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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!


Typography Focused Invitation in Blush

A trend that is taking the wedding invitation marketplace by storm lately revolves around featuring strong, bold, typography focused elements. As designers, this is music to our ears. We love playing with typography, and when it also gets to be a key focus of the design, that’s even better. This was our chance to put our own spin on the trend, mixing it with travel-themed elements.

Typography Focused Invitation Details

This suite features warm ecru paper, blush key features, and eggplant accents. A textured “seashell” paper backing card with subtle gold reflects adds polish as well as pop to the suite. Most noteworthy, the main typeface used added the perfect amount of flair in addition to a handmade feel. A monogram of the couple’s initials was also created to tie their style through to the envelopes and thank you notes. Boarding passes took the place of place cards for this reception and corresponded to a “location” found on the matching tables markers. (We really love doing travel themes and have many ideas we can tweak for your event!) T-shirts and koozies made for useful mementos of the occasion.

Congratulations Jessye & Daniel!  

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

Photos shared courtesy of EmilieCarol Photography |  Ceremony & Reception Venue Chapel Hill Carriage House

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An Art Deco Wedding at Lake Tahoe

We love Art Deco-inspired events like this wedding in Lake Tahoe, which was a scene fit for the Great Gatsby himself. For Art Deco events, we create invitations and other details using our collection of several thousand graphics and images from this memorable era in art and design.

Art Deco Wedding at Lake Tahoe Details

Lauren and Bradley’s design used two bold features. The “wow” factor came from metallic, foil-stamped, copper accents. A yellow Art Deco pattern added color and style. Repeating that pattern on the other items in the wedding suite tied everything together visually. A letterpress invitation panel added the over-the-top feeling of Art Deco style. Name tags tied to antique keys took the place of typical place cards for an extra special, romantic touch.

Congratulations Lauren & Bradley!

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

Photos shared courtesy of Theilen Photography  |  Wedding & Reception venue Thunderbird Lodge

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Wedding Registry Etiquette

Formal China, crystal glasses, silverware, these are things we think of when we think of wedding registries. However, registries are changing with the times and so is wedding registry etiquette.

Gifts are Voluntary

Brides do it sometimes, and the big box stores pressure them to include their registry information inside their invitations. We do this occasionally but traditional etiquette is that a gift is always voluntary and your more traditional guests could be offended. A safer tactic is to include a link to your wedding website in your invitation, and let people who desire to buy a gift off your registry go there to find the online list and link to that. Another way to share registry information is to instead tell your close friends and family, including the wedding party, and have them spread the word if guests ask where you are registered.

Items to Ask For

As to what to register for, items on gift registry lists are changing every day. It is now acceptable to mix classic registry items with fun and different ones, such as tools, gardening equipment, and camping gear. Some couples choose to register for donations toward their honeymoons or a cause they believe in, but you should never ask directly for cash. At, you can politely ask for donations toward your ideal honeymoon.

Shop Local

Another interesting option many couples like to do is to promote shopping local. Some areas have services focused on items in local stores. If your area doesn’t, try, where you can add any item from any store on one registry. Also, remember to register for items of different values so there is something for everyone to choose from.

Thanking Your Guests

Finally, remember to send thank you notes as your gifts come in. It will help you keep track of your gifts, and according to Anna Post, it is a myth that you have a year to send them out. Order them when you order your invitations and use them right away– don’t wait for months to thank your guests for gifts. Many of our brides order their thank you notes with their invitations… If desired, we can even pre-print addresses on the thank you envelopes to make that process go that much faster. The design time for a matching social stationery set is always free when you order from us. The cost of thank you note sets dips 10 percent when your order at least 100 sets from us.