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!
After being a part of so many planned events we finally had to plan one - a bee- themed baby shower for a family member. Working with pink and yellow as color inspiration we crated the invitations, signage, games cards and the party favors then it was time to call in some wedding vendor friends to help with the rest. Many thanks to Throw the Confetti for their planning skills, Fantastic Flowers for bee encrusted florals, Blue Crab Cupcakes for delicious cupcakes also adorned with bees and family and friends for all the help to pull this off! It was a huge success and gorgeous thanks to everyone’s efforts. Now just waiting for the Ba-bee…!
Washington DC is a favorite setting for weddings especially in the spring when the gorgeous cherry blossoms bloom! This year we designed a wedding invitation for a couple making the most of an elegant cherry blossom theme with watercolor bloom arrangements and sketches of DC’s iconic buildings adorning their invitations and day of accessories. We love the pinks and greens of the flowers and printing the buildings in golds on shimmering white and ivory papers for invitations and programs. Let us know if you are getting married in Washington DC - we would love to provide your stationery!
Need a special gift for a college graduate? We have several signed and numbered prints of college landmark building sketches that make great graduation gifts! Available for purchase on cinkart.com, buy the print alone or order it with a frame and the graduate’s name, school and graduation year in hand calligraphy below the sketch. Prints available are: the University of Virginia Rotunda building, Untied States Naval Academy Chapel and Bancroft Hall, Auburn University Samford Hall, St. John's College Annapolis, McDowell Hall and Robert's Hall High Point University. Also Available is one high school sketch of Loyola Blakefield, Baltimore Maryland. Need your college building sketched? Just contact us for a price quote. Congratulations Class of 2019!
We were so happy to work with Brooks and Tyler who wanted to feature downtown Annapolis, Maryland in the design of their wedding invitations. The wedding was held at the beautiful Governor Calvert House which we featured on the invitation with our hand drawn sketch of the venue, but the Grooms wanted their guests to enjoy Annapolis as a whole during the wedding so we created a skyline drawing of the town featuring many of the landmark buildings we have drawn there over the years. The skyline was used as an envelope liner in the invitation suite and then carried through to decorate several pieces of the wedding day stationery. We love our customers who inspire us to create new art for them and many thanks and best wishes to Brooks and Tyler for being that customer! Our thanks to KRR Photography for the great shots of the wedding.Prints of the Annapolis Skyline are now available on our website.
We were so pleased to see our sketches appearing in recent articles and announcements this month! We were commissioned to draw the beautiful Loyola Blakefield iconic building for a Groom as a gift from his Bride during their wedding there last year. The photo of the Groom and his sketch by Bradley Images below was pictured in an article in the latest issue of Wedding 411 Magazine on Bride and Groom gifts to each other co-authored by local wedding planner Drew Vanlandingham. Prints of the Loyola sketch are available on our website and the sketch makes a great addition to a wedding invitation suite!
Also pictured is our sketch of the Antrim 1844 inn and wedding venue on the Inn’s stationery which we created and produced for them. The stationery was featured in an announcement of the Antrim’s special Valentine’s Day packages which run thru March 15. Great place to stay and relax so check out their specials at www.antrim1844.com.
Check out cinkart.com to visit our newly launched Navy Weddings page! After 33 years
of supplying wedding invitations and accessories to the military, especially Navy
and Marine personnel getting married at the Naval Academy Chapel we felt a special
section was necessary.
Cink Art, LLC is one of the few stationers licensed to use the United States Navy and Marine Corps crests on printed invitations and our inventory of designs and products for Naval Academy Weddings has grown considerably over the years so we are showcasing these on this exclusive page. A list of trustworthy wedding vendors we frequently work with who
all have extensive experience or specialize in weddings taking place in Annapolis and the
U.S. Naval Academy is also available on the page. We are proud and grateful to serve the men and women who serve and provide a discount to all our military customers.
Thanks and congrats to Ty and Jessica, one of our couples who married in 2018 at
the Naval Academy. We created an Invitation ensemble in the wedding colors plus welcome
bag maps and accessories that featured several pieces of hand drawn art and a nautical chart envelope liner pictured in these wonderful photos by Carly Fuller. Go Navy and go visit
our new page!
All of us here at Cink Art wish you and yours a very Happy New Year. As we venture into 2019 stay tuned with us for the latest information in wedding stationery trends, color(s) of the year and samples of our work. We are looking forward to this year to meeting and working with more great new clients and creating their custom designed, hand drawn and painted wedding stationery and artwork. On to a fantastic New Year!
While exhibiting at the recent Holiday Trunk Show at the Antrim 1844 we had the fortune to exhibit next to a product worth mentioning to any couple planning a nautical themed wedding - the wonderful Froats boat shoes. These leather boat shoes of many patterns and designs created by a local Baltimore entrepreneur are an ideal accessory to a party of groomsmen (socks or no) to wear with their suits or tuxes - imagine the photos! Choose from the iconic Maryland crab/lacrosse stick design, seersucker, Camo, cork or one of many designs offered on the froats.com website. The shoes make a great wedding or holiday gift for boaters and land lubbers alike. Go Froats! Check out froats.com for ordering the shoes and other great products.
Cink Art, LLC specializes in providing hand drawn art and custom design for wedding invitations, stationery and accessories.