September 24, 2019

Seasonal Seating Cards

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Wedding design often considers the season, so why shouldn’t printed pieces? Here are just a few ways we have designed printing elements according to the weather outside. For a glamorous winter wedding in Charleston with a simple black and white theme- clear acrylic cards were etched with the custom monogram, and then calligraphied with guests’ seating assignments. Like little snowflakes falling from the sky.

photos by Corbin Gurkin

We think it’s safe to say that Spring and Flowers go hand in hand. So, a pretty palette of pastels die cut in complimentary floral shapes made for springy seating cards.

photo by Liz Banfield

We love using different or unexpected items for seating cards… Tara Guerard often uses this area as a design moment, as she did here.  Copper garden tags were hand written (by Elizabeth Jones) and “planted” in rye grass garden boxes. Perfect for a wedding with a summer feel.

photo by Melanie Mauer 

Fall inspiration typically brings different materials, textures, and colors. We foil printed this dinner menu with metallic copper ink.  Leather tags imprinted with guests’ names were tied off with twine and a little hint of guinea feather.

September 17, 2019

Fall Printing Inspiration

photo by Melanie Mauer

Fall wedding season is officially here!  At least, in the printing world it is.  One of the main trends we are seeing for fall is the new metallic- Copper. For this wedding wedding, metallic copper was foil printed onto textured paper with guinea feather backing.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Colors that are interchangeable throughout the year can be more pertinent to the season based on material… Green is perfect for spring in a grosgrain or linen, but in velvet its perfect for the fall.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Of course, fall themes lend themselves to more natural notes, wooden paper, fern frond postage find themselves in perfect placement.

photo by Elizabeth Messina

Of course tradition works all year round, but with a tiny twist like chocolate brown instead of black ink, it becomes seasonal.

photo by Liz Banfield

For this twist on tradition, we designed a fall specific foliage envelope liner.

 

photo by Liz Banfield

September 10, 2019

Custom Crests

photo by Jessica Claire

For the classic bride, modern couple, or even nature lover, there is a design element that is the perfect touch for any of them… a custom designed crest. They can include the initials if going the monogram route, or elements that will be seen in the event design, or even a nod to the location.  Something that we’re seeing clients ask more and more of, so we wanted to share some to make a case of considering one.

photo by Liz Banfield

This watercolor monogrammed crest included not only the couple’s initials but elements from the flora and fauna feel that the wedding design was based upon… Different pieces of this crest were incorporated into other aspects of the wedding design from cocktail napkins to water bottles (see below), etc.

photo by Tec Petaja

These clients had a very modern affair planed, so a contrasting color scheme and architectural elements kept with the modern look.

photo by Studio Nouveau

This glam bride incorporated elements of where they live as a couple, where they would be marrying, and where they grew up.  Crests like this can be used for items like thank you notes after the wedding.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

For our classic bride with a farmhouse floral feel, just a simple feeling crest with initials fit right in…

September 3, 2019

Guest Book Ideas that Aren’t Books

photo by Adrienne Page

Guest registries are still a popular item that we work on for our clients, but we are seeing more and more requests for something different or interesting.  Here are some of our favorite ideas from recent clients that we hope can inspire some new ideas for you… This bride worked as an interior designer, so she selected several of her favorite coffee table books that guests wrote little notes in, and the couple could have in their home.  We created little signage for the display just to tailor the look.

photo by Liz Banfield

For this couple who loved and collected wine, a special bottle was brought in for guests to sign and save in their home for the right time to enjoy.

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

For a couple with a Nautical themed wedding, large wooden oars were displayed for guests to sign.  The plan for the oars was to be hung on the walls in the couple’s new home.

photo by Liz Banfield

Different displays of photos and artwork has also become increasingly popular. Couples have guests sign the mat of a photo, or their favorite painting. We had an artist created an oak tree illustration and guests stamped their thumbprints as leaves and signed their names on the back side… The couple married under and oak tree so this was a lovely and different touch.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Finally, here we created cards for guests to sign along with attaching a polaroid picture of them attending the wedding. This is so fun, because the guests can also take a polaroid of them selves with matching cards printed with the names and date of the wedding as a take home!

August 27, 2019

Packaging Pieces

photo by Ryan Ray

Packaging details have become an integral part of wedding printing and branding details.  We are always trying to keep it fresh and creative when it comes to packaging details.. For this client’s welcome bags, all of the goodies inside needed custom packaging. So, we ordered the cheese wafers in bulk and repackaged them in matching boxes with custom stickers. A monogrammed sticker topped the locally made Candlefish candles, custom printed matches accompanied of course.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

For this wedding welcome which started as a plain white box.. gets a laser printed acrylic tag and a pretty designed and printed with info to match. Simple muslin pouches for the ER Kits are printed, and local candy treats are packaged in boxes with printed paper bands.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

For clients having a destination wedding at Palmetto Bluff, little goodies were sent to the guests’ rooms first thing in the a.m on the wedding day.  Freshly baked biscuits and home made jam received custom labels.  Letterpressed tags thanked guests for being there, for a special touch.

photo by Liz Banfield

This bride gifted each of her guests monogrammed wine tools.  She wanted to incorporate them into the decor as place cards, so we printed custom paper in her design theme to wrap them.

photo by Liz Banfield

We always try to produce new labels for the water bottles used at the wedding, or in the welcome bags, etc.  Sometimes, they are pretty or sweet and match the wedding theme, and sometimes they have more personality. These featured charactures of the couple… too cute!