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Greely wedding featured on Style Me Pretty

Rocki and Doug personalized our Greely suite with copper shine foil for their November wedding in Texas Hill Country. We worked with our friends at Events to create their wedding invitation suite (complete with reply cards and website cards) along with #10 sized wedding programs, menus, and a cute folded itinerary that we assembled with neutral colored ribbons. They were after a rustic, shabby chic look, and chose a venue with both a whimsical and romantic feel for their big day. The couple chose to highlight the natural rustic beauty of the property by using a neutral color palette and infusing pops of burgundy and rust to tie into the fall season. These are just a few of our favorite photos from their big day, but head over to Style Me Pretty for even more inspiration! 

Copper foil Greely wedding invitations from Smock
Rustic November wedding at the Creek Haus in Texas 
Rustic November wedding at the Creek Haus in Texas Rustic November wedding at the Creek Haus in Texas
Neutral bridesmaids for a fall wedding  Floral wedding altar
Rustic wedding at the Creek Haus
Gold wedding details  Copper foil wedding menus by Smock
The Creek Haus wedding reception chili bar
Rustic wedding at the Creek Haus in Texas  Rustic wedding cake with fresh flowers Rustic wedding at the Creek Haus in Texas

Venue: Creek Haus | Photography: Jenna McElroy | Floral Design: Petal Pushers | Hair & makeup: Nina Fitzgerald with Urban Betty  | Cake: Simon Lee Bakery | Band: Royal Dukes Band | Videography: Lizama Videography | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridal Gown Boutique: Joan Pillow Bridal | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier  | Catering: Crave Catering | Film Scans: Photovision

Aquarium Inspired Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

We created a full suite for Michael and Craig’s October wedding at the New England Aquarium using different motifs from our custom library. Their custom invitations paired our pewter and ocean inks together on white bamboo paper, with our coral motif and Harrison calligraphy font adding special touches. The other cards in the suite included our sea turtle, fish, and penguin motifs, which gave subtle nods to the venue. 

Custom aquarium inspired letterpress wedding invitations and programs by SmockCustom aquarium inspired letterpress wedding invitations and programs by Smock Custom aquarium inspired letterpress wedding invitations and programs by Smock 

letterpress inks: pewter + ocean | fonts + design: Smock Harrison + Inigo, custom library design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | sizes: S-8 + S-5 + S-5F + B-3 + #10 + S-3F | envelope liner: metallic platinum | customization #28530 + #29440 | Invitations & Company 

Lavender Ingalls suite featured on Martha Stewart Weddings + Elizabeth Anne Designs

Last summer we collaborated with California based wedding planner Amy Nichols to create a gorgeous lavender inspiration shoot that’s been featured on both Martha Stewart Weddings and Elizabeth Anne Designs! Our Ingalls suite helped set the tone for the shoot, which took place at Amy’s parents’ avocado and lemon ranch in Santa Paula. Inspired Southern California’s lavender fields, the shoot featured a wide range of purple shades — from the candles to the flowers and even the napkins! Many thanks to Amy for including us in this beautiful shoot! 

Smock featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and Elizabeth Anne Designs  
Lavender wedding inspiration shoot featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs Styled shoot by Amy Nichols Special Events
Purple wedding bouquet Monogrammed Napkins and letterpress + foil menus from Smock
Smock envelopes with calligraphy by Anne Robins 
Styled shoot by Amy Nichols Special Events Petite chocolate cake 

Photography – Gertrude & Mabel Photography | Event Design and Planning – Amy Nichols Special Events | Floral and Prop Styling – Kelly Oshiro with flowers from Florabundance | Stationery – Smock | Calligraphy –Anne Robin Calligraphy | Day-of Assistance – Smith + James Events | Furniture Rentals – My Lovely Events | China, Copper Trays, and Cake Stand – the Ark | Flatware and Gold Trays – Otis + Pearl Vintage Rentals | Linens – La Tavola Fine Linen | Candles – Creative Candles | Napkins and Gift Bag – The Loveliest Co. | Ribbon – Silk & Willow | Gowns – Alice Temperley | Ring Box – The Mrs. Box | Clutches – Cuyana | Desserts – Marie Shannon Bakery | Edible Flowers – Gourmet Sweet Botanicals | Signage – Be Curious Designs | Tote – Lands End | Hat Box – Trousseau & Co.

Eco-friendly wedding inspiration shoot featuring Smock’s Cimarron suite on Green Wedding Shoes!

We’re thrilled to share photos from a recent collaboration with the talented Kate Ignatowski that was featured today on Green Wedding Shoes! Our Cimarron letterpress invitation suite help set the tone for this rustic, eco-friendly wedding inspiration shoot, which took place at Pioneer Farm. Kate was inspired by her experience of shifting her business to be more environmentally conscious, so she reached out to a team of earth-friendly vendors to prove that having a wedding with low-to-no impact on the environment is totally possible (and incredibly pretty!). We love the end results – take a look!

