We worked with RSVP Hingham to create these silver letterpress invitations with a nautical flair. The invitation backdrop of the sea faded so that the silver ink remains legible. Inspired by our Fulton design, they made the design their own with a vertical orientation. Two nautical motifs set the tone at the top of the affair to come. The other pieces printed in Sand and Sea Mist kept the cool color palette. The reply card uses the water background as well with the text knocked out in white. Finally, the patterned envelope liner added a graphic design element that mimics the border on the details card.
Lauren and Thomas used our Ashbourne design as the inspiration for their nautical letterpress wedding invitations created thanks to the help of Fat Cat Paperie. They kept the Sand letterpress border and combined this with Navy letterpress as a seafaring nod to their reception venue of Peconic Bay Yacht Club. Other subtle yet purposeful touches include the compass, starfish and anchor motifs found on the weekend festivities card also printed in Navy letterpress. The reply card was kept simple and clean as another piece within the suite. They added an envelope liner pattern as a sweet way of incorporating a map of the area with heart motifs highlighting places of importance to the bride and groom. It’s easy to say that Ashbourne was the perfect invitation inspiration for Lauren and Thomas’s nautical affair.
This past October Jori and Christopher were married at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago. Their venue is filled with a combination of formal yet vintage touches throughout and their refined letterpress wedding invitations reflected the space perfectly. Our Bristen design originally uses Sand letterpress only on the leaf motif, but this couple decided to change it up by throwing Taupe and Tawny Matte accents within the mix as well. To give the traditional invitation layout a little something extra, Tawny Matte was also added to the names of the bride and groom to make them shine among the rest. Guests will find the same leaf motif added throughout the rest of the set to keep everything cohesive and interesting to the eye. Thanks to the help of Quintessence Fine Papers and Gifts, we were able to create an incredibly sweet suite.
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!
Paperista submitted this tri-fold letterpress save the date and we love the color combination. From accommodation information to upcoming weekend events, a tri-fold save the date can provide all the thoughtful details for your guests.
We thank our friends at Kate’s Paperie for these amazing Odin thank you notes. The offset pattern carried on to the back of this card and liner keep these social notes consistent throughout. The cards are also completed with wonderful edge painting.
inks: silver + sand | fonts: alice + potter | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress + offset | envelope liner: filby in sand offset + silver offset | customization #: 15830 |
The second runner up in our latest Smock Design Contest, as selected by guest judge Audrey from Urbanic Paper Boutique, is a truly one of a kind letterpress baby announcement from Rock Paper Scissors in Franklin, Tennessee. Using our popular Liony motif paired with our Piedmont design, it was printed in a sophisticated pairing of taupe and sand inks. A space was left for a photo and our Harrison calligraphy font was put to fine use on this cute custom creation. Thanks so much to Rock Paper Scissors for bringing us this great design!
At long last, we’re excited to share the winner of our Smock Design Contest, a custom letterpress and offset wedding invitation sent to us by our friends at Papery & Cakery in Boca Raton, Florida. This design features offset printing in a custom palm tree design on the front, printed in sand ink, combined with letterpress text printed in midnight ink. It’s a sophisticated combination of texture and color that is exemplified with the perfect finishing touches – corner rounding and edge painting in midnight. The envelope was lined in our payette pattern in midnight, perfectly coordinating with all of the other design elements for a look that is polished and simply beautiful.
Our special guest judge Nole Garey of Oh So Beautiful Paper selected this design as our contest winner, because she fell in love with the combination of letterpress and offset printing. She says, “I love everything about the design, from the color selections to the midnight blue edge painting to the calligraphy details. I love the way the soft palm trees almost look like delicate feathers against the ivory background.”
Thank you so much to Papery & Cakery for sending us this incredible design and to all of our design contest winners for continually inspiring us. Thanks are also due to Nole for helping us out with the difficult task of narrowing down all of the amazing designs to just a few winners. Thank you!
Continuing with the amazing customizations that were honored as winners in our Smock Design Contest, this incredible Rhon letterpress invitation with custom folio was brought to us by our friends at RSVP Studio in Toronto. Using a horizontal orientation and spring and sand inks, it’s a design that is fresh and fun, but also amazingly elegant.
While the invitation itself features spring and black inks, we printed the letterpress reply card in 1-color, making it a more budget-friendly option without sacrificing a bit of style. We love how pretty crisp spring ink looks on our ivory bamboo paper!
The folio features our Rhon motif in spring on the exterior with a really sophisticated use of our champlain pattern in sand on the interior. This chic combination of patterns and ink colors really made this customization stand out from the crowd.
As always, thank you to the folks at RSVP Studio for this amazing customization! It’s always so very exciting for us to see what our amazing clients and Smock stores dream up!