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.
One of our favorite wedding invitation ensembles was feature in the Spring/Summer issue of What’s Up Weddings magazine. The wedding took place at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club last fall and the couple chose a palette of blush, ivory and gold for their design and requested some hand done artistic elements for the ensemble. Gold was a prominent factor in the invitation so we gold foiled all the copy on the invitation and accessory cards and printed that on a hand watercolor washed background then mounted the invitation on an Ivory shimmer pocket. A sketch of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was added to a rehearsal dinner card which was tucked into the pocket along with the other accessory cards. Laura Marr Printing was the press used to print everything and did an excellent job. The result was a very formal custom invitation which set the tone for the gorgeous wedding to follow. Thanks Maria and Aleks for the inspiration and experience of creating these invitations!
Cink Art supplied invitations, menus, and place cards for the first ever “ Cheers To You” dinner. A gathering of wedding industry venues and vendors at the beautiful and scenic Severn Inn in Annapolis, for a chance to relax and get to know each other. A great time was had by all. Thank you to all the vendor sponsors who made this dinner possible!
Cink Art recently had the privilege of working with Annapolis Wedding Blog to supply invitations, menus, signage and place cards for a photo shoot of a Fourth of July wedding. We loved working with a patriotic theme and used American flag images and ribbons to create this stationery. Thank you Annapolis Wedding Blog for letting us be apart of this and thank you to 1783 photography for the beautiful photos. Everything supplied by the vendors and models made for a great shoot! Be sure to check out theannapolisweddingblog.com for the full story.
We've been featured in The Washingtonian Bride and Groom Magazine! Kristen and Chuck wanted to show off their beautiful wedding venue, so a sketch of the Chesapeake Bay Hoopers Strait lighthouse was the star of their invitations. Congratulations Kristen and Chuck and thank you Washingtonian Bride and Groom for featuring us in this amazing magazine!
One of our custom maps has been featured on MyEasternShoreWedding.com! Now we are listed as an official vendor for invitations. Be sure to go check us out on their website. Thank you My Eastern Shore Wedding for featuring us!
Cink Art is helping to co-host with The Vanlandingham Studio and other Baltimore based vendors, the Suit & Tie event - an evening of music to support the The Brigance Brigade Foundation’s fight against ALS. We are honored to participate by creating the invitation and other stationery for the event. The Brigance Brigade Foundation was created by Baltimore Raven O.J. Brigance and his wife after he was diagnosed with ALS, to equip, encourage and empower people living with the disease and their families by providing access to needed equipment, resource guidance and support services. For more info on the foundation visit www.brigancebrigade.org and for tickets at the door to attend the Suit & Tie event on April 26th at 6:30pm at the Grand in Baltimore visit http://bit.ly/VoicewithaChoice .
Jenna and Ben were a great couple to work with from their save the dates all the way through the items we created for the wedding day. Her colorful wedding palate and flower selection for the wedding was the inspiration for the invitation design which we hand painted with watercolors.
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!
Cink Art, LLC specializes in providing hand drawn art and custom design for wedding invitations, stationery and accessories.