More and more our clients are wanting to designate the dress code for their wedding guests to follow on their invitations and we are constantly asked what the best way to do this. For many years the time of day of the wedding dictated the attire but these days when dress codes are more loose everywhere else it may be valuable to let your guests know how you expect them to dress. Usually the dress code is listed below the last line of the invitation in a smaller font size and as briefly as possible. The real question is how to convey exactly what you want your guests to wear. Wedding 411 magazine recently did an article on just this subject that we feel bears repeating. These dress codes pictured here for both women and men can really help you define the kind of attire you would like your guests to wear at your event. Thanks Wedding 411 for such detailed information!
One of the weddings we designed save the dates and day of items for was featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 of Baltimore Bride Magazine. Katie and Stephen Canterbury were married at the Evergreen Museum and Library in Baltimore, MD and we had the pleasure of creating a custom designed map for their save the dates and then drawing a sketch of the museum for a framed print that each of their guests signed at the wedding. The drawing of the museum was also used on the programs that we produced for the ceremony. It was exciting to draw the gorgeous museum building, one we have have long admired. Congratulations again to Katie & Stephen and thanks again for the opportunity to create something new!
Join me at the What’s Up Weddings Bridal Expo - a premier bridal show featuring the area’s top wedding vendors. Sunday January 28, 2018 from 1 to 4pm at the Chartwell Golf and Country Club in Severna Park, MD.
Tickets are going fast so purchase yours online while they are 50% off with code MARRYME
Hope to see you there!
The Wedding Savvy Summit is an educational conference for engaged couples who are planning a wedding. The Summit provides straightforward information in regards to wedding planning from the most reliable, proven, smart & savvy wedding professionals in the area. Cink Art has been invited to the Summit and we are looking forward to being part of the wedding planning education process! Even though you’ll be learning, you’ll be having fun as well as prizes, contests and games will keep the day light. Lunch is included. For more detailed information and registration visit https://www.getweddingsavvy.com/wedding-savvy-summit.
From all of us at Cink Art to all of you, we wish you a Merry Christmas and
a Peaceful and Happy 2018!
This year we have had the pleasure of designing and creating holiday cards - from Thanksgiving through New Year’s - for some of our favorite wedding vendors and venues. Whether it is the customers idea for the card design or collaboration with an original design created by us, it brings us great joy to create them and really gets us into the holiday spirit. Thanks to all who came to us this year for holiday card design and we wish you a merry Christmas, happy new year and happy holidays from all of us at Cink Art!
Like any wedding vendor we love feedback, especially from our customers. This month we were treated to some great praise from one of our printers which we just had to share as we are very proud of our custom designed envelope liners! We have been creating a lot of artwork for invitation and greeting card envelope liners this year and are so happy to hear they are appreciated. Thank you Envelopments for the compliments and the fantastic print jobs you do for Cink Art!
Annapolis area wedding couples - don’t miss Cocktails & Confetti, a great night of refreshments and time to meet with some of the best wedding vendors who serve the Annapolis area. We’ll be there so come see us!
November 15, 5pm-8pm at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. To RSVP visit https://www.throwtheconfetti.com/events.
This season we created wedding stationery for a couple whose good friend had painted a floral painting for the couple incorporating their wedding colors. Jodi Sparber created this gorgeous arrangement and with her permission we were able to incorporated it into the wedding invitation design and also for the items used on the day of the wedding. We LOVE a couple who “brands’” their wedding stationery with color and designs so we had a great time making all the items for Lindsey and Adam. Check out these gorgeous photos of the event stationery and artwork by Heather Ryan Photography. Congratulations Lindsey and Adam!
A wonderful article was written by Wedding 411 Magazine on Cink Art’s watercolor invitations and appears in their fall/Winter 2017 edition. As painting watercolors for invitations is one of our favorite things we are thrilled by this spotlight! Check the article out here or on page 263 of the online edition found here http://www.wedding411ondemand.com/magazine/. We love the folks at Wedding 411 for their fantastic publication, their wonderful educational and networking events they hold for wedding vendors and their management of bridal shows and other wedding events http://www.wedding411ondemand.com/. Brides - check them out for great resources and wedding vendors, if you have not made a connection with Wedding 411 yet - you should!
Meanwhile here are a few more photos of more watercolored wedding invitations we have done since this article. Photo of the complete wedding ensemble below courtesy of Renee Hollingshead Photography.
Thank you Wedding 411!
Cink Art, LLC specializes in providing hand drawn art and custom design for wedding invitations, stationery and accessories.