PAPER & TYPE

invitations for a vineyard wedding

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Invitation by Paper & Type, photographed by Rachel Solomon.
Invitation by Paper & Type, photographed by Rachel Solomon.

When it comes to invitations, I'm often part of the early stages of a couple's wedding plans. Through conversation I observe their personalities and learn details of how they envision their day. Flowers, colors, table settings, bridesmaid dresses, bowties, cake, music — no detail is off-limits!

As the invitation designer, my work is about translating these particulars into custom designed wedding stationery, then coordinating production to bring the designs into printed form. Lastly, I package up the invitations to ship out and that's that, or, once in awhile for local projects, I have the chance to deliver the invitations straight to the couple's hands and to give a warm hug of congrats (a mix of We finished the invitations!, and, You're getting married!).  

For Tanyelle and Kenton's vineyard wedding in May, the Paisley & Poppies suite was redesigned to fit the traditional card format and to incorporate the couple's monogram and dusty blue. The talented Presshaus LA produced the cards, and the bride sourced beautiful silk ribbon for tying and sealed it all up with white wax. 

I always enjoy getting to see how the initial vision is ultimately realized, and especially how invitation details are carried through the event. It's truly a treat when the wedding photography comes in! 

Photography by Rachel Solomon.

Photography by Rachel Solomon Photography. See Rachel's original post here.

Coordinator Amanda Landon | Venue HammerSky Vineyards | Floral Adornments Flowers & Finery | Cake Just Baked SLO | Catering Gusto on the Go Bistro | DJ Central Coast Premier Entertainment | Gown Panache Bridal | Shoes Valentino | Groom J Crew | Bridesmaids Nouvelle Amsale, Nordstrom | Service Central Coast Party Helpers | Rentals All About Events | Film Lab The FIND Lab

Local Makers at West Elm Los Angeles

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Knotwork LA

For the upcoming pop-up at west elm LA, I was delighted to curate a handful of makers to be part of your west elm shopping experience for an afternoon! There will be art, stationery, porcelain and wood products, and more. Come join me for food and drink by Urban Palate, and the opportunity to meet and support talented, local makers. 

WEST ELM LOCAL POP-UP SHOP
Saturday, June 4
1–6PM
RSVP / map

mixtape, no. 22

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I gathered some recent and relatively-recent tunes for a mixtape of ethereal and immersive sounds. Grooves well with daytime work or evening unwinding. Enjoy!

1. Hold Tight, Jamie xx
2. Closer, The Blazing Rays of the Sun
3. Two Weeks, FKA twigs
4. Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It, Stars
5. Rainbow, Oh Land
6. Harvest Moon, Poolside
7. Balance, Future Islands
8. Chained, The xx
9. I Can Love Again, Jamie Lidell
10. Another Wave From You, M83
11. Loud Places, Jamie xx

outdoor reading

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Bart's Books / photo by Paper & Type

As you probably know, I find bookstores to be irresistible, especially those of the rare, used, or vintage kind. Albert recently took me to visit the notable Bart's Books in Ojai, California. The operating hours posted by the entrance: "7 Days a Week, 9:30–SUNSET." It made me smile to see the books line the exterior of the shop, with trust and instructions to place payment into the box should you happen to make a purchase during the night.

Bart's Books is an open-to-the-air shop that originally began as a series of bookcases along the sidewalk, constructed by the owner who had decided to share his collection of books. It is truly the deepest collection of used books I've ever perused.

Royal typewriter / photo by Paper & Type

Vintage typewriters are all about, along the shelves in the bookstore's annexes, and tucked among the seating areas too.

I came away two titles on my usual subject matter: The Guide to Garden Shrubs and Trees, and The Herbalist. Their beautiful endpapers included a floral timetable and botanical illustrations. (An old Merriam-Webster nearly tempted me with its patterned endpapers as well...)

Happy sighs. I can't wait to return.

Bart's Books / photo by Paper & Type