Pigeon Toe + Shanna Murray

I adore these stacking vessels – a collaboration between Pigeon Toe ceramics and illustrator Shanna Murray.  They would be so cute together as salt and pepper cellars, vessels for sauce, or even for votives.

 

Available right here.

Photo Credits: Pigeon Toe

Amanda + David’s Whimsical Accordion Fold Wedding Invitations

Amanda sent over the invitations from her wedding in Minnesota last summer – I absolutely adore the whimsical calligraphy and accordion fold layout!  Amanda worked with local stationers Watermark Stationery to create an invitation that was elegant yet non-traditional, ultimately settling on a sophisticated design with a playful pop-out for the main invitation.  The entire suite was letterpress printed in a single color and embellished with gorgeous calligraphy from Crystal Kluge.  So pretty!

 

From Amanda: The invitation sets the tone for a wedding, so we wanted to show our invited guests what type of event we had planned: formal, fun, glamorous and somewhat whimsical.  I worked with Gretchen Berry of Watermark Stationery in Excelsior, Minnesota to come up with a fun, unique way to present our wedding invitation.  We knew we didn’t want a traditional invitation; we wanted something unique, different and fun.  

 

Once we came up with a design that we loved, we had some of the text elements custom done by local calligrapher, Crystal Kluge.  We loved the combination of the whimsical, yet formal letterpress calligraphy paired with our over-sized main invitation.  The invitation was paired with a mini envelope and fold-out accordion invitation, reply and direction cards, and a dark gray outer envelope with white ink calligraphy – all tied together with a white silk ribbon.  It was truly our dream wedding invitation.

Thanks Amanda!

Design and Letterpress Printing: Gretchen Berry, Watermark Stationery
Calligraphy: Crystal Kluge

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Photo Credits: Matt Blum Photography

Seasonal Stationery: Valentine’s Day Cards, Part 4

As promised, I have a few more Valentine’s Day cards to share.  There are so many cute cards this year!

Papillon Press

Papersheep

Missive

 

Smock

Dahlia Press

Darlin Press

Crane & Co.

Fiore Press

 

Hello!Lucky

Steel Petal Press

Studio SloMo

Austin Press

{images via their respective sources}

*Studio SloMo, Smock, and Hello!Lucky are some of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Seasonal Stationery: Valentine’s Day Cards, Part 3

Last week I shared a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day cards – and today I have a few more that I’d like to highlight!  We’ve got a bunch of cute cards to cover, so let’s get right to it…

Shortgrass Designs

 

Egg Press

Yellow Owl Workshop

Honizukle

Blackbird Letterpress

 

Hammerpress

Pistachio Press

One Plus One

Humunuku

 

The Hungry Workshop (left); The Wheatfield (right)

Sapling Press

Stay tuned for a few more favorite Valentine’s Day cards coming up in just a bit!

{images via their respective sources}

*Pistachio Press is one of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Mauro + Emmy’s Travel-Inspired Destination Wedding Invitations

Lindsay from McMillian + Furlow sent over the beautiful wedding invitations and save the dates that she created for her brother’s wedding last fall.  Lindsay was inspired to create a destination-inspired suite, from postcard save the dates to passport-style invitations.  Lindsay also created a beautiful wedding logo based on the bride and groom’s initials; the logo was incorporated on nearly every detail, from the invitations to lavender sachet ceremony programs, and even the groom’s suit!

From LindsayWe were inspired by the idea of having a mini destination wedding on Shelter Island, and by the rich history of the Pridwin Hotel.  I also developed the M&EM logo – a play on their initials – to use on all the materials, either printed or stamped on with the custom rubber stamp.  Mauro even had it embroidered into his suit jacket!

Working with the color palette that Mauro and Emmy had chosen, I designed the save the dates to be a sophisticated play on the classic “Greetings From…” postcards.

Traveling has been a way of life for them ever since they began dating, so it was natural that this passion would be incorporated into the wedding.  The invitations were designed as passports, issued on the day of Mauro and Emmy’s engagement.

They included all the information guests would need to know – from ferry schedules to and from Shelter Island, historic facts and maps, to ceremony information, lodging, and activities.  This proved to be very useful for all the guests that would be traveling from out of state (and Italy!)

Photo Credit: Joe Sanfilippo

The menus were tied together with a family remembrance card and a timeline of all their travels together.  The string was carefully chosen for it’s reference to the classic Italian pastry boxes.

Bags of lavender were stamped and tied with all the ceremony information on the back.  This was our clever way of avoiding the use of a standard wedding program.

Photo Credit: Joe Sanfilippo

Thanks Lindsay!

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Photo Credits: Except where noted, all images by McMillian and Furlow