Nonpareil Magazine!

I'm spending a good amount of time of today browsing through the amazing first issue of Nonpareil Magazine, which is dedicated to crafting beautiful weddings on a budget.  From diy tutorials to inspiration to downloadable templates, Nonpareil is full of fantastic content for any bride:

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Click here to check out the inaugural issue of Nonpareil - and a huge congratulations to Maddy and Kristen on the launch of a gorgeous new magazine!

{all images via nonpareil magazine}

New from Postal Press (now Mossiere!)

One of the downsides of taking some time off from blogging last week, although totally necessary, is that I missed out on some very cool updates from some of my favorite stationery studios — like these new prints, note cards, and business card designs from Alyson at Postal Press:

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Postal Press Silhouette Business Cards New from Postal Press (now Mossiere!)

Postal Press Hang Tag Save the Dates New from Postal Press (now Mossiere!)

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I’m really loving everything that Alyson has been doing lately, but those hang tag wedding Save the Dates and silhouette note cards (with custom calligraphy from Neither Snow) are just so absolutely darling.  Alyson will also customize the business cards to feature your own silhouette!  So cool.  You can check out more about the Postal Press updates right here and here!

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Stacey + Jason’s Modern Yellow and Gold Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone!  Sorry I’m getting a bit of a late start today, but we’re still digging out from under our piles and piles of boxes, so my brain is a bit scattered today.  I thought I’d make it up to you all by starting off the week with a gorgeous vintage-inspired letterpress wedding invitation suite from Tova Glenn at Brighten My Day Studio and printed by Jen at Press Charming:

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From Tovah: The bride owns an incredible fabric store here in Atlanta and loved the idea of pairing something sort of vintage with text that was really bold and modern.  And, she  knew she wanted to bring in pops of bold yellow, gold and black into the wedding itself as a complement to the mixture of vintage and modern décor at the wedding venue.

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For the save the date, we offset-printed a great vintage pattern {that we re-drew} in a vibrant yellow ink and paired it with bold text, foil stamped in black.  The back of the card informed the out of town guests with all the accommodation information and weekend details.

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Stacey and Jason wanted to honor their parents and grandparents in the wedding invitation, carrying through this Jewish concept of “generation to generation.”  I created an emblem that incorporated each of the parents’ and grandparents’ wedding dates — along with their own — into a beautiful, graphic image.  I thought the wedding emblem was such a fun way to create something graphic that veered away from a classic monogram or a theme-y illustration.

The invitation was letterpress printed in black ink on 220lb. bright white cards and edge painted in gold.  The emblem was then foil stamped in the bottom corner — a mix of contemporary and classic.  The response card brought in the yellow again, letterpress printed in black and yellow on 110lb. stock.  The envelopes — both bright white — were also letterpress printed in black ink, incorporating the offset layout of cards and the modern mix of typefaces.  We created custom postage stamps and incorporated a bold S+J {a fabulous contrast to the classic calligraphy on the front of the envelope}.

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With the program and menu, we kept things simple and cohesive.  Both cards were long and thin.  We used  a bright white stock, offset set printed in the text in black and foil stamped the now recognizable wedding emblem in gold foil.

How amazing is that wedding emblem?  I love the way it both ties the entire suite together and serves as a lovely nod to the bride and groom’s family history.  Just beautiful Tova!

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{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  Before I sign off for the weekend, I just have to say a huge “thank you!” to Jen from the haystack needle for sharing her wedding details with us this week!  I’m afraid I’ll have to keep this short + sweet since things are just a teensy bit hectic this week, but I’m looking forward to being back (and all moved!) on Monday.  In the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend reading pleasure:

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Jen + Dan — Wedding Scrapbook + Polaroid Album

Happy Friday!  Jen here from the haystack needle.  It's been such a treat to guest blog on OSBP!  As my final post, I thought I'd share two things I love to do when I have an afternoon or evening to just sit and play with paper: make albums and work on my wedding scrapbook (it's still not done after more than a year, but it's getting there!).

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First, this is a Polaroid album that I pulled together for two of our friends, Kevin and Ali, who got married in the Cayman Islands.  I brought my Polaroid camera down to the wedding, and I've finally found a way to pull together the Polaroids in a special book for them.  I used this Kolo album, bits of paper and cards that captured that island spirit, and Japanese tape.  Oh, and my typewriter came in handy to type little captions.

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And here's a peek at my wedding scrapbook. I took a scrapbook that was the right size (wrong cover) and used some Mod Podge, a photocopy of a map of Maine, ribbon and patterned paper to create the cover you see here.

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Two months before we got married, we hosted a spaghetti feed, which basically translates to the largest slow cooker you've ever seen (Hamilton Beach commercial slow cooker circa 1963 — no joke!) filled with homemade sauce, bowls of spaghetti, and the entire family gathered at Dan's family's camp.  It was a great way to bring together Dan's family (which is super big) for a casual (second) wedding celebration, since we went with hosting a small wedding.  The spaghetti feed was so much fun!  For the invites, I used alphabet stamps and Yellow Owl Workshop's landscape stamp set, which reminds me of camp.

Thanks so much, Nole, for letting me share all these paper bits of our wedding!  I had so much fun being a part of OSBP this week.  Have a great weekend everyone!  -Jen

All the photography here (and throughout the week) by Charlotte Jenks Lewis.  Thanks, Charlotte!