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Striking black Fitzroy invitations with vintage floral prints

Sara and Richard created a jaw-dropping customization of our Fitzroy invitation design for their December wedding in Palos Verdes. The couple worked with Melody at Urbanic to customize the design, which included a full flood of digitally printed black ink and bits of our anemone vintage print pattern. After we digitally printed the invitations and insert cards, we added tawny matte foil stamping in our Plaza calligraphy font. The vintage anemone print pattern was included on the envelope liners as well, tying the entire set together. Pretty gorgeous, huh?

Stunning black invitations with tawny foil + bold florals from Smock Stunning black invitations with tawny foil + bold florals from Smock Stunning black invitations with tawny foil + bold florals from Smock

letterpress ink: black |  foil color: tawny matte | digital printing: CMYK process | font: smock plaza | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5 | envelope liners: anemone vintage print | customization #25300 | Urbanic Paper Boutique

Tiffany inspired Bridal Shower invitations + sleeves

Inspired by Tiffany’s iconic blue packaging, these bridal shower invitations are some of the sweetest that we’ve printed! Tiffany blue invitation sleeves set the tone for the sophisticated affair, where guests were invited to help set the bride’s table in style.  Our Plaza calligraphy font added some glamour to the invitations and reply cards, which were printed in silver matte foil on our white bamboo paper.

Tiffany inspired Bridal Shower invitations from Smock

foil color: silver matte |  fonts: smock plaze + worthington | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-6 for sleeve + S-5 |  sleeve: gosford sleeve, digitally printed in tiffany ink with silver matte foil stamping | corner rounding | customization #: 23781 | Uptowne Papers

Custom Letterpress Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

We worked with Elizabeth at Fresh Ink to create these custom letterpress rehearsal dinner invitations. Printed in gold and mocha letterpress inks, the invitations featured our plaza calligraphy font and a custom patterned backing. The invitations tucked neatly into a Juliette style sleeve, which included a gold letterpress printed monogram and our Balsam Wreath cartouche. A separate invitation for evening cocktails was also created to coordinate with the set, and the custom pattern that was printed on the back of the rehearsal dinner invitations was repeated for the envelope liners. All of the pieces combined to make an incredibly elegant invitation set!

Letterpress rehearsal dinner invitations from Smock

letterpress inks: gold + mocha + taupe + coconut blind deboss | offset back patterning: croft pattern in gold ink | fonts: smock plaza + carrington stripes + worthington | paper: 2-ply ivory | sizes: S-8 for sleeve + S-6 | corner rounding | envelope liners: metallic antique liner + custom pattern in taupe ink | sleeve:  customization #:20377 | Fresh Ink

Halifax Letterpress Engagement Party Invitations

We worked with Fresh Ink to create these chic letterpress engagement party invitations for Carter and Wilson. Their die-cut invitations featured our Halifax invitation design in midnight ink, and our Plaza calligraphy font added a sophisticated touch. The couple introduced a second color and customized the invitation design by adding a marav patterned envelope liner and a croft patterned backing in our flax ink. The final result? Perfect for a fall engagement party.

Custom letterpress engagement party invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: midnight | offset back patterning: croft pattern in flax ink | fonts: smock plaza + wallis | paper: 2-ply white | sizes: S-8SQ | die cut: belmont | envelope liner: marav pattern in flax ink | customization #: 19869 | Fresh Ink

Elegant Bat Mitzvah Invitations + Party Ideas for Finley

Our new Finley Bat Mitzvah invitations are equal parts feminine, elegant, and youthful. Printed in our violet + gossamer inks on our new, ultra thick 3-ply paper and accented with tawny matte foil, these square invitations call for a celebration filled with pretty floral decor and the sweetest of treats.

Elegant + feminine Finley Bat Mitzvah invitations + party inspiration from Smock

Photo credits: Chair / TartsCake / Poms 

Elegant Letterpress Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

We worked with Rugg Road Paper Company to create these sophisticated Fitzroy rehearsal dinner invitations. Simple and elegant, these invitations were letterpress printed in our ocean ink and feature Plaza, one of our exclusive calligraphy fonts.

