Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Valentine Cards


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Kate Ridgway and Jerame Hill wedding invitations


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jenna Bush Hager Custom Stationery

We were so flattered when our friends at the Scout Guide Jackson tapped us to create a set of custom stationery for visiting speaker and former first daughter, Jenna Bush Hager. We settled on a classic correspondence card for her, Printed with fresh, copper foil printing - featuring custom contemporary calligraphy by our friend Margaret Corley at Proper Prints Calligraphy. To add variety to the wardrobe, we custom cut liners from our wide assortment of designer wrapping paper and hand-lined the envelopes.  Imagine our delight when we received a thank you note from Jenna telling us how much she loved them!

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Ann Carter Wedding Announcement

Working with designer, Ann Runyon Carter on her daughter’s wedding announcement was a bit of a love-fest. The mother and daughter team even brought a bottle of wine to our first appointment, which cemented our friendship instantly!  Ann is best known in our area for her interior design work infused with a heaping dose of “southern soul” - and her expansive client list includes Mississippi-born celebrity Sela Ward.

Materials and quality were important to the Carters, who were planning a celebration for a large group of friends and family following an intimate family wedding. Incorporating the artwork of a local calligrapher that is a dear friend of hers was also part of the equation. After browsing through many beautiful samples, the deciding factor was a particular shade of grey engraving by the Arzburger team that spoke to both Ann and Becca.

Printed on a double-thick pearly-white card, the pale grey engraving of etherial hand-penned calligraphy is a classic.  A soft grey tissue liner is a finishing touch to the envelope.  Ann expressed during one of our meetings  that “glitz” is not really her style; they love elegance and classic style with distinctive touches.  Their invitation beautifully reflects the design theme seen in her interior design work.

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Summerhouse Event with Suzanne Kasler

I was initially a little star-struck going into a design meeting with Lisa Palmer. After all, she single-handedly brought about the renaissance of clean and modern design in the Jackson area, and her visionary 10,000 square foot lifestyle store in the affluent Ridgeland suburb is a beautiful shrine to her signature style.  The moment was amplified when she told me she needed to design an invitation for a glamorous drinks-and-dessert party where her top clientele could meet and greet acclaimed interior designer Suzanne Kasler in the home of one of Lisa's friends and favorite clients.

In discussing some of the on-trend colors that her guest, Suzanne Kasler, was using, we kept circling back to a need for a little bit of a blush color in the project. When Lisa opened a sample with a tailored gold pin-dot foil envelope liner we knew that was a must-have element, too. We then created a letterpress and foil invitation, with the gold pin-dot liner, to be mailed in the palest blush luxe envelope. Contemporary "calligraphy" printing on the front of the envelope was the finishing detail.  Linen-like disposable napkins with the summerhouse logo in gold foil carried the sparkle through the evening as guests nibbled delightful desserts, sipped bubbles, and laughed with mrs kasler under the most beautiful star-filled Mississippi night sky.

As they exited the party, guests found summerhouse logo frosted cups in their swag bags along side copies of Suzanne's book, milieu magazine, and the scout guide JACKSON - all co-hosts for the magical design-filled evening.


Smock Instagram Takeover

Thanks so much to our friends at Smock Paper for asking me to take over their Instagram for a wedding invitation feature.  A few of our favorite Smock Paper wedding invitation projects were displayed during the takeover.

An assortment of invitations including Betsy Lynch & Stewart Hood, Carter White & Wilson Hood, Laura Blackwell & Austin Evans. 
Genny Frascogna and Logan Phillips
Olivia Frascogna and Ed Persia
Bethany Cooper & Lucien Smith
Rachel Jones & Linzy Gressett
Frances Knight & John Bussey
Bethany Cooper & Lucien Smith
Lindsey Thomas & Robert Dowdle

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