Inspired Stationery ~ Stationery Stocking Stuffers

Haute Papier | Available at Salutations

Welcome back to another Inspired Stationery post! This week we are focusing on stationery stocking stuffers by three of the hottest brands in stationery right now, Sugar Paper Los Angeles, Rifle Paper Co. and Haute Papier. First up: stationery and thank you sets by Sugar Paper Los Angeles…

Sugar Paper Los Angeles | Available at Salutations

Sugar Paper Los Angeles | Available at Salutations

Sugar Paper Los Angeles | Available at Salutations

Arguably the hottest brand in stationery right now, Sugar Paper Los Angeles is best known for their contemporary letterpress and foil designs. For holiday gifting, we are crazy about notesets and thank you notes in foil by Sugar Paper Los Angeles. They are just so irresistibly festive {and shiny!!!}.

Another hot brand in stationery that we love to gift: Rifle Paper Co. We are especially crazy about Rifle Paper Co.’s assorted card sets…

Rifle Paper Co. | Available at Salutations

Rifle Paper Co. | Available at Salutations

Rifle Paper Co. | Available at Salutations

We love Rifle Paper Co. for so many reasons. We especially love the illustrations, which make them perfect for gifting. Does someone on your holiday list love dogs? Is there a Francophile on it? A gardner? If so, Rifle Paper Co. has just the stationery set for them. We love that!

Finally, a brand that we have loved for years who continues to up the ante, Haute Papier, makes great stationery gifts…

Haute Papier | Available at Salutations

Haute Papier | Available at Salutations

Haute Papier | Available at Salutations

Not only does Haute Papier make some our favorite personalized letterpress stationery, but they have other great gifts, as well. Their personalized note pads are absolutely perfect for stocking stuffers. And their stationery? Well, just look at it. The quality and designs really do sell themselves.

So, for the stationery enthusiast in your life, look no further than Salutations for great gifts and stocking stuffers. We can’t wait to show you all the options!

Wedding Wednesday: Blissful Inspiration ~ Bridal Fashion Week

Jenny Packham Dress | Photo by Daniel Dorsa

Welcome back to another Blissful Inspiration post! If you follow our blog, then you know we love fashion, especially bridal fashion, which makes Bridal Fashion Week so inspiring for us {remember this post!?}!

The latest shows were stunning, and we were particularly smitten by the Jenny Packham one {recently featured here on Style Me Pretty}. All of the soft neutral colors {we like to call them shades of French vanilla} had us wanting more. And we couldn’t help but pair our favorite gowns from the show with a few favorite designs by Bella Figura

Jenny Packham gown | photo by Daniel Dorsa

We went crazy for this sparkly number {above} on the Jenny Packham runway. We especially loved the sash. We thought it would be lovely paired with the Vintage Garland design by Bella Figura {below}. They both are stunning and colorful, yet still neutral and soft, which we love!

Bella Figura Invitation | Available at Salutations

Those letterpress ink colors are just perfect, no? And look how beautiful the design is with a coordinating envelope liner in similar tones:

Bella Figura Invitation | Available at Salutations

We love how both the gown and invitation are dramatic, yet soft.

Jenny Packham Gown | Photo by Daniel Dorsa

Next up on our list of Jenny Packham gowns that took our breath away is this gorgeous gown {above}, also with a pretty sash. We think the shine of this dress {through its sparkling beadwork and flowing fabric} would pair beautifully with the copper shine Bella Figura Illuminer invitation…

Bella Figura Invitation | Available at Salutations

We love how the invitation is neutral overall with splashes of shine. It’s just as aw-inspiring as the gown. Not convinced? Take a closer look:

Bella Figura Invitation | Available at Salutations

Both gown and invitation benefit from a bit of shine and a whole lot of drama. We love both!

Jenny Packham Gown  | Photo by Daniel Dorsa

Finally, the Jenny Packham gown above blew our minds. It’s romantic and ornate, yet soft. We would pair it with a Bella Figura invitation that is equally romantic and ornate…

Bella Figura Invitation | Available at Salutations

Bella Figura‘s Fleur design is equal parts romantic and sophisticated, and we think the combination of French Vanilla letterpress ink and Rose Gold Shine foil act in the same dramatic way that the fabric and beadwork of the dress do.

Bella Figura Invitation | Available at Salutations

The moral of the story: inspiration is everywhere. While we love looking to the runway {specifically the Jenny Packham runway} for wedding invitation inspiration, inspiration can truly be found anywhere.

