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Custom venue-inspired wedding invitations and save the dates

It’s always fun to see the finishing touches that our clients make when it comes to their wedding invitations and save the dates. For Chelsea and JohnMichael’s May wedding at The Hempstead House, we worked with Jill from Jilly P Invitations & Gifts to create a set of custom, venue-inspired wedding invitations and save the dates. Jill shared some background with us on the inspiration for this suite – we’ll let her take it from here! 

Whenever I work with a customer, my goal is to always make their dreams become a reality. For this invitation, the bride wanted a drawing of the castle where the event was being held. So as to hint at the incredible night ahead, we first used a hand drawn image of the castle on the save the date. As we continued the process, we then included the castle design on the direction card in the pocketfold invitation, and to tie it all together, we designed a beautiful stamp incorporating the castle. In finalizing the entire package, we added a wax seal on the back of the envelope with the bride and groom’s initials as a perfect finishing touch for what will be the most magical night of their lives.

Custom pocketfold wedding invitations with matching monogram wax seal from Smock

Custom save the dates from Smock with matching custom postage stamps

Custom save the dates from Smock with matching custom postage stamps

Custom pocketfold monogrammed wedding invitations with matching monogram postage stamp

Custom foil, letterpress and digitally printed wedding invitation suite and save the dates from Smock

letterpress ink: jute |  foil: tawny matte | digital inks: jute + espresso | fonts: smock plaza + wallis | paper: 1-ply white  bamboo | sizes: S-8 folio + S-6 + S-5 | folio interior + exterior: sinclair pattern in jute | envelope liners: metallic camel design: custom library featuring submitted artwork | customization #:35310 + 35404 | Jilly P Invitations & Gifts

Monogrammed letterpress birth announcements

We worked with Adrienne at Ipanema Press to create these monogrammed letterpress birth announcements to mark Ashton’s arrival. We letterpress printed the petite S-5 cards in vine ink on our thick, 2-ply white bamboo paper. Adrienne created an adorable patterned envelope liner featuring custom-illustrated airplanes and Ashton’s initials in shades of green and pale blue. Such a sweet way to spread the news! 

Letterpress baby announcements from Smock

Custom airplane envelope liners

Monogrammed + Letterpress baby announcements from Smock

letterpress ink colors: vine | fonts + artwork: submitted | paper: 2-ply white bamboo | size: S-5 | envelope liner: custom submitted artwork | customization #35300 | Ipanema Press

Romantic garden inspired custom wedding invitations

These elegant custom wedding invitations feature a unique combination of both blind embossed and blind debossed florals, making for a beautifully textured design. Inside the invitation envelopes, colorful florals and greenery were bursting right off the envelope liners, which featured lovely pastels in shades of blues, greens, and purples. Letterpress printing in wisteria ink was used for the text throughout the suite, accented by a sweet script font to highlight names and key details. 

Elegant garden inspired custom wedding invitations featuring blind embossing and blind debossingElegant garden inspired wedding invitations featuring blind embossing and blind debossing  Elegant garden inspired wedding invitations featuring blind embossing and blind debossing

letterpress inks: wisteria + blind deboss | blind embossing | fonts + design: Nublia & Graham, custom | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply ivory bamboo | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | envelope liner: custom submitted artwork | customization #34393 | Lion in the Sun

Sutherlin save the dates + foil stamped wedding invitations inspired by The Baby Doll House

Magan and Keith celebrated their November wedding at the iconic Baby Doll House in Benoit, Mississippi. Their save the dates and invitations provided a glimpse of the venue for guests through a gorgeous watercolor depiction of the Greek Revival style mansion. We combined letterpress and digital printing for the save the dates, pairing them with metallic camel envelope liners. For their Sutherlin wedding invitations, the watercolor artwork was featured again, but this time on the digitally printed inner envelope liners. Tawny matte foil stamping was used on their classic invitations, direction cards, and reception cards, which also included our Sutherlin pattern. 

Custom save the dates featuring a watercolored take on the Baby Doll House in Mississippi Custom foil stamped wedding invitations for a wedding at the Baby Doll House in Mississippi

letterpress ink: gold | foil color: tawny matte | CMYK digital printing|  fonts + design: Smock Spencerian + Carrington Stripes, Sutherlin design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | sizes: #10 + S-8SQ + S-5SQ | envelope liners: metallic camel + digitally printed, supplied artwork | customization #27716 + #29146 | Lagniappe Fine Gifts 

Custom floral watercolor invitation sleeves

Amanda and Neal created a stylish letterpress invitation suite for their September celebration at the Barns at Wolf Trap. We collaborated with our friends at The Dandelion Patch on the suite, which featured sweet script fonts and letterpress printing in midnight ink on our white bamboo paper. The invitations, information cards, brunch invites and response cards were all tucked  inside of the suite’s wow-worthy statement piece: a custom floral watercolor invitation sleeve in varying shades of pink, purple, orange and emerald. 

