Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wedding Map Gift

Here is a recently completed map that was commissioned as a wedding gift by the bride's sister. Jenn and Jeff were married last October in Spring Lake, New Jersey at St. Catharine Church. It was fun recreating their wedding cake, along with the rest of their story, in watercolor.

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Evolution of an Original Monogram

Last summer, we had the pleasure of working with Susan and Jason to design their wedding invitations. The invitations featured an original monogram design, which they later used on cocktail napkins, ceremony programs and menus, along with their wedding cake! Our original monogram designs start with a handful of sketch options, from which our clients are welcome to combine elements to create the monogram of their choice. Susan and Jason's final monogram was a combination of two of the original sketches. We worked up a revised sketch and then finalized the monogram in digital form.
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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Rumson Country Club Save the Dates

It's always fun to do wedding venue illustrations, and this dramatic entryway to the Rumson Country Club was no exception. The illustration was created using pencil and watercolors. Lindsay and Blake will be married at the Club in May, and we designed this save the date card for their wedding.

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Bay Head Yacht Club Letterpress Wedding Invitations

This is another set from last summer. Bridgin and Ian had a very specific concept in mind when we met last winter to discuss their wedding invitations. A view of the Bay Head Yacht Club from the water was to be the focus, so we first created a pencil sketch of the building outline. A digital line art illustration was then created and split to cover the design of both wedding invitation and rsvp cards. A nautical theme was tied into the corresponding cards  and envelopes in the set, and touches of yellow added to the navy and white color scheme. Milkfed Press printed the beautiful letterpress cards and did a stellar job of getting the illustration to line up on both cards!

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Alyssa & David's Blush & Soft Floral Wedding invitation

Here is a wedding invitation set from last September. Alyssa & David requested their first names be hand lettered for their wedding invitation. The lettering served as the focal point of their invitation, with the first letters extracted to make a monogram. The monogram was printed on hangtags, using letterpress and rose gold foil. The rest of the set complemented the foil's warm tone with blush and ecru cards and envelopes, as well as a subtle white and blush rose patterned belly band and envelope liner.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fall Scene Save the Dates

Dana and Chris will tie the knot next September at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  This scene shows them walking down the pathway and dramatic entrance to the farm with their dog, Dill.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

The Knot Real Weddings

Our lovely clients Andrea and Drew's beautiful wedding is featured in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Knot New Jersey. We were thrilled to be included in the "Special Jersey Shore Guide" of their Real Weddings section. Andrea and Drew were married at the marvelous Mallard Island Yacht Club last spring. We created an original watercolor illustration based on the bride's bouquet, and it was complemented on the invitation with gray letterpress and rose gold foil, printed by Milkfed Press.

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Monogram & Scallop Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Shannon and Werner were married last weekend. Shannon approached us earlier in the year hoping we could create a pattern based on the scalloped beading on her wedding dress.  An asymmetrical design appealed to her, so we collaborated to design an original monogram with this idea in mind. The pattern was blind letterpressed in the corner and the monogram and text letterpressed in blue ink. We alternated using silver/gray and blue on the cards and envelopes. The couple had fun using their monogram for several reception pieces, including a mock wine barrel for cards, a cake topper, and custom silver matchbooks. Letterpress printing by  Milkfed Press.
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cornbury Park Save the Dates

Gaby and Domenic will be married next summer in England at the amazing Cornbury Park Estate. She engaged us to create a hand-tinted sketch of the wedding venue for the front of the card. The back of the card featured watercolor illustration references to New York (their home together) and London (her original home).
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Friday, September 11, 2015

Caitlin and Dan's Formal Engraved Black, White and Silver Wedding invitations

We are about a year late showing off this graphic black, white and silver wedding invitation set. Caitlin and Dan were married in Manhattan last September. We used silver engraving, black and white metallic stocks, and custom stamps to create a formal, glitzy feel. An original illustration of the New York City skyline was used for the RSVP card and then again in reverse for custom stamps. We also created a drawing of their church for ceremony programs and combined graphic black and white stripes and a soft pink watercolor splash for their double-sided wedding menus.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Handlettered Letterpress Simplicity

It is always exciting to get an opportunity to have our original art and hand lettering letterpressed. Our friend Victoria of Milkfed Press printed these lovely invitations for Kate and Andrew's wedding. The suite was printed on Arturo cotton stock and featured a vintage hydrangea engraving. We worked backwards, creating the KA monogram first for their save the date, then later designed the rest of the letters to complete their names. Later on, the mother of the bride returned to commission a "C" to complete Kate & Andrew's married monogram. It is shown above along with the two letter monogram, which was embroidered by the bride's aunt and used as a bouquet wrap.
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Hand lettered Beach Wedding invitations

For Julie and Jon's beach wedding invitation, we updated our existing dune grass and beach fence art with original hand lettering. Digital art was mixed with a watercolor beach rose illustration. The suite was printed on white linen card stock, which is accentuated by bold pink and navy accents.
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Marriage Wish Greeting Card

Original hand lettered Marriage Wish greeting cards available in the studio and at our online store. Printed on metallic Quartz card stock with metallic gold envelope.
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