Simple letterpress rehearsal dinner invitations

letterpress ink: ocean | fonts: plaza + cranbrook | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | printing: letterpress | size:  S-6 | customization #: 19926 | Rugg Road Paper Company

Playful patterned rehearsal dinner & brunch invitations

We love the way these rehearsal dinner and brunch invitations tie several different patterns together. Our Emory frame cartouche is included on all of the cards, but varying patterns surround the frame on the rehearsal dinner invitation, brunch card, and reply card. The airy, tropical color palette of sea mist and papaya helps set the tone for these fun wedding weekend events.

Custom letterpress rehearsal dinner and brunch invitations from Smock

letterpress inks: papaya + sea mist | fonts: plaza + cranbrook | paper: 2-ply white bamboo | printing: letterpress | sizes: S-6 + S-5 | envelope liner: sherbrooke in sea mist ink | customization #: 20607 | JCG Events

Sophisticated Letterpress Engagement Invitations

Did you recently get engaged over the holidays? Consider using our any of our letterpress invitation designs to invite your friends and family to celebrate this special time in your life! Byrd & Bleecker helped us create these sophisticated letterpress engagement invitations printed in our rich azure ink.

letterpress ink: azure | font: plaza | paper: 2-ply white bamboo | corner rounding | printing: letterpress| invitation size: S-6 | envelope liner: palmes in azure ink | customization #: 20118 |Sophisticated Letterpress Engagement Invitations

The inspiration behind Plaza – an exclusive calligraphy font from Smock

Did you know that Smock offers six exclusive calligraphy fonts? These very special fonts are based on the actual penmanship of master calligraphers. Two of these exclusive calligraphy fonts were introduced for the 2013 wedding season: the Smock Plaza and the Smock Stella. Today we’re going behind the scenes with Sarah Hanna, the talented calligrapher who carefully crafted the elegant Smock Plaza font.

How did you develop the Plaza Hand for Smock?
I have rather classical calligraphy style and training. To design Plaza, I combined that traditional precision with a little va-va-voom. Elegant does not have to mean stuffy. There is a comfortable luxury in the Plaza font that says, “Honey, get out that cocktail dress made of peacock feathers. This celebration is going to be fabulous!”

Smock offers calligraphy fonts

The inspiration behind Plaza:
Italian fashion, the southern coast of France, harvest time in Northern California. A love letter in another language. Perfect oysters right out of the ocean. Plaza is made up of the little joys that make celebrating an art. Smock owners Debbie and Harold’s son came up with the name ‘Plaza’….I love this for two reasons: (1) He is 4 years old and the word ‘Plaza’ is in his vocabulary. Divine. (2) Eloise (the children’s book character who lives at the Plaza Hotel in NYC) has been a life-long hero of mine – so you can add ‘room service’ to the list of things that make life delicious.
A real wedding shoot from a bride that worked with Sarah Hanna
(Wedding courtesy of Vedia & Vladimir Eidelman | Photography by: Tim Ryan Smith)
What kind of weddings do you picture this font used for?
The bride that selects the Plaza font will have a wedding that, while polished and poised, will be abundant with meaning and personality. She will incorporate family heirlooms and go to great lengths to make each guest feel honored. Hand-written notes in the welcome bags…using a family recipe for part of the wedding menu…creative events like a rehearsal dinner softball game when the groom is a baseball player or a sunset croquet welcome party in the South will abound. The wedding could be on the beach in her hometown or at a private resort tucked into a beautiful, natural setting. It could be city chic with splashes of color or in an exotic destination. Regardless of the setting, it will be an epic celebration of great taste!

Plaza is a calligraphy font created by Sarah Hanna

In love with the Smock Plaza font? Visit a Smock dealer today to take a look at our albums and get started on your next custom order!

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