We recently held our 2009 Stationery Preview party and are thrilled to report that it was a huge success! We collaborated with some of the most amazing wedding vendors in the Bay Area to transform our working letterpress studio into a beautiful event space complete with red carpet! Above, the fab Morgan Doan, event planner extraordinaire and mastermind behind this event, and Sabrina chatting by the welcome table. Our sponsor booklet featured our new Sparrow design by Joel Dewberry.
Guests arriving...it was a fantastic crowd - some of the best and brightest in weddings...
The studio on its way to being transformed. Got Light? did an amazing job with the lighting and draping - we were truly blown away by the difference a little "pipe and drape" made. The back-lit bar was provided by Blueprint Studio Collection and Wildflower Linens provided the lovely table clothes. DJ John Jow turned the place into a mini-nightclub with his expert music mixing.
Jane Hammond Events provided the seriously delicious hors d'oeuvres, including bite-sized crab cakes, empinadas, and mushroom tartlets and the most amazing brownies of all time. Andronico's Market provided the excellent wine (selected by the talented Jeffrey Porter).
We made these little buffet signs - the holder was just a standard restaurant sign holder that we spray-painted a matte pink and the orchid pattern on the sign is from one of our new collaborations with Joel Dewberry.
One of the things we were celebrating was the launch of our latest invitation collections including a collaborations with EIEIO, Joel Dewberry, Julia Rothman, and the always amazing Lab Partners. They did a destination series featuring New York, San Francisco, Hawaii and London (London and New York pictured above). We've already gotten such and incredible response, we're already thinking about adding some new destinations to the line!
Sharla Flock designed the gorgeous floral arrangments - we love her subtle use of color and texture.
She used pieces from our large collection of flea market found vases and bowls to create an eclectic look.
One of our talented printers, James, did demonstrations of the letterpress printing technique.
We had a whole selection of our work on display - this was a variation on our popular Cherry Blossom design - including fan programs, and round menus designed to fit into the dinner plates. We were also introducing our new digital printing option - an excellent (and fast!) alternative to letterpress (or a budget-friendly way to augment beautiful letterpress invitations).
Gorgeous photography by Allure West.
Thank you so much to all our incredible partners in this event and to everyone who came out for the party!