// REAL WEDDINGS // Elizabeth + Michael

Elizabeth and Michael were married back in April, with the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as the beautiful backdrop for their wedding. Elizabeth envisioned all of the details for her special day, putting her personal touch on everything. This included all of her paper pretties starting with her save-the-date cards and carried all the way through her menus.

In fact, through her inspiration research, she found our blog! Although we never met face to face, I felt like we were still able to cultivate a personal relationship. Phone calls followed, and of course, many emails, and together we created a beautiful paper trousseau. A firm believer that touching and feeling paper makes all the difference, I sent her samples of different stock. Even though If It’s Paper has a burgeoning online presence, all of our brides receive our personalized attention.

Elizabeth had seen a duogram on our blog that she liked, and our in-house graphic designer used it as the building block for her Save the Dates. She softened the look using a light grey ink. We love it when one of our brides, as Elizabeth did, comes back to us to say her friends said their Save the Dates were “so her.” Mission accomplished.


Save the Date

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Designed and printed in-house on 100# white felt paper

The invitations used a combination of script and block fonts and a  similar shade of grey ink. I love the petite size they were printed on. Although more formal than the save-the-date, the effect is soft and subtle, as only a letterpress invitation can give. The grey envelopes are the perfect contrast.


Invitations

One color letterpress ink printed on two ply Bella smooth paper, featuring grey envelopes printed with white ink. Reception card and rsvp card printed in one color letterpress on one ply Bella smooth paper.


Details

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Rehearsal Dinner menus: flat print designed and printed in-house on 100# whip cream stock

Crane and Co. Table numbers and place cards, personalized in-house.

We know this blog post will surely inspire many brides-to-be. Elizabeth will have returned the favor!

// 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.