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Modern gold wedding invitations with watercolor accents

Amanda and Eric chose our Ellory design for their April wedding in Texas, opting for a gold color palette with pastel blue and green watercolor accents. We worked with our friends at Needle in a Haystack to create the set, which included a cute weekend festivities card and a response card in addition to the gold foil stamped invitations. An ocean-inspired watercolor envelope liner introduced a third color and complemented the mint green watercolor accents on each insert card beautifully. 

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letterpress ink: gold | foil color: gold matte | digital ink color: mint | fonts + design: lavish, timber + greenway, Ellory design | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5 + S-6 | envelope liner: watercolor 3 in mint, seamist and pool | customization #31973 | Needle in a Haystack 

Rustic Lodge-Inspired Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Katie and Grant worked with our friends at Union Street Papery to create their rustic lodge-inspired wedding invitations. Using our Cimarron design as a starting point, the couple customized the invitation to make it their own by incorporating a pine tree monogram along with a custom buffalo check patterned envelope liner. They used olive ink throughout the suite to keep everything cohesive. One of our favorite details from this set was the petite, double-sided website card that said “See you at the top!” on one side, and on the other, listed the website along with information regarding the chairlift ride to the celebration.  

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letterpress ink: olive | digital ink: olive | fonts + design: sutton + harrison + woodville, Cimarron design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 +S-3 | envelope liner: custom supplied artwork | customization #33438 | Union Street Papery

Smock featured by Weddings in Houston Magazine

The new issue of Weddings in Houston magazine is available today, and their stationery picks are a must-see! They highlighted six different invitation trends, including colorful florals, jewel tones, watercolors, vintage romance, art deco details, and modern metallics. Our Ashbourne invitation suite (with its pink vintage rose patterned envelope liners) was included with the florals, while our Vista suite was showcased in the collection of watercolor designs. Ingalls, a monogrammed suite with letterpress and foil details, was featured alongside a feminine selection of vintage invitations, and our modern Bloomsbury design was matched up with other modern foil stamped designs. Many thanks to Weddings in Houston for the feature! 

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Rustic green + gold Greely wedding invitations

Kelly and Corbett chose our Greely design for their spring wedding invitations. We worked with our friends at Paper Place to customize the suite, which included a gold matte foil stamped invitation and letterpress insert cards printed in rich vine ink. The modern-meets-rustic look of the fonts and motifs on the invitation mirrors the style of Brazos Hall in Austin – a modern new event space with rustic architectural elements like exposed brick and wood beams. We were checking out the #BrazosHall hashtag and spotted a peek of Kelly and Corbett’s ceremony space on Instagram – don’t their invitations match the space perfectly?! 

Rustic green + gold wedding invitations from Smock Rustic green wedding invitations from Smock

foil color: gold matte | letterpress ink color: vine | fonts + design: festus + sargent, Greely design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | sizes: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | customization #31788 | Paper Place 

Elegant gold calligraphy wedding invitations with foil envelope liners

We worked with the team at Houston Invitation Service to create Katherine and Stewart’s elegant gold calligraphy wedding invitations for their March celebration. The entire suite — invitations, die-cut reception cards, and reply cards — was printed in gold matte foil, along with the patterned backing on the reception cards and inner envelope liners. All of the design elements combined for a perfectly polished look for this black tie wedding at The Hobby Center in Houston! 

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foil color: gold matte | fonts + design: lazlo + supplied calligraphy, custom design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | sizes: S-8 + S-5SQ + S-5 | die-cut: Belmont style | back pattern + envelope liner: amble pattern in gold matte foil | customization #30696 | Houston Invitation Service 

Sneak peek: new wedding invitation designs will be here soon!

We introduced our newest wedding album at the National Stationery Show earlier this month, and we can’t wait for you to see the new designs! The album features 12 wedding invitation suites with styles ranging from modern to vintage to traditional. New fonts, patterns, and colors can be found throughout the new suites, which will be available in stores this summer. Take a look at some of our new favorites! 

Linden wedding invitation suite from Smock

Above: our new Linden suite features bronze shine foil stamping on our white bamboo paper and a leafy vintage print pattern. The foil stamped menus are printed on our 100% recycled gray paper and complement the suite beautifully! 

New Prospect wedding invitations from Smock

The new Prospect suite features another new foil color: quartz! Darker than our rose gold foil, quartz has some seriously pink shine, and pairs perfectly with our jute ink. 

SC_A11A1614 Exeter wedding invitations from Smock

The vintage prints used on our modern Exeter suite are stunning – we love the classic black letterpress printing combined with the dramatic Dutch painting look of the patterns. 

