As the year winds down, we are thrilled to share some wedding photos by photographer Carlie Statsky which were recently featured on Style Me Pretty. Renée and Michael were our first clients to get hitched in 2014 and they hired us to design a custom stationery suite for their event. We had a lot of fun coming up with ways to integrate their romantic, elegant aesthetic with a rustic setting and personalized details like the Claddagh ring and monogram. Their venue, Holman Ranch is nestled in bucolic Carmel Valley, California surrounded by wineries and studded with ancient oak trees. All of these elements were brought into the suite which came to life in a palette of soft blushes, peach, navy, gray and cream.

Custom Save the Date and Wedding Invitation Suite featuring a die-cut Claddagh Ring Save the Date, Monogram of the couple’s initials, and Invitation Suite with water-colored elements including an illustration of one of the iconic ancient oaks at Holman Ranch.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Custom Save the Date and Wedding Invitation Suite featuring a die-cut Claddagh Ring Save the Date, Monogram of the couple’s initials, and Invitation Suite with water-colored elements including an illustration of one of the iconic ancient oaks at Holman Ranch. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Bride Renée with her leading ladies… love the color palette!   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Bride Renée with her leading ladies… love the color palette! Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Wedding Rings and Invitation; the groom’s Claddagh Ring inspired the Save the Date design.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Wedding Rings and Invitation; the groom’s Claddagh Ring inspired the Save the Date design. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Ceremony Program.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Ceremony Program. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Detail of the Seating Chart we created for the wedding.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Detail of the Seating Chart we created for the wedding. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

The Seating Chart directing guests to their assigned tables. We have seen a huge uptick in orders for these as an alternative to individual Escort Cards – they are practical for outdoor weddings and more affordable for larger guest lists. Plus they are a fun way to tie the wedding “brand” into some printed signage.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

The Seating Chart directing guests to their assigned tables. We have seen a huge uptick in orders for these as an alternative to individual Escort Cards – they are practical for outdoor weddings and more affordable for larger guest lists. Plus they are a fun way to tie the wedding “brand” into some printed signage. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

We branded a real oak wine barrel with the couple’s monogram for guests to sign.   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

We branded a real oak wine barrel with the couple’s monogram for guests to sign. Photo by Carlie Statsky.

One of our Branded Wine Barrel “Guest Books.”   Photo by Carlie Statsky.

One of our Branded Wine Barrel “Guest Books.” Photo by Carlie Statsky.

Congratulations Renée and Mike!

Happy November! Today we’re rolling out our latest holiday card series. Festive holiday cocktails inspired this fun set featuring original watercolor artwork and tear-off recipe cards. Christmas Cranberry Mint Juleps, Candy Cane Cosmos and Glühwein (aka Mulled Wine) are meant to be shared during this season’s celebrations.

The cover of each card features a holly jolly wreath made from the coordinating beverage’s ingredients, and the inside (back of the front cover) has an illustrated seasonal drink with recipe for eight. The fold is perforated so that the recipe card may be torn off for convenient display, storage and reference.

Where the interior greeting is printed, there is space for a personal message as well. All of the cards in this line feature the following text:

Front Message: Holiday Cheer | Inside Message: Wishing you a joyful celebration!

You can purchase the cards online in our shop on Etsy or email us for a direct order. The A2 cards are sold in multipacks of twelve or single-design packs of eight with sparkling red envelopes for all. We can also customize orders – just drop us a line! The cards are illustrated with watercolor paint and flat printed by hand on recycled white, felt-textured cardstock. Cheers!

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Announcing the first in what hopefully becomes a series of papery craft workshops led by yours truly here in Sonoma. “Watercolor & Wine” is an upcoming holiday card craft workshop at the Love & Lovely Studio. Join us on Saturday, November 30 for a fun evening in downtown Sonoma hand-making holiday cards while sipping seasonal wine. Utilizing a watercolor wash and rubber stamp technique, each workshop attendee will leave with 20 holiday cards and envelopes. The class fee of $65 includes instruction, supplies and wine. 

Class size is limited. For more info and tickets, contact us or visit watercolorwine.brownpapertickets.com

 

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E+C’s flat printed custom wedding invitation suite with a peach and slate watercolor succulentCongratulations are in order today on the destination wedding of Eddiemae and Colin! The couple are a Custom client and inspired one of our favorite invitation suites to date. I first met Eddiemae last summer at Fizz & Frills here in San Francisco. The couple is saying “We Do” in a traditional Mayan ceremony on the beach in Tulum, Mexico. I simply CANNOT WAIT to see photos from the event because along the way, Eddiemae shared many of her D-I-Y ideas for the decor and other details (think contemporary, artsy pinatas overhead and hot sauce escort cards!) Stay tuned for a feature about their invitations, weekend agenda and escort card hang tags!

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CategoriesFlat Printing