busy bee season…

July 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

Spring and early summer is our busiest time of the year. Oh, not just because we are scrambling to get our inky work done so we can get outside the studio and enjoy the warm New England weather, but because this my friends, is wedding season…which means non-stop crankin’ in the printshop! And this year did not disappoint in the busy bee department! We’ve been a hive of productivity as we’ve created suite after suite of custom designs for the loveliest of couples and feel super fortunate to have done so. So for you, our honeys, here’s a swarm of some of the pictures that we’ve been snappin’ and Instagrammin‘ as we work. And note the new wedding trend we’ve uncovered: octopi! Enjoy ’em…xo1photophoto 1

photophoto 4photo 2

rhody wed…

May 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

The other weekend we embarked on our very first wedding expo as we were lucky enough to be invited to design the logo for and then participate in the Ocean State’s very first indie wedding expo: Rhody Wed! The gorgeous day took place in Warren, Rhode Island at Simply Devine (the samples of which we tasted were quickly determined to be simply delicious) with about 25 independent vendors setting up pop-up shops, several bands playing on two separate stages and a whole bunch of food truck deliciousness parked outside. It all came together to be such a beautiful event! We loved getting to meet so many of you, but for those who couldn’t make it, here are a few photos taken by Caitlin Maloney Photography to paint a bit of a picture of the day…

Spoon&Sailor

Hand touches & general lovliness from the Wooden Midshipman

Screen shot 2013-05-01 at 10.45.00 AM

Our own table of Spoon&Sailor Letterpress treats

Spoon+Sailor

Deliciousness from Seven Stars Bakery

Spoon+Sailor

Flowers from The Greenery

Spoon+Sailor

The Plouf Plouf food truck!

Screen shot 2013-05-01 at 10.45.37 AM

Rhody Wed raffle prizes…

Spoon+Sailor

The amazing La Bella Musica

saving dates, making maps, hibernating & ready for spring…

March 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Where have we been all of February and half of March? Oh, busy doing three things: cranking out custom Save the Dates, making more and more maps, and patiently waiting out the end of a long and snowy New England winter. It’s the letterpress studio’s version of wintertime hibernating…but with pretty much zero lounging and sleeping involved! It now seems that Spring is finally starting to make an appearance and we could not be more pleased, so here are some Instagram pictures of some of what we’ve been busy with during our very snowy, very inky and very busy “hibernation”…enjoy!

Spoon&SailorSpoon&SailorSpoon&Sailor

lately…

January 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

December flew by in a flash…or rather a very busy blur of both fun & productivity. Our December days were chock full of holiday card printing & shipping, calendar assembly, cooking & eating the best treats, visiting with friends & family, working on new wedding designs, & lots of quality cat time. It has been a busy Winter so far and we are so pleased to welcome 2013 & all of the additional days of “Winter busy” that it will bring! Here’s a bit of our favorite December moments that we captured on Instagram…or just a bit of us lately.

Spoon&Sailor

a map party…

October 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

We love maps. Also, we love a good party.
So, designing & printing this antique map themed invitation to a New England clambake pre-wedding party in Newport, Rhode Island has been like peanut butter & chocolate for us in the printshop…good clean cartography-nerd fun. And with a healthy dose of nautical whimsy to boot!

We printed these two sided on an off-white 220lb cotton paper in a warm chocolatey sepia ink, so they look quite old but are nice & beefy for any high seas map reading needs. Here are some process shots that we Instagram-ed for you en route…

au

a nouveau nouveau…

August 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Well, the research phase {seen here two posts back} has ended, & a new Art Nouveau & Arts & Crafts inspired suite ran through the presses this past week. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the process shots that were Instagrammed along the way…enjoy!

Jill & Katherine, it is with much joy…

June 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’m going to tell you a secret: we know a bunch of completely awesome & terribly creative folk, & we’re lucky enough to be able to call them our friends. And so when two of our very favorite & very most creative ones are gettin’ hitched to each other, we are thrilled to the max to collaborate in the best way we know how: on the presses!

Katherine {graphic designer extraordinaire} & Jill {hand draws strings of dots!!! among her many other exceptional talents…} designed these beauties & had the genius idea of having the invitation & rsvp postcard share a single sheet by simply perforating a dividing line at home et voilá, the rsvp becomes a postcard! This happened because they are geniuses, & the same goes for using a custom stamp to address the back of each postcard.

I love their use of color & typography, along with visual texture & festive energy of the hand drawn (by Jill!) pattern…100% well organized whimsy. A+

My own invitation to their wedding just came back to me in the mail, which is always super exciting but this time even more so as it was adorned with Katherine’s swoon-worthy calligraphy & Jill’s expertly curated vintage stamps.

It is truly awesome when we get to combine doing what we love (getting inky) & the folks that we love…& can’t wait to take off this shop apron & party! xo

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing entries tagged with wedding at spoon&sailor.

%d bloggers like this: