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Romantic and Charming Burstell Letterpress Wedding Invitations

It’s easy to get swept away with this charming letterpress invitation customization made to our Burstell design submitted to us by our friend Ailbhe from Pretty as a Picture in Ireland!  This modern text based invitation has clean lines and the right amount of flourishes to add a touch of elegance to this set.  We love the luscious raspberry on the interior of the folio even more because it is probably not something guests will be expecting!  The exterior of the folio is printed in our virelles pattern which looks positively nature inspired!  Pretty as a Picture always sends us the coolest customizations-and it’s safe to say this will be another crowd pleaser!

ink: espresso | fonts: spence + graham| paper: 1-ply ivory | printing: letterpress |folio exterior: virelles pattern in espresso | folio interior: sinclair pattern in raspberry | invite size: 5.125 x 7.75

 

Very Elegant 3 Color Custom Lettepress Suite

We thank our friends at Paper Studio, in Ontario Canada, for this beautiful customized 3 color letterpress wedding invitation suite. The invitations and reply cards were letterpress printed in Sky and Espresso inks on our Bamboo 2-ply paper. They were given a touch of brilliance with the blind debossed flowers. The understated elegance is absolutely captivating!

inks: espresso + sky + blind deboss | fonts: cameron + shaw | paper: 2-ply white bamboo | printing: letterpress  | wedding invitation suite with custom art |

Design Contest Winner: Gorgeous Greens and Tangerines by Seaside Papery

If you’re looking for an autumnal feel in a wedding set and still want an elaborate design, then look no further!  Shelby at Seaside Papery delivered a one-of-a-kind invitation set that pieced together tangerine, espresso, and grass inks in a way that just speaks to us.

 

Based on the Helani design, this one had a little bit of everything and has been used as a great example of how to celebrate in the fall.

inks: tangerine + espresso + grass | fonts: bescal + carlton  | paper 2-ply white | invite size: 7 x 7 | printing: letterpress

This design won an honorable mention in our Smock design competition for the first half of 2011. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired designs submitted by our beloved dealers.

Smock Design Contest Honoree – Custom Mitzvah Invitations from LS Amster Co

These show-stopping letterpress bar mitzvah invitations were brought to us by LS Amster Co in Scarsdale, New York and we were happy to honor them in our most recent Smock Design Contest. The design was inspired by the boy’s love of swimming. The “scales” of our Odeon pattern on the reverse paired with our Phelps pattern for the envelope liner evokes the feeling of water and movement. The bold peacock blue ink is refreshing and is balanced by the earthy espresso. It’s a stunning combination that we just can’t get enough of and we’re proud to have worked with LS Amster on this lovely design.

Piedmont Letterpress for a Rehearsal Dinner

Brought to us by Jenny’s Paper Ink in Atlanta, we love this customization of our Piedmont letterpress invitations. Designed for a rehearsal dinner, they were printed in blind deboss and espresso ink and paired with a bold and colorful backing in robin’s egg. Talk about fun!

Pretty Floral Bat Mitzvah Invitations

These bright and elegant letterpress bat mitzvah invitations were printed for our good friends at Aileen Invitations in Miami. Featuring our Rhon design, they were printed in espresso and tangerine inks with envelopes lined in our payette pattern in tangerine. Pretty calligraphy accents and Hebrew text are the perfect finishing touch.

Smock Design Contest – Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Today we’re excited to share this lovely custom letterpress wedding invitation design, second runner-up in our latest Smock Design Contest. Brought to us by our good friends at Judy Paulen Designs at Bloomingdale’s, it features a colorful mix of color and pattern that we just adore. The letterpress invitations were printed in mango and espresso inks and the inserts were letterpress printed in slate and espresso inks. All of the pieces were backed in our champlain pattern in mango and the envelopes were lined in champlain printed in reverse, white on mango.

Our special guest judge, Kristen Magee of Paper Crave says of her pick for second runner-up, “This suite oozes class without being staid, and the fantastic color choices and patterns give it a very modern feel. I also love the playfulness of the language on the reply postcard and rehearsal card. But the detail that put this invitation in my top three is the incredible patterned envelope liner. Love it!” Thank you to Kristen for helping us out with the judging and lots of love to Judy Paulen Designs for sending us this beautiful design!

