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Nautical letterpress wedding day pieces for a Nantucket affair

Kate and Dan’s family and friends traveled from near and far to attend their Nantucket wedding celebration this past June. Their nautical letterpress wedding day pieces included programs, menus, table number cards and a details booklet. Each coordinated with the other, using blues such as our Royale and Azure letterpress inks as their color palette of choice. These pieces reflected the easy, laid-back nature of the island with design accents like an organic border around the program and a fun dot pattern for the table number cards. The details booklet added a personal touch with a note from the bride and groom and a list of events scheduled for the weekend. We have no doubt this wedding came together as beautifully as their day of pieces – thanks to the help of Parchment Fine Papers! 

Nautical letterpress day of pieces from Smock

Nautical letterpress wedding day pieces for a Nantucket affair

Letterpress ink colors: Royal and Azure | Fonts: Nave | Design: Custom Library | paper: 1 ply white bamboo, 2 ply white bamboo | size: S-6 + other custom sizes | customization: 49118 | Parchment Fine Papers

Grommeted paper fan wedding programs

We created cute paper fan wedding programs for Allison and Nick’s laid-back summer wedding in Lake Tahoe last summer. Letterpress printed in desert ink with rose gold foil stamped accents, the programs feature four panels that were secured together with a gold grommet. Each panel included all of the essential details for their big day, from the date and location to the wedding party and the (somewhat cheeky) order of the ceremony. The final panel of the program talked about Allison’s “something borrowed” – her great great great grandmother’s wedding veil and a family heirloom that had been worn by several generations of women in the family. Such a sweet detail! 

Letterpress + foil stamped paper fan wedding programs from Smock

Letterpress + foil stamped paper fan wedding programs from Smock

Letterpress + foil stamped paper fan wedding programs from Smock

letterpress ink color: desert | foil color: rose gold shine | fonts + artwork: customer supplied | paper: 1-ply ivory bamboo | size: 5.5 x 8.5 die-cut CD-16 | customization #34883 | Union Street Papery

Cozy autumn wedding in Germantown, New York

Jessica and Adam chose our Ashbourne design to set the tone for their cozy autumn wedding, and created a full custom invitation suite and programs in a soft color palette of pewter and sand inks. Guests cozied up with white blankets on the grounds of A Private Estate for the couple’s riverfront ceremony, then made their way to the barn for the cocktail hour with warm mulled sangria in hand. Inspired by their love of local food and wine, the elegant farm to table reception featured a unique trios of salads and desserts, which were artfully served up on striking wooden plates by Michael Scott Catering. We can’t get enough of all the beautiful details that went into this wedding — especially the amazing florals by Saipua!  Be sure to visit the Cappy Hotchkiss blog to see even more images from this celebration! 

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Venue: A Private Estate | Wedding Planner: AAB Creates | Photographer: Cappy Hotchkiss | Dress: Temperley London | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Flowers: Saipua | Cake & Catering: Michael Scott Catering | Make Up: Stanford Smith at Smooth Skin Company | Hair: Laureen at Styles on B | Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren | Groom’s Shoes: John Varvatos | Flowergirl Dress: JCrew | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale | Jewelry: Jenny Packham drop peal earrings | Kattubah: Ketubah.com | Invitations: Smock | Guest Accommodations: Beekman Arms hotel in Rhinebeck, the oldest Inn in America. | Officiant: Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield | Music: Rhythm Collective | Recessional Music, Cocktail Music, and Hora: A Klezmer band called Symphonia Orchestra & Entertainment 

Custom Altar wedding invitations + Smitten Boutique featured on the Wedding Sparrow!

Pretty flowers, a flowing gown and a bit of shimmer set the tone for this gorgeous taupe, blush, and gold engagement inspiration shoot that was featured recently on the Wedding Sparrow! We collaborated with Smitten Boutique — one of our amazing Smock dealers — for the die-cut wedding invitations, which feature a customized take on our elegant Altar design and a monogrammed Juliette-style invitation sleeve. The shoot also included programs that featured the motif from our Galena suite. Check out the post on Wedding Sparrow to see more photos!

