A MODERN WINERY WEDDING

Wineries typically have an old-world, romantic feel, but once you see the stunning details of this gorgeous wedding at HammerSky Vineyards, you’ll be convinced that a winery can totally pull off a modern vibe.

A MODERN INVITATION

A MODERN MONOGRAM

It doesn’t matter what kind of wedding you’re having, your invitations are going to set the tone from the second they hit your guests’ mailboxes.

To make sure guests knew this would be a fun, but modern affair, we started with a bold color palette. Shades of blue, yellow, and salmon gave a summery feel, while a modern monogram kept the invitations feeling “grown up”.

WAX SEALS and MODERN SHAPES

Color was not lacking in this wedding and we counterbalanced all the blue with pops of salmon pink in the envelope and wax seal. A chintzy floral envelope liner brought a feminine touch without being overly romantic.

Especially unique was the layered diamond invitation, designed carefully to display information along the visible edges so guests don’t miss a thing!

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

Calligraphy often has a fussy, romantic feel – unless it’s done by the right hands! We pride ourselves on our take on modern calligraphy. Our modern style is a little bit fun, a little bit sassy, NEVER stuffy, but always classy. (Was that a haiku?)

THE BIG DAY

WAX SEAL PLACE CARDS

We brought some cohesiveness to the day with a wax seal place card, featuring the same salmon-colored hydrangea seal that held the invitation together. And what is a place card without our modern calligraphy? Nothing special. So of course we used some shimmery salmon ink to add a pop of pink to the tablescape.

LAYERED TASSEL MENU

We loved the layered look of the invitation so much that we just had to carry it through to the menu too! Shades of blue and yellow, along with some modern typography, gave this menu a fun and interactive feel. And, hello, can we talk about that layered tassel?!? You can guarantee guests took that menu home, because it was just too good to leave behind!

EDIBLE TABLESCAPE

An edible tablescape?! Sign me up! This gorgeous centerpiece featured beautiful blooms AND delicious treats from the garden in all the stunning hues of the couple’s palette.

A TRULY SPECIAL DAY

THE TEAM

Venue // HammerSky Vineyards https://www.hammersky.com
Planner // Bundle + Bash https://www.bundlandbash.com
Florals // Elegant Details Floral & Event Design https://elegant-details.com/
Photography // Jessica Sofranko https://www.jessicasofranko.com
Videography // Loveridge Photo & Film https://loveridgephotoandfilm.com/
Paper Goods // Look Good on Paper Co. https://lookgoodonpaperco.com/
Picnic // Project XO https://project-xo.com/
Chocolate // Sheila Kearns Chocolate https://sheilakearnschocolate.com/
Charcuterie // Farm & Harvest https://www.farmandharvest.com/
Custom Marquee // Alpha-Lit Marquee Letters Central Coast https://www.alphalitletters.com/central-coast-contact.html
Balloon Installations // Collective Creative Company https://www.collectivecreative.co/
Cake // The Wooden Spoon https://www.thewoodenspoonbakery.com/
Dress // Mia Rose by Andria Bird http://loveandriabird.com/
Rentals // All About Events http://allaboutevents.com/
Linens // La Tavola Fine Linen https://latavolalinen.com/
Hair + Makeup // Tigerlily Salon & Spa https://www.tigerlilysalon.com/

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Semi-Custom vs. Custom Wedding Invitations

You got the ring.

You got the date.

You got the venue.

Now it’s time for wedding invitations!

Of course just like all of the other wedding decisions you need to make, invitations come with A LOT of options. I’m here to break down the two main types of wedding invitations (and their pros and cons) so you can decide what works best for you.

SEMI-CUSTOM INVITATIONS

WHAT ARE THEY?

Semi-custom invitations are already designed, so you have a pretty good idea of what it’s going to look like as a finished product. They’re called “Semi-Custom” because they get customized with your info (it would be super awkward to send a wedding invitation with someone’s name, right?!).

WHAT CAN I CUSTOMIZE?

Ah yes, our most asked question! For our Semi-Custom designs, we include font, font color, and minor layout/artwork changes (like moving a tree or deleting a flower) in the cost of the invitations. Elaborate artwork, like our watercolor and fluid art designs, often require a lot of work to edit their layout and color, so there is usually an additional fee involved to change those.

We can also personalize your Semi-Custom invitations with upgraded paper and print processes or any of the wide range of accessories we offer! I have had clients choose the same design and have a totally different aesthetic simply by changing an envelope color and adding a vellum wrap or using a silk ribbon and wax seal!

BENEFITS OF SEMI-CUSTOM INVITATIONS

  • Pre-designed so you avoid a custom design fee
  • Turnaround is typically much quicker
  • You can see what your suite will look like in advance
  • Options are available to personalize your suite

DRAWBACKS OF SEMI-CUSTOM INVITATIONS

  • Not a unique or heirloom stationery piece
  • Service-level benefits (like assembly and addressing) are usually not included or only available for an additional fee
  • Personalization options may be limited or involve additional fees

CUSTOM INVITATIONS

WHAT ARE THEY?

Custom wedding invitations are completely unique to you and your love story. We love getting to know our couples and ALL of their different interests (not just their wedding Pinterest board) so we can create invitations that feel like them. Our custom invitation designs are never repeated so you can rest assured your guest are receiving a truly unique piece of stationery specially created for your big day. Our goal is always to create invitations that feel so personal, your guests will never want to throw them away.

HOW DOES THE CUSTOM INVITATION PROCESS WORK?

We start by getting to know our couples – their interests, their style, their love story and the tone they want their invitations to set. Then we put together two initial sketches of invitation concepts for them to choose from. Once we have an overall style determined, we’ll begin the proofing process, where our couples get to see each individual piece, all of the artwork, and a mockup of how everything will look together. After approving items to print, our couples sit back and relax while we handle all of the logistics of printing, paper, accessories, addressing, and assembly!

HOW LONG DO CUSTOM INVITATIONS TAKE?

We typically like to get started 6 months before the wedding date to move comfortably through the Custom Invitation process. Of course, we make exceptions depending on the scope of the project and our existing schedule. We recommend booking your spot as soon as possible (most couples book a year in advance) to ensure we are able to accommodate you!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CUSTOM INVITATIONS?

  • Completely unique design that will never be duplicated
  • Easy design and proofing process
  • Expert guidance in wording and etiquette
  • Access to our extensive font library
  • Full assembly included
  • Custom artwork piece
  • Vintage Stamp Curation
  • Photographer’s Kit
  • Keepsake Invitation

WHAT ARE THE DRAWBACKS OF CUSTOM INVITATIONS?

  • Custom invitations have a longer turnaround time than Semi-Custom Invitations
  • Custom invitations require a custom design fee and are usually a more significant investment

WHAT TYPE OF INVITATIONS ARE RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you and your partner value unique design and a luxury experience, we invite you to learn more about our Custom Invitations and submit an Inquiry with us. We’d love to create unique stationery for what is sure to be the best day of your life!

If you and your partner have a less flexible timeframe or budget, we invite you to peruse our Semi-Custom Collections! We are always happy to make suggestions for ways to personalize our suites even further!

Whatever invitations you choose, we look forward to ensuring you Look Good on Paper!