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Invitation Styles by Venue: Sapphire Creek Winery

What makes a winery the perfect wedding venue? They’re the perfect location for stunning photo-ops and offer just the right amount of charm and elegance, without being overly rustic. Sapphire Creek Winery and Gardens in no exception and is hands-down one of our favorite venues in Northeast Ohio! Their modern and slightly industrial take on this classic aesthetic drives our inspiration and creates the perfect grounds for stunning wedding stationery and signage.

When a couple chooses to recite their vows and celebrate with their loved ones at Sapphire Creek, they have a number of locations onsite to consider for each moment. There are gardens perfect for ceremonies, portraits, and cocktail hours; and several ballroom style event spaces that are ideal for receptions!

We also have to highlight the incredible black metal beams, aged wood and continuous windows that let natural light pour in; the combination is so unexpected and takes their modern edge to the next level.

Needlessly to say, we were delighted to create a number of pieces, including Save the Dates, Rehearsal Dinner Invitations, Wedding invitations and Day-Of Signage, for Heather and Justin’s wedding on July 18th, 2020!

We wanted to highlight Heather & Justin’s stationery as an example of a soiree at Sapphire Creek for its beautiful combination of classic touches and modern design.

When choosing ways to highlight a wedding venue through stationery design, we always consider what it might be known for in the community. For Sapphire Creek Winery, they’re known for… you guessed it – their wine! So, we created a monochromatic wine-inspired paper palette to fulfill any wine-lover’s dream aesthetic – talk about summery, dreamy and romantic!

Next, we considered the style of the couple and the space. ‘Modern’ was key in this case, so pairing a hand-written script font with a clean, legible sans-serif font felt spot on!

To highlight the carefully selected fonts, the letterpressed invitation included ample ‘white space’ in the design to draw the eye to the text, while letting the beauty of the double-thick cotton paper speak for itself. The custom monogram also added the right amount of personalization by “branding” each piece throughout the suite.

And we can’t forget to mention the modern white string “belly-band” sealed with a clean, white wax seal….it’s all in the finishing touches folks! This combination adds a natural and personal touch (especially by using their custom monogram design) without being too rustic.

Continuity is key, so when it came time to create coordinating Day-Of Signage, we turned to the same white, gold, and wine color-palette from Heather and Justin’s Wedding Invitations. Many of the Day-Of designs utilized acrylic which was instinctually inspired by the gorgeous windows. The back of each acrylic sign was then hand-painted with organic white brush strokes and finished with delicately placed flakes of gold leaf foil. Heather and Justin’s custom monogram also made several more appearances on these Day-Of Signage pieces, which offered yet another element of continuity.

We love designing stationery and signage that fits both the couple’s style and their venue. Both heavily influence our designs and ensures that we tell a completely unique story every time. We cannot wait until we’re designing stationery for another celebration at Sapphire Creek Winery!

List of exact deliverables for reference:

Save the Dates

  • Magnet Invitations

  • White Linen Envelopes

Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

  • White Linen Paper

  • Blush envelopes

Invitation Suite

  • Invitation: Double-thick letterpress paper with mauve ink

  • White string, wrapped 3 times evenly

  • Reception Card

  • Accommodations Card

  • RSVP Card

  • RSVP & Housing Envelopes

  • COVID Notice Card

  • White Wax Seal with their custom monogram design

Day-Of Signage

  • Ceremony Program (folded card)

  • White linen paper

  • Seating Chart

  • Die-cut vinyl on two paned-mirrors

  • Welcome Sign

  • Clear acrylic with die-cut vinyl and white hand-painted brush strokes and gold leaf on back

  • Favor Sign

  • Clear acrylic with die-cut vinyl and white hand-painted brush strokes and gold leaf on back

  • Memorial Sign

  • Clear acrylic with die-cut vinyl and white hand-painted brush strokes and gold leaf on back

  • Guest Book Sign

  • Clear acrylic with die-cut vinyl and white hand-painted brush strokes and gold leaf on back

  • Place Cards

  • Table tents, printed on white linen paper

  • Coded by color and accompanying icon to indicate each guests’ entrée choice

  • Thank You Cards

  • Folded Card with printed wedding photo on the front

  • White linen envelopes

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