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MOLLIE & NICHOLAS | 23 JANUARY 2016 || Winter Wonderland Wedding, Custom Wedding Invitations; letterpress printed, Princeton, Massachusetts

23 January 2016

WINTER WALTZ
The wind lifted me
Up into the trees
Where I danced
To the rhythm
Of the evergreen
Swaying to
The tune of the
Northern breeze
Frozen in
Timeless melody.
– Christy Ann Martine

It may be cold and snowy outside, but it’s always cozy for a winter wedding! Both Mollie & Nicholas love winter, so a winter wedding was a must! After all, Nicholas proposed on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride in December of 2014. The path on which they took was covered with snow and softly lit with old light poles. When chatting with Mollie & Nicholas during their initial design consultation, they mentioned that they wanted their invitation to capture the winter warmth that they experienced on that sleigh ride. The invitation’s gatefold mirrored their sleigh ride and opened up to reveal the invitation itself, letterpress printed in navy. Wanting that New England charm, Harrington Farm offers a picture-perfect setting. The illustrations throughout the suite reflect that of their venue as well as of the season. 

Ceremony and reception venue: Harrington Farm, Princeton, Massachusetts

Photography: Brittany Adams Photography

 

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, response card, accommodation care; letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, response card, accommodation enclosure; letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: inside & outside of gatefold, letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

 

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: invitation - detailed; letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: invitation – detailed; letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: invitation - details, letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: invitation – details, letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: accommodation enclosure - detailed; letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: accommodation enclosure – detailed; letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: response card - detailed; letterpress printed.  ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation Suite: response card – detailed; letterpress printed. ©2016 Sugar Pear Design

 

SPRING BRIDAL EVENT | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 || Madison, Wisconsin Weddings

18 May 2015

Calling all newly engaged! Be sure the make a stop at Wedding Planner & Guide Spring Bridal Event!

Wednesday, May 20
4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive

Madison, Wisconsin 53703

When you do stop by, please be sure to say “hi!”. I’ll be in booth 612.

2015 Spring Bridal Event

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.

QUYNH & CIAN | 17 MAY 2014 || custom wedding invitations; madison, wisconsin; letterpress

9 December 2014

Can I tell you that I just LOVE this wedding stationery suite?!

Although Quynh & Cian’s wedding was to take place in the rustic yet charming barn at Over the Vines Vineyard & Wine Barn in rural southern Wisconsin, Quynh & Cian’s event was anything but casual. Fine foods and beverages were only natural for this epicure couple, who have traveled the world in search of great cuisine. Their wedding stationery needed to fit this image. A very sleek modern wedding suite was the optimum solution! It was the perfect mix of old and new, of rustic and modern, of vintage and contemporary when paired with the backdrop of Over the Vines and A La Crate Vintage Rentals.

Do you agree with me? From save-the-dates to the invitation suite to day-of pieces (welcome packet pamphlet, ceremony program, place cards, favor tags) to wedding announcement, this is a favorite for sure!!

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Save-the-date. Image provided by Over the Vines. Used with permission

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Invitation seal – detail shot. Letterpress printed in gold ink.

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Invitation wrap – detail shot. Transparent diffused stock.

 

 

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Invitation. © 2014 Blue Dandelion Photography. Used with permission.

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Invitation suite: invitation wrap, seal (letterpress printed), invitation (letterpress printed), reception enclosure, map enclosure, response card.

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Invitation suite: invitation wrap, seal (letterpress printed), invitation (letterpress printed), reception enclosure, map enclosure, response card.

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Invitation suite: invitation wrap, seal (letterpress printed), invitation (letterpress printed).

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Invitation detail – letterpress printed in gold.

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Wedding stationery suite: ceremony program, place cards, welcome packet pamphlet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome packet pamphlet.

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Ceremony program. © 2014 Blue Dandelion Photography. Used with permission.

 

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Place cards. © 2014 Blue Dandelion Photography. Used with permission.

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Favor tags. © 2014 Blue Dandelion Photography. Used with permission.