So next time you see something beautiful, that stops you in your tracks, take note of it, and bring that note to your wedding invitation appointment {you can make one right here}. We can’t wait to see you {and your inspiration} then!

all runway photos in this post by Daniel Dorsa via Style Me Pretty

Inspired Business ~ Notes with Style

Graphic Image Notebook | Available at Salutations

Welcome back to another Inspired Business post! Today we are talking taking notes {with style}, which is easy with Graphic Image leather refillable notebooks, journals and jotters, all available at Salutations.

Graphic Image Journal | Available at SalutationsThere are so many styles and colors to choose from! Oh, the colors! The bright leathers, available in a plethora of styles, can add personality to your workplace and keep you inspired, whether you’re taking notes in your next board meeting or sketching ideas for your next big venture!

Graphic Image Jotters | Available at Salutations

Graphic Image jotters, which include 24 notecards, are perfect for to-do lists and small notes. And like the journals, and refillable notebooks, these jotters can be customized with your name, initials, etc, which we love!

Graphic Image Notebook | Available at Salutations

 

Brights not your cup of tea? Worry not! Metallics are just as nice {we are partial to the white gold leather by Graphic Image}! There is something so chic about a notebook with a custom leather cover, no?

Graphic Image Jotters | Available at Salutations

 

We also love that the notebooks and jotters are refillable, making them a long-term addition to your desktop. So, if you’re in the market for some stylish note-taking tools, look no further than Salutations! We can’t wait to show you the options!

Wedding Wednesday ~ Designer We Love: William Arthur {the New album}

New William Arthur Invitations | Available at Salutations

Our love for William Arthur is well-documented, so to say we were excited to receive their newest album was an understatement. The new album focuses on contemporary designs in the most luxurious of printing methods, including engraving, letterpress, foil stamping and embossing. And we are smitten. Take a look at some of the designs to see why…

New William Arthur Invitations | Available at Salutations

New Invitations by William Arthur | Available at Salutations

New Invitations by William Arthur | Available at Salutations

Beautiful, right? And this is just the tip of the iceberg! Make an appointment with either our Charlotte or Triangle team to see more great new designs by William Arthur. We can’t wait to meet you and show you the new album!

Inspired Parties ~ Smock Letterpress Holiday Invites

Smock Letterpress Holiday Invites | Available at Salutations

We love holiday party invitations and we love Smock, so typing we are crazy about customizable holiday party invitations by Smock is not exactly shocking. The funny thing is, though, no matter how many letterpress holiday invitations we see by Smock, everyone looks fresh, gorgeous, new and completely stunning. And why not give that experience to your guests this season?

Smock Letterpress Holiday Party Invites | Available at Salutations

Make an appointment with either our Charlotte or Triangle team to see all the great options, and to get wowed by a Salutations favorite, Smock! We can’t wait to see you there!

 

 

Wedding Wednesday: Triangle Vendors We Love ~ Calligraphy by Carrie

Triangle Vendors We Love | Calligraphy by Carrie

Welcome back to another Wedding Wednesday post! This week we are excited to feature a favorite of our brides, Calligraphy by Carrie. We spend hours and hours with our couples designing the perfect wedding invitation for their event, so it’s no surprise that many of them want their envelopes to be more than just an afterthought. Enter: Calligraphy by Carrie. In addition to addressing services, owner Carrie Shuping specializes in place cards, escort cards, seating charts and reception signage.

Vendors We Love | Calligraphy by Carrie

We are quite taken by the display Calligraphy by Carrie worked on for a West Virginia wedding that was featured in Southern Living Weddings (wow, Carrie, congrats!!!), as seen in the photo above by Elisa B Photography. So unique, right?

Triangle Vendors We Love | Calligraphy by Carrie

Our couples love working with Carrie for many reasons, including the range of styles she offers in calligraphy and lettering. She has styles that equally suit the most formal or casual of events, which we love!

Triangle Vendors We Love | Calligraphy by Carrie

We also love that Calligraphy by Carrie can help carry a cohesive look or theme throughout your event. She can do this by addressing your wedding invitation envelopes {often the first glimpse of the event to come} and carrying that aesthetic throughout your big day, like in the case of the photo above, also by Elisa B Photography. This is an understated, yet gorgeous, way to add a theme to your big day.

Triangle Vendors We Love | Calligraphy by Carrie

So, if you’re looking for a calligrapher to help you navigate the world of addressing or to create a theme for your big day {or anything in between}, look no further than Calligraphy by Carrie! And of course, be sure to make an appointment at either our Charlotte or Triangle location to see all of our options in wedding invitations and stationery!

Inspired Gifting ~ 2014 Karen Adams Calendars

Karen Adams Calendar | Available at Salutations

Nearly two months ago we wrote about these calendars here on the blog, and wouldn’t you know, they’ve been as popular as ever! More than once this season we’ve had conversations with customers that went something like this: “How many 2014 Karen Adams calendars do you have in the store right now? I’ll take them all.” We’re not kidding! People {including us} seriously love these glittered lovelies!

