November 24, 2020

Classic Black and White

There is a reason they call black and white designs “classic”. For one, they work with any accent color from green to pink, metallics, to bold colors. Today, we are making our case with some of our favorite recent designs with the two staples as the anchors. Like this save the date featuring an art deco pattern and font feel.

Those black and white save the dates started off the wedding printing suite, which also included a classic monogram, and complimentary patterns. Gold was also incorporated for a grand touch for this winter wedding.

photo by Liz Banfield
photos by Liz Banfield

We love so much how black and white pairs with green. There were so many fun details used in this printing. Different shapes, patterns, paper types, and even pressed foliage in acrylic that was a stunning showpiece for guests.

Black and white even became the color palette for the wedding welcome gifts. Custom bold tags offer a modern approach and of course all of the goodies receive custom packaging to correlate with the rest of the wedding printing.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

This wedding was designed to be bold and glam, so the printing had to set that tone for the guests. One of the most unique pieces to this set, was the save the date. An engagement film was loaded onto custom thumb drives, and mailed in custom black boxes with gorgeous caligraphied address bands. Who wouldn’t want to come to that wedding?

For this invitation set we designed for the Nascar organization, black and white and gold was the perfect palette. An art deco event was designed so these pieces featured intricate laser cut patterns, and fun fonts.

photo by Theo Milo

And of course, one of our favorite sets we’ve ever done! The black and white was inspired by the pattern naturally occurring on guinea feathers. Which, were then used as the backing on the invitation. Also, copper metallic ink and seals added a super chic touch.

November 17, 2020

Velvet Crush

Well, it’s official, Velvet is hot hot hot for fall… We are big fans and have been using it in some of our designs and wanted to share some of the ways we have incorporated it if you are looking for more velvet inspiration. For the formal and classic invitations above (a December wedding), the belly bands are formed from embossing kelly green velvet for a polished finish.

photos by Corbin Gurkin

For the same December wedding, velvet covered menu booklets were displayed on the place settings. Gold tags are etched with guests’ names as the place cards.  We collaborated on these menu booklets with Velvet Raptor.

photos by Corbin Gurkin

To give guests a hint of the luxe winter feel, save the dates received a solid evergreen backing.

photos by Aaron and Jilian

For a classic elegant winter wedding, black, white, and gold played together nicely. In addition to the monogram backing, we imprinted RSVP on the back on the response card for an added touch.

photos by Aaron and Jilian

Velvet isn’t only for the paper pieces. We found velvet bags to use for the wedding welcome gift, perfect for the winter wonderland wedding above.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Another classic monogram makes a stand out appearance as a backing in golden velvet, giving it a modern feel.

photo by Liz Banfield

So much sparkled about this New Year’s wedding invitation suite. Metallic paper was laser cut in a custom filigree pattern we designed, and came together to create an “inner envelope”.  The invitation cards inside were backed in the matching filigreed pattern in burnout velvet.

photos by Liz Banfield

Menus were thick burnout velvet cards with name plates, but once you flipped the menus over, guests found cards tied to them with hand written notes personally from the bride.  We love seeing the elements of velvet making their place in design elements!

November 10, 2020

Beautiful Boxes

wedding design by Asheville Event Company

Have you ever gotten an invitation in a box and just thought “Wow”… They are certainly are a way to go a little more over the top. Here are a few ways that we have presented some pieces in boxes. Custom made silk covered boxes housed this above and beyond invitation suite… Backed in velvet, letter pressed in rose gold and wrapped in a filigree belly band.

photos by KT Merry; event design by Anna Lucia Events, Monogram by Emily McCarthy

These wooden boxes were used for the welcome gifts… Standard boxes are customized by lining the top with printed monogramed paper and then wrapped with a custom embroidered belly band ribbon.

photo by Corbin Gurkin; wedding design by Tara Guerard Soiree 

Simple white paperboard boxes are given a curated look with our acrylic die cut monogrammed tags backed with their pretty paper design accents…

photo by Melanie Mauer

We branded the exterior of these wooden boxes with a custom drawn image of the wedding and reception venue.

photo by Corbin Gurkin wedding design by Tara Guerard Soiree

These clients had their wedding videographer make an amazing save the date wedding film for them. We found customizable thumb drives to upload the film to, and then attached them to letterpressed and foil printed save the date cards. They were then sent out in custom made boxes… for a truly memorable save the date…no one wanted to miss this wedding!

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Boxes are even fun for food service. For a Chicago wedding, late night deep dish pizzas were a must. So, of course, custom pizza boxes made for the cutest details.

photo by Liz Banfield

One of our favorite uses we have ever seen of boxes were for our clients that wanted to somehow include their two pooches in the wedding day design. For take home cake boxes, we lined boxes with photos of the pups, and printed little tags for the doggie bags…

October 27, 2020

Working With Wood

photo by Melanie Mauer

We have found ourselves working a lot more with wooden elements lately, especially this time of year…Whether through custom guest boxes, or paper elements that can be incorporated throughout the details. If you have been thinking about using wooden designs in your event, hopefully some of these ideas will inspire you.

photo by KT Merry

For these signature welcome boxes, the top was lined with a custom paper, and tied with embroidered ribbon featuring the couple’s monogram.

photos by Corbin Gurkin and Melanie Mauer

We love wooden paper pieces, and they can be used in so many ways from formal to casual.  The first set sees a lighter shade of wood (the wedding took place in spring time)  imprinted with gold foil for a couple’s welcome party.  For a winter wedding rehearsal dinner, different species of wood was coordinated and printed for some of the weekend events.  Finally, for a rehearsal dinner on a farm in Kentucky, wooden envelopes were just the thing for the rustic chic invitations.

photo by Liz Banfield

For a wedding with wooden paper elements peppered throughout, the sparklers to be used for the send off were passed out to guests in custom letterpressed sleeves.

photo by Perry Vaile

For a different twist on dinner menus for a wedding dinner, marble and vellum menu cards were secured using mini wooden clipboards!

photo by Corbin Gurkin

And finally, for a rustic wedding in Aspen, Colorado, laser cut wooden cards were used as table numbers… Love these for the tables b/c they add such a layer and texture on such a simple note.

October 20, 2020

Christmas Cards

It’s getting to be that time of year again. We just released our Holiday Card catalog for 2020… Lots of lovely letterpress designs for you this year. Here are just a few of our favorites. It’s been quite the year, so let us help ya’ll spread some cheer. Thank you to Gayle Brooker for the photos.

A double sided die cut shape gives a really luxurious look to cards. These clients featured a photo from their recent wedding on the front.

We love the idea of wishing everyone a Covid free do over for next year, so a Happy New Year card may be just the thing you are looking for.