Monday, January 31, 2011

As Seen in Southern Living Weddings Magazine

Our graphic designer, Emma James, recently had her wedding featured in the Southern Living Weddings magazine.  Emma designed the fan programs, escort cards, table numbers.

Here are a few more images and details about her custom reception details:
~Escort Cards~
 Possibly our favorite detail, the escort cards were printed with a variety of vintage flourishes and stuck into a table of moss.

~The Table Names~

The tables were named after different Cactus and incorporated quirky cactus illustrations from the 1950s that Emma had scanned out of a vintage book. 

~Seat Assignments~
Although most of the guests were free to sit wherever they wanted at their assigned tables, the table for the wedding party had assigned seating. We printed name labels and wrapped them around potted succulents. In addition to adding decoration to the table, they were also nice little keepsakes for the wedding party.

~The Programs~

The program fans were perfect for the outdoor ceremony. Emma got creative with layout, fonts and wording which fit perfectly with the theme of her wedding. 

~Special Thanks~

Thank you notes were folded in white linen napkins and placed at each seat. The border colors alternated between coral and aqua at each table to add color. 

If you are interested in having something similar for your wedding, you can contact Emma at

{All designs about by Emma James}

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Getting Creative with Postage

Why not get creative with your postage? I love the look of multiple vintage stamps on an envelope. There are several ways to find vintage postage. If you are looking to pick and choose yourself, ebay is a great place to find stamps. Remember to search under "Unused United States Stamps". If you need someone to help you, Verde Studio and The Paper Nickel will curate vintage postage for you.
{Paige used a combo of Vintage Horse, Love, and Texas stamps}
{Via Verde Studio}
{Via Verde Studio}
The above were our designer, Emma's wedding invitations. She used a mix of the current king & queen stamps, vintage cactus stamps, vintage love stamps, along with other vintage stamps. She found all of her vintage postage on ebay and the others she ordered from

Paige's Invitation Featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper

We recently had the pleasure of designing a custom invitation for Paige & Adam. It is featured on one of our favorite paper blogs, Oh So Beautiful Paper. Read more about the invitation here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Custom Design: Vintage Citrus

Inspired by vintage citrus labels, this invitation was designed for a summer reception in Santa Barbara, California. The invitation was printed on archival rag paper, the envelopes were lined with a custom liner and addressed in turquoise ink. Vintage postage found on ebay completed the look.