// REAL WEDDINGS // Margaret Cheatham + Frank

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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.

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Platinum engraving on 260# grey Colorplan card stock


Invitations

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.

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White 330# white Arzberger stock engraved in charcoal, blind embossed family crest, beveled and painted edge in silver


Programs

Designed and printed in-house, the petite bi-fold program used the same fonts as the wedding invitation.

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100# smooth finish paper printed in flat digital ink


Menus

Instead of using place cards, each guest’s name adorned the top of the menu.

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Platinum engraving on 165# white paper


Welcome Cards

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.

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White ink printed on grey paper


Bridesmaids’ Luncheon

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.

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Two color letterpress on duplexed lettra paper with a custom painted blue edge


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// REAL WEDDINGS // Rachel + Joel

Our magnolia trees have started blooming here in the South and we are reminiscing back to a Fall wedding last year with so many sweet southern touches. Rachel and Joel got married this past October. From the magnolia leaves in the bride’s bouquet to the country club reception, this was a southern wedding through and through. And although we southerners love our etiquette, traditions, and sweet tea, we also know how to kick back and celebrate. This wedding embodied both notions.


Save the Dates

Artwork provided from an etsy artist

Artwork provided from an etsy artist

The Save the Dates included a painted portrait of the church where Rachel and Joel would stand before their loved ones and take their vows. Classic and elegant, the text was kept minimal.

Printed In-House on 100# white felt paper


Wedding Invitations

Rachel chose a beautiful classic script for her wedding invitations printed in graphite thermography by our friends at Crane & Co. We think it set the stage perfectly for an elegant affair.

Graphite Thermography on 96# pearl white paper


Program, menu & map

We had the pleasure of working closely with Rachel to design a custom monogram for her to use throughout her wedding day papers. It was debuted on the wedding programs and then continued on the menus, napkins and koozies.

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Rachel wanted to continue the elegant simplicity of the watercolor drawing from her save the dates to greet her guests as they came into town. An artist from Etsy created a custom map of all wedding festivities that we printed in-house on felt paper.


Cups and Koozies

Rachel and Joel chose to add a festive touch to all the beverages served at their reception with personalized cups and koozies. We love that they even continued the celebration on their honeymoon by taking their koozies along.

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Holiday Cards

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One of our favorite things is when a bride comes back after all the wedding celebrations are over to order stationery with their new name or debut their beautiful wedding photos on a holiday card. We absolutely loved working with Rachel and Joel throughout all the phases of their wedding and wish them the best in their marriage!

// REAL WEDDINGS // Caitlin + Chris

Blogger, Caitlin Covington, and Chris were married in June of 2018, and we had the pleasure of working with them on their save the dates and wedding invitations. Have you ever seen a more beautiful couple? We loved being a part of the process and are excited to share the details with you!

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For her save the dates, Caitlin chose to set the tone for her big day by combining foil text with a digitally printed photo of her and Chris. For design, we enlisted the help of calligrapher Debi Zeinert. We completed the look with a solid foil liner... the outcome was, in our opinion, perfect! We love the way the whimsical calligraphy and tawny matte foil compliment the fall palette of their engagement shoot.

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Caitlin's wedding invitations featured custom calligraphy from Sarah Hanna in fog gray letterpress. The final touches complete the look, so we finished the invitation with a soft pink painted edge and custom envelope liners. Her envelope liners featured peonies and a custom duogram by Sarah Hanna. We love the way the custom liner represents Caitlin's style without compromising the timeless, classic design of the invitation.

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All pieces were printed by our friends at Bella Figura. Are you planning a wedding? We would love to work with you! If you love what you see, fill out the form below to request an estimate for a suite exactly like Caitlin’s.

// REAL WEDDINGS // Rawlings + Tommy

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It’s been almost a year since Rawlings and Tommy tied the knot on Figure Eight Island. Carolina blue skies hung overhead and full hearts celebrated the happy couple. Rawlings’ paper trousseau used a beautiful shade of blue to echo the coastal backdrop. From the Save the Dates to the menus, a cohesive looks was created that tied all elements of the wedding weekend together. No detail was left undone. We just love how all of the paper pretties enhanced the festivities. Read on to see all the details.


