Archive for October, 2009

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More than once in the wedding planning marathon, I think every couple has dreamed about “getting away”, running off to an island to get married. There is definitely something special about having an intimate affair a million miles away from work, everyday life, traffic, chores and stress!! Even in the winter time, while parts of the US are shoveling snow.. the South Pacific is enjoying 80F warm winds and clear blue skies. Oh, so tempting!!!

Joe & Joseph photography above

Abryan photo above
Michael Norwood in Aruba
image above by Stephanie Williams

Linda Wallace in Jamaica
The Cakery- Tempting Weddings

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Joe Elario Photography

Classic, retro looks have never been more popular, from period pieces in the cinema and television, to fashion and event design! Brides can’t seem to enough of this glamorous, vintage look. I can’t complain since letterpress printing so elegantly hints at beautiful times gone by. We’re happy to compliment any vintage themed event!!

Tempting Wedding photography above

More vintage love here..

Weddings in the 1950′s- 1960′s

All Things Vintage

Romantic Vintage

Stephanie Williams photography above

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image above by Alicia Bock


My “to do” list grows and grows..

beyond the everyday chores, I’m looking forward to finding a funny card for a sick friend, designing our Christmas letter and taking Emma for a jog {she’s in the stroller of course!}.

What are your favorite items on your “to do” list?

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Gone are the days of a table cloth and candles. Tablescapes and event design has gone to a whole new level. If you are looking for ways to wow your guests, I highly recommend using an event design or floral designer who’s work you love. If that is too much $$ search out wedding blogs, galleries and magazines to be inspired. Vertical height and decorated manzanita branches are very hot. Check out your local craft store or nursery. (You can actually just spray paint smooth, cleaned, de-leafed branches and use them for decor.) Often times live potted plants are cheaper than cut flowers.

Instead of one very large centerpieces, collect glass jars (ie tomato sauce, jam jars etc.) and have smaller arrangements grouped together. You can save money by using one kind of flower, and repeating it over and over again. Look to buy in bulk through a wholesaler or a large outlet like Costco. Be creative!

image above by Brides Cafe

photography above by Jose Villa, floral design by Adornments

Ngoc Minh Ngo photography

Event design above by Details Event Planning

Alisha Clark photography

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Of course every bride wants to look absolutely gorgeous on her wedding day, and part of that is the much talked about dress. From puffy ball gowns to tight fitting sheaths everyone wants to know what your dress looks like. Finding a dress you actually like, can afford and flatters your figure sometimes feels like searching for the Holy Grail.

If that isn’t bad enough, you really have to try on everything, because sadly all wedding dresses run about 2+ sizes smaller than “real clothes” and dresses on the rack, look completely different on. Take friends and family with you, as you’ll need help getting in and out of so many dresses. Make sure they give you their honest opinion, and don’t let pushy sales staff talk you into something you don’t like. It can be a marathon.. but here is some inspiration to encourage you!!!!

Vera Wang above

beautiful image above on Santa Barbara Chic Blog

Is this not the cutest flower girl dress ever??!! Seen on Style Me Pretty

Love the back of this dress, as seen on Style Me Pretty

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event design by Oh, How Charming above

image via 100 layer cake

Who doesn’t love desserts? Make your event unique by adding elements of your favorite desserts and sweets. How cool is it to have snow cones!!?? What fun! Be creative and have a wonderful weekend!!

Labor of Love image above

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Stephanie Williams Photography

Marlin Munoz photography

Stephanie Williams Photography above

Micheal Norwood photography above

I know that it’s currently fall, but brides are already planning their summer weddings now. Thinking of summertime, I always think of citrus. To me, few things say summer better than fresh, juicy, brightly-colored citrus fruits— lemons, oranges, and limes.

I love some of these lime green ideas. Doesn’t this color look oh-so stunning with raspberry or black or aqua?

For popular candy bars, add a playfully sweet touch, serve lemon drops, orange slice candies, or citrus-flavored hard candies in little porcelain dishes around the table.

For drinks of course limeade, lemon drops or a signature drink with citrus vodka would add a juicy, sweet/sour touch:-)

Ken Kienow Photography

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to Lindsey over at Pleated Poppy for featuring our letterpress printed note cards. It was our pleasure to print these for Lindsey’s shop. Check out all her handmade goodies here!!!

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image above by this is glamorous blog

I’m really loving this super dreamy look of blush and cream together. The images are shot so perfectly, it feels a little vintage and sureal. If you love this look too, check out super 8 films.. like is one from Joel Serrato films. (Joel works with the super-talented Jose Villa.) Everything old becomes new again!

Badgley Mischka shoes above- photo by Stephanie Williams

Alicia Bock Photography above

axioo photography above


via our labor of love

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photography above by Ken Kienow Photography


I love the beautiful sophistication of Ken‘s work.
He’s been recently featured on Snippet & Ink :-) We were so thrilled to do a custom business letterpress project for him. We printed these bright 1 color yellow note cards on 100% rag cotton paper.

Enjoy more of Ken‘s work on his blog and website! Drop us a line if you’re looking for custom business letterpress printing.

letterpress printing by Sugar Plum

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