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Wedding announcement. Wedding photo by Blue Dandelion Photography. Used with permission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Of course, this wedding would not be possible without the joint effort from some of our favorite wedding venders:
Ceremony Venue: Saint Bernard Catholic Church, Madison, Wisconsin
Reception Venue: Over the Vines Vineyard & Wine Barn
Wedding Coordinator: Top Shelf Weddings & Events
Photographer: Blue Dandelion Photography
Florist: daffodil*parker
Reception Music: Primitive Culture
Salon: Alan Koa Salon
Cake: Bloom Bake Shop
Caterer: Underground Food Collective
Rentals: A La Crate Vintage Rentals
Linen Rentals: Midwest Textiles
Curtain Rentals: Vintage Inspirations
Guest Transportation: Badger Bus
Wedding Party Transportation: Gallant Knight Limousine

Holiday Cards | Letterpress Printed

4 November 2014
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’tis the season (letterpress printed)

You do realize that there are only 50 days until Christmas? Not to freak you out or anything. The holidays are upon us! It IS time to start thinking of winter and snow and holiday cheer. Be sure to check out Sugar Pear Design’s holiday cards that are now up on Etsy! (click on each photo to go directly to Etsy’s site).

Each one letterpress printed. Those printed on white are 100% cotton fibers—taking the impression oh so well! Blank inside to allow personalized messaging. It’s this time of year that we all look forward to. Finally, actual letters in our mail box instead of the usual bills and credit card solicitations.

They are for sale in collections of either 4, 8, or 10 cards + envelopes as well as individually.

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peace, love and joy (letterpress printed)

 

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Have a cozy holiday (letterpress printed)

 

Merry Christmas Filigree

Merry Christmas Filigree (letterpress printed)

 

Very Merry Christmas Sled

Very Merry Christmas Sled (letterpress printed)

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Merry Wishes Snowflakes (letterpress printed)

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Merry Christmas Leaves & Berries (letterpress printed)

Happy Holidays! Cheers!

What’s in a name? Sugar Pear Design.

29 September 2014

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to my shinny new blog!

I have so much to show you from this past year, that I though a blog would be the best avenue. But, what do I post as my very first blog post? What should I say? I have a lot of fun projects from this past spring and summer that I can’t wait to show you, but which one should go first? Uhm…

In a recent client consultation, I was asked “How did you come up with ‘Sugar Pear Design’? That’s it! That would be the topic of my very first blog post! So here it is…

How did ‘Sugar Pear Design’ come to being? The reason is quite simple: my very own wedding. We had a fall wedding and decided to do a harvest theme. Pears are in peak season in the fall. I came across these super cute (I don’t use that word that often, but they were!) miniature pears at a local food co-op. I thought to myself, “Now, how can we use these?” I played around with displaying them in different baskets and groupings. But in the end, I actually sugared these miniature Seckel pears to be used for our wedding cake topper.

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Photography by Appleby Photography. Used with permission.

Those that know me well, know that I am constantly thinking and analyzing. Actions that I take have justification. Everything to me has a meaning. I really do believe that everything happens for a reason. (Sometimes that reason doesn’t surface right away!)

When in the infancy stages my business, I wanted the name of my business to have a personal meaning. I had pages and pages (and pages) of name ideas. Yet, nothing was clicking. None of them stood out as “the one”. While doing some brainstorming, I was going through my wedding photos and it dawned on me. One of these photos is a detail shot of our wedding cake; the pears that I had sugared. It was an “Aha!” moment. Sugared Pears. Sugar Pear Design. That was it! That would be the name!!

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Photography by Appleby Photography. Used with permission.

As I mentioned, I usually have a reason behind the ‘why’. During my client consultations, I ask a lot of questions. I want to get to know them and to understand their wishes, vision, what is important to them—their ‘why’. My job is to translate that personal meaning and verbal vision into something that is physical and tangible. My task is to incorporate their ideas (that oftentimes they don’t know how to fully articulate) into printed pieces that truly are an expression of who they are. My assignment is to show their ‘why’.

Significant events have such a personal meaning. And in today’s world, people don’t want the wedding, the birthday party, the baby announcement, the whatever, that their best friend just had. Similar to coming up with my business name, I can help bring that distinction forward via invitations and other day-of stationery pieces. Stationery reflecting your unique personality and style. Stationery that delivers a true reflection of you. Specializing in the design of bespoke invitations, announcements and social stationery, Sugar Pear Design offers the perfect complement to your event. BEAUTIFUL. ELEGANT. UNDERSTATED.