Monthly Archives: March 2015

JESSICA & ROBERT | 21 JUNE 2014 || custom wedding invitations; madison, wisconsin; letterpress

27 March 2015

Here is another one of my favorites from 2014. Jessica & Robert had such a quaint, intimate wedding this past summer.  They wanted a formal, “updated” traditional, and elegant wedding and celebration. The Gates of Heaven was the perfect location for their ceremony, followed by a brunch reception at The University Club on the university campus.  The University Club provided a yummy spread for brunch, which included Jessica’s favorite: Eggs Benedict and Robert’s favorite: Classic French Toast; as well as made-to-order omelettes, beef tenderloin, fire seared ham, and caprese salad not to mention two wedding cake options!

Jessica & Robert’s invitations also had a mix of formal, “updated” traditional, and elegant characterists. The formal and elegance was achieved from letterpress printing and clean design. The square shape, pebble-embossed pewter belly band and typography arrangement lend itself well to the “updated” attribute. This typography treatment, as well as a simple, elegant scroll was carried throughout the rest of their day-of stationery pieces to complete one cohesive look for their stationery suite.

Day-of pieces included maple syrup favors that doubled as escort cards to indicate which table each guest was assigned to, table numbers and menus. We worked with A la Crate Vintage Rentals to put together a number of reception signage that continued to follow this same design on the rentable chalkboards. The afternoon was filled with family and fun, with entertainment provided by Antics Flipbooks, which book cover also carried on the elegant and “updated” traditional look.

Thank you Jessica & Robert for letting us be apart of your special day!

Ceremony: Gates of Heaven
Officiant: Rev. James Engmann, Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants
Reception: The University Club
Photographer: Captured Moments Photography
Bridal Apparel: Brandi’s Bridal
Gentlemen Apparel: Nedrebo’s
Cake/Confections: Sweet Street Bakery
Florist: daffodil*parker
Music: Sophisticates of String Quartet
Entertainment: Antics Flipbooks
Rentals: A la Crate Vintage Rentals and Event Essentials
Videography (Ceremony): Moonstruck Media

Reception signage just outside The University Club. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Reception signage just outside The University Club. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed, detail shot. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed, detail shot. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed; maple syrup favor/escort cards, flipbook. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed; maple syrup favor/escort cards, flipbook. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Invitation suite, letterpress printed. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Reception signage and maple syrup favors/escort cards. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Reception signage and maple syrup favors/escort cards. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Table number, maple syrup favor/escort card. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Table number, maple syrup favor/escort card. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Maple syrup favor/escort cards. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

Maple syrup favor/escort cards. © 2014 Sugar Pear Design

 

Maple syrup favors/escort cards. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Maple syrup favors/escort cards. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Brunch menu. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Brunch menu. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Maple syrup favor/escort card. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Maple syrup favor/escort card. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Table numbers. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

Table numbers. © 2014 Captured Moments Photography. Used with permission.

LOVE IS LOVE | Madison LGBT Wedding Expo, March 18

14 March 2015

We are very honored to be participating in Madison’s LGBT Wedding Expo in conjunction with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Madison Marriott West. This is an exciting time in Wisconsin’s history with same-sex marriage becoming legal this past fall. Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to start planning your wedding and to meet vendors that can help make your special day even more memorable. (All are welcomed!)

Wednesday, March 18
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Madison Marriott West Hotel & Conference Center
1313 John Q. Hammons Drive
Middleton, WI 53562

More information: WisLGBTWeddings.com

Madison LGBT Wedding Expo

 

SUGAR PEAR DESIGN WINS SILVER! 2015 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS || CUSTOM WEDDING INVITATIONS; MADISON, WISCONSIN

2 March 2015

Sugar Pear Design won silver at this year’s American Advertising Awards that took place on February 20. We have been on vacation, and couldn’t wait to come back to share this news!

Many of the choices that Erin and Bryce made for their June 2014 wedding were very personal. For example, Erin’s dress was actually her mothers! For their wedding venue, they choose the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art to remember their first date, in the heart of downtown Madison.

Erin and Bryce wanted a very sleek, streamlined invitation. No fuss, please! Here’s the laser-cut invitation design that we came up with — which one the silver ADDY award!

Below you’ll find an image of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art as viewed from State Street, looking up toward the Capitol; the invitation suite that won the silver ADDY and candle wraps that mirror the look of the suite to be used throughout their dinner reception.

Congrats again Erin and Bryce!

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