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Eco-friendly wedding inspiration shoot featuring Smock’s Cimarron suite on Green Wedding Shoes!

We’re thrilled to share photos from a recent collaboration with the talented Kate Ignatowski that was featured today on Green Wedding Shoes! Our Cimarron letterpress invitation suite help set the tone for this rustic, eco-friendly wedding inspiration shoot, which took place at Pioneer Farm. Kate was inspired by her experience of shifting her business to be more environmentally conscious, so she reached out to a team of earth-friendly vendors to prove that having a wedding with low-to-no impact on the environment is totally possible (and incredibly pretty!). We love the end results – take a look!

Cimarron letterpress wedding invitations by Smock + hand calligraphy by Nicole Black | Photography by Kate IgnatowskiRustic eco-friendly wedding inspiration by Kate IgnatowskiCimarron foil stamped, tri-fold save the dates by Smock | Photography by Kate IgnatowskiRustic eco-friendly wedding inspiration shoot with photography by Kate Ignatowski

Rustic eco-friendly wedding inspiration shoot featuring letterpress stationery from Smock | Photography by Kate IgnatowskiRustic eco-friendly wedding inspiration shoot featuring letterpress stationery from Smock | Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Many thanks to Kate for inviting us to be a part of this amazing team!

photographer: Kate Ignatowski // florals: Mimosa Floral // location + farm table: Pioneer Farm // invitations: Smock // assistant: Claire Teator // wedding dress: Kendal Leonard Designs // calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher // gold bracelet + ring: Aquarian Thoughts // models: Brooklyn + Patrick Coats

Oceanic Odin Offset additions!

Celia at Urbanic came to us for these “day of” pieces for a September wedding. Our Odin design was a perfect fit, especially when designed using the right cartouche and blend of our ocean and peacock inks. Carrying the design over to the table numbers and place cards was a great way to make the motifs stand out at the reception.

inks: peacock + ocean | fonts: cecilia + social | paper: 1-ply white | printing: offset | program with cartouche | program size: #10

modern colorful offset wedding reception pieces

Summer Inspired Letterpress Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings

Recently featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and showcased on their blog (here and here), we loved working on this stunning summer-inspired custom designed wedding suite with our friends at The Wedding Library. We chose bright and cheerful shades of red and aqua, inspired by a vintage handkerchief with a fun cherry motif. The end creation is bright, elegant and perfect for a summer wedding celebration. We designed and printed letterpress invitations, signage, table numbers, favor tags, and place cards, all perfectly coordinated for the vision of the event and showcasing our Smock Clermont calligraphy font. Another huge thank you to Claudia Hanlin for proposing this fantastic project – it was so much fun and a true honor.

Kurai Letterpress Dinner Menu

When we print letterpress dinner menus, we can’t help but marvel over the great food we know guests are going to deilght in enjoying – cinnamon and port wine poached anjou pear? Sounds declicious! Brought to us by Aileen’s Invitations in Miami, this letterpress menu is our Kurai design printed in rich raspberry ink. The vertical orientation, in combination with the border around the edges, makes this customization quite different from the original design. This customization is the definition of sophisticated elegance.

Kurai Letterpress Menu by Smock

Kurai Letterpress Menu by Smock

A big thank you to our lovely friends at Aileen’s Invitations for allowing us the pleasure of printing these great letterpress menus!

Summer Romance Tablescape Inspiration from StudioWed

Featuring beautiful letterpress details by Smock in our Rhon design, calligraphy from our master calligrapher Debi Zeinert, and the beautiful styling of Lemiga Events, this tablescape is undeniably beautiful. Once again sent to us by the lovely Debra Saba of Luxe Expressions, Debra and the other talented professionals of StudioWed in Atlanta pulled together this tablescape design that has us totally inspired. (And the photos, taken by Blue World Studios, are just as beautiful!)

Summer Romance Tablescape from StudioWed featuring Smock

From the amazing linens from I Do Linens, to the adorable place cards poking out of pretty peaches, to the breathtaking flowers from Tulip, the details are so fresh and so pretty. It would make for a beautiful wedding, but would be equally as brilliant for a great anniversary or engagement party. The possibilities are endless!

