This couple wanted a design that incorporated their neutral palette of ivory, black, chocolate brown, gold, and silver, as well as black-and-white stripes. We took inspiration from their plans to include in the décor lots of succulents and tables glowing with candles. We ultimately came up with this clean, contemporary, and sophisticated design, which perfectly fit the feel of their nighttime fall event.
This bride came in with lots of cool ideas to get us inspired, plus a fabric swatch (we love that!) to match the perfect aubergine color, which the couple paired with brown. Since dots were a slight theme for the wedding day, we made sure to work some into the swirl illustrations that frame the pieces. The bride said she was aiming for a vibe of “traditional with flair,” and we feel our designs hit the spot.
When a couple gets married in a venue as grand as the historic Landmark Center, the design of the wedding suite can’t be subtle. The bride had in mind a soirée that would be fit for royalty, so we illustrated a border inspired by the embroidery in her gown’s bodice, and had the pieces letterpress-printed in gold ink. With lots of info for guests, we broke everything down into separate cards and adhered the invitation to the shimmery folder that held it all together.
The inspiration behind this couple’s stationery design was spring. The intimate wedding would be taking place in a lovely Midwestern backyard, so the bride requested a contemporary feel with elegant fonts and, most important, color. We answered by using a beautiful periwinkle ink, creating illustrations of flowers and abstract “greenery,” and adding a little sparrow that popped up on a few of the pieces.
This couple came to us already having printed wedding invitations in hand. What they needed was for us to take the black-and-white, sophisticated pieces and create escort cards for their reception. The catch? The cards had to somehow incorporate the groom’s cats, Charlie and Lilly. Armed with photographs and a brief description of each feline, we created these simple illustrations, which capture each one’s distinct personality. The couple was extremely happy with the result, which was an incredible honor.
Photo: Jennifer Sullivan Lanigan
When a couple gets married in Las Vegas and plans to throw a reception in their home state upon their return, a designer is guaranteed to have a good time working on their stationery. And we sure did! From save-the-date postcards that looked like giant “2 of Hearts” playing cards to tying the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign into the invites to creating a slot machine that served as the bride and groom’s card box…we really felt we hit the jackpot (sorry, had to say it).
This fun couple asked for a contemporary, sophisticated wedding suite that also included touches of a baseball/softball theme, since they’re both big fans. Simple, right? Well, after coming up with the sporty designs first—the lineup-card wedding program, escort card “tickets,” and oversized baseball-card table cards—we took elements from those items and worked them into a less-athletic invitation and RSVP card. The bride loves red roses, so we illustrated some simple shapes and finished everything with a clean font. The couple deemed it all a homerun.
This suite was designed for a couple who was throwing a reception in Minnesota following a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We made things easy for guests and kept all the details in one place by adhering the elements in a teal folder. The accordion-folded invitation, accommodations card, directions card, and tear-away RSVP postcard each included a hand-drawn shell and an organic font, which all lent to the beachy vibe.
This bride came to us with lots of great ideas, so it was fun to put our heads together to create something magical. She favored block lettering mixed with a script font, and requested that we work out a monogram to use as a general theme. We loved working with the couple’s colors: deep purple and just a hint of chartreuse. In the end, the combo of fonts, our peppy illustrations, and the eye-catching color palette made this one of our favorites.
We had free rein when it came time to design the 35th Wedding Anniversary stationery for this couple. Since we knew that these two know how to have a good time (wink, wink), we opted for a wine theme. We soaked paper in colored water to get the desired background mottling, created a glass-and-bottle illustration, and finished with a “wine-glass stain” on the RSVP card…which a handful of female guests thought their husbands had accidentally done…. Cheers!
Before things started, we got lots of notes from this bride, which helped us produce stationery that she—12 years later and counting—still says is her favorite part of the wedding. The flowers? Peonies. The colors? Dusty rose, burgundy, and ivory (we even got fabric swatches, which we love to have!). Likes? Paisley, swirls, and “a marriage of modern and classic.” The vibe? Romantic, simple, and, overall, “a Minneapolis wedding in Fargo.” This was fabulous info to go on, and we feel proud that we nailed it.
This couple’s only request was that we use a little of their wedding color: honeydew. They were cool with us designing a black invitation (fist pump!), and the bride’s ivory and champagne gown was the inspiration for our illustrations, which we sprinkled throughout the suite. Each piece takes cues from the invitation, yet each retains its own unique personality. There’s nothing plain about it, but we think it all just plain works.
The groom proposed to the bride on a rooftop balcony, which had a view of the Uptown neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. Since they’re both attracted to the energy of the city and to skylines, we incorporated into our design a hand-drawn illustration of their view that memorable night. The bride is also a massive music lover, and wanted a general feel of the Decemberists’ “Picaresque” album cover. We did our interpretation of it in their event’s colors: dark purple and cream. As a bonus, we got to create a sleeve for the couple’s “soundtrack,” which they sent home with each guest.
This couple was getting married in Cabo, Mexico, and wanted an un-fussy design to match their un-fussy personalities. The bride requested a suite that was mostly ivory and black, which would match her gown, with a little lime and magenta mixed in. We illustrated some abstract tropical flowers, and incorporated a font that has an organic feel. In the end, it all fit beautifully with the couple’s laid-back, destination-wedding vibe.
Since this wedding was going to be at a venue as cool as Bryant-Lake Bowl, we had to design something equally as cool. We took inspiration from the theater in which the ceremony would take place (notice the slight “ticket” feel), the looping details on the bride’s gold dress, the dark-blue poppies the couple included in their day, and their theme, “Let Love Shine.”