Category Archives: wedding invitations


Tibetan Prayerbook Invitation

It was a lot of work, but the end result was worth it. The client is very into Tibetan buddhism and Nepal, and wanted a wedding invitation that evoked the prayerbooks from the area. Each of the five cards inside the invitation are two-ply hand-torn Tibetan paper. The bookends are heavy-weight kraft wrapped in dyed Tibetan paper and tied with paper twine. The envelope is custom with white hand calligraphy.


Japanese Paper in Wedding Invitations

Here at Tiny Pine Press we love Japanese paper! Whenever we it suits the project, we like to include Japanese paper envelope liners or backing. Above is an example of a wonderful combination of Japanese paper (an ocean wave pattern) with a natural wood-backed letterpress wedding invitation. The invitation also features handmade paper and stitching. The invitation was for a beach wedding in California, and the combination of Japanese print and natural wood evokes driftwood and Zen all at the same time.

Something Different: Red, Gold and Shiny Foil Invitations


Laser-Cut Red for a Double Wedding

We may be known for more organic, wabi-sabi sorts of wedding invitations, but once and a while we get to create custom invitations that are very different from our “signature style” (whatever that is…but anyway).

At the other end of the spectrum from natural tones and materials is bright, shiny invitations like the ones here, which we did for a few different clients. These invitations are bold and glittery and they tell the recipient this wedding is going to be all-out fancy. Which they were… In fact, the one in red was for a Jewish-Hindu double wedding lasting five days! Two sets of wedding invitations, two sets of day of paper (programs, escort cards, menus, etc.) in two different but matching styles: red with laser cut monogram and gold foil for the Hindu wedding, and white with gold foil for the Jewish wedding. Both invitations also have gold twine tie. We are really proud of these wedding invitations, they were a lot of work but came out great.


We put together this gold foiled wedding invitation for a client (and now good friend). There are multiple pieces here, including a gold foil map and itinerary booklet with gold twine tie. Not for everyone, perhaps, but for her it was perfect.

Organic Wedding Invitation Suite in Style Me Pretty

Hi all. Sometimes no one tells us when our work is featured; we have to figure it out because there’s a bump in new inquiries and whatnot. Which is what happened with Chase and Justin’s wedding, which was featured on Style Me Pretty July 17. The wedding was shot by the indomitable Jose Villa. Special thanks to La Artista, Laura Mendoza, who did the lovely hand calligraphy!

The full invitation and wedding day of paper by Tiny Pine Press.

The full invitation and wedding day of paper by Tiny Pine Press.

Style Me Pretty Features the Tiny Pine Press Wedding

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage. And then comes a feature on Style Me Pretty!

The full wedding invitation set.

The full wedding invitation set.

We are honored to have photos from our wedding, taken by the unsurpassable Gia Canali, featured on Style Me Pretty today. The Style Me Pretty feature has photos of our custom save the dates, wedding invitations, day of paper and the wedding itself. And anything they don’t show we promise to put up here in the next couple weeks…

It’s been over a year since the wedding and since then we’ve moved and had a baby. Oh, we were so young…or maybe it’s just life before baby Otis… Anyway, taking a fresh look at our wedding invitation, menus, signs and everything else we created for the big day, we are pretty darn proud, if we do say so ourselves.

Our Wedding in C Magazine!

Tiny Pine is always honored when our work gets in showcased in wedding blogs and magazines. But when it’s our wedding that’s getting the press, it’s a really big deal!

This month, C Magazine‘s design section featured a full-page photo by Gia Canali photography of the tables from our wedding last October. We were thrilled to see it in the magazine and thrilled that they mentioned our friends at Clementine Floral Works, who did the flowers.

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.

Under the Pepper Tree…

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.

And just for fun, the save the date as well.

Thanks to Gia Canali for the photos and there are tons of wedding photos featured on Style me Pretty


magical monochromatics

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!

Thanks to Abby Ross Photography for the amazing photos on this one. Check out everything on Style Me Pretty!