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Romantic Real Wedding from Peak Xperience

We love hearing a touching love story – the way that a couple meets, falls in love, and seeing these details woven into their wedding day. We were thrilled to find out the story behind the couple that ordered these three color letterpress wedding invitations. Peak Xperience was kind enough to share with us their engagement session, love story, and photos from their gorgeous wedding.

Peak xperience real wedding

The Garden of Eden inspired the wedding ceremony: lush florals in purples and greens combined with a mix of modern and vintage details set the scene for this jaw-dropping celebration.

Garden of Eden themed wedding ceremony

Peak Xperience explains, “The reception was kept modern and sophisticated in shades of dark purple, blue and silver. All of the details of their wedding are inspired by their love story, so for the dinner, it was almost like a ‘twilight’ theme (not Twilight the vampire movie!) but twilight as in between sunset & dusk, when the first glimmer of stars begin to appear, the ambiance is romantic and nostalgic.”

Romantic real Smock wedding

We were blown away by the size and beauty of their impressive wedding cake, which towered over the couple! Each tier is incredibly stunning.

Elegant Smock wedding

Vendors: Caterer: Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio | Wedding Cake: PassioNate Cakes by Man Kwan | Cake Pops, Mini Cake & Tarts: TrulyScrumptious! | Wedding Gown: Divine Couture | Flowers: Flower Series | Wedding Ceremony: Cheras Baptist Church | Invitations: Smock via Peak Xperience

Beautiful Offset Birthday Invitation

We printed these simple, yet elegant, birthday announcements for our friend Linda Chamlin at LS Amster Company. They were offset printed in our Espresso and Heliotrope inks. They are a beautiful way to welcome an 18th birthday.

inks: espresso + heliotrope | fonts: estrella + cooper | paper: 1-ply white | printing: offset | invite size: S-5SQ

offset birthday party invitations

 

Vintage Inspired Letterpress Wedding Invitations

This vintage inspired customization of our Chasseral design was submitted to us by our great friends at LS Amster Company in Scarsdale, New York.  We think our eggplant and saffron inks were the perfect pairing for an autumn wedding.  The rich colors of the season are seen throughout- so much that it’s easy to see the leaves changing color! The iznik pattern envelope lining in saffron gives off the perfect amount of charm!  Complete with direction cards printed on both front and back- these cards tell guests everything they need to know about getting to the celebration!  The couple also chose letterpress thank you cards and we cannot think of a better way to show all of your guests your gratitude for being such an important part of your special day.  Vintage inspired + autumn color palette = ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!

inks: eggplant + saffron| fonts: graham + tally| paper: 2-ply ivory bamboo | printing: letterpress | edge painting in eggplant |back patterning: sinclair in eggplant |liner: the iznik pattern in saffron | invite size: S8SQ

elegant letterpress wedding invitations

 

 

Bright Colors on Ultramodern Bat Mitzvah Invitations

We think these vibrant Delano Bat Mitzvah invitations are perfectly stylish and feminine.  This ultramodern set was submitted to us by our good friends at Proper Notice in Roslyn Heights, New York. The striking color pairing of our orchid and hot pink inks is down right charming.  We definitely love unique and clever Bat Mitzvah customizations-especially when they’re this pretty!

inks: orchid + hot pink| fonts: smock harrison + graham | paper: 2-ply white  | printing: letterpress | back patterning: hoveton in orchid |liner: the hoveton pattern in orchid | invite size: S8

colorful letterpress bat mitzvah invitations

 

Pastel Letterpress Wedding Invitations!

You just might say we have a soft side for pastel ink colors letterpressed on our thick 2-ply bamboo paper-and you would be right.  Take a look at these elegant Engadine invitations submitted to us by our good friends at Salutations in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Softer hues have a way of looking peaceful and calm, without being over the top.  The highlight is of course the gorgeous folio offset printed on the interior and exterior in the coolest colors to keep things modern.  There is a real warmth seen throughout this suite and we adore it!

ink: sea mist + wisteria | fonts: smock harrison + graham | paper: 2-ply ivory | printing: letterpress | corner rounding | folio exterior: virelles pattern in wisteria | folio interior: pippen pattern in moss | invite size: 5.125 x 7.75

botanical letterpress wedding invitations

Midnight + Lavender make these letterpress wedding invitations shine!

