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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: | 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 

Elegant Real Wedding from The Papery of Philadelphia

We worked with Carolyn from The Papery in Philadelphia last summer to create the whimsical letterpress wedding invitation suite for this amazing real wedding. This unique invitation set featured a custom sleeve with an intricate tree motif that was created by The Papery, and the sleeve was used to hold the wedding invitation and all of the suite pieces. The eye-catching blend of pewter, lime and dove inks really made this invitation set stand out! We thought the invitation was really special, but wait until you see the wedding photos! The Merion Cricket Club provided the perfect location for this elegant wedding, which was complete with gorgeous bouquets, an incredibly romantic gown and lots of friends and family. Take a look at Alison Conklin’s blog for more photos from this wedding!

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vendors: Photography: Alison Conklin | Reception Venue: Merion Cricket Club | Planner: Uncommon Events | Lighting: Eventions Productions | Florist: Uncommon Events | Hair Stylist: Salon Royal Court | Makeup Artist: Beke Beau | Entertainment: Starlight Orchestras | Video: cinemacake


Olivia & Tim’s Real Wedding + Inside Weddings Magazine Feature!

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!

Letterpress wedding invitations from Smock were featured in the Summer 2012 issue of Inside Weddings

Olivia's Smock wedding invitations, featuring our Ossa design

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 in the Forest, Pebble Beach 
Reception: The Holly Farm  
Save the dates: Custom design by Landis Gifts and Stationery 
: 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
CateringGrapes of Wrath
Desserts: Patisserie Bechler in Monterey
Band: Cam Perridge 415 948 4446

Katie & Jack’s Sophisticated City Wedding

We were so thrilled when Lily Kesselman (the amazing photographer behind this next real wedding) shared her images of Katie & Jack’s gorgeous New York wedding. Katie worked with our friends at Judy Paulen Designs for their elegant Haddington wedding invitations, which were printed in midnight ink on our white bamboo paper.  This wedding is overflowing with preppy sophistication and we can’t get enough of it!

Katie and Jack were married at the Convent of The Sacred Heart on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. After the ceremony, the couple rode to their reception in style in an iconic vintage taxi, while the guests and bridal party headed to the reception on chartered Greyline double-decker buses – complete with champagne and a tour of the city!

Congratulations to Katie & Jack, and thanks again to Lily for sharing these beautiful photos! Be sure to visit her blog to see more photos from their big day: part 1 | part 2.


Photography: Lily Kesselman Photography
Wedding Venue: Convent of the Sacred Heart
Reception Venue: The Union League Club
Dress: Rivini from Kleinfeld Bridal
Band: Uptown Mix by Vali Entertainment
Bride’s Shoes: Valentino
Bridesmaids Dresses: Shoshanna
Flowergirls: Rachel Riley
Groomsmen: J. Hillburn shirts, Peter Blair ties
Flowers: Flowers in the Park
Hair & Makeup: Elizabeth Arden
Invitations: Smock
Cake: Gail Watson Custom Cakes
Bus: Greyline
Vintage Taxi: Film Cars



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.}

Nevis Letterpress Wedding Invitations

We printed these gorgeous letterpress wedding invitations for a pretty blue and yellow themed wedding – they showcase our Nevis design printed in midnight and navy inks. The envelope boast a colorful patterned liner in our geneva pattern in verbena and the invitations feature our seneca stripe pattern in midnight. This incredible customization was brought to us by our friends at Sugar Paper in Los Angeles.

{Above photos by Smock.}

Ami and Nicholas’s gorgeous wedding was featured a while back on Style Me Pretty, so today we have the pleasure of sharing a few photos from their actual celebration, too! The blue and yellow color palette of their invitations was carried throughout the event with perfectly chosen details to bring the entire look together. Beautiful flowers, pretty linens, and lots of great color and pattern pulled it all together.

See many more photos from Ami and Nicholas’s celebration on Style Me Pretty here and here.

{Above photos by Sweet Monday Photography via Style Me Pretty.}