Vintage Americana Wedding Inspiration

Americana Wedding Inspiration | Iron Leaf Press

Somehow it’s already July and the smells of barbecues and sounds of fireworks will soon be here! With that in mind, we partnered with some amazing vendors to use the 4th of July as an influence for a vintage, Americana inspired wedding. Gold foil menus were designed and printed, with a vintage feel, at Iron Leaf Press.

Check out all the inspiration and all of the fantastic vendors that put together this shoot (listed at the end of this post). For more images, be sure to check out the post at Bride Meets Wedding!   Continue reading

What’s on Press | Harwood Wedding

Harwood WeddingSpring is such a lovely time to get married. The weather begins to warm, flowers begin to awaken after their winter slumber, and love is in the air.

When Beth told me about her and Adam’s spring wedding, I loved the details they wanted to incorporate. Beth loves daisies, so much so that even her engagement ring and wedding dress featured them prominently. She wanted to incorporate florals into their wedding invites along with a palette of ivory, blush, navy, and metallic gold. The florals were illustrated in our studio to pair with an elegant script and serif fonts.

Harwood WeddingThe invite was letterpress printed with navy ink and foil stamped to bring in a bit of metallic gold. The envelopes, rsvp card, and details card all used a very pale blush pink paper to match the bridesmaids dresses and decor. The same navy ink was used on the blush pieces as well.

Congrats to Beth and Adam!


Veils & Cocktails | Free Ticket Giveaway

Welcome 2015! We’re excited to be back in the studio for the beginning of the new year. We’re busy working on lots of new plans for the year, and starting to get inquires for spring wedding invitations!

Veils + Cocktails Promotional Video from Bride Meets Wedding on Vimeo.

For all you working toward a 2015 or 2016 wedding, we’d love to see you at Veils and Cocktails, a new kind of bridal show, held at the Palmer House Stable in Solon on Saturday, January 17th. Veils and Cocktails will be more intimate than most standard bridal shows, with vendors showcasing their talents throughout the three floors of the gorgeous, historic Palmer House Stables.

And we’re very excited to give away a free ticket to Veils and Cocktails! Enter below to win a free ticket! Entries will be accepted through Friday, January 9th, with the winner being announced Saturday, January 10th!

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Top 5 Questions about Custom Wedding Invitations

We work with many couples at Iron Leaf Press during their wedding planning. There are so many options for wedding planning these days, that sometimes having too many choices can make one’s head spin. We like to try to make the process as painless as possible, while still creating something that reflects the couple and their big day. Below are the top questions most couples face when beginning the wedding stationery process.

Blush & Gold Wedding Invites | Iron Leaf Press

1. Where do I start?
Many questions come up when you begin working on your wedding paper goods; where do our names go and in what order? Do I need my parents’ names on the invite too? Do I need an inner envelope? What’s the difference between an A2 and A7 envelope? What about an RSVP card? Where should I put my wedding website?

The truth of it is, you can do most anything with invites these days. We’ve seen everything from super formal invitations, to more unconventional sizes, designs, and wording. We can help guide you to find the right mix of wording, design, and enclosures to match your personality and wedding celebration. We chat with each couple about their day and what they are hoping to see with their paper goods to create some unique to them.

Wedding Invitation | Iron Leaf Press

2. When do I need to start thinking about save the dates and invitations?
Save the dates are typically mailed six to eight months in advance of your wedding date. Wedding invites are sent six to eight weeks before your date. To ensure enough time for designing, editing, and producing your paper goods, the process should start at least a month out from your intended mailing date.

3. How much is this going to cost?
Many factors will go into the cost of your paper goods. Quantity, size, and the number of colors, along with number of pieces (invite/rsvp card/map/etc) are the top factors for pricing. Many will hear the word “custom” and fear that the price will be too far out of their budget. We try to work within any budget to get the biggest bang for your dollar. On average, most of our invitations range from $3.00-$8.00/invite.

Gold Letterpress Wedding Invitations | Iron Leaf Press

4. How do I handle addressing these invites?
There are a few different options for applying names and addresses to your invites. Return addresses can be directly printed on to the envelope. Guest names and addresses can be printed as well. Additionally, custom labels can be created and adhered to the envelopes. We also partner with local calligraphers to hand-address envelopes in various calligraphy styles.

5. How much will it cost to mail my invitations?
Once you’ve got your pretty paper goods ready to send out, the last thing you want is a surprise at the post office. Keep in mind that square envelopes and items over 13 oz. will incur additional postage. Envelopes that are thicker than 1/4″ may also incur additional charges. We keep these regulations in mind while designing each invite and work closely with our local post office to ensure your paper goods travel safely through the postal system.

Sweeter Than Honey | Iron Leaf Press

Bonus! What about other paper goods and favors?
Beyond save the dates and invitations, there are many ways to incorporate the look and feel of your invites into other items on the day of your wedding and even after. Programs, menus, and placecards are three of the most common pieces we work on for wedding couples. We also print custom coasters, boxes, and bags as wedding favors. And following the wedding, we love to work on thank you cards and personal stationery.

If you have additional questions about wedding stationery or to request a custom quote, feel free to contact us. We love chatting about weddings!