Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Posted: August 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We had the most amazing time… thanks in no small part to our wonderful family and friends.  They know how to have fun and dance!  Thank you to everyone who traveled from across town and across the country to celebrate with us.  You made our day one that will stay in our hearts forever.  We will be posting photos and videos soon… but here are two teasers from our wonderful photographers…

Engagement photoshoot with Symbol Photography

Posted: June 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Back in May, Ally and I had a wonderful engagement photo session with our good friends Brendan and Natalie from Symbol Photography –  They are awesome and we had such a great time.  They took us to some very interesting locations… the new Louis Boston, an abandoned train under Rt 93 and back to where we got engaged last year, right near our house.

Printing of the invites

Posted: June 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Printing of the invites

By now, most of you have received your invitations, we hope you like them!  Designing and printing them took quite a while, but I think the effort was totally worth it, they came out just as I had envisioned.  Of course, the day I went to print them, I completely forgot my camera, so you’ll have to excuse the extremely terrible phone camera shots that I took, but at least you can get a glimpse of the process.

First comes the process of mixing all the ink colors.  The green is 9 parts transparent white, 7.5 parts yellow and 1.25 parts blue…

yellow and blue make green!

Then the first of 4 runs begins.  The invite was so long that I had to print the first two panels first, then flip it around to print the third.  That meant a total of 4 runs for 2 colors.

The gray color is ready to go for the first run…

Looks sharp!

Here is the plate with the third panel for the second run of gray.

Skip a few steps ahead (silly me for not remembering to photograph) and you have the third panel looking good with both colors.

A whole pile all printed!  Now all that needed to be done was cutting them down (there is another print on the backside of each one) and cutting the perforation for the RSVP card…

Save the date printing

Posted: January 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

close up of all the type blocked out on the Vandercook

I went to the press a couple weeks ago to print out our poster-size save-the-dates.  Its based on an old-school rock concert poster and is printed in two colors, using wood block type.  Its a long process to be sure, but well worth the effort.  They are printed on Oatmeal Speckletone text weight paper from French Paper Company, I think it really gives it a craft, handmade old style look.  Below is a photo of the final product as well as the process.  Be sure to check out the videos too if you’d like to see the printing in action.

the first print of the second color run, looks pretty good!

Here are some more photos of the process:

Laying out the wood type

decent view of the Vandercook and the back half of Albertine Press

Type all laid out and ready to run a test

making sure its all nice and tight

first run done!

Second run laid out and the press is inked up

We’re getting married!

Posted: January 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on We’re getting married!

(thanks Joe for adding to this photo)

So, you’re here because you apparently received the save-the-date and you want to find out what this craziness is all about… well you came to the right place.  In this blog you will find all the info for the venue, hotel, directions, registry, RSVP (eventually) and loads of other stuff.  We plan to update this site on a regular basis with new and (certainly) interesting things.