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Kyly and Ryan's weekend of paperie

We did it all!

I love it when a bride is just as excited about paper as I am!

For Kyly and Ryan wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of the few personal touches that could fit into a luggage was the wedding paper.  Earlier in the year, we designed and printed their wedding invitations far in advance for their guests to attend this once-in-a-lifetime safari wedding. As the wedding weekend neared we worked on various pieces to make each guest's experience extra special for making the long trip.

Throughout the design process, I kept the palette neutral in a "safari chic" style. To add texture, we played with different papers and mixed letterpress printed pieces with digital flat prints.  Each guest received a special note handwritten by the bride and groom upon their arrival on letterpressed stationery enclosed with a wax seal. The personal touches, all ideas from the bride, really made each guest feel the warmest welcome.

Keep scrolling to see paper details from rehearsal dinner, wedding program + menu and even down to the napkins.

This is a first for so much paper to go quite the distance from Los Angeles to Johannesburg.
I'm so honored to have been a huge part of their wedding in a paper kind of way. Thank you Kyly and Ryan!

 

Design, printing and calligraphy by Presshaus LA

PresshausLA for Kyly and Ryan
Wax sealed

Wax sealed

Pressed quote on envelope flap

Pressed quote on envelope flap

Custom letterpress printed stationery

Custom letterpress printed stationery

Foil stamped detail on natural napkins

Foil stamped detail on natural napkins

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Wedding menu + place card

Wedding menu + place card

Wedding dinner menu + place card

Wedding dinner menu + place card

Wedding program (letterpress)  / front and back

Wedding program (letterpress)  / front and back

Rehearsal dinner paper setup

Rehearsal dinner paper setup

melkis + tomas / a cherry blossom wedding

It's always a pleasure to print for Paper & Type.

Not only does Victoria create beautifully designed paper goods, but her thoughtful approach to creating a special keepsake for a special day ensures that every detail goes unnoticed. Piece by piece, it's been an honor to see this wedding suite come together.

I had the opportunity to letterpress print the announcement and the RSVP, a beautiful pair in itself with hand-drawn cherry blossoms complementing her signature type design. Usually once you get the main invitation done that's it, right? Not in this case.

The mix of papers, the cherry blossom postage stamp, the custom pattern on the envelope liner, the custom return address stamp and her calligraphy were all reflective touches that highlighted the delicate beauty in the wedding suite.

There'll be one more Paper & Type wedding in the next few days with more hand-drawn florals in the pipeline. 
 

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robin + johanna are married!

Congratulations to Robin and Johanna!!

Upon arrival to our hotel, we were given a tote full of goodies at check-in by the bride and groom. So clever and sneaky!

Upon arrival to our hotel, we were given a tote full of goodies at check-in by the bride and groom. So clever and sneaky!


I love weddings but this one was extra special in so many ways. Not only were they friends of ours, but they bestowed the honor of creating their wedding invitations and day-of goods and plus the wedding was in HAWAII!

During the time preparing for their wedding date, I got to know them more as a couple. Their excitement excited us too so much that the anticipation was really starting to build up for a long weekend getaway trip to Oahu.

Robin and Johanna are such a fun and loving couple, and the easiest to work with for pulling off an amazing destination wedding! She wanted a bright and colorful wedding with a modern twist, and he wanted one thing- spam musubis! We captured both in their wedding suite and saw it all come together at their beachside wedding at a private villa in Laie, a city about an hour away from Waikiki Beach.

They wed on the sand just feet from the clear waters with their best friend officiating their nuptials and one of their groomsmen serenading the guests with a rendition of the Hawaiian Wedding song on his ukelele.

They served local Hawaiian food for dinner and even had a dessert table by Ted's Bakery with chocolate haupia pie, white chocolate macadamia cream pie, pumpkin haupia pie, and more. 

After dinner and dancing, we headed out the beach and set paper lanterns aglow and watched them sail away in the sky. It was a beautiful highlight to the evening and one of the most memorable moments of the entire wedding.

Handmade party favors by the bride

Handmade party favors by the bride

spam musubi snacks for cocktail hour

spam musubi snacks for cocktail hour

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First "selfie" as a married man! 

First "selfie" as a married man! 

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Presshaus LA signs at the dessert table.

Presshaus LA signs at the dessert table.

one of my favorite photos of me + my mister.

one of my favorite photos of me + my mister.

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day-of paperie

This Autumn season is filled with weddings. Not sure what it is about 2013, but this year had more wedding toward the end of the year than the usual "wedding season" in spring/early summer. For a few weddings, I've been lucky to also create matching Day-of paper goods for the wedding including namecards, signs, menus and favor tags all matching the invitation of course. 

Last week, I've been busy with ink and a calligraphy more than at the press wheeling paper through.  Here are some Day-of goods I've been working on lately.

-k

 

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calligraphy hashtag signs

calligraphy hashtag signs

Hawaiian dessert signs

Hawaiian dessert signs

Robin + Johanna 's 11x17 hand-painted signs for kids to hold while marching down the aisle.

Robin + Johanna's 11x17 hand-painted signs for kids to hold while marching down the aisle.

catching up.

I'm horrible at updating this place.  Apologies.

Take a look at this handful of prints since the last post

Where has the summer gone?  Hopefully this Autumn brings winds of new projects and collaborations with new people. I have custom holiday paperie on my mind. It's never too last to start thinking about holiday greetings. Before you know it, we'll be all in boots and sweaters singing fa la la la la!

-k


I'm going to try to get thing up to speed in a nutshell. Here we go...

 

Wedding invitations

Grace & Derrick's wedding suite in blush and grey

Grace & Derrick's wedding suite in blush and grey

Page & David's wedding suite designed by  That Noise Gallery

Page & David's wedding suite designed by That Noise Gallery

Abigail & Dwight's wedding suite with blush and grey

Abigail & Dwight's wedding suite with blush and grey

Tim & Morgan's wedding suite designed by  That Noise Gallery

Tim & Morgan's wedding suite designed by That Noise Gallery


business cards

  montaag  business cards

 montaag business cards

the solo project  business cards

the solo project business cards

Stillhouse

Stillhouse