Meaghan and Patrick – Taupe and Gold

April 26th, 2016

Meaghan and Patrick were a delightful couple.  They wanted an invitation that was not only timeless and elegant, but really set the tone for a spectacular event.  Her colors were a soft white, taupe and gold so we went with this exact color theme for the invitations.  I honestly could not possibly be more pleased with how these turned out.  The invitation has the stunning pebble paper, dark taupe letterpress with gold foil, and a custom designed monogram (by Allison R. Banks Designs).  One of my favorite parts was the gold foil address printed on the textured taupe response envelope.  Im sure you will agree!

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Jameelah and Luther – The Great Gatsby

April 26th, 2016

2015 was the year of “The Great Gatsby” themed weddings, and we had our fair share of designs created during the course of the year.  However, Jameelah and Luther’s was one of my favorite because of its simplistic style that executed on the overall era perfectly.  That theme can get really overdone, and I think this had just the right amount of style to represent their event perfectly.  And to top it off, it was all digitally printed in black ink so it was also very budget-friendly!

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Katie and Will – Silver Pebble, Silver Foil, Silver Everything!

April 26th, 2016

I actually worked with the mother-of-the-bride throughout this entire process, and she was a true delight to work with.  Its ALWAYS fun to work with a client that tells you “I love stationery and I want these to be fabulous since it will set the tone for the entire weekend’s events.”  YES!  The original inspiration was just something unique for the design without too much else to work with.  So, I do what I always do, and start asking questions about the event and the bride’s favorite parts of the planning process so far.  Her mother told me, “Oh, by far, the dress.  She is obsessed with her dress.”  So, here it is and we used this as the inspiration for the invitations.  I think they turned out pretty “fabulous.”

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Save the Dates

The save the dates were what starts it all, and these were done relatively (a really nice way of saying VERY) quickly.  Digitally printed with the same silver metallic stock as the middle layer as was used on the invitation.

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The Wedding Invitations

These stunners were silver foil printed for all of the pieces on a smooth/semi-gloss white cardstock and mounted to a light silver pocketfold with the gorgeous pebble embossed paper and dark graphite stock accent.  I really cant get enough of that pebble paper, and its obvious my clients cant either!

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Jessica and Tayven – Blush and Gold Wedding

April 6th, 2016

Blush and gold were all the rage in 2015, and the trend even continues strongly into 2016.  So, to answer Jessica’s original question when we first chatted of “Our colors are blush and gold…have you done something with those colors before?”  The answer was a resounding “yes” and we had so many samples to show her.  She decided to go with a stunning dark gold letterpress printed invitation set with a soft champagne and blush backing and custom champagne glitter belly band with two color letterpress tag and custom monogram.  These turned out so incredibly pretty.

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She even had her photographer take some photos of the stationery at the wedding!

{Photos compliments of Jacqui Cole Photography}

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April and Matt – Winery Wedding

April 3rd, 2016

We love it when the groom’s get involved in the wedding invitation design process, because not only do many of them love to be included (even though they may tell you they don’t care) there are lots of them that have really incredible ideas!  This was the case with this couple.  April had the most gorgeous venue (Chateau Elan) and color choices all picked out that was the most perfect fit for her wedding destination, and Matt had his mind completely made up as to what papers he wanted to use and the formality he wanted for the invite.  It was a match made in heaven for a stationer.

The Wedding Invitation

The main invitation was double thick stock and both the invite and the response card were edge painted in a stunning dark burgundy/wine color.  All of the pieces were gold engraved, and the finishing touch was the calligraphy script and custom monogram designed by Allison R. Banks Designs.  I have to admit, my favorite parts are the gold engraved printing on the burgundy belly band and the burgundy response envelope.  SO PRETTY!

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The Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

The groom’s mother contacted me and wanted to do something complimentary to the wedding invitation but not the exact seem.  So, we kept it in the same color theme and used the same monogram, but simply digitally printed the invitation and used slightly different (non-custom calligraphy) fonts.

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The Other Wedding Stationery

When you have a stunning monogram and really awesome colors to work with, it makes the other pieces very easy.  The programs were digitally printed, double-sided, with a gorgeous metallic dark gold stock in the center.  Then, we letterpress printed the menus and her thank you note stationery.  All with their 3 initial monogram to cap off the perfect suite for a perfect couple.

