Real Parties: Cirque du Ray!

Alright, not to pick favorites, but we do have a certain client that we just LOVE to design things for and we've done a ton of it for her!  From her wedding invitations to moving cards to more stationery than I can ever imagine writing thank yous on (and she has!) to baby announcements, we've done it all!  Our latest project for a very dapper little gentleman was all about lions and tigers and bears... oh my! The circus (with teens dressed in animal costumes) rolled into Georgetown to celebrate our friend's first birthday in style and no detail was overlooked at this fiesta that was as much fun for the adults as it was for the kids!  We love all of the thoughtful details that were put into every aspect of the party and had so much fun, as usual, helping our friend with this one!  Check out the invitations and letterpressed thank yous below.



Emily's Stationery Shop

A few days ago, in the midst of her annual Spring cleaning, my mother came across a special piece of artwork I made when I was seven years old! She emailed me this picture and proceeded to explain how I used to hand paint note cards and sell them to my friends and family. I have to say though – minus the awful clip art and misspelling of “stationery,” my price point was right on... not exactly! Clearly, I’ve been passionate about stationery from a young age!

Easy Etiquette - Choosing An Envelope Addressing Method!

We, of course, love love love the look of beautiful hand-written calligraphy!  It's that extra special touch that make your invited guests just swoon.  At a cost of between $3.50 and $5.50 it is certainly not in everyone's budget, but it's a great little extra for those who must have it!  A pain-stacking art practiced by fewer and fewer in recent years, this is definitely the most formal and traditional way to address a wedding invitation suite.  Though Haute Papier does not have a calligrapher on staff, we work with a handful of the country's most respected calligraphers to ensure that your invitations are addressed perfectly!

If traditional calligraphy is not in your budget, please don't fret since it no longer means you'll be hunched over for hours addressing your own invitations in what your elementary school teachers insisted was chicken scratch! Oh no, now computer printed addressing is widely available for all types of envelopes.  Haute Papier offers this for our couture and wholesale items, and at a cost of between $1.50 and $2.50 it's a great deal!  Check out how beautifully it can match your invitation set!  Anything from a traditional script font to a funky block is sure to catch the eye of your guests!

Project of the Week: Bridget & Rick

We're loving this "peek-a-boo" save-the-date we just designed for a couple getting married in Paris, but having a wedding celebration once they're back in the states.   One of the challenges of such event was coming up with the perfect wording to imply that guests would not be witnessing their marriage, but celebrating after it had taken place.  Our bride came up with the perfect phrases to insinuate just that!  Check out the wording below.

BridgetSTDinvitation wording below

Please save the date of

July 3, 2011

to celebrate the marriage of

Bridget and Rick

in Buffalo, New York