Pretty Spring Printing

photo by Ryan Ray

I just wanted to shine the light on our printing company, Lettered Olive, and the beauty they create for our clients. They specialize in custom letterpress printing and design. And, using the most luxurious European paper. We feel that setting the tone of the style of your event early on from the save the date is so important. And, the details should stay in place all the way to the booklets in the wedding welcome bags.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Die cutting (or shaping the edges of the paper), is a really lovely way to add some design when wanting to keep the invitations more on the traditional side. For example, this invitation uses a very lovely combination of fonts, in the same color, but with a surprise detail in the shape. However, the save the dates can be a place to go bold or incorporate color.

photo by Perry Vaile

And, don’t sway from muted palettes. Softer tones still have an impact when combined with lovely details. Here, a custom marbled backing pairs with a lace pattern belly band. And, a pretty watercolor icon depicting the ceremony location is a sweet addition.

photo by Ryan Ray

We loved developing our ‘party packs” with Lettered Olive. These are often sent out after the wedding invitations, and include the invitations to other weekend festivities. So, rehearsal dinners, bridesmaids luncheons, farewell brunches. And, our favorite Soiree signature, the Post Toast. If you are hosting a destination wedding, it would actually be customary to include all of your guests for Friday night. That is not always an option, though, so if hosting a smaller private dinner before, consider a welcome cocktail party afterwards. Which we have named the Post Toast!

Also, in comparison to a muted palette, a punchy palette can be perfect for Spring. For example, this oversized invitation features a bold belly band in metallic and coral. A custom monogram combining the couple’s first initials graced many paper and design pieces throughout, for example.

photo by Anne Rhett

Watercolor imagery and custom crests may just be here to stay. For this springtime wedding, the envelope liner featured a painting of the family home where the bride is marrying. Also, this gives a nice keepsake for the family. And, the custom crest is embroidered on napkins for the bride to keep.

And, in unprecedented times with Covid, many weddings were cancelled or postponed at the last minute. So, for some clients that we had to postpone twice before, an updated save the date is sent with new details (twice!). Of course, when you make the paper as pretty as this, people don’t mind the changes!