Destination Wedding Letterpress Invitations

It’s a bit ironic that we have sun and summer on the brain today given the blinding snow currently falling over Central New York, but our dreams of sunshine can’t be deterred – we can’t wait for spring to get here! This time of year we start to get a lot of inquiries about invitation designs particularly well-suited to waterfront, beach or destination weddings so we thought we’d dig up some of our favorites from last year to share with you. There’s nothing like the promise of warm summer breezes to get you inspired, snow or no snow.

Lashar Letterpress Wedding Invitation by Smock

Lashar Letterpress Invitation with Patterned Backing

This first invitation is our Lashar design printed in pewter ink using our Smock Spencerian calligraphy font. The back of the letterpress invitation features gorgeous patterned backing printed in sea mist in our lesina pattern.

Palm Tree Letterpress Wedding Invitation by Smock

This invitation was a beautiful custom version of our Haddington design, printed in espresso ink and blind deboss. The palm tree motif was a custom addition to the design, making it perfect for an elegant destination wedding.

Vettore Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Brought to us by our friends at Peabody Papers in Columbus, Ohio, this version of our popular Vettore design was printed in midnight and seamist inks. The flourishes from the Vettore design were modified in such a way that they remind us of water and waves without being literal.

Engadine Letterpress Wedding Invitation by Smock

Beach Wedding Letterpress Invitations by Smock

This custom version of our Engadine design was printed for the folks at Luxe Expressions in Atlanta. It’s a letterpress reply postcard printed in midnight and seamist that features pretty ocean-themed motifs. The card also includes space for guests to reply to multiple weekend events, which is a great option when designing your stationery for a destination wedding.

Smock Design Contest – Lashar Letterpress Social Note

Brought to us by our friends at Alphagraphics in Chicago, the first runner-up in our Smock Design Contest is this truly customized letterpress social note in our Lashar design. It features fabulous edge painting, pattern backing and a gorgeous lined envelope for a look that is totally luxe and completely personalized. Letterpress printed in red and pool inks, the card itself showcases gorgeous red patterned backing in our champlain pattern. It’s edge painted in espresso and then paired with an envelope lined in our payette pattern in espresso ink. This is truly a piece where every detail was considered – the front of the card even features beautiful hand calligraphy in red ink. Smock’s Creative Director, Amy Graham Stigler, fell in love with this customization for it’s unique play between pattern and color. We’d love to be the recipients of one of these amazingly beautiful letterpress correspondence cards!

Smock Design Contest Runner Up - Lashar Letterpress Social Note

Smock Design Contest Runner Up - Lashar Letterpress Social Note

Smock Design Contest Runner Up - Lashar Letterpress Social Note

Smock Design Contest Runner Up - Lashar Letterpress Social Note

Thank you to Alphagraphics for sending us such a truly unique creation!

Smock Real Wedding – Laura & Hugo

Papery & Cakery is a stationery and patisserie boutique in Boca Raton, Florida that we’re proud to say offers Smock’s letterpress wedding invitations. This week we had the great pleasure of being featured in their newsletter and also on their lovely blog as newlyweds Laura and Hugo used our Lashar design as the invitations to their recent wedding in Honduras. We were blown away at the amazingly beautiful details of their event and we just had to share them with you. Check out that gorgeous cake!

Real Wedding - Honduras - letterpress invitations by Smock
{Photos by Janeth Castillo}

Laura and Hugo’s invitations featured a truly timeless and elegant combination of espresso ink paired with a letterpress blind deboss and beautiful spring green envelope liners in our Champlain pattern. Letterpress printed on our white bamboo paper, the look is crisp and completely sophisticated.

Lashar letterpress wedding invitations in Spanish - by Smock

Muted green envelope liner - wedding invitation suite - Smock

Laura and Hugo also opted for letterpress printed ceremony program covers, which are absolutely stunning. All of their pieces were printed in Spanish for their Honduras event.

Lashar letterpress wedding program - calligraphy font - by Smock

Thank you so much to Laura, Hugo and Niki of Paper & Cakery for letting us share your amazing wedding. Congratulations and best wishes from all of us at Smock!

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