Hello all! Tiny Pine Press has finagled itself into the wedding press again. This time it’s Martha Stewart Weddings’ Fall Issue (on newsstands now!!). We actually don’t have the magazine yet (we’re hoping Gia Canali’s subscription hasn’t lapsed) but it’s also up on their website.
The Tine Pine work shown are menus we did for Shoshana Wolf and Jeremy Bohrer back in 2011. You can see their wedding invitations on our website. The menus were in a similar style but with the added bonus of simply exquisite fine-line calligraphy by Ann Robin. Photo from Martha Stewart Weddings is above, click on it to be taken to their website.
The wedding was at Carondelet House, an up-and-coming wedding location in Los Angeles that we think is going to join Smog Shoppe and Marvimon as the Big Three wedding locations in central LA (if it hasn’t already). Carondelet has a beautiful old-fashioned but not stodgy vibe — we strongly recommend it!
So it’s not a photo of our invitations (which we promise we will post up here soon) but it is a photo from a wonderful night and such a perfect example of all the help we got from our friends.
It was almost 3 years ago when we worked on this sweet backyard wedding… It’s so timeless!
Back when designing the wedding papers for Julia and Eli, I met them at the Bride’s mothers home where they showed me the Pepper Tree where they would be married. It was decided that I should illustrate it for their wedding invitations…. So that’s just what I did.
The pepper tree printed blind on museum board, with green type and then mounted to cedar veneer… I love using cedar for weddings – it keeps the critters away from a marriage, I like to think. and it smells so nice too! not to mention the warm coloration.
Last year we worked on Britt and Peter’s wedding invitations with Nicole Sillapere and Rosemary Events. All the paper goods for this wedding were tactile and warm even though the color palette was shades of white and grey.
The layers of this invitation were intricate – the was hand calligraphy for print, laser cutting, letterpress, mounting, hand tearing, ribbon binding, foil stamping and die cutting. It was tedious but worth it. And the vintage stamps came together so well, though we had to use some newer stamps because of the size and weight of the handmade heavyweight envelopes.
The wedding programs were also pretty special… small booklets printed on textured translucent paper with white cotton organdy covers with a simple stitch bind. these are my very favorite programs!
The escort cards echoed the invitations – handtorn with laser cut slits for the ribbon.
When everything came together what we created as a giant collaborations was truly magical!
My fiancé, Ben, almost choked on his lunch last week at work. Kurt came to the rescue and delivered the Heimlich Maneuver just in time!
This is the note that I am sending along with some chocolate chip cookies (and a bottle of wine) to Kurt. It is a very sincere note, but I couldn’t help but make a little joke with this thank you card. I mean, how often does someone save your fiancé’s life at work! He works in social media… it’s not really a high risk environment.
Hilarious right? and thank goodness these tiny spiraea florets came in today to further my “beyond hipster tongue in cheek” but still very very serious note.
Here are the cookies… they are really good too… My secret recipe and Ben’s FAVORITE!
Last year I got the opportunity to collaborate with Lisa Vorce on Jose Villa and Joel Serrato’s wedding invitation. Tiny Pine was responsible for the graphic design and layouts. Papel & Press printed the suite and I think the invitation turned out lovely and pristine. I always love to work creatively with this group because it turns out splendidly every time. It’s always also great to design something and see the production finished so nicely.
And I have to give a special mention to Anne Jones!!! She did an amazing job with the calligraphy. I know Annie must have written very slowly on that leather. She does some impressive work!
Anyway, I am extremely proud of this work and that I was able to contribute to Jose and Joel’s wonderful wedding. And here is the link to the Martha blog feature.
My fiancé and I just got a dog…. Dash… He comes to work with me every day and sleeps or spazzes out around the studio and mixes things up with Izzy – the other little doggie who works here – or plays here – or lays here! We love him but sometimes he freaks out and loses his zen… probably because we have yet to teach him to meditate so I can illustrate him – or I could just make him a dancing dog shiva – he does like to dance!
When the production of The Cooking Channel series “He Cooks She Cooks” asked me to create a printed menu for a benefit dinner cooked by Suzanne Goin and David Lentz, I jumped at the opportunity.
I LOVE cooking (well, baking mostly but more top of the stove lately) and I LOVE the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. So it was an easy “YES”. They gave me the menu which was based on locally available ingredients, and I typset and printed the menu in a jiffy. Hopefully the letterpress was helpful in raising money for the Farmers Market!
The show aired this past Sunday, but hopefully will repeat so everyone can see it!
Oh, follow this link to a better description of the show and the recipes for some of their creations….