Summer Romance Tablescape from StudioWed featuring Smock

We are completely charmed by how lovely our Smock letterpress menus and place cards look nestled in among such fabulous details. And how amazing is that cake from Sweet Sensations? Even the fresh lemons and adorable bottles of lemonade are incredibly sweet – we’re so thrilled to have our Smock letterpress included in such an inspiring design!

A big thank you to Debra for all of the incredible inspiration this week – it’s such a pleasure to share it with everyone!

Letterpress for Modern Bride’s Trendsetters Awards Dinner

You probably already know that here at Smock, printing gorgeous letterpress invitations makes us absolutely giddy. With that said, the opportunity to print the letterpress invitations, escort cards and menus for the recent Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner was a sincere honor and so much fun! Printing beautiful things is what makes us excited about what we do everyday, but being able to print the invitations for such a fabulous event, honoring amazing wedding professionals we truly admire, was especially exciting.

Letterpress Invitation for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

Letterpress Invitation for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

The letterpress invitation to kick off the event was our Aberdeen design in grass and black inks paired with an envelope liner in our sottern pattern in a custom hot pink ink. Ensuring no detail was forgotten, the invitations were also corner rounded and edge painted in grass ink to make for a truly show-stopping invitation. How exciting would it be to get something this fun in the mail?

Letterpress Dinner Menu for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

Letterpress Escort Caard for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

Letterpress Escort Caard for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

The letterpress menus and letterpress escort cards were also our Aberdeen design, printed in black and the same custom hot pink color. They were edge painted in gold and all of the pieces, including the invitation, featured pattern backing in our oesa pattern. We loved working with the editors of Modern Bride to create these pieces and love the final look – perfectly sophisticated, cheerful and undeniably celebratory.

Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009
This photo by Bee Kim, founder of Weddingbee and a Trendsetter honoree, shows the beautiful table design at the awards dinner where you can even see the letterpress menus at each place setting – talk about thrilling! You can read all about the fabulous time had at the awards dinner on Weddingbee PRO and on Wedded Bits, the Modern Bride magazine blog.

Smock in the news! Our letterpress designs in Brides.com, InStyle, Sprig, more…

Kansas City Spaces calls Smock “the write stuff.” They continue, “Let’s face it: despite the increasing popularity of e-vites and bulk e-mail “letters,” some of us still send out real letters, cards, moving notices, graduation information….and didn’t your mother teach you about responding to gifts? No e-mails please. Thankfully, to the rescue of us traditionalists comes Smock letterpress stationery, a truly gorgeous line of papers sustainbly printed on bamboo….but the best thing for you? The cards look absolutely beautiful.”
Smock in the Kansas City Spaces green issue
Other cool Smock mentions….

Instyle Wedding’s styleschool blog picks the Kurai letterpress wedding invitation as a “luxury green” choice.

Brides.com features Smock’s Engadine menu in a showcase of creative menu options. Brides writes: “Imagine a wind-powered stationer that uses vegetable-based inks; recycles, reuses or composts all waste; and donates to a variety of environmental causes. That’s Smock Stationary and they do all of the above plus more. As the first and only print shop to offer letterpress printing on luxurious bamboo paper, what could be better for the responsible bride and groom? Bamboo is one of the best renewable resources in the world and, as a paper, is soft, thick and textured, like a fabric.”

Letterpress wedding menu - Engadine design - Smock
Other Smock blog mentions: Coochicoos features the Liony fill-in party invitations // Sprig features the Derby letterpress notecard // Paper Crave features Smock’s new line of letterpress greeting cards // Casasugar showcases our Ellie letterpress notes //Style At Home’s Natural Chic blog//Working Everyday Woman // Bella Signature Design // brönette // The Nest’s bangels & clay blog // Oh So Beautiful Paper // cardobserver //

Letterpress menus make your wedding reception look good!

Designing and letterpress printing menus is one of our favorite things to do here – the weddings become so real at this point, and our clients have really, really good taste in food. Letterpress menus generally evoke your wedding invitation design and bring things full circle. On occasion, menus double as place cards and have the name of the guest calligraphied at the top of the menu. We think these letterpress menus would be fabulous for other occasions – milestone birthday parties, for instance, or even a really unforgettable dinner party of the year. We often do cool customizations like edge painting (go gold!), corner rounding, or even back printing of patterns. Here are a few of our favorite letterpress menus of late!

(designs from upper left: Engadine, Helani, Burstell, Nevis, Nevis, Helani)

Our favorite letterpress menus - by Smock

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