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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: | 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 

Charming Letterpress Wedding Invitations for a Destination Wedding

Get ready to lose yourself in these charming Mecan letterpress wedding invitations submitted to us by Raegan at Papel New York in Brooklyn, NY.  This set has the perfect balance of design and whimsical fonts -which make this an excellent choice for a destination wedding!  Check out the downright adorable reply postcards requesting flight information. With flair to match to their idyllic wedding venue in the Caribbean these invites are making us wish for warmer days. The turquoise ink used throughout adds to the island feel. Finished off with a stellar envelope liner that reminds us of champagne bubbles.

inks: pewter + turquoise |fonts: coombs + gertrude | paper 2-ply white | invite size: S-6 | printing: letterpress |back pattern: the granby pattern in pewter | corner rounding | liner: the babine pattern in turquoise

colorful destination letterpress wedding invitations

Gold + Taupe Typographic Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Our wonderful friend Cheryl at Paper Studio in Ontario, Canada submitted this remarkable custom invitation suite to us for printing.  It’s easy to get lost in the splendor of this simplistic set because it has the coolest customizations!  The couple chose our elegant rousseau pattern for offset backing on their invitation, reply cards-and coordinated this with an envelope liner to match!  The gold and taupe inks are perfect for a wedding celebration in the middle of the any season!  We also printed what we think are the most adorable and whimsical double sided information cards we’ve seen in quite some time.  Choosing a text-based invitation is an excellent way to keep your set looking classy!

inks: gold + taupe | fonts : custom| paper: 2-ply ivory |  custom artwork: submitted | printing: letterpress | edge painting in gold metallic |back patterning: rousseau in gold + taupe |corner rounding | liner: the rousseau pattern in gold + taupe| invite size: S8SQ

vintage typography letterpress invitation

Letterpressed Wedding Invitations with a Conservative Color Palette

This stellar custom invitation suite was submitted to us by our good friend Jessica at Judy Paulen Designs in New York, NY.  With the perfect design elements on the invitation, this only quietly calls for attention-and we just love that!  We absolutely adore the soft, subtle ink palette which is the perfect match to the couple’s fabulous venue in Chicago, Illinois.  The neutral and conservative pairing of our dove and pewter inks look positively remarkable!  And then there’s the metallic platinum envelope liner providing the perfect color contrast.

inks: dove + pewter | fonts: smock harrison + carrington stripes | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | liner: metallic platinum| invite size: S7

monochromatic letterpress wedding invitations

Go under the sea with these nautical inspired letterpressed invitations!

We’ve really fallen off the deep end for these custom, nautical-inspired letterpress wedding invitations submitted to us by our friend Annie at Hitched in Washington DC.  We can’t argue that this is the perfect match to the couple’s wedding venue at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva Island, Florida.  We adore the reply card printed in our hot pink for a real pop of color!  The simplistic look and delicate feel of this set nearly has us overboard!

inks: taupe + hot pink | fonts:  graham + smock spencerian| paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | invite size: S8

nautical letterpress wedding invitations



Midnight + Lavender make these letterpress wedding invitations shine!

Our great friend, Toni at The Write Image in Rockville, Maryland submitted these breathtaking Sabion letterpress invitations to us.  Our midnight and lavender inks print beautifully on our thick 2-ply bamboo paper. The couple chose to coordinate their set with two cards that were printed with the lavender front patterning and then two cards were printed with only midnight ink – which makes for a peppy look with contrasting pieces! Corner rounding and a beautiful patterned envelope liner in midnight complete this suite.

inks: midnight + lavender | fonts: poetica and therese | paper: 2-ply ivory bamboo | printing: letterpress | front patterning: sinclair in lavender |corner rounding |liner: the rousseau pattern in midnight | invite size: S8

minimally elegant letterpress wedding invitaions