Custom letterpress wedding invitations  + floral watercolor invitation sleeves from SmockCustom letterpress wedding invitation suite  + floral watercolor invitation sleeves from SmockCustom letterpress wedding invitations  + floral watercolor invitation sleeves from Smock 

letterpress inks: midnight | fonts + design: jules & bronte, custom design + submitted watercolor artwork | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white | size: S-8 for sleeve + S-5 + S-6 | sleeve: digitally printed juliette sleeve | customization #28686 | The Dandelion Patch

Classic wedding invitations + gold foil Rocky Mountain envelope liners

For their Aspen wedding, Kelly and Daniel worked with Byrd and Bleecker to create a timeless invitation suite with a dramatic envelope liner. We printed their suite in gold matte foil and espresso letterpress ink, and created an invitation, reply card, and welcome party invitation. The couple kept the invitations and additional pieces simple, opting for a chic, text-based design, and showcased the Rocky Mountains on their stunning gold foil envelope liners. 

Gold foil stamped envelope liners featuring the Rocky Mountains Gold foil stamped envelope liners featuring the Rocky Mountains Custom gold foil wedding invitations

letterpress ink: espresso | foil color: gold matte | fonts: submitted | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply ivory | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | foil envelope liner: custom artwork in gold matte | customization #26938 | Byrd + Bleecker 

Intricate Ballymagarvey Village letterpress invitations

Leanne and Joseph worked with Appleberry Press to create their intricate letterpress wedding invitations depicting their wedding venue, Ballymagarvey Village. Printed in classic black ink, the invitations include incredibly fine detailing — right down to the idyllic ivy vines growing along the house! Lush gold florals added a romantic touch to the invitation envelopes, and continued on to the envelope liners. 

Custom letterpress wedding invitations by Appleberry Press, printed by Smock Custom floral envelopes Custom letterpress wedding invitations by Appleberry Press, printed by Smock

letterpress ink: black + gold | custom artwork + fonts: submitted | paper: 2-ply ivory | size: S-8 | envelope liner: custom pattern in gold ink | customization #25057 | Appleberry Press

Patriotic Letterpress Moving Announcements

We created these fun moving announcements for the Sonneborn family’s move from California to the nation’s capital. The folded card included a funny list of what’s in and out for the family — some of our favorites included power hoodies for power suits, and Silicon Valley for Scandal. The inside of the card shared the family’s new address, with a note to please visit soon. A custom envelope liner complete with iconic DC buildings added an extra patriotic finishing touch. 

Patriotic letterpress moving announcements Envelope liners featuring Washington, DC landmarks Patriotic letterpress moving announcements

letterpress inks: navy + cherry | fonts: Ruby + Sutton + Madox  | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-6F | envelope liners: custom submitted artwork | customization #25246 | The Dandelion Patch (Georgetown)

Custom tropical wedding invitation suite

Tracey and Nicholas worked with us to create one of the most beautiful invitation suites we’ve ever printed! For their May wedding in St. Barths, we digitally printed their tri-fold, passport style save the dates in pretty blues and pinks, then added gold shine foil stamping. An intricate custom crest complete with palm trees and their monogram was printed on both their save the dates and their gold wedding invitations, which also featured hand calligraphy. Their tropical invitation set included an events card and a reply card, which fit inside of a vibrant invitation sleeve complete with personal motifs – like the wedding chapel, a bottle of champagne, palm trees, and even the couple’s pup! Custom envelope liners for both the save the dates and the invitations were created to match each piece accordingly.  

Gold foil stamped wedding invitations with tropical invitation sleeves and accessory pieces Tropical tri-fold save the dates Tropical passport styled save the date Custom tropical wedding invitation sleeve and custom envelope liners Tropical envelope liners and custom invitation sleeves

letterpress ink: peacock | digital inks: peacock + watermelon + CMYK process | foil color: gold shine | fonts + artwork: submitted | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white | size: S-8 + S-6 + 5×7 + S6-TF | edge paint: watermelon sleeve: digitally printed custom artwork; juliette style | envelope liner: custom | customization #:25390 + 26997

Custom Chinoiserie inspired letterpress wedding invitation suite

We created a completely custom letterpress invitation suite for Honor and Jay’s black tie celebration at Winvian Farm earlier this month. The entire suite – which included an invitation and folio, save the date, reply card, website card, rehearsal dinner invitation, brunch card, and a custom map – featured custom, hand-drawn illustrations inspired by Chinoiserie style porcelain. Little nods to the wedding venue were worked into the custom illustrations, which spanned the entire back of the invitation folio and were sprinkled throughout the additional pieces.  

Custom chinoiserie inspired pocketfold wedding invitations from Smock Custom chinoiserie inspired pocketfold wedding invitations from Smock Custom chinoiserie inspired pocketfold wedding invitations from Smock Custom chinoiserie inspired pocketfold wedding invitations from Smock Custom chinoiserie inspired pocketfold wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: azure | font: AT Sackers Antique Roman | artwork: custom illustrations by Brenda Fox, design by Mariel Mirra | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5 + custom sizes | envelope liners: Sinclair pattern in azure | customization #25755 | By Invitation Only 

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