Our great friend, Toni at The Write Image in Rockville, Maryland submitted these breathtaking Sabion letterpress invitations to us.  Our midnight and lavender inks print beautifully on our thick 2-ply bamboo paper. The couple chose to coordinate their set with two cards that were printed with the lavender front patterning and then two cards were printed with only midnight ink – which makes for a peppy look with contrasting pieces! Corner rounding and a beautiful patterned envelope liner in midnight complete this suite.

inks: midnight + lavender | fonts: poetica and therese | paper: 2-ply ivory bamboo | printing: letterpress | front patterning: sinclair in lavender |corner rounding |liner: the rousseau pattern in midnight | invite size: S8

minimally elegant letterpress wedding invitaions

Chic Bridal Shower Letterpress

Printed for the fine folks at Kate’s Paperie, these lovely letterpress invitations were printed for one very lucky bride’s beautiful bridal shower. They feature bright and cheerful heliotrope ink on our white bamboo paper with the climbing flower motif from our Social Occasions design library. Many thanks to our friends at Kate’s for bringing us this pretty design!

Smock Real Wedding – Amy and Aaron

One of our awesome Smock dealers, Paper & Chocolate in Dallas, Texas worked with Amy and Aaron on their gorgeous Smock letterpress wedding invitations in our Haddington design for their upscale Las Vegas wedding. We’re so excited to be sharing a little look at their beautiful wedding with you today! (And you can read more about Paper & Chocolate from a past blog feature, too.)

When asked to describe her big day, Amy shared, “Since most of our friends and family are scattered across the country, we decided to have our wedding at our personal favorite vacation spot, Wynn Las Vegas.  We were not interested in having Elvis marry us, but instead, taking advantage of the beautiful scenery of the resort, where there was something for everyone. The theme of our wedding was old Hollywood glamor with a modern twist.

I fell in love with purple Vanda orchids and green Cymbidium orchids, which set our color palette.  Wynn Las Vegas does an amazing job with floral design, and they provided the flowers, catering, and cake.

Our Smock invitations set the tone for a fabulous black tie event. The ceremony was held on the terrace of the Margaux Ballroom, overlooking the Wynn golf course and a giant waterfall. Guests then moved into one half of the ballroom for cocktail hour, while the terrace was converted into a candlelit area for visiting.

After cocktail hour, Wynn opened draping to dramatically reveal a seated dinner with immaculate service. Harbor Lights West provided the 8-piece band, which made the dinner and dancing reception spectacular. It could not have been a more luxurious and memorable day.”

Thanks so much, Amy and Aaron, for sharing your beautiful celebration with us – this is not your average Las Vegas wedding and we just love all of the glamorous details. Congratulations from all of us here at Smock!

{Photos by BluDoor Studios.}

Smock Design Contest Winner – Rhon Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for breathlessly for weeks – it’s time to wrap up our first ever Smock Design Contest by sharing our first place winner! This absolutely stunning customization, brought to us by our friends at Real Card Company in Seattle, was the clear favorite, taking our ever-popular Rhon letterpress wedding invitation design and completely reinventing it into something extraordinarily special. We loved it before we even printed it and seeing is believing – the end result is truly beautiful! It was a real favorite of Smock’s Creative Director, Amy Graham Stigler. From the soft romantic colors, pewter and wisteria, to the asymmetrical layout featuring a unique variation of the Rhon floral motif and horizontal orientation, Amy loved how this design was truly personalized to make a one of a kind creation.

Letterpress Wedding Invitation by Smock

Letterpress Wedding Invitation by Smock with Patterned Backing

Letterpress printed in soft wisteria and pewter inks, this invitation also features chic patterned backing in our rowe pattern in pewter.

Letterpress Wedding Invitation by Smock with Patterned Backing

Letterpress Wedding Invitation and Letterpress Reply Card by Smock

While the letterpress invitation itself was printed in 2-color letterpress, the reply card was letterpress printed in 1-color in pewter ink. We love the play between colors and patterns in this incredible set – it’s both elegant and formal, but still fun and just a touch modern. A huge thank you to Real Card Company for collaborating with us on this incredible customization and congratulations on winning the first Smock Design Contest!

For more fabulous customizations of Smock’s letterpress wedding invitations, check out the rest of the honorees in our Smock Design Contest for incredible inspiration!

Smock Design Contest – Engadine Letterpress Wedding Invitations from Judy Paulen Designs

The first of two honorable mentions in our Smock Design Contest brought to us by Judy Paulen Designs at Bloomingdale’s in New York, we’re completely in love with this chic customization of our Engadine letterpress wedding invitation design. It’s printed in elegant wisteria and pewter inks and features our playful Etienne and Shaw fonts for a finished design that is the perfect blend of traditional elegance and modern sophistication. The set also includes a really lovely letterpress reception card that makes the most of a play between the script Etienne font and the clean look of the sans serif Shaw font. It’s minimal and simple, but still fresh and completely chic.

Smock Design Contest Honoree - Engadine Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Smock Design Contest Honoree - Engadine Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Smock Design Contest Honoree - Engadine Letterpress Reception Card

Thanks so much to our friends at Judy Paulen for sending us this beautiful customization!

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