Fall colors really add a lot to a wedding color scheme and great accents to wedding invitation suites. Copper is a great color and metallic to add to the mix and we have had several couples pair copper with navy for paper products and other aspects of the wedding decor. One bride took her whole wedding inspiration from the gorgeous copper Moscow Mule mugs she used for favors and incorporated the metallic accent in a ribbon on the invitation and a copper colored ink on the nautical chart envelope liner. We also incorporated both hammered copper and shiny copper metallic papers into another couple’s October wedding stationery to compliment the navy and seafoam greens in their wedding design. These small pops of metallic color really help set the tone for an autumnal event!
Cink Art was a co-sponsor with other area vendors of the Whitehall Wedding Venue Planning Event held this past Wednesday. Whitehall is a stunning property near Annapolis on the water with a gorgeous historic mansion backdrop, available for weddings. We were happy to contribute the invitations and other stationery for the event including a hand drawn map of the event day. Local and DC area wedding planners were invited to an open house on the property and many stayed the night by “Glamping” in upscale tents! If you have never seen this venue or it’s great history check it out at https://whitehallmd.com/. Look for Whitehall’s historic mansion to be added to the sketches section of our website soon!
The Spring brought us a gorgeous photoshoot designed by Drew Vanlandingham of the Vanlandingham Design Studio. We love working with Drew who’s design direction is over the top beautiful and allows us here at Cink Art to really stretch our design wings to create the stationery to compliment the session. The setting was wedding venue The Heron Room in Baltimore an outstanding location and clean modern space - perfect for dressing up for a wedding. With colors of deep red, purple, and gold plus an emphasis on florals as the “theme” of the shoot we created a wedding invitation ensemble, programs, menus and place cards featuring hand made paper, sparkling ribbon accents and metallic leaf skeletons. Check out these photos by Vasiliki Photography and visit https://heronroom.com/ for more! Thank you Drew and the Heron Room for the design opportunity!
Join us Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30pm for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's 2019 Bridal Showcase. We will be displaying our custom invitations and accessories, hand drawn sketches, and much more. Be sure to register through https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KLYQXHZ to grab your spot at the event. We hope to see you there!
We can’t say it enough - we love a theme! We participated in a Crab Feast/Maryland Flag/Beach themed wedding photoshoot in 2018 organized by Madison Berlen Photography that was great fun and wonderful to create invitations and accessories for. We especially loved making the crab mallet menu cards for the crab feast reception and making the tags for the Old Bay wedding favors. All the vendors donating items to this themed event were over the top (check out that CAKE!) and of course the photos are fantastic by Maddie Berlen. More details on the photoshoot and vendors are featured here https://myeasternshorewedding.com/going-all-out-with-bayside-maryland-pride/ on My Eastern Shore Wedding. Thank you Maddie again for selecting Cink Art to be your stationer!
We created this skipjack inspired wedding stationary suite for Marissa and Christopher’s big day at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Their invitations and programs featured a hand done watercolor painting of a skipjack sailboat which reflects the bride and groom’s love of boating. We paired their stationary with a nautical map inner liner and small nautical sketches on each accessory card to tie together the whole suite. We also were happy to create a Bridal Brunch invitation for Marissa with a mermaid theme. We love a theme! Congrats to Marissa and Christopher, we loved working with you! Thank you also to Melissa Grimes Guy Photography for the beautiful photographs.
Come Cink Art's hand drawn sketches and watercolored note cards for sale at the Sweet Like Summer Pop Up Shop from July 12 - 28th at the Annapolis Town Center. Many local artists and craftsmen have items featured at the shop so stop by and shop!
Still one of our favorite invitation ensembles was the one we crated for the Annapolis Wedding Blog photoshoot last year with the July fourth wedding theme. Thanks again to 1783 Photography for the fantastic shots of our work and we’d like to share this again to celebrate this year’s 4th of July and wish you all a great patriotic holiday!
What fun we had creating the wedding stationery for Mike and Tim’s summer Hyatt Regency Cambridge wedding! The gentlemen wanted the invitations to reflect their love of plant life with a slight nod to the nautical so with navy and white stripes, plant watercolors and copper foil the look for these was born. The theme continued into the wedding day stationery items with place cards tied to copper oyster favors, wedding programs sporting navy and white stripes and menus with live plants attached to them - a new challenge for all of us at Cink Art! Everything including the Bird who flew the wedding rings to the grooms during the ceremony came off without a hitch and all items were finishing touches to the spectacular wedding space designs by the Vanlandingham Design Studios. Mike and Tim were so creative and a delight to work with and we appreciate being able to design for such a great event.
Traditionally May in Annapolis brings graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy and all the great activities associated with it and many weddings at the Academy as well. Years ago there always was a huge amount of weddings happening around graduation for the Midshipmen and women - many taking place days after the graduation every hour on the hour at the Chapel. Now there are weddings all year long there but May is still a busy month at the Chapel and surrounding reception venues. We supply save the dates, invitations, and accessories such as programs, place cards, and seating charts to name a few, for traditional military weddings and weddings with specific themes and color schemes taking place at the Academy. We also offer a military discount. After 35 years of creating these items for Naval Academy weddings we are still happy to be doing so and consider it an honor to work with those who serve, granting us the freedom and privilege to have this business and serve them. GO NAVY! GO MARINES! And thank you!
Cink Art, LLC specializes in providing hand drawn art and custom design for wedding invitations, stationery and accessories.