to mimic the bride’s lace pattern on her gown.  And with chandeliers as a main decor element, we created die cut chandelier escort cards calligraphied with guests’ names and table numbers and hung from chandeliers at cocktail hour.

photos by Squire Fox

For this wedding, upon request, we made a batch of frilled die cut cards that we could have our calligrapher write anything needed on- escort cards, place cards, signage, etc.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

“Save the Weekend” cards had graciously shaped edges outlined in a pattern matching what would be used in the wedding design.   A grand die cut invitation outlined in gold and emblazoned with the couple’s monogram was a perfect follow up.

photos by Liz Banfield

This set had opposing die cut edges that were edge painted in gold… Each was also backed in complimentary patterns to be seen again.

photos by Adrienne Page

Sometimes just a simple shape can be enough to make a detailed difference. Here, save the dates, and small cards used throughout the wedding in an oval shape was sweet.

photo by Gayle Brooker

We loved these round die cut stickers we used to seal rose petal envelopes for a classic send off.


March 7, 2018

J&J’s Wedding Day

The couple’s names were the inspiration for this custom monogram we created for their wedding day. The double “J’s” were interlocked back to back and used in so many places throughout the wedding, so we’re sharing all of the fun ways today. Liz Banfield took all of the pretty images.

Tara Guerard, the wedding designer, had us create little tags that could be used throughout… The guest bags were the first place as a little accent. And the custom packaging was full of little details throughout…

Tara presents all of her personal flowers in boxes, so we started having our calligraphers hand write tags for each of them… we find these little touches are the ones our clients really appreciate from us.

The ceremony programs were designed in a booklet fashion on our thick Italian paper and letterpressed with 2 colors and a lovely lace patterned design we created based on the bride’s gown.

Several areas throughout wedding can benefit from signage or printing details. The mini monogram tags from the guest bags were used on passing trays in cocktail hour. Because the tabletops had so many details, we went simple on the table numbers. A bookcase was fashioned into a flip flop stand in the after dinner lounge- and to keep it effective, size signage was needed.

Traditional seating cards were given a little flair with the monogramed wax seals… Coordinating envelope style menu cards were placed at each seat… The exteriors were calligraphied with guests’ names as place cards.. This time, a sticker with the J monogrammed sealed them.

The J monogram also added detail to the head table in the fashion of embroidered napkins- a perfect gift for the bride and groom afterwards for their new home.

Another favorite detail from this wedding were the place cards for the head table.  We had our calligrapher write each name for us to have etched on glasses… also a great take home for the friends and family.

One of the biggest show stoppers at this event – was the dance floor laid out using the monogram…

The last place perfect for the “J” design was the Just Married sign!