We recently had the opportunity to take on a new laser cut job for a wonderful client. We were so pleased with the turn out! Vernessa, who is getting married in Charleston in February, has a very elegant and classic style. We letterpressed her wedding invitation suite on a cotton pearl white paper in charcoal ink. The all script invitation was beautifully printed, simple, but extremely elegant. We then laser cut this rose pattern to create a band that added punch and beauty to the set. In our excitement, we decided to laser cut navy paper as well. We love the contrast with the navy and white, and hope to us it again in the future…Enjoy!
Notions and snapshots that shape our day to day.
Rachael: “My little sister, Lauren Johnson’s, invitation is my favorite from this past year. We were able to surprise her with each of her stationery pieces, making the process so fun and exciting! The color palate was different than the norm: deep grey, deep purple, and a pop of orange. I explored a new format for this special project, creating an invitation booklet with all the weekend information in one piece. The cover crest was foil stamped into the deep grey paper, and we were able to incorporate this crest throughout her wedding day stationery. The reply card tucked nicely into one panel of the invite—I love how concise this is! Even the stamps were a nice touch, wildflowers with pops of color, reminiscent of a summer in Colorado.”
As we are preparing for a full and wonderful 2014, we are looking back to our favorite wedding invitations and save the dates from 2013. We have had the opportunity to work with awesome clients, who have allowed us to design invitations with new formats, new printing styles, new fonts, new drawings. Here is the beginning of our favorites list!
Amanda Claire: “The above invitation is my favorite from the year. I felt like the bride and I had a similar style, so working on her set was so fun for me! Her set was simple, one color letterpress in antique gold on a pearl white paper. We used Elizabeth Porcher Jones‘ calligraphy and created a monogram on her invitation card and envelope. All of the floral accents are hand-drawn and add such uniqueness to the set. I also loved how her wedding menu, program, and signage evolved. Above is a shot of the bride’s simple program, that incorporated more of her hand-drawn florals!”
We are so excited to be included in Style Me Pretty’s Fashion and Beauty Magazine 2013! We adored all the different stationery we created for Nicole and Jason’s Charleston, South Carolina wedding this past May. We were able to incorporate so many creative formats, delicate color, and hand drawn motifs from her wedding invitation all the way to her dinner menu. The gorgeous wedding, designed by Melissa Barton at A Charleston Bride, uniquely reflected Nicole’s elegant style—pillows on ceremony chairs and antique china place settings—love. How lucky we are to see our work photographed by KT Merry, who captured sweet moments so delicately!
Check out the complete magazine here. (Nicole’s wedding begins on page 150)
See the full gallery of the wedding (it’s wonderful) here.
Prepare to be inspired!
We’ve been producing like crazy in the studio lately, in the full swing of welcome packets, menus, programs, and place cards. The above project provided a little something new: a bridal shower invitation inspired by the colors of a calendar and a paint swatch, sent by the client. Hand drawn “dingles”, calligraphy fonts, and a bright yellow envelope just making our day!
This past June, we had the pleasure of working with lovely bride, Laura, and her planner, Ashley Wenz at WED, to create wedding stationery from start to finish. Laura’s style was simple but elegant, and her wedding day exhibited that so well. Her paper goods incorporated Elizabeth Porcher Jones calligraphy, antique gold ink, and a pop of apple green. We loved working with such a sweet client, making her wedding day details come to life! Photos by: Gene Ho Photography
As we work on wedding day stationery for this bride, we are reminded of her Charleston gate-inspired invitation. A delicate laser cut gate opened to a thermography, two-colored invitation including a hand sketch of Lowndes Grove at the top. We look forward to expanding this bride’s elegant theme into all of her wedding day signage, welcomes, menus, etc!
Planner: Southern Protocol
When a wedding planner hosts a baby shower, things just seem to sparkle. Here are some shots from a shower designed by Luke Wilson— a beautiful affair to celebrate a good friend. We loved mixing things up during wedding season and creating a shower invitation with fun type, a gold chevron liner and a bright blue envelope…after all, it is a boy!
Rachael’s youngest sister, Lauren, was married only two weeks ago on a beautiful Sunday in Colorado. It was a blast to create her stationery from start to finish and surprise her with each piece. Save the Date: 2 cards, white foil with a patterned back banded in purple and tied with twine. Invitation: an accordion folded booklet with a white foiled cover, attached reply card, and envelope including pennies to bring to the wedding—a family, good luck tradition. We loved her choice of deep purple and pop of orange and watching this theme play out in her stationery and wedding decor. Congratulations, Lauren and Brian! We wish you the very very best!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: KELLI NIXON
We love this recent invitation made for a very elegant bride. Inspired by delicate lace, we created the above paper folio with a lace pattern cut out of the front. This folio concealed the invitation until the guests untied the ribbon. The lace pattern was also letter-pressed on both her reply card and reply envelope flap. We adore her neutral, elegant color scheme and can’t wait to see the rest of her wedding details come to life!