A lovely Cape Cod Wedding :: Greer + Austin

The lovely Greer and Austin were married this past October in Cape Cod. When most people think of the Cape, they think of starfish, sand dollars, whales… all of those somewhat cliche nautical elements. Don’t get me wrong, I love putting a whale on pretty much anything but sometimes it’s just nice to stray away from the norm. Since Greer was having an October wedding, she wanted to focus more on her Autumnal color scheme vs. a classic Cape vibe which I really appreciated. She was very inspired by her flowers and that dictated most of our colors and design direction. I created an inspired border made up of flowers she was using at her actual wedding. The entire suite was painted in watercolor, helping to keep the look light. If you look closely in the border, you can see a few nods to Cape culture {mussels, a seahorse, some shells and a tiny anchor…} but we kept that a minimum. I mixed hand lettering with some typefaces to help the copy compliment the softness of the watercolor. The couple was having their rehearsal dinner at a Cape Cod institution, The Lobster Pot, in Provincetown {which is a town located at the very end of Massachusetts}. This is the kind of place that all the locals know and the facade looks like it hasn’t changed since the 60’s. For the rehearsal dinner invite, I knew I wanted to play off that authenticity. I hand drew this piece with pen but added in pops of red to tie it back to the invite. Even though the invite was created  in a different style, I love how these two pieces still compliment one another. This suite still feels like a Cape Cod wedding without having to play into the obvious. Greer and Austin were such a wonderful couple to work with and full of great inspiration, which I think really comes through in their suite.





Andy Warhol inspired wedding invites

I remember sitting in my high school art class and my teacher {hey Mr. Coughlin!} started educating us a little bit about art history and some of the “superstars” of the art world. As a suburban kid growing up without a terrible amount of culture, my favorite artists were limited to the likes of Mary Engelbreit… {I had an entire WALL dedicated to her illustrations!} I remember after that particular class a fire was lit and I wanted to know everything about art history. My strongest memory from that class was seeing Andy Warhol’s Cambell’s Soup Cans for the first time. Ever since then, I’ve always had a soft spot for pop art.

When Mel and Phil came to me with the idea to do a Andy Warhol inspired suite, I signed on ASAP. The couple got married at the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh last June. Mel and Phil wanted the suite to be moments of high concept and low, minimal design. We chose to do an unassuming kraft envelope with an electric Warhol inspired pattern liner of none other than their pup. For the invite and details card, we kept the design and typefaces super clean and modern; leaving plenty of white space. For the RSVP, Mel and Phil had the great idea of using a classic Warhol quote and one of their engagement photographs. I took the pic into Photoshop and played with it a bit so it had an interesting, reproduced effect. I love the contrast of bold colors with clean white space. This feels like the perfect homage to Mr. Warhol {and a pretty creative couple as well!}




Classic Martha’s Vineyard Wedding

Sometimes a client tells you about their wedding and you kind of just want to scheme a way to get invited…  that was pretty much the case with Sarah and Todd. They had an amazing wedding on Martha’s Vineyard over Labor Day weekend last year. The weekend started with a welcome party at the Bride’s family’s home followed by a Lobster Bake on Friday evening {with custom bibs- amazing} and a lovely wedding ceremony at the Allen Farm in Chilmark on Saturday night. For Sarah’s invites, she wanted them to feel nautical and reminiscent of the Vineyard without having them feel over the top in any one direction. For her invites we created a clean, letterpress invitation with lots of negative space. My favorite element are the blind impressed seagulls in the top right hand corner- so charming. Sarah wanted everything to feel contained so we put all the pieces in a cream invitation folder that matched back to then main and RSVP envelope. When it came to her envelope liner, we had used a vintage MV map on their save the dates and decided to repurpose that here for a sense of continuity, which I loved. Overall, I love how clean and open this suite feels while still evoking the warm, special feeling of a Vineyard wedding.

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Lighthouse Suite

Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to share our pictures of the Lighthouse Suite that was featured in the most recent issue of Martha Stewart Weddings Travel Issue. We had a lot of fun creating this set as it was completely inspired by the location. A lot of times we focus on the couple and their story but this one was all about the lighthouse itself. This was completely hand lettered and illustrated to create an organic, nautical feel. What I find nice about this is that it’s very simple and we really let the lettering and colors tell the story vs. overloading the pieces with images, colors, etc. Sometimes clean is the way to go. Here we paired it with a red RSVP envelope for an added punch of color. If you’d like to see the suite as featured in Martha, go to your local magazine shop {I sound like a oldie because I actually don’t even know if those exist but let’s roll with it} and grab the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings Travel Issue.

Katie + Matt: A Foundry Wedding

The Foundry is one of New York’s coolest wedding venues. Located in Long Island City, Queens, The Foundry has old world aesthetics mixed with modern charms that make it a coveted venue to host your nuptials. Katie and Matt snagged it as their wedding venue and had an amazing day filled with some of NYC’s best wedding vendors. Flowers by Poppies and Posies and calligraphy by Love, Jenna added to overall beauty of the venue. We were so thrilled to be a part of their big day by creating their wedding invites! We wanted showcase the classic vibe that was important to the couple but pepper the design with some personalized bits and NYC undertones.

Katie and Matt wanted to create a custom logo that they could use throughout their wedding suite and day of elements. New York City holds a very special place in their heart so I came up with the idea to create their custom logo based on an old NYC subway token. The couple wanted a hand drawn map to compliment the suite. The map shows several key areas in the city that are important to Katie and Matt, including their neighboring Upper East Side brownstones {how lucky!}. With charcoal gray and crisp white being the main two colors, we used a soft sage green to compliment the look in the envelope liners. Katie and Matt wanted to create a clever way to share their wedding URL without placing it on the invite so we created a custom hang tag that uses their logo and had their wedding URL below. It’s a very simple yet functional touch.

The entire suite was letterpress printed on Crane Lettra stock. I love how fresh the design feels while still packing a punch with the personal elements. Looking forward to sharing some amazing shots for their big day soon!