classic calligraphy invitations

June 17th, 2013 by

Claire & Micheal have a fabulous sense of style. They worked with Jennifer Laraia to bring their vision to life, and what a magical day it was! The invitations feature Feast Calligraphy The palate was soft tones of peach and grey with a touch of gold. We used pearl white 220lb cotton stock for the invitation and edge painted in gold. The RSVP was one color with a grey printed envelope. This was a weekend of events so we needed a clever way to invite guests to both the cocktail party Friday evening and the breakfast on Sunday without adding several additional pieces. We printed a ‘Let’s Celebrate’ card with a small vellum envelope attached.  Inside the envelope was a small card/coaster printed on each side with the details of the events. Lace and a gold seal wrapped the set together. A collection of vintage stamps and calligraphied envelopes made this one exciting package to receive in the mail and we think it was a wonderful prelude to the wedding itself.  Doesn’t it all just look stunning!

Photography courtesy Watson Studios – see all the wedding photos here.


Edge Painting is amazing!

August 7th, 2012 by

And so is John Shim!  He is a fantastic local photographer and a good friend of Fourth Year Studio.  He photographed Emily’s wedding and her most adorable proposal.  Her husband proposed while mountain biking and asked John to hide out and capture Emily’s very surprised and extremely happy reaction.  It really doesn’t get any better than that.

John came to us in need of a memorable, simple business card that spoke true to his brand.  The cards are printed onto either side of Crane’s 220lb cotton stock. We felt we needed to spice things up a little bit and the double thick paper gave us the perfect medium to use for edge painting.

We matched the letterpress ink tone and used an airbrush to paint the edges.  It was thrilling to see how well it turned out and it was truly the perfect pop!

Thank you John for allowing us to experiment on you!

edge detail

Photos by John Shim