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Glitz & Glamour Durham Wedding

We often get requests for location-themed invitations and the skyline images we create are a popular choice. This time we were able to amp up the glam! This Durham wedding invitation suite features a blush pink and gold color scheme. To top it off we added a bold gold glitter band wrap. The combination really catches your eye.

Durham Wedding Details

The programs include an illustration of Duke Chapel, where the ceremony was held. Dorothy and John had us create many extra details for their reception held at Bay 7 in the American Tobacco Campus. Extras include menus, thank you notes, and even a sign suggesting guests try the night’s signature drink “The Crash Davis”. The name being a reference to the couple’s newly shared last name.  

Congrats Dorothy & John, and thank you for choosing us to be a part of your special event!

 

Thanks to these other vendors who helped create the event and shared these images with us:

Photos shared courtesy of Brian Mullins Photography  |  Wedding Venue Duke University Chapel  | Reception venue Bay 7, American Tobacco Campus

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A Rustic Fearrington Village Wedding

It was a delight to custom illustrate a rustic stationery collection for a wedding at The Barn at Fearrington Village, located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Our stationery collection included ink and watercolor drawings of The Barn and the trademark Galloway cows of Fearrington Village. The illustrations we created were mixed with pale gray woodgrain textured pocket cards, a hint of rouge, and lots of lovely Southern hospitality.

Fearrington Village Details

This wonderful couple spent time on all the little details such as tags for cowbell place cards, fans to take the edge off a warm late summer garden ceremony, napkins, drinkware, treat bags for their guests, and so many other special things. They partied ’till the cows came home… (See our festive hotel door hangers if you need proof.)

 

Thanks to these other vendors who helped create the event and shared these images with us:

Photos shared courtesy of Nancy Ray Photography  |  Event venue Fearrington Village

Rustic Fearrington Barn Wedding

Program Fans for Rustic Fearrington Barn Wedding

Cowbell Place Cards and Menus for Rustic Fearrington Barn Wedding

Original Illustrations for Fearrington Barn Wedding

Fearrington Wedding, branded signs, drinkware, and napkins

Partied until the cows came home...

Happily Ever After!

 

Wedding Stationery Trends for 2014

You can make your stationery suite as unique as yourselves and limited only by your imagination. We’ve scouted out trends at the National Stationery Show, and also read the insights of industry mavens at The Knot, and here are a few trends we are seeing in stationery orders for this year:

Typography

Creative hand calligraphy and fonts that are inspired and created by prominent calligraphers (some with more than 2,000 glyphs!) allow us to give you that hand-written look. Distressed type and vintage poster-inspired typography is also trending now. (We have added collections of fonts this year from World War II posters and Civil War era letterpress work.) We have also added some calligraphy fonts that appear to be slightly distressed and have a true hand-written look.

Patterns

Add some patterns to your stationery in a range of choices: chevron, geometric motifs, and florals. Use them as backing cards, on the back of invitations, or add a custom envelope liner to brighten up your invitation’s style.

Colors

Soft neutral tones, tans and grays have been more dominant, although still some darker colors of navy, eggplant, and black are used. Nationally, trend watchers note ombre gradations in print pieces, as well as a resurgence of silver, gold, and glitter (although our clients recently have tended to be a little bit more earthy). A pop of color against a neutral palette is also trendy.

Themes

Engaged couples these days can’t get enough of the rustic look, including woodland-style venues and attire, and rustic themed stationery to match. They are also into celebrating locale and places the couples love and the celebration of romance with the use of vintage images.

Personalization

Custom made monograms dominate many notecards and thank you notes as well as invitations. Also, creative illustration that is particular to a couple’s interests and personality are trending now. Unique save the date photos in fun places, or places that are special to the couple are also showing up in wedding stationery trends.

Flowers

Not just flowers found everywhere at your ceremony and reception, the bride’s dress, and a fresh flower wall for your escort cards. Floral motifs for your stationery are also a hot wedding stationery trend for 2014.

 

 

Envelopments Colors

A complete palette of colors is available from Envelopments through Indigo Envelope.

From trendy soft neutrals, to bright mattes and metallics, to an array of patterns, you’ll find that Envelopments colors meet all your needs for your wedding and other stationery.

Soft Neutrals:

The latest trend we’ve seen from engaged couples wanting something unique and custom but not too garrish. Tans, soft grays, and blush colors fit into this category.

Mattes and Metallics:

Envelopments colors come in both mattes and metallics for your particular taste. Some people like a more matted tone to their invitations and other stationery, while others like the shimmer of metallic colors.

A Rainbow of Choices:

You can find just about any color you’re looking for, including coral, bronze, and bright and warm whites. Envelopments colors go beyond the strict rainbow to bring you unique choices.

The Tradtional:

Do your tastes fall within traditional blues, pinks, reds, and other rainbow colors? If so, you’ll find them in Envelopments’ over 300 color choices.

