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.
We were so excited to have the opportunity to create the stationery and accessories for Eric and Jordan’s fall wedding at the beautiful Glen Ellen Farm near Fredrick Maryland. The bride and groom wanted an elegant and rustic theme for their event featuring wood accents with ivories, browns and maroon wedding colors. We carried these accents through out the stationery for the invitations, signs, save the dates, menus, seating chart, table numbers and favor tags. The big thrill of this wedding was hand drawing the wedding venue and water color painting the scene of the wedding, as seen on the inside of the invitation envelope. Thanks again Eric and Jordan and best wishes for your new life together!
Come see us at the Antrim 1844 Champagne Holiday Trunk Show where we will be displaying our wedding invitations and stationery. We were thrilled to use our sketch of the Antrim to design the advertising for this year’s show and are excited to join the other vendors at this popular and well attended annual event. Vendors of all sorts will have many items for sale for your holiday shopping and champagne plus food samples will be provided to sweeten the experience! The show takes place next Wednesday November 14 from 11am - 6pm at the beautiful Antrim 1844. To come is free but reservations are required and can be obtained by visiting https://www.antrim1844.com/events/champagne-holiday-trunk-show.
The Fall/Winter edition of What’s Up Weddings magazine has a great article on all things wedding invitations and we are excited that photos of some works of ours are featured in the article. One of our photos in the article shows the invitation suite we created for a wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and showcases our drawings of the Lighthouse there, a sketch of the Inn at Perry Cabin and a hand drawn map of the area emphasizing the couple’s wedding “landmarks”. Many thanks to Laura’s Focus Photography and TPoz Photography for the great presentations of our wedding stationery ensembles in the article and big thank you to What’s Up for highlighting the subject of wedding invitations and including Cink Art! Congrats to fellow stationers Paper in the Park and Little Bit Heart for also being featured. Check out the article at http://weddings.whatsupmag.com/2018/10/10/181824/the-art-of-the-invite-making-the-cut.
We were honored to be chosen to design the wedding invitation and day of Stationery for Eric and Anushree’s Indian/American wedding which took place in Washington DC. These weddings have a lot of moving parts and days of wonderful events so the invitation was multi-faceted and loaded with information. The couple was great to work with - knowing what they wanted but allowing us to be creative as well and the invitation featured some of the Bride’s own hand drawings. We especially liked working with the tangerine, henna and red colors incorporated into the stationery and creating the most special cards which featured an Indian poem in both Hindu and English for each table at the reception. Check out these gorgeous wedding photos by Michael O. Snyder Photography. Best wishes to Eric and Anushree and their families and thank you for having Cink Art as your Stationery vendor!
This spring we worked with Emily and Brian on their wedding which was held at the exclusive Antrim 1844 Inn and wedding venue in Taneytown, MD. This was a dream come true for me as a long admirer of the Antrim building architecture and it’s surrounding gorgeous grounds and gardens, I jumped at the chance to draw the building for this wedding’s invitation.The Bride chose a periwinkle blue with whites and ivories for the wedding colors which was reflected in the ink and other artwork added to the designs. Prints of the drawing were created for the wedding and now are actually being sold in the Antrim’s gift shop along with note cards we created for the venue as well. Looking for a beautiful upscale Historic countryside setting for your wedding? Check out the Antrim 1844 https://www.antrim1844.com/estate-weddings/ and we will be happy to create the invitations!
We love Chinoiserie and so did our Bride! Those gorgeous deep blue and white patterns on Ginger Jars and other pottery were the inspiration for a set of save the dates, wedding invitations and wedding day items for a June wedding at the Baltimore Country Club. Watercolor was the medium to create the patterns to go on the backgrounds of the cards and envelope liners. The theme was carried through the entire wedding decor styled by Drew Vanlandingham of Vanlandingham Design Studios. Thank you Lexi for the inspiration and opportunity to create this watercolor design and invitations! Wonderful Photography by Manda Weaver Photography.
Occasionally we get customers from the same family who come back for invitations or accessories from us after one member gets married. This year we were happy to work once again with the Caine Family whose Son and Daughter both had us create Welcome Card maps for each of their weddings. The latest card was of the Seattle Washington area as the couple were wed at the Alderbrook Resort and Spa in Union, WA https://www.alderbrookresort.com/. The card was attached to a wonderful welcome gift bag created by Box and Bow Artisan Gift Box Studio which was given to the wedding guests.
We love the challenge of researching and drawing maps from other parts of the country - and then we just want to visit there! We actually made that happen when our first commissioned map from the Caine Family was for the daughter’s wedding in Napa Valley, CA. After the wedding the family requested that the wedding venue Auberge du Soleil https://aubergedusoleil.aubergeresorts.com/ be drawn as a Holiday gift for the couple. So happy to travel to Napa to research and photograph that venue! Many thanks to the Caine’s for allowing us to create your wedding artwork.
Congratulations to Vanessa and Ryan! Their wedding has been featured on My Eastern Shore Wedding's blog and we were lucky enough to create their wedding stationary for them. A lot of drawing went into this invitation suite including a hand drawn map of St. Michael's, a hand drawn sketch of the Inn at Perry Cabin and a hand drawn sketch of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Light House. Thank you to My Eastern Shore Wedding for featuring us and to Laura's Focus Photography for the beautiful photos.
Cink Art, LLC specializes in providing hand drawn art and custom design for wedding invitations, stationery and accessories.