Letterpress, black and white pocket invitation with bellyband, formal style

Part 2: Keeping It All Together – Pockets and Bellybands

Welcome to Part 2: Keeping it all together. Today we’re going to focus on a couple more Fat Cat favorites — pockets and bellybands. But before we dive in, if you missed last week’s post make sure to catch up here. Bellybands This is another personal favorite. A bellyband is a piece of paper that wraps around the invitation. The rest of the suite (reply set, reception card and detail card) can be tucked under the bellyband either in front of or behind the invitation. Bellybands can be printed or unprinted on either textured or smooth paper. They can even be layered with twine or a ribbon. Pockets Pockets come is so many shapes and sizes (some of which we discussed …

Talia and Kevin

2015 Favorites: Part 2

Just in case you missed last week’s post, we’re reminiscing about some of our favorite designs from this past year. Here’s “Part 2” of our most-loved wedding and party invitations from 2015… Katie and Rich Of course I had to sneak this in here! What kind of designer would I be if I didn’t love my own wedding invitation and save the date?!? —- Laura and Andrew I just love this in-progress shot of Laura and Andrew’s wax sealed invitations. These were eventually slipped into clear bags so that their guests saw this beautiful wax seal as soon as they opened their mail box. We think first impressions are so important and these invitations certainly make a memorable one! —- Natalie …

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2015 Favorites: Part 1

As 2015 winds down, we would like to take a few moments to express how grateful we are to have worked with such wonderful clients over the past year. It has been a year filled with all types of fun and exciting events — from traditional black and gold affairs to a whimsical vintage circus extravaganza. Here are some of our FAVORITE invitations from this past year. Carla and Christopher We had so much fun working with Carla and her mom to design this stunning, custom black and gold invitation with damask details. They wanted something truly special so that their guests would be impressed from the start… mission accomplished. —- Caroline’s Sweet 16 Pink, lucite AND glitter paper? Yes …

Deanna + Jason

Celebrating August

Summer is almost over but there are still lots of things to celebrate at Fat Cat! We would like to congratulate all of our August brides and grooms on their recent nuptials. Here are a few of our favorite invitations from last month…   NICOLE + MATTHEW Fat Cat’s Art Director, Katie, truly enjoyed working with Nicole and Matthew to design all the paper details for their lovely wedding at Bedell Cellars on Long Island’s North Fork. Their beautiful invitation was printed on Smock’s exclusion 3-ply bamboo paper. It was accompanied by a lace bellyband and floral envelope liner.   —– LYNNETTE + RICHARD Lynnette knew this was her invitation from the moment she first saw it on our website. This Fat Cat original is …

Stephanie and Joe

In the Spotlight: Winery Weddings

It’s officially warm weather wedding season! Hooray!! We love a fabulous rustic wedding, especially one that takes place outdoors at one of Long Island’s many beautiful wineries. Laura and Anthony Twine, letterpress and edge painting — what’s not to love?!? Fat Cat’s Art Director, Katie, had so much fun working with Laura and Anthony to create their dream invitation. The result shows all the rustic elegance of a Martha Clara Wedding. Stephanie and Joseph Stephanie and Joe’s beautiful wedding took place at the lovely Pellegrini Vineyards. They chose this woodgrain textured, letterpress invitation with whimsical fonts designed by Elum. This wedding was featured on WellWed. Check it out! Olivia and Christopher It was so nice to work with Olivia and …

Kasey + Jonathan

Weekly Round Up: Real Weddings

Weekly Round Up: Real Weddings Congratulations to these wonderful brides and grooms! Kasey and Jonathan exchanged vows at Larkfield in East Northport, New York on September 25th. They chose this beautiful gold foil stamped invitation from Designer’s Fine Press. Amy and Tim were married on September 20th at The Vineyards in Aquebogue, New York. Their letterpress, woodgrain invitation (yes, that’s actually wood!) perfectly expressed their wedding vision. This invitation was designed by Fat Cat Paperie and printed by  Designer’s Fine Press. Carrie and Adam were married at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan on October 12th. Their letterpress invitation from Designer’s Fine Press was designed with a handwritten font and rounded corners.