April 7, 2020

Destination Wedding Printing

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Even though traveling right now is on hold, we needed a cure for our wanderlust and decided to take a virtual tour of our some of our past events and dreamy locations. For a fall wedding with Tara Guerard in Aspen, Colorado,  the peaks of the Rockies served as a landscape for the printed pieces… for a more feminine feel on the invitations, a wrap featuring a die cut wildflower field felt more feminine.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

This winter wedding in Watercolor, Florida had many other weekend events as destination weddings often do. This party pack used a watercolor floral and fauna inspiration.

photo by Anne Rhett

photo by Anne Rhett

Y0u can’t do designs for a wedding in Jamaica without going tropical. But for a couple with London and Manhattan roots, it had to be sophisticated too… Art deco accents combined with chick tropical elements like caning, palms, and hand illustration brought it all together.  We even included packing tags, which guests can use to hang on each outfit as they unpack.

photo by Sylvie Gil

A vintage print and hand drawn map were the focal points for this Hawaii wedding suite.  The color palette inspired by the island chain’s famous sunsets.

photo by Sylvie Gil

photo by Sylvie Gil

When you think of Italy, it’s hard to not think only about the food and wine. But, the patterns used in Italian pottery and design, including of course the olive branch, just had to be included in these Positano printing pieces. A watercolor image of the seaside town also graced the save the dates, which guests could frame and use as a piece of art!

Since guests at destination weddings may not have ever been to the location before, maps are always a big request. Be sure to include all of the wedding weekend locations in relation to the main hotel or wedding location.

March 24, 2020

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 Theo Milo 

This client was having a gorgeous luxury affair with butterfly accents at the Breakers in Palm Beach, so we spared no detail when it came to her invitation suite.  The booklet style featured a gate scroll enclosure with matching pockets to hold the reception and reply cards.  And, for the final touch a die cut butterfly was a pretty final touch.

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.

 

 

March 17, 2020

Green Day

Since it’s St. Patrick’s day, we thought it would be fun to share this wedding printing full of green elements! This pretty mix of green and peach was born out of the bride’s desire to have a “green” wedding in many aspects of the word.  The bride and groom met doing a tour in the Peace Corps in Africa, so a natural element especially in the leafy pattern was a must. A die cut butterfly belly band brought in a playful piece, but the outer envelope’s design still presented as traditional and elegant. All photos by Liz Banfield.

Canvas garden totes were filled with custom packaged goodies and information welcomed guests. These also made for useful totes for exploring Charleston and something guests definitely wanted to take home.

Ceremony accoutrements included programs die cut in a fan shape and tied with satin ribbon, making them easy to spread and open for an outdoor ceremony. Guests also had rose petal pouches to toss at the couple, noted with tags featuring one of the couple’s favorite proverbs.

The escort cards were printed using patterns from fabrics the couple collected while in Africa.  Tara Guerard, the wedding designer, created wooden pieces to display them on a moss covered table.

Simple calligraphy was all that was needed to create lovely signage throughout the event.

Menu cards were laid out with a more modern look, and accented with hand painted leafy stems acting as the place cards.

The bar was seen as a place for a design moment… The same leafy pattern we designed to line the invitation envelopes was printed on fabric used to cover the fronts of the reception bars. Custom printed cocktail napkins were displayed throughout.

The couple departed their party in a vintage hunter green convertible with our art deco just married sign- how perfect to match their palette!

March 10, 2020

Posh Place Settings

photo by Sylvie Gil

Sharing some of our very favorite place settings and menu designs from some of our recent weddings.  For a dreamy blue and white beachside wedding this summer in the Hamptons, our menu cards using a gradient pattern that was replicated on the dance floor.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

For a french themed wedding at the brides’ family home in Greenville, SC letterpressed menus were tucked into the napkin folds.  For a fun take on the place cards, individual rustic loaves were wrapped in vellum with guests’ name on them.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

For a great all in one design feature, linen dish towels were printed with the dinner menu.  Guests or the couple could keep afterwards… And, marble coasters hand lettered with guests names were used as place cards.

photo by Tec Petaja

This client wanted a good mixture of masculine and feminine for her wedding design. A leather bound menu nicely balances lovely lace like china.  Modern calligraphy and a custom crest come together in an elegant letterpress combo.

photo by Ryan Ray

Acrylic menus that were etched in gold and handpainted in the wedding color scheme were definitely a centerpiece of the place setting. Striped tags made from some of the same paper used on earlier printing pieces were the perfect backing to give some umph to the place cards.

March 3, 2020

Flora and Fauna

photo by Aaron and Jillian 

Something that one may think naturally goes without saying in wedding design are floral designs.. Lately, though, leafy tropical and fauna scenes are having a big moment. This is something that we savor and jump right into designing. The envelope liners for these invitations were inspired by the brides favorite wallpaper, but customized to fit her wedding design.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

This “party pack” was for a wedding in Florida, taking a few of the natural elements the locale is known for (think flamingos, citrus trees, etc) and then wove them into a sophisticated design.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

photo by Liz Banfield

These ceremony programs were covered with a custom paper we created that the wedding designer used throughout…It was printed as tray covers, and turned into custom fabric that covered one of the bars.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

For a fall wedding with an Italian feel, many seasonal and regional blooms graced  the weekend’s party pack…