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Lavender Ingalls suite featured on Martha Stewart Weddings + Elizabeth Anne Designs

Last summer we collaborated with California based wedding planner Amy Nichols to create a gorgeous lavender inspiration shoot that’s been featured on both Martha Stewart Weddings and Elizabeth Anne Designs! Our Ingalls suite helped set the tone for the shoot, which took place at Amy’s parents’ avocado and lemon ranch in Santa Paula. Inspired Southern California’s lavender fields, the shoot featured a wide range of purple shades — from the candles to the flowers and even the napkins! Many thanks to Amy for including us in this beautiful shoot! 

Smock featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and Elizabeth Anne Designs  
Lavender wedding inspiration shoot featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs Styled shoot by Amy Nichols Special Events
Purple wedding bouquet Monogrammed Napkins and letterpress + foil menus from Smock
Smock envelopes with calligraphy by Anne Robins 
Styled shoot by Amy Nichols Special Events Petite chocolate cake 

Photography – Gertrude & Mabel Photography | Event Design and Planning – Amy Nichols Special Events | Floral and Prop Styling – Kelly Oshiro with flowers from Florabundance | Stationery – Smock | Calligraphy –Anne Robin Calligraphy | Day-of Assistance – Smith + James Events | Furniture Rentals – My Lovely Events | China, Copper Trays, and Cake Stand – the Ark | Flatware and Gold Trays – Otis + Pearl Vintage Rentals | Linens – La Tavola Fine Linen | Candles – Creative Candles | Napkins and Gift Bag – The Loveliest Co. | Ribbon – Silk & Willow | Gowns – Alice Temperley | Ring Box – The Mrs. Box | Clutches – Cuyana | Desserts – Marie Shannon Bakery | Edible Flowers – Gourmet Sweet Botanicals | Signage – Be Curious Designs | Tote – Lands End | Hat Box – Trousseau & Co.

Old-world rehearsal dinner invitations

A stately venue calls for a stately invitation! For Melissa and Geoffrey’s rehearsal dinner at The Colonnade Inn — an elegant estate that dates back to the 1870’s — we created a custom version of our Haynes rehearsal dinner invitations. A vintage world map pattern was used for the envelope liners, which accentuated the old-world charm, while hints of tawny matte foil and classic fonts combined for a modern yet timeless look. 

Haynes rehearsal dinner invitations from Smock Haynes rehearsal dinner invitations from Smock Vintage world map envelope liners

letterpress ink: taupe | foil color: tawny matte | fonts + design: stockton + carrington , haynes design | paper: 2-ply ivory | size: S-6 | envelope liner: custom world vintage map pattern | customization #29974 | The Papery of Philadelphia 

Custom hazel wedding invitations

We worked with Kara at Nest Paper Studio to create these custom wedding invitations for a November celebration at the Annesdale Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. In order to create a thick, 2-ply piece, we digitally printed both pieces of the invitation in a flood of hazel ink, then duplexed the two pieces together. The invitations feature our popular tawny matte foil stamping for both the text and the edge treatment, adding a sophisticated metallic touch. A hazel watercolor envelope liner tied the entire set together, which set the tone for this elegant fall affair. 

Digitally printed + foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock Digitally printed + foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock Digitally printed + foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: hazel | digital ink: hazel | foil color: tawny matte | fonts + design: lilla + sans capitals + mason, custom library-based design | paper: 2-ply ivory (duplexed invitation) | size: S-8 + S-5 | envelope liner: water color 9 pattern in hazel | customization #28643 | Nest Paper Studio

DIY Valentine’s Day Wreaths

Our team has been getting crafty lately! Jen from our Everyday team (the mastermind behind our decorative National Stationery Show displays every year) put together a few decorative heart-shaped wreaths with Valentine’s Day in mind. She created both wreaths with extra envelope liners that were going to be recycled, but they could easily be made using any of our gift wraps. The first piece is a massive heart made of tiny paper cones. Jen started with a large piece of cardboard for the backing cut into a heart shape (and sized a bit smaller than the final product — you’ll want the cones to hang over a bit so they hide the cardboard edges), then made small paper cones and adhered them to the outside and worked our way in (check out this tutorial for some helpful visuals). We love our ATG guns for craft projects like this one, but you could also use a glue gun for this sort of project. 

Valentine's Day Wreath from SmockValentine's Day Wreath from Smock Valentine's Day Wreath from Smock

Jen also created a heart-shaped wreath using a variety of rose gold foil envelope liner scraps, with hints of gray mixed in. For this wreath, she started again with a heart-shaped, cardboard base, but instead of cones, covered the wreath with small leaf shapes adhered with ATG. To give the wreath volume, Jen pinches the adhered end of the leaf just a bit before adhering so that it doesn’t flatten out. The leaves are then layered over the entire base until it’s covered and voilà! A festive (and reusable) Valentine’s Day wreath.  

Foil stamped heart-shaped wreath from SmockFoil stamped heart-shaped wreath from Smock

Texas Longhorns inspired Bar Mitzvah invitations

We worked with Mieke at Simply Put to create these iconic Bar Mitzvah invitations for Jordan’s December celebration. The party was held in Atlanta at the College Football Hall of Fame, and the invitations helped set the tone with details inspired by Jordan’s favorite team — the Texas Longhorns. Thoughtful touches were included throughout this modern set — we loved the play-on-words used on some of the pieces, like the “kickoff” for the Friday evening services, and “hook ’em” for the Saturday night party card. Guests were asked to share their favorite college team on the reply card, a detail that was incorporated as a final touch at the actual event. 

Copper foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitationsTexas Longhorns inspired Bar Mitzvah invitations designed by Simply Put and printed by Smock Copper foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations

letterpress ink: black | foil color: copper shine | fonts + design: custom submitted artwork | paper: 2-ply + 1-ply white | size: S-8SQ + S-6SQ + S-5 + S-5SQ + B1 | customization #30143 | Simply Put

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! 

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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

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