It was our immense pleasure to work with Margaret Cheatham and her husband, Frank, on their wedding invitations. Margaret Cheatham, with a background in photography, used her keen eye to create a minimalist, and yet formal, paper trousseau. From the Save the Dates to the menu cards, a cohesive look helped tie together elements throughout the wedding. And we couldn’t be happier with how the ever-so-talented Julia Wade, of Julia Wade Photography, captured these paper pretties. Her beautiful photographs showcase the engraving and letterpress. Read on for more details about each piece.
Save the Dates
The Save the Dates featured a sans serif font and a minimalist design to announce the date.
Platinum engraving on 260# grey Colorplan card stock
Engraved in grey and featuring a blind embossed family crest, the invitations were simplistic perfection. A shaded roman font for the bride and groom’s name contrasted well with the serif block used for the rest of the text.
White 330# white Arzberger stock engraved in charcoal, blind embossed family crest, beveled and painted edge in silver
Designed and printed in-house, the petite bi-fold program used the same fonts as the wedding invitation.
100# smooth finish paper printed in flat digital ink
Instead of using place cards, each guest’s name adorned the top of the menu.
Platinum engraving on 165# white paper
Guests were welcomed to Charlotte with a bag of treats showcasing some North Carolina and New York goodies. The weekend itinerary was included along with the treats.
White ink printed on grey paper
In keeping with the “something blue” tradition, the Bridesmaids’ Luncheon invitations were printed in two shades of blue and highlighted with a painted edge. Although they included a floral motif, the chosen botanicals were still simplistic in nature.
Two color letterpress on duplexed lettra paper with a custom painted blue edge