Smock.

Skip to the good stuff!

Cozy autumn wedding in Germantown, New York

Jessica and Adam chose our Ashbourne design to set the tone for their cozy autumn wedding, and created a full custom invitation suite and programs in a soft color palette of pewter and sand inks. Guests cozied up with white blankets on the grounds of A Private Estate for the couple’s riverfront ceremony, then made their way to the barn for the cocktail hour with warm mulled sangria in hand. Inspired by their love of local food and wine, the elegant farm to table reception featured a unique trios of salads and desserts, which were artfully served up on striking wooden plates by Michael Scott Catering. We can’t get enough of all the beautiful details that went into this wedding — especially the amazing florals by Saipua!  Be sure to visit the Cappy Hotchkiss blog to see even more images from this celebration! 

Real Smock wedding at A Private Estate in the Hudson ValleyReal wedding at A Private Estate in the Hudson Valley featuring letterpress programs from SmockReal Smock wedding at A Private Estate in the Hudson ValleyWedding ceremony overlooking the Hudson River featuring flowers by Saipua Real Smock wedding in the Hudson River valley featuring flowers by Saipua    Real Smock wedding at A Private Estate in the Hudson River valley featuring flowers by Saipua Real Smock wedding at A Private Estate + bridesmaid dresses by Amsale Real Smock wedding at A Private Estate in the Hudson River valley  Real Smock wedding at A Private Estate featuring Michael Scott Catering + flowers by Saipua Real Smock wedding at A Private Estate featuring Michael Scott Catering + flowers by SaipuaReal Smock wedding at A Private Estate featuring Michael Scott Catering + flowers by Saipua    Real Smock wedding at A Private Estate - bride's gown by Temperley London, groom’s suit by Ralph Lauren 

Venue: A Private Estate | Wedding Planner: AAB Creates | Photographer: Cappy Hotchkiss | Dress: Temperley London | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Flowers: Saipua | Cake & Catering: Michael Scott Catering | Make Up: Stanford Smith at Smooth Skin Company | Hair: Laureen at Styles on B | Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren | Groom’s Shoes: John Varvatos | Flowergirl Dress: JCrew | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale | Jewelry: Jenny Packham drop peal earrings | Kattubah: Ketubah.com | Invitations: Smock | Guest Accommodations: Beekman Arms hotel in Rhinebeck, the oldest Inn in America. | Officiant: Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield | Music: Rhythm Collective | Recessional Music, Cocktail Music, and Hora: A Klezmer band called Symphonia Orchestra & Entertainment 

Painterly birthday party invitations

We worked with Press Paperie to create these custom birthday party invitations. Inspired by an adorable Kate Spade dress, these painterly invitations were created for Drue’s fourth birthday party – which was, of course, a paint party! We created custom envelope liners for the thank you notes to match the invitations and the cute die-cut thank you tags that were created for favors also included the custom pattern.  

Custom painterly birthday party invitations from Smock Custom painterly birthday party invitations from Smock  Custom painterly birthday party invitations from Smock

digital printing: CMYK process | foil color: gold matte | fonts: baskerville + hutton | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-6 + S-5 + die-cut hang tag | envelope liner: metallic gold | customization #29849 | Press Paperie

Custom holiday cocktail party invitations

Inspired by our new Hillman party invitations, these festive cocktail party invitations feature coral letterpress printing on our white bamboo paper. Our friends at Paces Papers helped the Barons create their party look, and paired the invites with shimmering tawny matte foil stamped envelope liners. 

Holiday cocktail party invitations Holiday cocktail party invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: coral | fonts: revival + carrington, Engravers | paper: 2-ply white | size: S-6 | envelope liner: pearl pattern in tawny matte foil | customization #30013 | Paces Papers

Modern gray + gold foil holiday cards

We worked with No Regrets to create the Margo family’s Christmas card, which was a sweet and simple take on our Lincoln design. The family chose a nontraditional color combination of gold, gray and pink for their cards, with modern fonts completing the look. 

