Letterpress Invitation, Traditional Wedding, Blush and Gray, Formal, Pink Rose Envelope Liner, Bamboo Paper, Pretty script font

Invitation Printing 101 – Letterpress

Welcome back to Invitation Printing 101. Today we’re discussing my personal favorite — letterpress! The Basics First Look: • Indented impression • Matte ink • Usually printed on a textured cotton paper It’s great for: • Everything from classic to whimsical styles • Weddings, holiday cards, baby announcements, the list goes on…. • Designs with one, two or three ink colors It’s often combined with: • Foil details • Thick paper • Envelope liners Details There’s something about this antique printing process that I just adore. Letterpress printing uses plates to create an indented impression, leaving you with a beautifully textured surface on your invitation. The inks are translucent and soak into the paper so we recommend working with light-colored papers like …

Digital Printing, Rustic Invitation with Wreath and Monogram, Flat Printing, Whimsical wedding

Invitation Printing 101 – Digital Printing

Welcome to the holiday weekend and the unofficial start of summer! In my last post (check it out here if you missed it), I gave you a brief overview of the most popular printing methods we offer for your invitations and stationery. Today, we’re going to dive into digital printing! The Basics First Look: • Smooth ink, not raised or indented • Can be printed on a smooth or lightly textured, matte or metallic paper It’s great for: • Casual and whimsical weddings • Birthday parties and other laid back events • Photo save the dates • Designs that incorporate an array of colors It’s often combined with: • Layered paper • Foil stamped details Details and Samples Digital printing (also …

Thank You, Thank You

Eeks we’re so excited! We want to shout out a big THANK YOU because earlier this year, we were honored with Borrowed & Blue’s Gold Award for the second year in a row. This particular award is voted on by industry professionals, reminding us how grateful we are to be surrounded by such a wonderful and supportive network of local vendors. Today, we’re showing off a few of our favorite B&B Real Weddings. These North Fork weddings sure know how to show off some sweet and romantic style. Deanna + Jason We loved being a part of this happy couple’s dreamy barn wedding at Hallockville Museum Farm. Every detail was planned to perfection from the vibrant bouquets by Jenny at Wildflower to …

Bella Figura, Garnet, Navy invitation with Copper Shimmer Envelope Liner and Copper Foil

We Love Envelope Liners: Round 2

Envelope liners certainly aren’t an afterthought. They add another layer of depth to your beautiful suite and are the first thing your guests will notice when they open your invitation. When choosing a liner, think about the impression that you would like to leave with your guests. A solid envelope liner tends to have a more classic and traditional tone while floral illustrations add a romantic touch. Whatever you choose should reflect the taste and personality of yourself and your venue. This will help your guests understand the tone of your wedding. Today we’re starting with vintage illustrations. They’re charming to say the least and are a great way to incorporate flowers or greenery into your invitation suite. Specialty paper can mean …

Lucie by B.T.Elements, Invitation with fun typesetting and twine and tag detail

Invitations by BT Elements

Today we’re featuring invitations by B.T. Elements. We’ve been carrying their lovely invitation line for a few years now and we can’t seem to get enough of it. B.T.Elements has two distinct but complimenting styles and our brides have fallen in love with both of them. Both albums carry a sense of rustic charm with laurels, arrows and kraft paper. Their “Ashton” album is quirky and whimsical. It’s perfect for non-traditional couples who love color and playful typography. Their “Marlow” album is refined and romantic. This charming album uses letterpress and foil stamping to compliment designs rich in floral and watercolor details. As invitation specialists, we’re so inspired by their fun font combinations. We love mixing and matching their papers, …

Boutonniere by BellaFigura, Letterpress Invitation with Red Floral Liner

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s that sentimental time of year again. We hope you’re enjoying the day whether you’re going out for date night with your sweetie or catching up with some friends. In honor of cupid, we’re celebrating with some romantic red and pretty in pink invitations. Boutonniere by Bella Figura This invitation has it all — a vibrant floral liner, eye-catching fonts and a kraft paper envelope. We love it just the way it is but keep in mind, if red isn’t your color we’ll help you find an alternative floral or patterned liner to match this beautiful invitation.   Galena by Smock Pearl foil is a great way to add a little shimmer without being over the top. …

Chatsworth by Bella Figura, 2017 Calligraphy Trend, Letterpress and Foil Invitation with Floral Liner

2017: New Year, New Trends

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for all the great things ahead in 2017. With a new year comes new trends and we’re so excited to dive into them in this week’s blog post…. Pops of Color In 2017 we expect to see classic invitations with unexpected pops of color. This can be achieved by adding a purple edge paint to Smock’s “Avella” suite or a vibrant envelope liner as shown in “Ellory.” Greenery We love that we continue to see garlands and other greenery used as table runners and centerpieces. Organic, “fresh-picked” style bouquets are taking place of traditional blooms. This invitation by B.T.Elements uses kraft paper and hints of greenery, perfect for an …

Copper + Olive | Save the Date and Place Setting | Wedding Details

Copper Wedding Love

Copper details are on trend lately and we couldn’t be more in love! Whether your style is formal, rustic or anything in between, copper is a lovely shimmering compliment to your big day.   Olive + Copper Take inspiration from nature with an earthy copper and olive color palette. The blush hues in the flowers pick up the tones in the flatware resulting in a breathtaking place setting. Place Setting Photograph: Michael Radford Photography via Brit+Co // Save the Date: Serendipity by Bella Figura ••• Pink + Copper This whimsical invitation sets itself apart from the rest with its beautiful shape and fun calligraphy-inspired typography. Perfect if your wedding vision includes burlap table runners and other rustic details. Invitation: Abigail …

Flower girl with the horses

Laura and Anthony’s Martha Clara Wedding

We absolutely love vineyard weddings… …and this one is no exception! Laura and Anthony were married last June at the beautiful Martha Clara Vineyards. Warm spring air, horses grazing in the pastures and the flower girl’s sweet floral crown made this day nothing but lovely. Fat Cat’s Art Director, Katie, had so much fun designing these custom, letterpress invitations. Katie and Laura have a shared love of rustic details so this suite included everything she loves the most – kraft paper, whimsical fonts and edge painting! We were so happy to receive this sweet message from the happy couple… Katie,  We cannot thank you enough for bringing our vision for our invitations to life! Your design is absolutely perfect and the finished product …

St. Patty's Day | Larkspur Customization by Dauphine

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

  In honor of St. Patty’s Day, we’re showing off some of our favorite GREEN invitations. Grab your green beer and get inspired by some beautiful invitations! —- “Volusia” by Dauphine Press This save the date is all about crisp letterpress printing and a refreshing design. If you tend to gravitate toward clean, simplistic designs, consider adding a pop of color like this kelly green to wow your guests. Want to learn more about save the dates? Check out some helpful information here. —- “Keene” by Smock This woodsy invitation with olive ink is so much fun. We love the whimsical fonts, rustic motifs, and last but not least, Smock’s gorgeous bamboo paper. Perfect for a nontraditional Mitzvah or Wedding! —- “Arbor” by …