December 10, 2019

Winter Wedding Printing

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Seasons change, and so do wedding paper stylings in accordance… Winter is a lovely one and we couldn’t be happier to have more folks taking the plunge this season.  Here are some of our favorite winter wedding styles… This classic invitation suite starts with the thickest of paper letterpressed with hand written calligraphy. Then a velvet embossed ribbon is used for a belly band.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Here, for the same wedding’s save the dates, we embraced the color of the season and went with emerald envelopes written with white ink, such a lovely pop of color to receive in the mail.

A more modern take on the green and white brings in black and geometric patterns.. This would work for a Christmas seasonal wedding, but not so obvious that it borders on kitschy…

photo by Sylvie Gil

For those entertaining at home or at an event, the tablescapes and place settings can also be a place where people show their Holiday style.  If you are going big with the place setting, a more simple hand written menu or place cards can be a nice purposeful touch.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

We also like to bring in seasonal elements this time of year.  Birch wood slices caligraphied with guests’ names and a sprig of Rosemary give a chic winter feel to the table, and easy to do at home… Birch slices are available on Jamaligarden.com.  And a metallic paint pen would be a pretty way to write the names… Some other greenery great for this time of year to consider – eucalyptus, pine, cypress, and holly would all be lovely. Design here by Tara Guerard Soiree.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

We loved designing this Christmas wedding welcome bag. Tartan plaid koozies and seasonal snacks were a perfect treat for guests coming to Palmetto Bluff for the weekend.

December 10, 2019

Winter Blues

photos by Corbin Gurkin

Since Pantone just released their color of the year, and it’s Classic Blue, we couldn’t be more on board. Clearly, our clients have been requesting blue pretty consistently throughout the years, and across all seasons.  Sometimes people think of blue as mostly a “watercolor” or summerish hue, but we’re here to change your mind. Here are some of our favorite wedding printing pieces that have been used at winter weddings.  Above, Tara Guerard had a client marrying in Watercolor, Florida in January.  An icy shade of blue was the perfect fit nodding to the location, time of year, and the traditional “something blue”.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Nothing says “classic” and timeless than navy blue.. .more so than a Black in our humble opinion. When going a traditional route for the invitation, it offers something a little different for guests.

photo by Theo Milo

It can also be used to set the tone for a fun but also sophisticated look. If this was black and white it would have a completely different feel. We love the pattern requested by this bride, which was inspired by some wallpaper that she fell in love with, and lightens up what could have been a dark and stuffy look.

photos by Sarah Kate photo

Of course, blue is a color that works in ombre, or a “watercolor” look because of the range…

photo by Liz Banfield

Blue offers an almost “royal” look when used and countered in the right way. For a New Year’s day wedding, a darker and lighter blue combo was used throughout with many mixed patterns.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Don’t forget to end the night with one last pop of color and celebration! These custom confetti poppers are so fun in classic blue and white.

November 12, 2019

Ceremony Programs

photos by Jose Villa

Ceremony programs are kind of a case of anything goes… Simple or informative- adding to the design or simply serving the purpose of listing the order of service. They can be booklets, single cards, fan shaped, etc so here are many of our recent ones, that will maybe give you some different ideas. The wedding above featured a custom watercolor illustration of the wedding ceremony venue.

photo by Liz Banfield

This double sided single card was simple yet sophisticated. It did have a touch of design, but stayed the course of traditional ceremony program information.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

A square card on our rich textured and thick paper featured letterpress floral notes.  Something like this framed after the wedding would make a pretty piece of artwork for the couple’s home.

photo by Tec Petaja

This single card program included a letterpressed belly band with a personal note from the couple. This was a great way to include that addition without taking away from the space needed for the order of service and wedding party information.

photo by Liz Banfield

Some of our favorite programs to date are ones that we created custom paper covers for based on a flora/fauna theme that was used throughout the wedding designs.

November 5, 2019

Holiday Printing

photo by Corbin Gurkin

If you are starting to think the holidays, we’ve got you covered!  We love working with past and new clients on creating custom cards.  Letterpress or not, or an addition of a photo, the sky is the limit for designs.

photo by Jessica Claire

Also, we are seeing a rising trend in New Year’s cards… Mostly because people get so busy and then they feel as if cards get lost in the shuffle, but whatever it is it works! And, another thought is announcing a new baby in conjunction with the holidays if it works.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Another thought is to hostess gifts, with so many parties during the season. We have many small yet thoughtful ideas like our custom printed matchbooks (how cool for a hostess to have their own matches or printed cocktail napkins). Our “surcie” tags are also very popular as a gift on their own, or as a finishing touch on your own gift.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

And of course, weddings around the holidays can be very elegant and a note to the season without being so obvious…
We’d love to create something special for you, so reach out!

October 29, 2019

Pretty Place Cards

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

Just like menus, or seating cards, place cards and table top can have a feel for the season of the wedding also. Some of our favorite designs we have created for fall fetes are being shared today.  Like the combination above…With a gold metallic paper menu and white printing, a simple white paper tag with gold ink completed the sophisticated setting. Design by Tara Guerard.

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

For a fall wedding with lots of natural elements, birch slices were hand painted by Claudia Engel and accented with fresh rosemary sprigs. These definitely went home with guests that evening… These could easily double as sweet Christmas ornaments.

photo by Liz Banfield

For this wedding with a mix of chic and rustic, modern and traditional, and warm tones wooden tags painted with metallic ink added depth and interest to this gorgeous tabletop, designed again by Tara Guerard.

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

For another tabletop needing a counter balance between feminine and mountain masculine (this was a wedding in Aspen, Colorado), leather bound menu books heavy enough for the fall season sat atop bold florals and pretty china. The leather booklets were imprinted with guests’ names as another take home place card.

photo by Liz Banfield

A palette of champagne and ivory is so seasonal that it could work for any season!  We designed a custom monogram for this couple, to be used in many areas throughout the wedding design. Even though this was a more intimate wedding, we went ahead with letterpressing a bigger amount of monogrammed tags in a larger size, that could then just be used where ever the need popped up, like here with the place tags.

photo by Melanie Mauer

Finally for this fall fete with a layering of textures and colors, leather tags were emblazoned with guests’ names as place cards and tied to the copper printed menu cards. These were substantial leather tags that guests could take home and use for so many things – luggage tags, etc.