From the ladies of Papellerie: Going from what we designed for Michelle and Renzo’s save the dates, we knew we had a fun challenge ahead of us to create something even more exciting and creative for their invitation. We wanted their entire suite to evoke the feeling of French royalty. We decided to create a booklet wrapped in beautiful natural silk with their monogram gold foil stamped on the front and blush pink ribbons tying it all together.
The interior of the booklet features gold foil stamping and a custom die cut pocket. Their blush pink letterpress and gold foil invitation, featuring gorgeous calligraphy from Grace Edmands, was mounted on top of the backing. The pocket contained a die cut gold foil rehearsal dinner invitation, mimicking the shape from their save the dates, as well as the letterpress and gold foil circle reception card, and the letterpress and gold foil reply card and envelope.
We added fun stamp frames on the envelopes to tie together with the couples framed monogram, and lined the outer envelope with shimmer antique gold paper for a that great first pop of color. Grace Edmands did the envelope calligraphy as well, using gold ink on a slant.
Their day-of items were SO much fun to work on! Their welcome package was a shimmer gold euro tote bag with their monogram stamped in white foil in the center. It was filled with a custom tiered welcome letter, hangover kits, mints, and door hangers among some other items their wedding planner – Emily Moise with Keely Thorne Events – picked out for them.
Their ceremony program was gold foil on a blush pink cover with a gold foil stamped accordion folded interior. We added gold ribbons to tie to the invitation ribbon. Other items included foil stamped menus, multiple cocktail napkins, guest towels, stir sticks, table numbers, linen napkins, and fun signage as well.
Calligraphy: Grace Edmands Calligraphy
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Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography]]>
From Melissa: A baby shower for a wedding planner can only mean one thing… everything has to be top notch! Katrina from Come + Together Events is expecting her first son and of course she wanted to set the right tone for this little prince. We introduced the prince theme on the invitation, which included a felt crown tucked into a letterpress printed card.
We also worked on some really fun day of materials including a series of napkins, tags for the straws, and an advice board for the mom to be. And how could we not include a few custom onesies playing to Katrina’s business?
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Photo Credits: The Schultzes]]>
Illustration by Shauna Lynn for Oh So Beautiful Paper
6 oz Beer
1 oz Limoncello
2 oz Sparkling Water
Combine the beer – preferably a citrusy German Hefeweizen or Belgian Witbier – with the Limoncello, and sparkling water in a flute or highball and give it a stir. Garnish with a lemon round and enjoy!
The name Radler – German for cyclist – belies its origins. Over a century old, the Radler is just the sort of thing a cyclist or a race spectator might want for just a touch of a buzz. It’s also perfect for those times when you’d like to drink for a while, say, while grilling with some friends or at a game without getting blitzed.
This is thanks to the Radler’s low proof. The Germans make their Radlers by mixing beer with equal parts of lemonade – the German lemonade, a lemon soda – reducing beer’s already-low proof even more. Since I can’t leave well enough alone, I made by own lemonade by mixing limoncello, an Italian liqueur made from lemon peels, with soda water. The result is crisp and bubbly, lemony with just a bit of sweetness.
Consider the original Radler recipe as an inspiration instead of a rule. Beer, citrus, a touch of sweetness, maybe a dash of liquor (but not too much). Have fun.
In any case, keep your beer cold and your limoncello colder. Italians drink limoncello as an after-dinner digestif and serve it ice cold in tiny glasses. Follow their example and keep your bottle in the freezer.
Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper]]>
Globe photo print by Bird and Bloke
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From Alex: I made these invitations for a baby shower brunch I put on for my good friend Eva Black a little earlier this year. Once Eva and I decided on a fresh and simple greenery themed brunch I got started on making invitations to reflect that theme.
I hand lettered ‘little Babe Brunch’ using gouache to use on the invitation. Then I used my at home Gocco printer to print both the invitation and rsvp on nice thick paper.
After I printed everything Eva and I used little round stamps and stamped the back of each invitation with gold dots as well as added gold streaks to the top of the rsvp. We then added a little piece of fresh greenery with a cute piece of bakers string tied to each invitation.
Photo Credits: Goodheart Design]]>