Custom gray + gold foil stamped holiday cards from Smock Custom gray + gold foil stamped holiday cards from Smock Custom gray + gold foil stamped holiday cards from Smock

foil color: gold matte | fonts: natura + natie | paper: 1-ply 100% recycled gray paper | size: S-6 | envelope liner: taihu pattern in shell | customization #30034 | No Regrets

Custom letterpress Christmas party invitations + save the dates

We’ve been busy printing up custom holiday cards over the past few months, so with Christmas just around the corner we thought we’d share a few! We worked with our friends at Needle in a Haystack to create these custom letterpress Christmas party invitations and save the dates. Inspired by our Hamilton design, the invitations were printed on our ultra-thick 3-ply paper and edge painted in deep red for a festive touch.

Hamilton letterpress Christmas party invitations from Smock Hamilton letterpress Christmas party invitations from Smock Hamilton letterpress Christmas party invitations from Smock Hamilton letterpress Christmas party save the dates from Smock Hamilton letterpress Christmas party save the dates from Smock Hamilton letterpress Christmas party save the dates from Smock

letterpress ink: deep red | foil color: gold matte | fonts: natura + barnes | paper: 2-ply + 3-ply ivory | size: S-6SQ + S-6 + S-5 | envelope liner: merry pattern in deep red | customization #29607 | Needle in a Haystack 

Shimmering pearl foil stamped wedding invitations

Jade and Matthew combined two of our designs to create their elegant wedding invitations. Their invitations and combination reply + reception cards feature our Galena design, with design accents highlighted in subtle pearl shine foil. We created a Gosford stlye invitation sleeve featuring the names of the bride and groom inside of a simple cartouche and surrounded  by the pattern from our Avella design. Metallic glass envelope liners added a final hint of shimmer to this timeless set. 

Pearl shine foil stamped wedding invitations and invitation sleeves from Smock Pearl shine foil stamped wedding invitations and invitation sleeves from Smock Pearl shine foil stamped wedding invitations and invitation sleeves from Smock

letterpress ink: pewter | foil color: pearl shine | fonts: Smock Plaza + Cranbrook | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5 | sleeve: avella design in pewter letterpress + pearl shine foil; gosford style | envelope liner: metallic glass | customization #28037 | No Regrets 

Visit us during the 2015 Delavan Center Open Studio

It’s almost time: the Delavan Center Open Studio event is almost here! The Open Studio will be held from 5-8pm on Friday, November 6, and from 10am-4pm on Saturday, November 7, and over 40 studios in the building will be open during the event. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s a great time to shop and support local artists! We’ll have shopping, tours, printing demonstrations, refreshments, coloring sheets for the kids, and more. You’ll have an opportunity to pull your own letterpress prints on our Vandercook and Heidelberg presses, and back by popular demand: we’ll be hosting wreath-making workshops again this year! If you’re interested in joining us, please sign up below. 

We’ll be posting sneak peeks of the products that will be available for sale during the Open Studio on our Facebook event page, so be sure to follow along for updates! 

Visit Smock during the Delavan Center open studio on November 6-7

Workshop sessions will be $12 each, and will last for about an hour. 3 sessions will be available during the times listed below. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your session. If you’re unable to attend a session, we’ll also have kits with wreath supplies available for sale at the event!

Please wait...

Sarah Hanna + Paper Twist to offer custom map workshop!

Live near Charlotte, North Carolina? Our friends at Paper Twist are partnering up with Smock calligrapher Sarah Hanna to offer a custom map workshop on October 15th! Attendees will enjoy 4 hours of instruction, along with lunch & beverages, goodies from our Everyday line, and an art supply ‘petting zoo’ at the end of the class, where you’ll get the chance to check out Sarah’s supply recommendations. Interested? Email Sarah to sign up today — hurry, space is limited! 

Smock Calligrapher Sarah Hanna to host a custom map making workshop with Smock retailer Paper Twist in Charlotte, North Carolina!

More Posts