Sunday, April 11, 2010

Save the Date | Lauren & Warren are Getting Married!

Check out this gorgeous set of Save-the-Date cards we designed and printed for a North Carolina couple back in January! Lauren and Warren's Save-the-Dates are fairly simple, but feature all of the necessary information (names, date, place and web address) in a very clean and gorgeous design. Lauren and Warren are using a tree motif on this piece and throughout the rest of their invitation suite, so we decided to make that a very central element on the Save-the-Date card. This card is an A2 size, measuring 5.5"x4.25" and was printed in two ink colors: copper and aubergine, and paired with a purple envelope from Waste Not Paper Company.

Above is the Save-the-Date card all by itself. I love how simple, yet elegant this design is, and the tree motif we used turned out just stunning. The copper ink that was used for their names and the tree gives the design a little extra sparkle, without being overwhelming. The paper Lauren chose is 100% cotton Crane Lettra Duplex, which is twice as thick as standard Lettra. This made for a really thick and substantial card, and a fantastic letterpress impression. Here are some close-ups so you can see all of the little details better:

For the envelope, as I mentioned above, we chose to go with purple shade from Waste Not Paper Company. Lauren and Warren's address and a much smaller version of their tree motif were letterpress printed on the back flap using copper ink and a small, framed motif with an infinity symbol and their upcoming wedding date was printed in the top left corner on the front of the envelope.

Aren't those just stunning?!? I'm currently in the process of working with Lauren and Warren on the designs for their main invitation suite, so if you like this design, check back soon to see their actual invitations! Thanks so much Lauren and Warren!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Featured! | Junebug Real Weddings

It was lovely to discover that we recently got a lovely little mention over on Junebug Real Weddings for a wedding invitation suite we designed and printed for a lovely couple, Allison & Ryan, who were married on the Oregon Coast this past September. If you missed the post about their invitations on this blog, you should go and check it out here. A friend of mine, Kathryn Speyer, at Persimmon Images, photographed Allison and Ryan's wedding and it was through her that I discovered the mention on Junebug! I hadn't heard of Junebug until just recently, but their site seems to be a fabulous source for wedding inspiration, both on the actual site and on their blog. Go check out the feature here to see some of Kat's fabulous photos and to read more about Allison and Ryan's awesome wedding! Cheers!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thirty-Three Pounds of Epic-Win.

From a recent phone conversation I had with one of my favorite paper-makers, Samantha, at Porridge Papers:

Me: So, you remember that huge box of custom seeded paper you made for us that you wrote "33 lbs. of Awesome" on the outside of?
Samantha: Yeah.
Me: Well, I've finally finished the project that we needed thirty-three pounds of paper for. Let me tell you, it's pretty much awesome. I mean, the paper it's printed on is, in and of itself, thirty-three pounds of awesome...
Samantha: So, now that it's printed, it's like, Thirty-Three Pounds of Epic-Win, right?!?
Me: Yeah. Exactly.

So, why am I sharing this all with you? I had posted about the awesome box of paper we received from Porridge Papers a few weeks ago here, and I'm totally excited to say, that the project the paper was for (which was the largest, most complex, project I've ever taken on, to date) is finished! And it is, truly, 33 lbs. of epic-win. This project is the reason I've been so absent from blogging the past several days, but trust me folks, it was worth it! Below are some sneak-peak photos of the booklets that were created for this project (220 of them in all). They are truly wonderful, I'm totally proud, and the lovely bride that they were created for in upstate New York, was pretty ecstatic as well! I'm going to be sharing more with you on this project in a day or two, but I just had to give you a teaser for tonight. Cheers!