After a church ceremony the couple is hosting their reception at the renovated North Hall of the historic Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. We also designed the rehearsal dinner invitations featuring one of the stars that adorn the ornate fencing surrounding another renovated Washington landmark the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital.
Ah, Spring! Warmer weather, longer days, beautiful flowers and the beginning of a busy engagement season. Isn’t spring a lovely time of year to be married? We think so. Take a look at some of our newest custom invitation designs including another one of our popular leather envelopes.
We have been remiss in sharing our recent custom designs. We promise to get better in 2013. Enjoy!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! So delighted to be included in the Winter/Spring 2013 issue article on typography. We love type! Some of our most beautiful and popular invitations have been illustrated with typography. Check us out in the magazine now on stands. Better yet, make an appointment to come see these in person and let us design something custom for your special event.
We just stumbled across this post from Snippet and Ink! Beautiful photography by Katie Stoops.
This one is called Thirsty Script. We like the vintage flair and swagger of this script for which we feel goes well with a summer lobster catch. Don’t forget to bring your bib and extra butter!
Our gain, your win. Browsing the fonts on myfonts.com is like candy for us and as some of you know, our font jar is super full. We have to share our newest illustrated additions. See any that you like? Fall wedding dates are coming sooner than you think!
We begin with this fine font called LEGENDARIA which seems sensible for a queen and even better for a bride.
Cocktails anyone? FRONTAGE offers 5 combinations to build your own decorative stack. It reminds us of the cool vintage facade signs you’d see outside those Parisian shops.
BOMBSHELL. Modern, minimal and cool handwriting with flair. We would use this as an accent to offset a traditional font.
Who doesn’t like a good summer BBQ? These fonts VENEER and CHEAP PINE mix and mash up so well you can almost smell the hickory smoke and taste the hot sauce. We forgot to add the cornbread though.
We are big idea people. Recently, a couple came to us with an intriguing idea for their wedding invitation. They wanted leather envelopes. With a weekend of research and round the clock planning, we ordered a full leather hide, had it cut into rectangles and sewn into envelopes that held a letter pressed wedding invitation, an RSVP card and custom wax seals to adorn the top. After the calligrapher penned the guests names on the front of the leather envelope in gold ink, we sealed the back flap with a matte foil circle sticker embossed with a custom designed logo that joined the couple’s initials. This went into a white box on a bed of cognac colored crinkle paper. The box was sealed. Custom designed address labels were applied and the boxes shipped around the country and the world. An unusual and creative solution that went far beyond the standard 5×7.
Another beach wedding theme using our favorite background element, the venue map. Julie and Matt are getting married in Chatham, Massachusetts and wanted to feature the locale on their invitations. Julie chose a pink, black and white color palette and we quietly used the map in a soft pink to frame the letterpress invitation bordered in black and again as the main envelope liner. The theme continues with clever reception elements including table numbers that were displayed in antique silver frames.