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.
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!
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….
About a month ago I got an inquiry from Bluemoon Letterpress – a letterpress studio in Japan. Takuma Nakagawa is organizing and exhibition of letterpress work titled “Letterpress of Pray” where she will show and sell in a few different galleries with 100% of the proceeds benefitting orphans of the tsunami.
I was unsure about what my printed prayer would look like until I went to a vintage stamp shop in New York on my vacation. There I dug through a pile of vintage Japanese postage stamps and found my inspiration. Mine would be a sort of letter, using Japanese stamps for the recipients and United States stamps for the senders (I suppose I was speaking for everyone in the good ole USA… is that weird?)
I found out from some special Japanese fluent helpers that one of the stamps portrayed Fukushima, which isn’t where the tsunami hit, but was badly injured as a result.
I particularly loved the coloration of the two palm tree stamps. I think they really showed the similarities between that area of Japan (not sure!) and California. This was an instant match.
Then in my not very practiced handwriting, I wrote what I wanted for Japan. I chose green ink for growth, and printed away.
I sent off 17 prints today to Japan with hopes that my message will reach far more than 17 people and that the beauty of communication will be translated.
I was so happy to be mentioned on Style Me Pretty for Negar and Peter’s wedding invitation… We worked together last summer to design the perfect invitations that would set the tone for their romantic nuptials at the California Club in Los Angeles. What they really wanted, and I think we delivered, was a very timeless invitation that was subtly romantic…. and not at all “cute”… something that they will love as time passes…. something very classic.
To get there I used hand calligraphy for print for their names and charcoal grey ink (I liked the idea of it being grey instead of black as if years had taken their toll and faded the print) with just a little bit of victorian floral embellishment… popped in my inked up press and mashed on a textured but cleanly cut stock…. et voila. It did just the trick.
thanks to Gia Canali for taking the pictures… again! check out Gia’s blog for some other photographs of this wedding and invitations…
Jessica and Greg are one of my favorite wedding couple clients of the year. Their taste is super elegant and modern… We were really working with a white on white, monochromatic feel for the wedding stationery. I think they were really consistent all the way to the reception…
Their wedding invitations featured a my rendering of Jessica’s wedding dress lace (which was kept quiet from Greg, btw) printed letterpress on handmade paper with white ink.
and these images from Jesssica and Greg’s reception are from wedding planner Mindy Weiss’s blog which also features florals by one of Tiny Pine’s FAVORITES – Gilly’s in Silverlake. I LOVE the way the set up the escort cards… and also a little shot of a table that has Maple wood table numbers…
Molly & Jason’s Wedding Invitation by Tiny Pine Press
I am really excited to post these photos!!
I realize it’s been over a month since the wedding, but I finally have a couple of photos to post of Jason and Molly’s wedding invitation that we designed and produced for their February 27 nuptials.
This picture really shows off the handmade paper with the natural deckle edges. It’s 100% cotton made in the USA lovely and elegant paper, printed letterpress and then mounted to a piece of walnut… then tied with green silk thread!
Here is a pretty good peak at the envelope liner with the custom pattern we designed that was later repeated at the reception on the wedding cake (by our friends, Vanilla Bake Shop) and muslin escort card card bags that we printed…
and here is a photo of the walnut backing attached to a tree in the backyard outside my studio. This just makes me smile. I hope it is as inspiring to you!