We worked with Uptowne Papers to create these silver foil stamped Bat Mitzvah invitations that are perfect for any wintry affair. They decided to add a little glimmer and shine to our Exeter design while keeping the reply card and reply envelope a bit more subtle with our Silver letterpress ink color. Little snowflakes were added as yet another wintry accent. To give the suite an extra special factor, we created a custom envelope liner pattern with Silver Shine snowflakes and a pearl background. The minute any guest opens their invitation, they will know right away that they are in for an elegant yet festive time!
Foil stamping color: Silver Shine | Digital Color: Pearl | Fonts: Copperlove + Capital + Didot | Design: Exeter | paper: 2 ply white bamboo + 1 ply white bamboo | size: S-8 | liner: Custom pattern in Silver Shine + Pearl | customization: 39231 | Uptowne Papers
We were thrilled to see our Exeter letterpress wedding menus featured on Style Me Pretty this week! Veronica from Type A Society led the styling and creative direction for the shoot, which was all about springtime cherry blossoms. The floral applique details on the model’s dress gave a nice nod to the cherry blossom theme, while fresh florals made the shoot come to life. Angela Newton Roy captured the entire inspiration shoot beautifully – check out some of our favorite shots below, and be sure to visit Style Me Pretty to see the full gallery!
Photography: Angela Newton Roy Photography | Floral Design: Wild Green Yonder | Creative Direction & Styling: Type A Society | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Wedding Dress: Gossamer | Veil & Crown: Twigs & Honey | Shoes: Bella Belle | Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals | Invitations + Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy | Hair & Make Up: Anna Breeding
Today we’re shining the spotlight on Ipanema Press, a charming stationery boutique in the historic town of Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Ipanema Press specializes in custom wedding invitations and social stationery, and today we’re giving a peek inside their charming studio. We’ll let Adrienne, the owner of Ipanema Press, take it from here!
My name is Adrienne Kierans, the girl from Ipanema Press! Everyone always asks me about the name of my company. Am I Brazillian? Far from it, my father is from Ireland and mother from Brooklyn. And I’m not tall or tan (but have been called young and lovely depending on who you ask!)
The name comes from that famous bossa nova song. The word “bossa” is an old-fashioned slang for something that is done with particular charm, natural flair or innate ability. This is the essence of who we are so the name was a perfect fit.
I was a fine stationer in New York City for 6 years before starting my own company. I chose the historic town of Cold Spring Harbor to launch Ipanema Press in 2013 (the same year my first son was born). Our building dates back to the late 1800’s and was originally the home of a whaling captain. The original wood floors are still here – and are my favorite feature in the studio.
I genuinely love helping new couples create custom art for their wedding. Our clients often tell us that their experience with us was one of their favorites in the planning process and that brings me great joy. We collaborate with the country’s most talented artists, calligraphers, and printers. We truly love what we do! A challenge is that we can only take 3 appointments per day in order for us to give each project and client the attention it deserves. This gets especially hard during the busy months of spring.
Current favorite design trend? The mixing of print methods – particularly foil + letterpress + watercolor accents. It adds great textural interest and it just so unusual. Hoping to play with more print combinations in 2017.
If someone is visiting your shop, what are the other essential stops in your neighborhood?
AvaFlora – Lori creates the most gorgeous garden-esque floral arrangements and specializes in weddings.
Harbor Bridal – Leigh and Tori have a beautiful boutique of wedding gowns right in the heart of town.
Sandbar – the perfect spot for lunch on the harbor.
Sweetie Pies – they have the best ice coffee (the ice cubes are even made out of coffee, we are addicted!).
Many thanks to Adrienne for giving us this peek inside her studio! Be sure to follow Ipanema Press on Instagram for even more inspiration from this sweet stationery boutique.
All photos by Cadence Kennedy.
We introduced our newest wedding album at the National Stationery Show earlier this month, and we can’t wait for you to see the new designs! The album features 12 wedding invitation suites with styles ranging from modern to vintage to traditional. New fonts, patterns, and colors can be found throughout the new suites, which will be available in stores this summer. Take a look at some of our new favorites!
Above: our new Linden suite features bronze shine foil stamping on our white bamboo paper and a leafy vintage print pattern. The foil stamped menus are printed on our 100% recycled gray paper and complement the suite beautifully!
The new Prospect suite features another new foil color: quartz! Darker than our rose gold foil, quartz has some seriously pink shine, and pairs perfectly with our jute ink.
The vintage prints used on our modern Exeter suite are stunning – we love the classic black letterpress printing combined with the dramatic Dutch painting look of the patterns.
Last but not least, show-stopper Lennon draws on some of our favorite trends: painterly patterns, modern script fonts, and the perfect amount of foil. The suite pairs tawny matte foil with black letterpress printing on the wedding invitation and throughout the suite, which also includes a chic photo save the date.
These new designs will be available on our website soon – be sure to check out our invitation gallery for even more inspiration!