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Silver foil stamped Bat Mitzvah invitations with snowflake envelope liner

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!

Silver foil stamped Bat Mitzvah invitations with snowflake envelope liner from Smock

Silver foil stamped Bat Mitzvah invitations with snowflake envelope liner from Smock

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

Colorful Bar Mitzvah invitation booklets

We worked with Simply Put to create this memorable grommeted invitation for Lewis’ Bar Mitzvah celebration in Atlanta. These colorful Bar Mitzvah invitation booklets contain captured moments from the family’s trip abroad paired with sweet annotations commenting about their experience. There is something to be said for an invitation that engages the guest in an interactive way and serves as a keepsake at the same time. After creating this unique set, we are confident that this was an unforgettable celebration!

Colorful Bar Mitzvah invitation booklets from Smock

Colorful Bar Mitzvah invitation booklets from Smock

Colorful Bar Mitzvah invitation booklets from Smock

Letterpress ink color: Azure | Digital ink colors: CMYK + Azure | fonts: Submitted Design | paper: 1 ply white bamboo | size: S-6SQ | customization: 35263 | Simply Put

Rose gold wedding invitations for a tropical affair

Elizabeth and John personalized our Prospect invitation suite to set the stage for their wedding at The Ritz-Carlton in Aruba. These rose gold wedding invitations were created thanks to the help of our friends at Fete Collection. The breezy script font combined with the more formal serif font gave the invitation a relaxed yet luxurious aesthetic. The additional pieces all printed in Jute letterpress mimicked the color of the sand guests will surely enjoy during their stay in Aruba. A rose gold envelope liner printed in our pearl pattern was a playful addition to the set. We can already hear the sound of the ocean’s waves and feel the sand between our toes after creating this wedding suite!

Rose gold wedding invitations for a tropical destination wedding from Smock

Rose gold wedding invitations for a tropical destination wedding from Smock

Rose gold wedding invitations for a tropical destination wedding from Smock

foil stamping color: rose gold shine | letterpress ink color: jute | fonts: Hello Beautiful + Capitals | paper: 1 ply white bamboo, 2 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: pearl pattern in rose gold shine | customization: 37186 | Fete Collection

Foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations with ombre background

Our friend Desiree Jacobs at Heirloom Paper Company took our Amira design and put a fresh spin on it when designing these foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations for Jonathan. Instead of keeping the orientation vertical, they decided to hold the card horizontally, creating a unique take on the original design. The background was printed in Peacock, which was a perfect compliment to the Tawny Matte foil wording over top. The vibrant Peacock color was then carried onto the reply card and to the pattern on the envelope liner that tied everything together beautifully. A memorable monogram was also formed from the Hello Beautiful script which added a touch of whimsy to this charming set.

Foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations with ombre background from Smock

Foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations with ombre background from Smock

foil stamping color: tawny matte | letterpress ink color: peacock | digital ink color: peacock | fonts: Hello Beautiful, Shaw | paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: Mondsee pattern in Peacock | customization: 37238 | Heirloom Paper Company

Classic letterpress wedding invitations featuring dreamy watercolor florals

There is something to be said for the simplicity of a classic letterpress wedding invitation. That kind of beauty could never be overdone, but we also love when timeless elegance is transformed through the marriage of modern day and old world printing techniques. We were thrilled to work with AGI Events to create these invitations for Ross and Rebeccas’s wedding at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. The inclusion of the dreamy watercolor florals added a completely new level of interest to a traditional layout. Using black letterpress as the ink color for the wording was a perfect neutral against the colorful palette of the florals framing the page. To top it all off, an envelope liner with a sweet saying tied everything together to complete this suite.

Classic letterpress wedding invitation featuring dreamy watercolor florals from Smock

Classic letterpress wedding invitation featuring dreamy watercolor florals from Smock

Classic letterpress wedding invitation featuring dreamy watercolor florals from Smock

letterpress ink color: black | digital ink color: CMYK | fonts: Parfumerie, Serlio| paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: custom pattern in CMYK | customization: 37104 | AGI Events 

Letterpress wedding invitations with modern geometric sleeve

We can never get enough of patterns that have something to say. Our Sheridan design is all about pushing that envelope even further with its modern geometric flair. Melissa and Yuki decided that this design would be the perfect fit to reflect their wedding held at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale, Arizona. A digitally printed marble sleeve with Bronze Shine accents gave everything a home in a chic way. While the same contemporary pattern printed on the sleeve was carried onto the reply envelope as well as the menu. The unique diamond structure was used as the actual shape of the menu for another wow factor within their wedding stationery. Thanks to the help of Mrs. Post Fine Stationery & Gifts, we were able to create a suite that will surely leave their guests talking.

Modern geometric wedding invitations from Smock

Modern geometric wedding invitations from Smock

Modern geometric wedding invitations from Smock

foil stamping color: bronze shine | digital ink color: cmyk | letterpress ink color: taupe | fonts: Gotham, Mina, Avenir | paper: 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8-Q | customization: 36774 | Mrs. Post Fine Stationery & Gifts

Letterpress wedding menus from Smock featured on Style Me Pretty

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! 

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration | photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration featuring letterpress wedding menus by Smock and photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration | photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration shoot featuring letterpress wedding menus by Smock and photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration | photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding vintage postage stamps | photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration | photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration featuring letterpress wedding menus by Smock and photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration | photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration featuring letterpress wedding menus by Smock and photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration | photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration | photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

Cherry Blossom wedding inspiration featuring letterpress wedding menus by Smock and photos by Angela Newton Roy Photography

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

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

Olive green letterpress moving cards

When a stationery shop owner moves, you know they’re going to have stylish moving announcements! Recently we worked with Carolyn, owner of The Write Touch in Jacksonville, Florida, for her letterpress moving cards. The double-sided cards featured our Plaza calligraphy font on the front, with our lemons vintage print pattern adding a hint of flair to the back. Lined envelopes and corner rounding were chosen as finishing touches on these sophisticated cards, but our favorite detail has to be the petite paw print for Nicholas, Carolyn’s beloved golden retriever – so sweet! 

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letterpress ink: olive | fonts + design: barnes + plaza, Donegal | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-5SQ | envelope liner: olive tree vintage print pattern | patterned backing: lemons vintage print pattern | customization #33389 | The Write Touch

Rustic Lodge-Inspired Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Katie and Grant worked with our friends at Union Street Papery to create their rustic lodge-inspired wedding invitations. Using our Cimarron design as a starting point, the couple customized the invitation to make it their own by incorporating a pine tree monogram along with a custom buffalo check patterned envelope liner. They used olive ink throughout the suite to keep everything cohesive. One of our favorite details from this set was the petite, double-sided website card that said “See you at the top!” on one side, and on the other, listed the website along with information regarding the chairlift ride to the celebration.  

Rustic letterpress wedding invitations from Smock Rustic letterpress wedding invitations from Smock Rustic letterpress wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: olive | digital ink: olive | fonts + design: sutton + harrison + woodville, Cimarron design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 +S-3 | envelope liner: custom supplied artwork | customization #33438 | Union Street Papery

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