Karen Adams Calendars | Available at Salutations

The good news is that we anticipated the popularity and placed multiple orders for the 2014 calendar and refills. So, if you are interested in a pretty gift for yourself or someone you love, look no further than Salutations and the Karen Adams 2014 calendars and refills! We can’t wait to show them to you!

 

Wedding Wednesday: Real Brides of Charlotte ~ Margaret’s Gorgeous Calligraphy-Infused Wedding

Salutations Real Brides | Photo by Christopher Record Photoraphy

Welcome back to another Wedding Wednesday! Today we are excited to feature Margaret and Eric’s beautiful Charlotte wedding. While there is so much to love about this wedding {from the gorgeous photography by Christopher Record Photography, to the stunning hydrangeas, to the terrific toile linens}, we must admit that one of our favorite parts was the calligraphy that was woven throughout the day.

Real Brides of Salutations | Christopher Record Photography

The couple, who met three years ago in Chicago, chose to pair their stationery from Salutations with the stunning work of calligrapher Grace Edmands.

Real Brides of Salutations | Christopher Record Photography

We just love how Margaret carried the calligraphy theme throughout, from her exquisite engraved Crane invitations to her pretty programs and day-of accessories.

Real Brides of Salutations | Christopher Record Photography

We love how classic Grace’s calligraphy looks with Margaret’s florals!

Real Brides of Salutations | Christopher Record Photography

How beautiful was the couple’s reception at The Duke Mansion? Stunning, right? Margaret wanted to share a little about how she met her fiancé…

They met three years ago at an annual Homecoming Ball in Chicago. Unbeknownst to Eric, it was Margaret’s third day living in Chicago. And unbeknownst to Margaret, Eric was more than happy to play tour guide and show her around the city.

What a cute story! Want to learn more about infusing your big day with the perfect stationery? Make an appointment at either our Charlotte or Triangle location to learn more. We can’t wait to see you there.

{all of the gorgeous photos above are by Christopher Record Photography}

Love this post? Check out prior Real Brides of Salutations posts:

Julianne and Alan (Sherman Library and Gardens, Corona del Mar}

Ginny and Heath {The Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst}

Kristin and Scott {The William Aiken House, Charleston}

Emily and Michael {Biltmore, Asheville}

Shervon and Robert {Chateau Elan, Atlanta}

Rebecca and Dave {Fearrington, Pittsboro}

Kristina and Scott {Biltmore, Asheville}

Edie and Zacchary {Angus Barn, Raleigh}

Betsy and Tim {Fearrington, Pittsboro}

Jamie and Andrew {The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte}

Kate and Hunter {Fearrington, Pittsboro}

Inspired Stationery ~ Thank You Cards by Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. Thank You Card | Available at Salutations

Welcome back to another Inspired Stationery post! While we love custom stationery {and have tons of options for you to choose from}, sometimes there’s nothing like a beautiful, single thank you card! Our favorites just might be those by Rifle Paper Co. {available at Salutations}. They’re artsy, charming, whimsical, and just perfect. Here are a few of our favorites…

Rifle Paper Co. Thank You Card | Available at Salutations

The illustrations by Rifle Paper Co. owner Anna Bond are so perfect and happy! We just love them!

Rifle Paper Co. Thank You Card | Available at Salutations

So, next time you’re in the market for the perfect greeting card {thank you, or otherwise}, visit Salutations in Charlotte or the Triangle to see the latest and greatest! We can’t wait to see you there!

Wedding Wednesday: Blissful Inspiration ~ Photo Save the Dates by Dauphine Press

Dauphine Press Save the Dates | Salutations

Happy wedding Wednesday, guys! Today we want to focus on photo save the dates {so huge right now}, and more specifically, Dauphine Press photo save the dates. Dauphine Press does photo save the dates so right. They are letterpress, interesting, customizable, memorable, and really breathtaking. Here are a couple of our favorites…

Dauphine Save the Date | Available at Salutations

First up is the Marinwood design by Dauphine Press. We love the trifold design because it’s unique, but it’s also so useful! The additional space is perfect for providing recipients with additional info on accommodations, wedding weekend events, etc. And that Marinwood design in two colors is just so lovely! It manages to be interesting without overpowering the photo. We just love it!

Dauphine Press Save the Date | Available at Salutations

We are also quite smitten with Dauphine’s Solage design. It’s vintage without being fussy, and like all Dauphine Press designs, can be printed in the colors that best fit your wedding. We love how dramatic it is without being gaudy. It’s perfect!

To see more great photo save the dates, visit us at our Charlotte or Triangle locations! We can’t wait to see you there!

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