// 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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// WEDDING WEDNESDAY // Menus, Programs & Place Cards

Menus, programs and place cards (lions, tigers and bears, oh my!)
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Although you’re not likely to encounter lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) when planning your wedding, sometimes all of the emerging details are just as scary! Do we want programs? Are place cards necessary? What about weekend itineraries?

Programs are often handed out at the wedding ceremony. They include information such as the order of the service, readings, song titles etc. Additionally, couples use the programs to introduce the wedding party to their guests and as an opportunity to say a special thank you, or greeting. Sometimes pertinent reception information (such as directions or transportation information) is written on the back side.

Lots of options exist for program formatting: long and skinny, foldover booklet, tri-folds or even fans for those hot summer weddings!

Sunday Rein

Sunday Rein

Place cards and table numbers are used for seated dinners. We have a large selection of place cards and table numbers in stock that can be personalized. At If It’s paper, we are able to print the names of all of your guests on placecards ahead of time. Or we can add a custom motif to a place card, and then the names can later be added by a calligrapher.

Other components for the wedding weekend we have created include welcome booklets, city guides, gift tags, favor tags, signage and more! Using the same font, color, or monogram throughout your pieces gives a cohesive flow. It adds a personal touch without getting too theme-y.

We typically work on programs about 3-4 weeks before the wedding. If you have all of your information nailed down, you can certainly start earlier. Often, though, the details don’t come together much sooner. If you can dream it, we can make it! And we promise it won’t be scary!

// REAL WEDDINGS // Emily & Nick

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We had the immense pleasure of working with a local Greensboro blogger, Emily Helm Wilkinson, on all her wedding day-of details last Fall. From custom welcome booklets, tags, programs, menus and place cards to printed napkins and cups, Emily & Nick's special day was filled with personal touches that made the day unforgettable.

So for today's post, we are leaving the blogging up to the professional, and just giving you a glimpse of the details we created below. Head on over to Emily's blog to check out all the other goodness from her beautiful wedding.

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All photographs by Alexa's Photography