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Smock Trunk Show at Paper and Chocolate in Dallas on October 19!

We are thrilled to announce that our next trunk show will be at Paper and Chocolate in Dallas, Texas! Smock’s very own Jenna Wysokowski will be helping host the show along with Peggy Post (great-granddaughter-in-law of etiquette master Emily Post), who will be in the store Friday answering etiquette questions! Please call Paper and Chocolate if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment. We hope to see you there!

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

Smock in the Press, Spring 2012

It’s time again for us to extend our endless thanks to the wonderful editors and bloggers out there for featuring Smock in their fantastic publications this spring! Smock’s double-sided gift wrap, letterpress wedding invitations, jotters and more have been spotted in some amazing places lately.

First up, Brides magazine featured letterpress wedding invitations from our custom line in their April and May issues — a pretty customization of our Hekla invitation was featured alongside some of our signature envelope liners (based on our gift wrap!) and feature fun chevron stripes in a pretty purple hue. In May, our Tallmossen invitations were featured (also seen with signature envelope liners!) in a gorgeous round-up of wedding elements with Mediterranean charm.

Brides magazine featured a customization of Smock's letterpress wedding invitation Hekla

Brides magazine featured a customization of Smock's die-cut, letterpress wedding invitation, Tallmossen, in their May issue

Next up, an absolutely adorable DIY from the June issue of Woman’s Day magazine. Woman’s Day did a “Berry Pretty!” project with our Pollen, Sorbet, and Pearl double-sided gift wrap –aren’t those containers fantastic?!

Woman's Day Magazine featured Smock in their June issue with an adorable DIY for paper wrapped dishes -- Berry Pretty!

Stationery Trends magazine did an extensive (and fabulous) feature of our creative director Amy Graham Stigler, showcasing her for their “Designer Profile” in the 2012 winter edition.

Stationery Trends magazine did a wonderful Designer Profile on Smock's Creative Director, Amy Graham Stigler

Celebrate magazine did an amazing round-up of nautical party-picks in their May/June issue, so we were thrilled to see our cheery Breakers gift wrap featured in such fun company!

Celebrate magazine featured Smock's Breakers giftwrap in their nautical party picks round-up for summer 2012

Victoria Magazine also featured a fun assortment of vibrant, floral inspired stationery and included our Fete and Veranda jotters along with our Picadilly notebook.

Victoria magazine featured several products from Smock's everyday line, including their Fete and Veranda jotters and Picadilly notebook

We’d also love to extend a huge “thanks” to the following websites and blogs that have featured Smock over the past few months: Real SimpleOh So Beautiful Paper (times 2!), Once WedPapercraveStyle Me PrettyGreen Wedding Shoes, Eco-beautiful Weddings, Young House Love, Discover PaperEcoChicDesignThe Stationery Place, Curating StyleSimply Modern Weddings, Wedding Row Charlotte and the Washingtonian!