Smock wedding invitations featured on the Wedding Sparrow

Photography: Tamara Gruner | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Dress: BHLDN | Floral Centerpieces & Decor: Our Decor Event | Bouquet & Floral in Hair: Our Decor Event | Linen & Dinnerware: Our Decor Event | Furniture & Props: Our Decor Event | Stationery: Smock for Smitten Boutique | Hair & Makeup:Solo Salon | Macaroons: Wholefoods

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

A Custom Alzette Letterpress Vow Booklet that Wows!

We have our great friends at Magnificent Milestones in Chicago, Illinois  to thank for this custom letterpress Alzette vow booklet! Letterpressed in sky & lake inks on our 2-ply white bamboo paper the cover is perfectly designed with a 3-letter monogram. We think this is a great way to include guests in the joy of exchanging vows.

inks: sky + lake | fonts: nelly + inigo | paper: 2-ply white bamboo | printing: letterpress |

Design Contest Winner: A Perfect Shade of Papaya by Scriptura


One of our greatest reviewed Rhon designs, brought to us by Margaret at Scriptura.  Having struggled to find just the right color combination, Margaret eventually struck gold…or should we say, “struck papaya?”

 

The papaya ink worked very well with the offset shell and lettepressed pewter.  The addition of the program fan was a great way to tie everything together — the full set looks amazing.


inks: pewter + papaya | fonts: graham + smock bescal | paper:  2- ply white | liner: caspian in shell| folio exterior -rhon in papaya, interior – caspian in shell | printing: letterpress + offset

 

This design won an honorable mention in our Smock design competition for the first half of 2011. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired designs submitted by our beloved dealers.

Letterpress Ceremony Programs

We’ve had the opportunity lately to print a lot of beautiful letterpress programs, tiny little books detailing order of events, wedding party members, and more. We love the personalized touch that letterpress programs bring to a celebration and can’t wait to print more.

Custom Letterpress Wedding Programs by Smock

Custom Letterpress Wedding Programs by Smock

This gorgeous letterpress program is our Lashar design with hand calligraphy accents printed in blind deboss and garden ink, printed for clients of our friends at Paper & Chocolate in Dallas. The inside pages are flat offset printed on our text weight bamboo paper.

Custom Letterpress Wedding Programs by Smock

A customization of our Vettore design, we printed this letterpress program cover in periwinkle and pewter inks for Paperwhirl in San Francisco.

Custom Letterpress Wedding Programs by Smock

Custom Letterpress Wedding Programs by Smock

This pocket-sized letterpress program was printed for Deborah of RSVP Today in Manhattan. The letterpress cover features the motif from our Rousseau pattern with flat offset printed pages. The cover and the pages are hole punched so they can be tied with ribbon.

Custom Letterpress Wedding Programs by Smock

Custom Letterpress Wedding Programs by Smock

This program was printed for the folks at Michelle’s Memos in Potomac, Maryland and features our Smock Spencerian calligraphy font. Both the covers and the insert pages are letterpress printed on our luxury bamboo paper for a beautiful stand-out program guests are sure not to leave behind.

Smock Design Contest Winners Announced

Here at Smock, we absolutely love working with our fabulous Smock dealers. We are continually and endlessly inspired by the customizations they dream up and love printing fabulous letterpress invitations, save the dates, escort cards, programs, social notes, business cards and so much more for their clients. In order to recognize the incredible adaptations of our Smock designs that we have been printing in collaboration with our stores, we recently honored ten breathtaking customizations that captured our imaginations and made us smile with glee as we printed them, packaged them up and sent them off to happy clients around the globe.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing each of the winning customizations, but we wanted to share a sneak peek of the many lovely letterpress creations that have had us oohing and ahhing for months…

Smock Design Contest Winners

A big congratulations and a heartfelt thank you to the stores we worked with to create these incredible designs…
Real Card Company in Seattle
Alphagraphics in Chicago
The Write Image in Salt Lake City
Wordshop in Denver
Arabesque in Naples, Florida
Kate’s Paperie in Manhattan
RSVP Studio in Toronto
Judy Paulen Designs at Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan
Paper Love in Brooklyn

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