Save the Dates

One color letterpress on 220# Pearl White Lettra paper featuring a custom map of Figure Eight Island

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Wedding Invitations

Featured custom calligraphy from Laurie Harper engraved in a custom made blue ink

Invitation suite included the Invitation, Weekend Events card, and Reply Set all engraved on 330# white stock with a painted edge

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Rehearsal Dinner & Welcome Party

One color letterpress on #7 size card

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Weekend Festivities invitations

Par 3 Luncheon

Flat print on square white deckled edge paper

Food Truck Lunch

Flat print on 100# white felt paper

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Programs

Featuring a hand drawing of Saint James Parish printed on 100# white felt paper

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Menus

One color letterpress on Pearl White Lettra paper featuring the couples new custom duogram

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Cups

Printed in gold ink on frosted cups

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// REAL WEDDINGS // Hannah + Todd

We are always excited to share in the planning and joy surrounding each of our clients’ “big day” and feel especially spoiled when that client is an old friend. Hannah and I trace our friendship to our middle school days and have been pretty much inseparable ever since. Lucky me. It was the most special honor to stand by her side while she and Todd exchanged vows in January, 2018. Their ceremony was at White Memorial Presbyterian Church and the reception followed at The Merrimon-Wynne House.

Hannah combined classic elegance with a touch of modernity, and the outcome was perfection. Keep scrolling for all of the lovely details. All of the photos were taken by the incredibly talented Julia Wade. We adore her work over here.


Save the Dates

Gold Engraving on 165# White Card engraved by our friends at Arzberger Stationers.
Envelopes were lined with their Neutral Marble liner.


Wedding Invitations

Hannah’s classic wedding invitation suite featured the invitation, reply set and a reception card. All pieces were engraved with grey suede ink on the 165# white paper. The inner envelope was lined with gold tissue, echoing the Save the Date. (Arzberger Stationers)


Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Flat Print on layered green and opal shimmer cards designed and printed in-house.


Day-of Paper Details

Wedding Programs, Table Assignments, Thank You sentiment, and reception signage all designed and printed in-house on white, felt textured 100# paper.


I am in a state of disbelief that just three days ago the Morecrafts celebrated their first anniversary. Anyone else trying to figure out where 2018 went?? A sucker for tradition, I can’t help but take the opportunity to mention the traditional first anniversary gift: paper. Check back next week for our favorite first anniversary gift ideas.

// REAL WEDDINGS // Seely + Bo

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Sometimes the backdrop of a wedding is just as important as the people gathered for the celebration. Especially if that location has a personal significance. Seely Stephenson and Bo Nicholson tied the knot in Roaring Gap, North Carolina this past September. The bride’s grandparents were married in the same spot many years ago. In fact, they were gifted with a painting of the wedding site, the Greystone Inn, for their wedding. Seely wanted to incorporate that piece of family history into her paper trousseau.


Save the Dates

The painting was used as the building block for the Save the Date design. The information was kept minimal and the colorful painting set the stage for the wonderful weekend in the mountains.

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Designed and printed in-house- Flat print on 100 lb white felt paper


Invitations

The wedding invitations, printed by our friends at Arzberger, also incorporated the same image, but we softened the edges of the painting. The deep green ink stands out beautifully on the crisp white paper. Using the same fonts from the Save the Dates helped create a cohesive feel for the wedding. These invitations had two press runs, one for the digital image at the top, and a second for the raised text.

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Thermography and flat print on 165 lb white paper printed by Arzberger Stationers


Welcome Party

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Designed and printed in-house- Flat print on 100lb white felt paper with kraft paper envelopes

Cocktail Napkins

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While the Welcome Dinner Invitations echoed the mountains with the kraft colored envelopes and motif of greenery, the personalized coral napkins gave a pop of color. Seely and Bo’s fun-loving personalities shined throughout the weekend. And that joyous spirit was included in all of the wedding details. They built new memories on the shoulders of cherished family ones.

How lucky are we to be a part of it all?

// REAL WEDDINGS // Martha + James

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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

This old English rhyme still holds meaning today. The Knot.com describes the meaning behind the poem using words like continuity, tradition, good luck, and optimism. Martha and James’ April wedding embodied these words in spirit, and in all the details.

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From their invitations, to the wedding favors, the bride took classic designs, and gave them a fresh new look-- a traditional layout and font combination in an unexpected horizontal orientation. A time-honored marriage ceremony laid out in a petite, accordion fold wedding program. And the color blue, often used to symbolize love, purity, and fidelity, was sprinkled throughout the wedding reception. A new custom-designed duogram for the bride and groom was used on the Save the Dates. That same motif was carried into other pieces at the wedding (the program, napkins, and koozies). Martha used her program to not only lay out the order of the ceremony, but to describe her something old, something new. Every guest was treated to the sentiment behind many of the details.

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Fans of the handwritten note, we love how the bride and groom wrote letters to one another. Martha had some of her letters to James framed. In another sweet gesture, James had their wedding motif embroidered on a handkerchief. Known to shed happy tears, it was the perfect present for Martha. And you can imagine that same handkerchief becoming a something old or something borrowed for a loved one in the future.

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Save the Date

Designed and printed in-house on deckled paper

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Invitations

165# white card stock printed in black thermography

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Programs

100# felt paper printed digitally and scored

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Koozies

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Napkins

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