Calligraphy was a must for this design, which references vintage botanical illustrations with all their lush hand-drawn detail.
Wedding Stationery: Put Your Stamp on It
In our increasingly digital world, paper just gets more and more indulgent. To take their wedding and newlywed stationery to the next level, many couples are using handsomely designed custom stamps and embossers with their names, logos or monograms.
“Brides I work with are requesting a lot of additions to their basic stationery sets these days,” says Barbara Stanaitis of Northfield-based Etsy shop BellaBaroque Design. “In the last few years, monograms have become more popular. Monograms can be used with a wax seal or be rubber-stamped onto anything—as long as brides use the right ink.”
Stanaitis recommends StazOn, a solvent-based ink that dries quickly and doesn’t smudge. She says brides are using the stamps on everything from favors to thank-you cards to envelopes.
Kate Panke, owner of custom invitation studio Paper Rock Scissor in Minneapolis, uses embossing on wedding invitations and also makes smaller personalized embossers for return addresses. “It’s such a beautiful and subtle way to add visual interest and texture,” she says.
For the invitations, Panke uses embossing less for text and more for floral and geometric patterns. Adventurous couples, she says, are even using all-over debossing with the invitation text pressed on top. Talk about making your mark!