I started design notes to keep you posted with recent work and news about {SMD} and our wonderful clients. I also wanted to provide you with links to inspirational design and wedding sites. Stay tuned for photographs of events I've been thrilled to be a part of, new designs, and {SMD} events. Thanks for checking in, and please email if there is anything {SMD} can do for you.

Entries in wedding (4)


island wedding

One of the advantages of having a small, intimate wedding, is that you have the opportunity to do something truly unique for your invitations. I teamed up with Tangerine Calligraphy to create this beautiful hand-lettered invitation suite for Nacole and Nick. The watery blue ink gave the effect of ocean waters on Rossi Medioevalis deckled edge cards. Later, the placecards, tags for welcome baskets, and the menus were made to match.


classic grey

John and Malcolm wanted a simple, classic, elegant invitation suite for their Hamptons wedding. Fabulous. Grey? Even better. We had the whole set letterpressed on duplexed Crane's Lettra Pearl White, the envelopes lined in a matching grey, and the envelopes hand lettered by Tangerine Calligraphy.


justine & matthew

I was honored to be a guest at our good friends Justine and Matt's wedding over Labor Day weekend. Congratulations guys! It was a beautiful evening ceremony and reception at the historic Garfield Park Conservatory, on Chicago's west side. Below are screen grabs from their custom wedding website that {SMD} designed and built for them. The website followed the design of their letterpress stationery and introduced the wedding theme of vintage Chicago by using postcard images showing the locations of the weekend's events. Designing a custom wedding website is a clean and sophisticated alternative to the templated wedding websites out there.



amanda & avery

Amanda and Avery are getting married this weekend in Arkansas. Congratulations to the happy couple!