Lennon foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock

Last but not least, show-stopper Lennon draws on some of our favorite trends: painterly patterns, modern script fonts, and the perfect amount of foil. The suite pairs tawny matte foil with black letterpress printing on the wedding invitation and throughout the suite, which also includes a chic photo save the date. 

These new designs will be available on our website soon – be sure to check out our invitation gallery for even more inspiration! 

Trunk Show Event at the Bella Figura Flagship Store!

We’re hosting two events with our BFF Bella Figura at the Bella Figura Flagship Store! Join us on Saturday, May 14th from 2-6pm to meet calligrapher Ted Clausen, sip champagne, and enjoy sweet treats from Madison Lee’s Cakes! Ted will be offering on-the-spot calligraphy, so you’ll have the chance to have your name or favorite phrase calligraphed on a keepsake card like the ones shown below! On Wednesday, May 18th we’ll also be hosting an all-day trunk show event with in-house designer Brenda Fox and client coordinator Sarah Sadler. In addition to sips and sweets, we’re offering a trunk show special at both events: buy 75 invitation sets or more and get 25 free! 

The store is located at 1031 Lexington Avenue (at 74th Street) in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We hope to see you at the events — RSVP on Facebook today

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Aquarium Inspired Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

We created a full suite for Michael and Craig’s October wedding at the New England Aquarium using different motifs from our custom library. Their custom invitations paired our pewter and ocean inks together on white bamboo paper, with our coral motif and Harrison calligraphy font adding special touches. The other cards in the suite included our sea turtle, fish, and penguin motifs, which gave subtle nods to the venue. 

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letterpress inks: pewter + ocean | fonts + design: Smock Harrison + Inigo, custom library design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | sizes: S-8 + S-5 + S-5F + B-3 + #10 + S-3F | envelope liner: metallic platinum | customization #28530 + #29440 | Invitations & Company 

Lavender Ingalls suite featured on Martha Stewart Weddings + Elizabeth Anne Designs

Last summer we collaborated with California based wedding planner Amy Nichols to create a gorgeous lavender inspiration shoot that’s been featured on both Martha Stewart Weddings and Elizabeth Anne Designs! Our Ingalls suite helped set the tone for the shoot, which took place at Amy’s parents’ avocado and lemon ranch in Santa Paula. Inspired Southern California’s lavender fields, the shoot featured a wide range of purple shades — from the candles to the flowers and even the napkins! Many thanks to Amy for including us in this beautiful shoot! 

Smock featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and Elizabeth Anne Designs  
Lavender wedding inspiration shoot featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs Styled shoot by Amy Nichols Special Events
Purple wedding bouquet Monogrammed Napkins and letterpress + foil menus from Smock
Smock envelopes with calligraphy by Anne Robins 
Styled shoot by Amy Nichols Special Events Petite chocolate cake 

Photography – Gertrude & Mabel Photography | Event Design and Planning – Amy Nichols Special Events | Floral and Prop Styling – Kelly Oshiro with flowers from Florabundance | Stationery – Smock | Calligraphy –Anne Robin Calligraphy | Day-of Assistance – Smith + James Events | Furniture Rentals – My Lovely Events | China, Copper Trays, and Cake Stand – the Ark | Flatware and Gold Trays – Otis + Pearl Vintage Rentals | Linens – La Tavola Fine Linen | Candles – Creative Candles | Napkins and Gift Bag – The Loveliest Co. | Ribbon – Silk & Willow | Gowns – Alice Temperley | Ring Box – The Mrs. Box | Clutches – Cuyana | Desserts – Marie Shannon Bakery | Edible Flowers – Gourmet Sweet Botanicals | Signage – Be Curious Designs | Tote – Lands End | Hat Box – Trousseau & Co.

Custom hazel wedding invitations

We worked with Kara at Nest Paper Studio to create these custom wedding invitations for a November celebration at the Annesdale Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. In order to create a thick, 2-ply piece, we digitally printed both pieces of the invitation in a flood of hazel ink, then duplexed the two pieces together. The invitations feature our popular tawny matte foil stamping for both the text and the edge treatment, adding a sophisticated metallic touch. A hazel watercolor envelope liner tied the entire set together, which set the tone for this elegant fall affair. 

Digitally printed + foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock Digitally printed + foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock Digitally printed + foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: hazel | digital ink: hazel | foil color: tawny matte | fonts + design: lilla + sans capitals + mason, custom library-based design | paper: 2-ply ivory (duplexed invitation) | size: S-8 + S-5 | envelope liner: water color 9 pattern in hazel | customization #28643 | Nest Paper Studio

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