Cimarron letterpress wedding invitations by Smock + hand calligraphy by Nicole Black | Photography by Kate IgnatowskiRustic eco-friendly wedding inspiration by Kate IgnatowskiCimarron foil stamped, tri-fold save the dates by Smock | Photography by Kate IgnatowskiRustic eco-friendly wedding inspiration shoot with photography by Kate Ignatowski

Rustic eco-friendly wedding inspiration shoot featuring letterpress stationery from Smock | Photography by Kate IgnatowskiRustic eco-friendly wedding inspiration shoot featuring letterpress stationery from Smock | Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Many thanks to Kate for inviting us to be a part of this amazing team!

photographer: Kate Ignatowski // florals: Mimosa Floral // location + farm table: Pioneer Farm // invitations: Smock // assistant: Claire Teator // wedding dress: Kendal Leonard Designs // calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher // gold bracelet + ring: Aquarian Thoughts // models: Brooklyn + Patrick Coats

Oceanic Odin Offset additions!

Celia at Urbanic came to us for these “day of” pieces for a September wedding. Our Odin design was a perfect fit, especially when designed using the right cartouche and blend of our ocean and peacock inks. Carrying the design over to the table numbers and place cards was a great way to make the motifs stand out at the reception.

inks: peacock + ocean | fonts: cecilia + social | paper: 1-ply white | printing: offset | program with cartouche | program size: #10

modern colorful offset wedding reception pieces

Summer Inspired Letterpress Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings

Recently featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and showcased on their blog (here and here), we loved working on this stunning summer-inspired custom designed wedding suite with our friends at The Wedding Library. We chose bright and cheerful shades of red and aqua, inspired by a vintage handkerchief with a fun cherry motif. The end creation is bright, elegant and perfect for a summer wedding celebration. We designed and printed letterpress invitations, signage, table numbers, favor tags, and place cards, all perfectly coordinated for the vision of the event and showcasing our Smock Clermont calligraphy font. Another huge thank you to Claudia Hanlin for proposing this fantastic project – it was so much fun and a true honor.

Kurai Letterpress Dinner Menu

When we print letterpress dinner menus, we can’t help but marvel over the great food we know guests are going to deilght in enjoying – cinnamon and port wine poached anjou pear? Sounds declicious! Brought to us by Aileen’s Invitations in Miami, this letterpress menu is our Kurai design printed in rich raspberry ink. The vertical orientation, in combination with the border around the edges, makes this customization quite different from the original design. This customization is the definition of sophisticated elegance.

Kurai Letterpress Menu by Smock

Kurai Letterpress Menu by Smock

A big thank you to our lovely friends at Aileen’s Invitations for allowing us the pleasure of printing these great letterpress menus!

Summer Romance Tablescape Inspiration from StudioWed

Featuring beautiful letterpress details by Smock in our Rhon design, calligraphy from our master calligrapher Debi Zeinert, and the beautiful styling of Lemiga Events, this tablescape is undeniably beautiful. Once again sent to us by the lovely Debra Saba of Luxe Expressions, Debra and the other talented professionals of StudioWed in Atlanta pulled together this tablescape design that has us totally inspired. (And the photos, taken by Blue World Studios, are just as beautiful!)

Summer Romance Tablescape from StudioWed featuring Smock

From the amazing linens from I Do Linens, to the adorable place cards poking out of pretty peaches, to the breathtaking flowers from Tulip, the details are so fresh and so pretty. It would make for a beautiful wedding, but would be equally as brilliant for a great anniversary or engagement party. The possibilities are endless!

Summer Romance Tablescape from StudioWed featuring Smock

We are completely charmed by how lovely our Smock letterpress menus and place cards look nestled in among such fabulous details. And how amazing is that cake from Sweet Sensations? Even the fresh lemons and adorable bottles of lemonade are incredibly sweet – we’re so thrilled to have our Smock letterpress included in such an inspiring design!

A big thank you to Debra for all of the incredible inspiration this week – it’s such a pleasure to share it with everyone!

Letterpress for Modern Bride’s Trendsetters Awards Dinner

You probably already know that here at Smock, printing gorgeous letterpress invitations makes us absolutely giddy. With that said, the opportunity to print the letterpress invitations, escort cards and menus for the recent Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner was a sincere honor and so much fun! Printing beautiful things is what makes us excited about what we do everyday, but being able to print the invitations for such a fabulous event, honoring amazing wedding professionals we truly admire, was especially exciting.

Letterpress Invitation for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

Letterpress Invitation for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

The letterpress invitation to kick off the event was our Aberdeen design in grass and black inks paired with an envelope liner in our sottern pattern in a custom hot pink ink. Ensuring no detail was forgotten, the invitations were also corner rounded and edge painted in grass ink to make for a truly show-stopping invitation. How exciting would it be to get something this fun in the mail?

Letterpress Dinner Menu for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

Letterpress Escort Caard for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

Letterpress Escort Caard for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

The letterpress menus and letterpress escort cards were also our Aberdeen design, printed in black and the same custom hot pink color. They were edge painted in gold and all of the pieces, including the invitation, featured pattern backing in our oesa pattern. We loved working with the editors of Modern Bride to create these pieces and love the final look – perfectly sophisticated, cheerful and undeniably celebratory.

Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009
This photo by Bee Kim, founder of Weddingbee and a Trendsetter honoree, shows the beautiful table design at the awards dinner where you can even see the letterpress menus at each place setting – talk about thrilling! You can read all about the fabulous time had at the awards dinner on Weddingbee PRO and on Wedded Bits, the Modern Bride magazine blog.

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