Maine Wedding Weekend

This bride has STYLE. I’m not kidding. You should see her engagement photos. Lives and works in New York City, looks like a young Sharon Stone. This girl’s got it. When Teresa contacted me to design a custom invitation suite, it was important that her wedding invitations reflect her classic, New York style. She wanted the overall design to be tasteful and simple, but with a hint of whimsy. This was a wedding weekend taking place at the Newagen Seaside Inn in Maine with many fun events planned. A timeline of events was a must. We were able to add that whimsical, fun feeling with the graphics and wording of the timeline. At the same time keeping with the classic, stylish feel by printing in gold foil and evergreen ink with a simple design.





Cabo San Lucas Wedding Invitations

Weddings from around the world continue. We had the opportunity to work with Westin on her invitations for her Cabo San Lucas wedding this past summer. This suite had lots of special details. The invitation and response card were letterpressed on soft, cotton stock. Everything was held together with an otomi patterned laser cut band. A map of Mexico lined the kraft envelopes that were beautifully addressed by Paper and Honey. Bright and fun vintage postage completed the look. We also did personalized menus, welcome itineraries, place cards and  spanish table numbers again with calligraphy done by Paper and Honey.








Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas friends. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday and New Year.

After a 6 month hiatus, I am looking forward to see what 2015 has in store. Stay tuned for a new logo, a re-vamped Inkwell Collection and a website redesign!

Oh, and next Christmas, I am so doing a tree like this! Reminds me of my Grandmother’s tree. Tinsel, Tinsel, TINSEL! A total mess, but so pretty.


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Gold Foil and Burgundy Wedding Invitations

When Catherine initially contacted me to discuss her save the dates and invitations, she didn’t have a set concept in mind, but she did want to incorporate a specific scroll design into them. Their reception was held at the Artesano Iron Works Gallery in downtown Philadelphia. It is a restored historic warehouse, decorated with hand forged works of art. The scrolling that you see on the middle sides of the invitation is a replica of some of the iron work that surrounds the doors at the gallery. Not only was Catherine a delight to work with, but she also has a great sense of humor, which shows in her mad-lib style response card. This suite also included, but not pictured, save the dates, a gold foiled information card and day of paper goods.






Introducing Pantone 18-1438 Marsala

Pantone just announced its 2015 color of the year, Marsala 18-1438. See some inspiration below. I want to eat that cupcake right now! I can’t wait to share one of my favorite invitations of the season in this color. Coming up next.



Melissa and Rich’s Hawaiian Wedding Invitations

Melissa and Rich have always loved Hawaii. They vacation there often and have made many memories. When they got engaged, it seemed only natural that their wedding take place there. Bistro lights were big part of the decor at Melissa’s wedding reception and she wanted to carry that look into her invitations. We incorporated the  lights with an image of the Hawaiian landscape, used fun and modern typefaces, map envelope liners and unique and stunning calligraphy by Mandy at Myrtle and Lloyd. To complete the suite we designed matching menus and placecards.







Georgia Peach Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates

Lauren and Casey’s wedding was held at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia. Lauren wanted that soft, romantic, southern feel for her wedding invitations. We went with a pretty floral motif, vintage typefaces and a soft color palette of blush pinks, peaches and gold. For a more economical printing option, she printed just the invitations in letterpress and the remaining cards were flat printed. Gold patterned envelope liners from Paper Source completed the look.

To add a bit of fun to this suite, Lauren opted for the not-so-traditional timeline of events and cute responses on the RSVP card.

We also had the opportunity to work with her on her save the dates. A hand drawn rendition of the plantation.











Lake Tahoe Wedding

Here’s a little break from the heat today…Sherri’s wedding was back in February over Super Bowl weekend in Lake Tahoe. Remember how cold it was then?!?! Her invitation was inspired by this Vermont invitation suite. She wanted that rustic, mountain look, with a focus on fun graphics and typography.








Modern Take on a Garden Themed Wedding

Megan’s wedding was held at the Mirbeau Inn and Spa in New York. The Inn itself is designed to look like a French country manor house, surrounded by the Monet pond gardens. It is in these gardens where Megan and Cory were married on a bridge over the pond. Megan was in love with the romantic feel of her venue but she really wanted to put a modern spin on a garden wedding invitation suite. Not your typical flowery invite, but more of a focus on modern type, and a soft color palette.

Gold foil stamping was a must, paired with letterpress printing on soft Lettra stock, created the elegant look. To keep costs down, we flat printed the map cards, response cards, timeline and place cards and table numbers. Everything was compiled neatly in a navy pocket fold and delivered in hand addressed envelopes by Caitlin at Lettered Life.

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Fox Theatre Detroit Wedding Invitations

As I mentioned yesterday, Brooke’s wedding was held at the historic Fox Theatre in Detroit this past September. She wanted her invitations to have an elegant and romantic feel, with a focus on typography and luxe details. And details it did have. Gold foil, EVERYWHERE. Layered cotton and metallic stocks, pocket folds, envelope liners, custom hand lettered names and calligraphy by the talented Paper & Honey and lace, laser cut bands.

After working with clients sometimes upwards of a year prior and right up to the big day, I am always curious to see how their event comes together. I fantasize of ways to get myself invited. This is one of those weddings I would have LOVED to see. With an all star  team of local (Yey, Michigan!) vendors and a beautiful location…Yes please! Lucky for you and I, Jess + Nate Studios were there to capture it all. They were also responsible for that beautiful engagement pic on the save the dates from yesterday. You can see more of these images here. Oh, and did I mention that Brooke is also a local business woman? She owns and operates Love and Buttercream out of Royal Oak.  If you are local, check them out. They have all kinds of delicious cakes and baked goods.