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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

Custom Haddington Wedding Invitations + Real Wedding featured on Southern Weddings

We always love seeing real weddings from our customers! Alice and Dan worked with The Dandelion Patch to create their custom Haddington wedding invitations, which we printed in black ink on our white bamboo paper and paired with our popular pink vintage rose patterned envelope liners. They even ordered custom pink rose stamps to match! Their beautiful wedding took place at the Inn at Perry Cabin, a beautiful venue along the banks of the Chesapeake. Here are a few of our favorite photos, but be sure to check out Southern Weddings to see the rest of the images from their big day!

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Photographer: Birds of a Feather / Planner: Pineapple Productions / Venue, Catering, and Cake: The Inn at Perry Cabin / Florist and Lighting: Dragonfly Wedding Flowers and Event Design / Rentals: D.C. Rental / Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians: Chesapeake Strings / Band: Round Midnight / Invitations: Smock via The Dandelion Patch D.C. / Paper Goods: Empress Stationery / Bride’s Gown: “Carmen” by Lea Ann Belter / Hair Stylist: Sonja Gregorie / Makeup Artist: Amie Decker Beauty / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Donna Morgan / Menswear: Vera Wang for Men’s Wearhouse / Calligrapher: Arney Walker Calligraphy

Elegant Foil Stamped Wedding Invitations featuring our Palmes Design

Today we’re thrilled to share the photos of Lauren & Jonathan’s custom Palmes wedding invitations! Lauren is a style editor for BizBash and worked with AaB Creates for her custom wedding invitations, which featured gold shine foil stamping and letterpress printing in our mulberry ink. Lauren worked with Little Flower Calligraphy & Gifts for the beautiful hand calligraphy on her envelopes, and she even ordered custom postage to match the invitation design! Many thanks to  Lauren for sharing these photos that her photographer, Jonathan Young, captured on her big day!

Letterpress and foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock

Letterpress wedding invitation envelopes with custom stamps and hand calligraphy addressing

Photography courtesy of  Jonathan Young Weddings