While summer doesn’t technically end until Sept 22nd this year, our unofficial blogging hiatus ought to come to an end with some pretty amazing news on our front: we’re hiring! That’s right, we’re looking to expand our team with some part-time [with the very real possibility of evolving into full-time with the right candidates] roles that we need to fill asap.
Photo by The Nichols.
Our 2015 season is almost full [!!!!] and we need some help in the following positions to help us make this fall season smooth, super-organized, and fun while simultaneously managing our 2015 client roster. Sound good? Read more below: Read More
Ashley and James are two mechanical engineers whose citrus and chambray wedding invitations reflected a modern design sensibility for their Wild Onion Ranch wedding here in Austin, Texas. They were both actively involved in the design process, and wanted their invitation to reflect a masculine and feminine sensibility – while also incorporating gears, if at all possible.
For their save-the-date, we went the postcard route. Something simple and quirky with two vintage Austin postcards and a welcome note on the front, and Ashley‘s handwriting scanned in as the back. I love the 5″x7″ size as, while it’s more postage, definitely has an impact!
We opted for an unusual shape in the long and narrow, as well as an off-centered assembly. As guests opened the kraft envelopes, they were greeted with a blind printed main invitation texture and the front of the RSVP postcard that had the couple’s separate “venn diagrams” with appropriate descriptions of each of their personalities. As you unwrapped the chambray band and wax seal, you revealed the shared qualities of the couple as the “overlap” in their diagram. I loved the texture in the large swaths of ink via the two color letterpress as it’s perfectly imperfect and gives a really big graphic impact. Underneath the Venn Diagram postcard was their info card and finally the invitation. The latter was at two sided effort who’s back was a large ink swath again in a medium blue, with a darker blue outline a technical sketch of a complex gear-oriented machine. Pretty perfect! The front of the invitation was a mix of blind printing and grey ink for the invitation wording, while the machine drawing was blind printed to the left hand side.
The rest of the couple’s day-of paper goods incorporated the same quality of modern fonts in a range of greys, blues and chambray to create the perfect mix of modern and mechanical for these two!
Photos by the ever-so-talented Heather Curiel.
Letterpress Printing by Thomas Printers.
Also featured here on Oh So Beautiful Paper.
We have some gorgeous events lined up in the coming months, and this fall wedding inspiration at the Allan House — inspired by a classic black, white, metallic gold and a rich garnet — is one that we’re definitely looking forward to! The couple are drawn to a classic palette that errs on the traditional side, yet the bride definitely has a Kate Spade preppy and whimsical side, which is going to be really fun to mix some elements up to keep the guests surprised. Those ruby and garnet tones will undoubtedly find their way into the florals while metallics and sequins will twinkle in candlelight to create that beautiful, intimate ambiance. It’s a winning combination every time! Read More
This week we have been thinking about all things pink, and not just any pink, hot pink. There is something about the heat and intensity of the color that just screams “summer”. We were inspired by memories of hot pink bougainvillea growing almost wild across Southern California and the uninhibited use of the color across Mexico. We particularly love the modern interpretation of pink in the architecture of Luis Barragán, Ricardo Legorreta and Diego Villaseñor. Hot pink packs a big punch so it can be a difficult color to include in a wedding. It definitely is not for the faint of heart, but when done well it can be vibrant, bold and festive. Read More
When Sarah, the bride, came to us asking for a “cabinet of curiosity” meets “belle époque” science-inspired wedding at Chateau Bellevue this past winter — our ears perked up. From florals to escort cards we were able to play with unique and other-worldly elements to create a wedding experience that reflected the shared interests of the scientist bride and groom. The Nichols photographers did such a wonderful job of capturing their personalities in the spirit of the day.