modern meets romantic

Remember Maya and Bryan (their save the dates and wedding suite)? They got married back in July and I was thrilled to work on their day of materials to complete their wedding stationery.

Their wedding invitations had a very modern feel with the blind debossed abstract motif of fly lines + water. For their day of materials, Maya really wanted to add more color and create a more romantic atmosphere…but still flow with the invitations. I kept a continuity of fonts and colors (pink + grays) from the invitations to the day of materials. And then I added a watercolor sketch of some flowers that softened the pieces.


The programs and menus had the flowers framing the corners while the table numbers and escort cards carried the wavy lines from the invites.




Wow…doesn’t that menu sound so delicious? It definitely made my mouth water while I was designing it.

maya-dayof-05I loved how everything turned out and I’m so glad that I got to work with people like Maya, Bryan, and their families!

Spring is in the air

I grew up in upstate New York where our winters were long, cold, and snowy. When I was a kid, I loved playing in the snow and catching snowflakes on my tongue. I even remember building a giant snow fort (more like a snow village) during the blizzard of ’92 which dumped 3 feet of snow in 1 night. There’s something magical about snow and even the beauty of ice glistening on empty tree branches across the Blue Ridge Mountains. But, I would be lying if I ever said that I loved winter. Although I still love cuddling up with a cup of hot chocolate and having the dog warm my feet on a cold winter day, I now also have to deal shoveling the sidewalk, slipping on ice and cracking my brand new phone (yep, that happened, and the screen is still cracked) and walking to work with the cold wind blowing on my face.

Luckily for me, I now live in the South. I know some people don’t think that Virginia is considered to be a part of the South, but for a girl from New York, this is definitely the South. We’ve definitely had our share of wintery mixes, blizzards, and freezing temps, but we usually pull out our shovels and salt a few times a year. We’ve had one ‘major’ storm this season so far which hit on Christmas Eve. Other than that, it’s been unseasonably warm…can you believe it was 70 degrees this weekend? My allium bulbs are even starting the sprout.

Spring is most definitely teasing us with her warm temperatures and budding plants, but we are also seeing signs of spring inside of the studio. Spring weddings are fast approaching and April will be here before you know it. Here’s a little preview of what we’re working on this week.


This is a fun floral invitation that combines both a formal and whimsical feel. We hand drew the floral + paisley graphics and then letterpress printed it with a soft blush to connote the beautiful cherry and redbud blooms that let us know spring has arrived.

Modern Flowers

We just finished printing these new modern flower cards last night and love how they turned out. They are fun and fresh but also allude to wood and linoleum cuts.

These are being packaged up in sets of 6 cards and envelopes for party favors at a bridal shower this weekend! We made extra sets, so you can find them at our etsy store soon (we’re still in the process of setting up the shop…)

Hydrangea wedding suite!

Jim and Laura visited the studio a few months ago to print their wedding invitations. They only have a short few weeks before they exchange their vows and we can’t wait to celebrate with them in August.

Laura loves hydrangeas and knew she wanted them incorporated into their wedding. She even planted hydrangeas in their front yard last year so they could cut their own centerpieces and bouquets. So it was natural to incorporate these beautiful blooms in their invitations. They designed the suite themselves and we helped them create custom plates using Boxcar Press.

We tested a few colors and after much debate, they chose lime green and dark gray for the suite. They printed their invites, response cards, and thank you notes all featuring a single hydrangea bloom.

Whitney + Zach’s Wildflower suite

We just completed printing and mailing off Whitney and Zach’s wedding suite this week. We ran with the theme of wildflowers and composed their pincushion flowers in both silhouettes and contours.

We created a square invitation to fit in envelopes that Whitney had already bought in New York and we paired it with a smaller rectangular information card. It’s a growing trend now to send replies via email instead of having to send back a physical card and the info card is a great way to direct guest to their wedding email and website.

We had a blast designing and pressing these and can’t wait for their June wedding.

Whitney + Zach Preview!

Whitney has been our friend for many years and we can’t wait for her wedding in June here in Charlottesville! We first met Whitney in school at UVa, where she was actually my TA for a study abroad program. We are so thrilled that Whitney and Zach though of us to help them design and produce their wedding suite!

The wedding will be held in late spring at a local winery with the most beautiful views of the Central Virginia countryside. Whitney describes their wedding as fun and laidback–just like they are. They are including wildflowers, barbecue, vintage charm, and just plain old fun in their joyous day. We chose to create something that would embody the feel of their wedding with several stems of Pincushion flowers that will be used at their actual wedding.

We loved working with W+Z and can’t wait to celebrate with them this June!

Spring Blooms

My  husband and I worked in our garden this weekend, digging up weeds and making room for our already emerging spring bulbs. We’ve had a very mild winter and an early spring this year, so we are a bit behind in yard maintenance. Our daffodils have already bloomed and our tulips are starting to bud. Fortunately, we’re right on time with these new ranunculus cards…the first in a series of spring blooms to celebrate this beautiful season.