I am delighted to be starting a weekly Sunday post (this one a day late-sorry!) as a guest blogger for Create My Events! My business and own blog, Element Interiors, focuses mainly on interior design and decor, however I have a strong passion for event design...so this is just delightful for me! After planning my own wedding for 15 months, and relishing in every last ribbon tie and napkin fold, I found that I have quite a keen eye for wedding planning! I love everything about the process: from the table settings, to the fashion and the little details that some guests may not notice, but would be noticed if they weren't there. Every little personal touch ads something to the overall look and feel of the event- starting first and foremost with the invitations!
So, my first post is in honor of what might be my absolute favorite wedding and event invitation designer, Elisabeth at Black Pearl Press. I have a strong affinity for invitation and stationery design, stemming from my backround in fine art and personal work in collage and printmaking. It took me forever to pick out my own wedding invites, and had I known about Black Pearl, it would have made things much quicker!
Letterpress is such a rich, tactile form of printing and gives that subtle air of luxury to wedding invitations. I think the invitation is the first thing that truly sets the mood for an event, so pay attention when selecting one. Elisabeth works with you to design an invitation that perfectly captures who you are, what your event is about and how you want it to feel- from the ink colors, paper weight, envelope liners, type style and so on. She prints them by herself on her press in her gorgeous studio in Boston's South End- giving them a boutiquey, handmade feel. Her exquisite taste, skilled eye and simple yet modern take on invitations is simply stunning. They truly are small little works of art.
And for after the blessed event, she also makes drool worthy personal stationery and thank you notes- for those who love to be uber coordinated!