The Beekman, NYC Custom Wedding Invitations for a Luxury Destination

Sunday, July 30, 2017

“Featured in “The Knot Weddings Magazine”

It’s always a pleasure for us to have clients return to us to help bring the vision of the bride to life with paper, ink and a little something extra.  This is the second time we assisted this busy mom for custom wedding invitations and we thank her for placing her trust in us.  We wish this couple many great years ahead and plenty of grandchildren to fulfill the life of one of favorite mothers of two special daughters.

hand calligraphy
Hand calligraphy provided to Digby & Rose by the groom's mom.

We dare not take all the credit for these invitations because to truly deliver a bride’s vision, you have to have many people involved.  (When we get more information about the artist who penned these, we’ll update our post).

Our first meeting with the bride took place over the phone where we learned more about her taste and of course her venue.  This was one of the first wedding receptions held at The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel.

Architectural Digest called it a transformation of a 19th Century Tower that was, “Transformed Into New York’s Most Beautiful New Hotel”.  If you are going to have a luxury wedding this property should be a the top of the list.

The bride and groom were married at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, located at 22 Barclay Street-New York, NY 10007.  We’re told that the ceremony was meant for such a historic Church.

A few months after the ceremony I penned a little thank you note to the mom for trusting us again to deliver.  A few weeks later she wrote, “Thanks for all your help in making it a perfect day for them.”  Your so welcome and remember that we also design and make custom baby shower announcements ; ).

The Beekman Hotel
Photo: Courtesty of The Beekman Hotel

And now for the custom New York, NY invitations for the wedding event of the season.  It’s eye candy of a joint effort to bring together this luxury wedding invitation set.  It’s a set of stacked cards with rounded corners and a shimmer gold paint.  The bride wanted us to use one of her favorite antique flower images in someway, so is there not only something special holding it all together-the back has it too.

The look of thick invitations coming out of an shimmer paper lined envelope.
Letterpress for The Beekman, NYC
Gold beveled and rounded corners on thick cotton paper.
Image getting invited to wedding event of the season in NYC.

Again, many thanks to all who have participated in bringing the wedding invitations to life.  If you are going to share our content, we only ask that you give @DigbyRose proper photo credit.  More to come with our creative commons license.

We didn’t even realize that these were going into print in The Knot Weddings Magazine and would like to thank them for including us at the request of the bride.  Best Wishes, Team Digby & Rose

Wedding Stamps

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Wedding Postage Stamps

A great final touch for your wedding invitations are some beautiful custom wedding stamps. There are many custom wedding postage designs available, in any denomination that you need for your invitations and reply cards. We’ve picked out some lovely selections below, in different themes such as custom monograms, flowers, and rustic. We always recommend that you take a set of your invitations to the post office where you are going to mail them to check the weight and confirm postage denomination. With custom stamps you can have just one stamp for any denomination, rather than needing to buy multiple stamps. This is great if you have a large and heavy invitation!

Custom Monogram Stamps

Simple monogram postage stamps, formal monograms, floral monograms.

Minimalist Green Leaves with Monogram Wedding Stamp Black Stripes Pink Floral Wedding Monogram Stamps Wedding Postage - Customize Your Monogram - Gold

monogram-stamps

Rustic Wedding Stamps

Old oak tree stamps with initials, birch tree postage stamps, laurel wreath stamps.

old oak tree rustic wedding postage stamps Blush Rustic Monogram Wreath Wedding Postage Stamp birch tree postage stamps for rustic weddings

rustic wedding stamps

Floral Wedding Stamps

Pink roses wedding stamps, and floral wreath wedding stamps.

Bohemian Floral Wreath Monogram Stamp White Anemone Floral Wreath Save the Date Stamp Painted Peach Flower Postage Stamps
floral wedding postage stamps

A Valentine’s Day Themed Wedding – More Than Just a Pretty Heart

Friday, January 22, 2016

 

Valentine Letterpress Light Card

Valentine Letterpress Light Card

Valentine’s Day is well known for being the perfect day to propose. It’s also a popular day to get married and has become a popular theme for many February weddings. Often, people use decorations with hearts, small cupids and other fairly common icons of Valentine’s Day. But Valentine’s Day is more than just lacy hearts and roses. Couples who want to use the Valentine’s Day theme but avoid more commonly used decoration ideas simply need to consider the deeper meanings of the holiday.

A History of Love

Love letters between infamous couples can make a great jumping off point for a theme. The letters between couples such as Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Abelard and Heloise as well as Marie and Pierre Curie can be used to immerse guests in the rich history of love. Excerpts from these letters can be used in the invitations, place settings and even incorporated into the decoration. Love letters from the couple themselves or ones they have in their own family can also be used to tie the theme together.

Keeping Cupid Company

Valentine’s Day has made the Roman god Cupid a mainstream hero well into the 21st century. Brides and grooms who want to use this theme in their own wedding can give Cupid some company by incorporating other gods from Greek, Roman and other mythologies who also represent love. Potential companions can come from any culture’s mythology, including:

  • Venus – A companion to Cupid in Roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of love
  • Aphrodite – Greek goddess of love and beauty
  • Hera – Greek goddess of love
  • Rati – a Hindu goddess of passion
  • Aine – the Irish goddess of love
  • Cliodhna – a Celtic goddess of love and beauty

Fun with Favors

A Valentine’s Day theme means wedding favors can be fun and colorful. Drawing on childhood connections to Valentine’s Day such as candy hearts or brightly colored cards can get everyone in the mood not only to celebrate your wedding, but to reminiscence about their own love stories as well. Candy hearts with the couple’s name can be given to guests and heart shaped chocolates, decorated heart picture frames and small plush animals can all be customized as keepsakes for guests. Invitations, venue cards, menus and programs can be made in the style of Victorian valentine cards, scrolls for weddings with a mythology theme or feature the Valentine’s Day story connected to the couple.

Valentine’s Day themes for weddings can be a fun and creative way for couples to celebrate their own connection to the special date or simply as a way to immerse all the guests in a celebration of love. By tapping into the wider history of the holiday, couples can use infamous love stories, cultural icons and mythology and even simple childhood connections to the holiday as a way to celebrate their own special day and to encourage their guests to relive their own love stories as well.