Finally, Add a Pattern:

They make wonderful embellishments to your stationery suite. Use them as backing cards or envelope liners and you’re all set. Florals, geometric patterns, and even polka dots will add to your invitations and really make them stand out.

Here are some of the new colors for 2014:

New Envelopments Color Release 2014

Current Wedding Stationery Trends

Christa Vagnozzi of  The Knot  has spotted these current wedding stationery trends. “When it comes to your wedding, you want to stamp your own personal style on every aspect of the day,” she says. “In the business world, they call this ‘branding.’”

In the wedding world, the branding begins and ends with your stationery. You should use your stationery to pull together the entire look of your wedding. Just select a color, motif, and font, then run with them. Here we offer hot ideas to help you create a suite of wedding stationery that’s as unique as the two of you.

Gold is the New Black

Gold is back in fashion and accessories and is now popping up in wedding stationery, too.  We offer gold thermography or letterpress ink and have a variety of premium papers for these special techniques.

Branding Tip:  Wear gold heels, use gold utensils and dip cocktail glass in gold-dusted sugar.

Vintage Flair

When it comes to design, many of our couples want a vintage look. We specialize in this! For this coming year, 1920s and 1930s inspired Great Gatsby type weddings are very “in.” Art Deco graphics, old postcard designs, and low lush flowers at “dinner party chic” events are all in style for 2013.

Branding Tip:  Give your baker a copy of your vintage-inspired invitation and ask them to decorate the cake using a similar design.

Eco-friendly Elements

Earth-conscious couples don’t need to sacrifice style to have eco-friendly stationery. If you like the look of letterpress papers, our 100 percent cotton or bamboo papers are “green” choices.  Almost all of our papers contain at least 30 percent recycled fibers. Let us know if this is a priority.

Branding Tip:  Choose a caterer who uses locally grown or organic ingredients to create menus.

Save the Dates

Put your guest list together early and send out your save the dates. This makes for easy mailing and planning later! With carefully chosen artwork, a save the date often sets the tone for a destination wedding and gives your guests plenty of time to plan for their trip. We can design save the date cards or magnets of any size.

Branding Tip:  Create your website at the same time as your save the dates! We can even create a customized website for you!

Emerald Green

Pantone reports that emerald green is the color of the year for 2013! Use green to add a dash of color in your shoes, in your table linens, or even have an emerald stone in your engagement ring.

Branding Tip:   Make your outer envelopes or stationery pockets emerald green for a fresh, bold, and organic color story.

Accessories

Bold, colorful, and modern accessories are making a comeback in 2013. If you’re a non-traditional bride, take a risk and have fun with primary colors and geometrically patterned pieces, such as a bright retro clutch or red shoes.

Branding Tip:  We offer more than 230 colors of paper, and it’s fun to add one bold pop of color.

Modern Monograms

Monograms are getting a makeover. They are becoming more thematic, with stylistic additions like elaborate ampersands. Consider having us develop a custom monogram with intertwined initials for your event motif.

Branding Tip:  Instead of stamping your monogram on every flat surface, limit yourself to several key places.  We can print your logo on just about anything, from glass mugs to blank CDs.

Classic Patterns, Unexpected Colors

Modern couples are putting a new spin on the traditional invitation by using patterns in bright, bold colors. An invitation may feature a damask or chevron print, reinvented in fuchsia, light blue or metallic black.

Branding Tip:  Remember that your invitation colors don’t have to match exactly. But if you need an exact match, we can easily coordinate ink colors to your wedding palette. We can also custom manufacture any of our pocket pieces using a specific kind of custom paper.

Custom Postage Stamps

Ask us to design postage stamps to match your invitations using a monogram, pattern or motif. They add a unique touch and eliminate excess stamps since you can customize the required postage amount.

Branding Tip:  The price of custom stamps is based on quantity. Consider purchasing stamps to use on all your shower invitations, thank you notes, RSVP cards, and other mail all at once.

Couture Envelopes

Your envelope is a guest’s first glimpse of your event’s style. Liners in coordinating patterns and colors add flair to your design. We can even create customized envelope liners. There are many other eye-catching options such as personalized seals, customized labels, and ornate font treatments for printed envelopes.

Branding Tip:  It really is all about the details. Rather than opting for calligraphy, allow us to design and print your addressed envelopes for you. It’s less expensive and will coordinate perfectly with your overall design. If you would like to use a dramatic, dark colored envelope, we recommend the use of large, modern labels in any of our light, contrasting paper colors. Very stylish!

Signature Silhouettes

Whether it’s birds perched on flowering branches or a woodsy scene of towering birch trees, silhouettes are an invitation classic. They give a refined yet whimsical touch to wedding stationery.

Branding Tip:  Use a signature silhouette in unexpected places. We can even draw your profile!