We worked with Union Street Papery to create these colorful 50th birthday invitations for Joanna. The invitation printed in Lime and Pewter letterpress with Silver Shine accents set the tone for the big celebration to come. The same color palette was carried over to the reply and weekend event cards. Finally, an organic stripes envelope liner pattern played up the fun factor within this suite even further.
Letterpress color: Lime + Pewter | Foil color: Silver Shine | Fonts: Moderno, Darling + Barber | Design: Custom Library | Paper: 2 ply Smooth Cotton, 1 ply Smooth Cotton | Size: S-8 | Liner: Organic Stripe in Lime | Customization: 40374 | Union Street Papery
Talia and James put a unique spin on our rustic Cimarron invitation suite for their September wedding. The couple replaced the arrows in the Cimarron monogram with a crossed fork and knife, and their save the dates incorporated this motif along with fruits and veggies like pumpkins, cherries, apples and pears. We letterpress printed their save the dates and wedding invitations in lime ink, then edge painted the set with yolk ink. This fun invitation set was finished off with cheery yolk envelope liners in our Sherbrooke pattern.
letterpress ink: lime | fonts: sutton, woodville + fitch | paper: 2-ply white | sizes: S-8 + S-5 + S-5SQ | envelope liners: sherbrooke pattern in yolk ink | edge painting: yolk | customization #: 22932 | By Invitation Only
Our kudos go out to the amazing minds of The Inviting Place for these lovely holiday cards. With these bright colors and warm message, there is no doubt that this card will bring Peace, Love & Joy.
ink: hot pink + lime | fonts: brecht | paper: 2-ply white | size: S6 | printing: letterpress | liner: digitally printed signature liner C9D02-1 | customization #: 16471
Have you been naughty or nice this year? We think this family is extremely NICE for sending these cute and classy letterpress holiday photo cards to their family and friends. Thanks to Where’s the Party for sending these our way!
inks: lime + chartreuse | fonts: louise + greenway | paper: 1-ply ivory | printing: letterpress + offset | offset back pattern: pearl in chartreuse | offset liner: newport in lime | size: S6 | customization #: 16202 |
We love seeing the real weddings of brides and grooms who ordered their wedding invitations from Smock, but it’s an extra-special treat when the wedding photos come from one of our beloved Smock dealers! Today’s real wedding spotlight features Olivia, daughter of Edie Frere (Smock dealer extraordinaire and owner of Landis Gifts & Stationery in Los Angeles!) and her gorgeous wedding at The Holly Farm in Carmel, California. Olivia ordered a stunning invitation suite featuring our modern Ossa design in black and lime inks with a sophisticated folio that tied everything together. Inside Weddings loved her invitation set so much that they chose to feature it in their Summer 2012 issue! Olivia filled us in on what went into planning their fabulous wedding and even gave a few tips for couples who are currently planning their own celebrations.
How did you choose your invitation design & ink color?
I am very fortunate that my Mom and her team at Landis Gifts and Stationery are so good at what they do! We told Mom that we liked letterpress and wanted something fun and unusual. She took it from there!
Can you share with us a bit about your wedding and your inspiration for the event?
We focused on throwing a really fun, casual party for our family and friends. Our wedding would not have been possible without their support, so we wanted to make sure THEY had a really good time!
What advice do you have for couples currently planning a wedding?
Don’t stress. Planning a wedding can be so overwhelming. I’ll admit, I was a bit of a stress case myself, but in the end it all worked out the way we had envisioned. My husband’s advice: Eat meals together, family style. You can do a better job planning when you talk about it over meals.
What was your favorite moment?
The satisfaction of planning and enjoying the occasion so deeply. We feel we did something as a couple that was greater than what we could have done as individuals and that was incredibly meaningful to us both.
Favorite design element of your big day?
We loved the flags that Mom had made for our signature drink. They were a surprise and added a great touch to our reception! We also loved our wedding cake decorated with a tandem bike.
What’s next for the newlyweds?
We are planning a honeymoon to South America, hopefully this fall! We love traveling and adventure, and are planning to spend a few weeks exploring Chile and Argentina by bike and boat.
Congratulations and best wishes to Olivia and Tim from everyone here at Smock!
Church: Church in the Forest, Pebble Beach
Reception: The Holly Farm
Save the dates: Custom design by Landis Gifts and Stationery
Invitations: Smock via Landis Gifts and Stationery
Photography: Kristy Ahumada of Volatile Photography
Flowers: Kim England at Fleurs du Soleil
Hair and Makeup: Salon at Lincoln Lane
Catering: Grapes of Wrath
Desserts: Patisserie Bechler in Monterey
Band: Cam Perridge 415 948 4446
What a wonderful suite we received from our friends at Landis Gifts & Stationery. This Ossa design was customized beautifully on our white bamboo paper, and letterpressed in Lime and Black inks. The invitation and reply card were edge painted in Orchid. The invitation is adhered to an awesome folio, offset printed in our Ashwell pattern in Black on the outside and in our Sherbrooke pattern in Lime on the inside. The final touch of brilliance is the envelope liner, offset printed in our Sherbrooke pattern in Lime to match. This one was a very personal suite as it was printed for the store owner’s daughter. We are so happy to be able to be included in such a special day.
inks: black + lime | fonts: carrington stripes + alice + chaplin | paper: 2-ply white + 1-ply white | printing: letterpress + offset | liner: the sherbrooke pattern in lime | folio exterior: ashford pattern offset in black | folio interior: sherbrooke pattern offset in lime | invite size: S-8 folio
We printed these cool save the dates in our Nass design for our friends at Gus & Ruby Letterpress. They are letterpress printed in pewter and a custom lime ink for a fresh, modern look. We love the mix of colors and great typography – big thanks to Gus & Ruby for working with us on this fabulous design!