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Melissa and Greg – Gold Foil, Pebble Paper, and all the other “fixin’s”

April 2nd, 2016

I tell people all the time, I really do have the best job because I meet some of the most amazing people.  I feel really lucky.  However, sometimes you come across people that are SO nice that you think to yourself…are these people for real?  How can you be this awesome ALL THE TIME?  Well, Melissa, Greg and their ENTIRE family are those kinds of people.  Melissa fell in love with our pebble paper invitations (can’t blame her) and, of course, our gold foil printing (once again, can’t blame her); however, doing absolutely everything in gold foil printing did go slightly over her budget.  So, what did we do?  We did what we do best…we worked with her to get a little creative on the invitation pieces and printing to still give her what she wanted but not lose the overall concept and feel of the original invitation.  First, we decided to do the response envelope in the light lavender to match the backing of the invitation and digitally printed the response envelope address instead of gold foil printing it.  Second, we made a smaller details information card to direct people to her website for hotel accommodations and other information versus printing a large card with all of the text and information in it.  Everything with foil printing is based on the size of the piece because the larger the piece, the more expensive the plate is, and the more paper you will need to get it done.  By reducing the size, we reduced the cost dramatically because the plate wasnt as much and we didn’t need as much paper.  Lastly, we digitally printed the return addresses and guest addresses on the outer envelope for her versus doing those gold foil and having a calligrapher do the addressing.  And, voila!  Happy wife, happy life!  Its a good way to start!

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Meredith and Wesley – Monogram and Atlanta Skyline Save the Date

March 31st, 2016

These two came to me wanting something super special and unique for their save the date.  They had a custom monogram created in advance to working with me and the bride really wanted the save the date to represent the two of them coming together in marriage.  On top of that, she wanted to have a subtle Atlanta theme so instead of doing anything too Atlanta themed on the piece itself I suggested we do a photo of the Atlanta skyline for the envelope liner and she LOVED the idea. The pieces for the monogram (the separate initials on the outside and the initials joined on the inside) were all letterpress printed so that they stood out more amongst the other text.  Super cool, super unique and something we can certainly recreate for any client getting married in any city!

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Little Miss Pease – Princess and the Pea(se) Baby Shower

March 31st, 2016

I have this amazing friend, Erica, and she is the kind of person that goes out of her way to do incredible things and be an incredible friend.  So, when she got pregnant my friends and I were so giddy with excitement with even the tiniest thought of planning her baby shower.  Then, she found out she was having and girl and it was ALL OVER when we figured out we could do this theme.  There is nothing that is more perfect than this for this amazing person that we are so lucky to call our friend.

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Danica and David – Elegance at its best…

March 31st, 2016

Danica and I have a mutual friend in common, so when she had a “not so awesome” experience with another vendor on her save the dates she contacted our mutual friend and put us in touch…and Im so glad she did!  Danica and David live in New Jersey and were originally planning to get married in Cabo, but when Cabo was hit my a hurricane the hotel was destroyed and they had to completely regroup last minute (sadly, after the gorgeous two color foil save the date was created and printed).  All was good in the world, however, because they hired an incredible wedding planner out of NYC (Jennifer Zabinski with JZ Events) that pulled a new location and vendors together very quickly.  Working alongside Allison Banks with Allison R. Banks Designs, we created a stunning save the date and wedding invitation suite that will surely make your heart melt.  {Don’t forget to check out the amazing article on the gorgeous couple in Grace Ormande Magazine}.

The Save the Date

Custom designed monogram by Allison Banks with two color foil, both platinum and rose gold foils, and duplexed with a white stock on one side and a champagne stock on the back.

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The Wedding Invitation

This one was a doozy, so try to follow me as I explain all of the amazingly custom parts to this invitation set.  For one, we used Allison’s calligraphy designs for the entire suite, then imaged and engraved them in a stunning medium gray ink.  All of the pieces were printed on double thick stock with the main invitation being double thick stock DUPLEXED to make it double as thick.  Then, when you didn’t think it could get more decadent, we edge painted each piece in rose gold foil and created a custom snakeskin embossed envelope liner and belly band.  And last, but certainly not least, Allison did the calligraphy on both the outer and inner envelopes in a custom ink color to match the invitations.  I mean, really…this was such a gorgeous invitation.

 

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The Thank You Notes

You can’t go all this way with stunning stationery and not have amazing thank you notes to complete the set!  We decided to go a teeny bit more masculine on these with just the right amount of femininity.  These were copper engraved with their custom monogram on a double thick (once again) slate stock and paired with a matching envelope and copper envelope liner.  I then included a white ink pen for the bride to write all of thank you notes with.  Love, love, love!

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Michelle and Danny – Rose Gold and Navy

March 31st, 2016

Its an incredibly special moment when one of your best friends finally marries the woman of his dreams, and its even more special when you get to work with them on something so personal for the wedding.  Of course our friend Danny was not the one behind all of the design choices, so I worked with his fiancé, Michelle, on all of the details.  She was kind enough to provide me with the details and her color theme and let me really just run with it.  Between the rose gold foil printing, the navy letterpress, the layering, and the custom pink peony envelope liner I can honestly say they were BOTH thrilled with the result and so was I.

The Save the Dates

Aren’t they cute?!!!

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The Wedding Invitations

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