If you’re a Durham, NC local, you can now buy the Hello Tenfold zodiac birthday calendars at The Makery on Geer Street! They’re beautifully letterpressed on thick cotton paper. While you’re at it, stop in next door at my studio and say hello.
These are also available online of course, and are now on sale.
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping!
Thanks to The Makery for this great photo.
Here in NC, we’ve had a monumental and very happy update to our marriage laws — it is now legal for EVERYONE to marry in our state. In honor of this long-coming change, Hello Tenfold is offering a 40% off sale on invitations and announcements til 2015 for same-sex couples in NC. Get in touch via the website, or if you’re in Durham, swing by 401 W Geer Street. Love wins!
Photo of the studio with my talented photographer friend and studio mate, Jessie Gladdek, taken by her mother-in-law.
On my desk this week, watercolor letterpress wedding invitations!
The idea of wedding websites to match Hello Tenfold invitations is one I’ve had for a long time, and this summer I decided it was time to make it a reality. The problem is there just aren’t that many well-designed, responsive wedding website options out there, and even fewer companies that offer websites to match invitations. I kept hearing from my brides that they were having a hard time keeping their look consistent throughout their paper goods and website.
Keeping the cost as low as possible is important to me, and so I decided to offer four different plan options so folks can have the features they need but leave out the ones they don’t. All of the plans include the ability to customize your domain name, edit the website yourself as needed, collect guest RSVPs, share wedding and weekend event details, info about your wedding party, photo galleries, and registry info. You can even collect financial gifts directly through the website! It goes without saying, but the websites are responsive work perfectly and look great on phones and tablets, too.
Just like Hello Tenfold’s invitations, the customization options with these are endless. You can choose one of hundreds of patterns for your site background, or keep things simple with a solid color or texture. Colors are easily updated to your color scheme (change it as often as you like!), and we can find web fonts that will be a good match for your invitations (whether or not you worked with us on those!).
This week we launched our first wedding website client’s site. Lindsay and Brent chose the Gazette wedding invitations, and so we customized the Gatsby website to match their paper goods. Although the site looks completely different from Gatsby, the edits we made to the site were just background pattern and fonts, and so Lindsay and Brent now have a website that matches their invitations without any additional custom site cost.
There’s more info on Hello Tenfold wedding websites online (here or here) or in the shop!
View live demos: Flora / Gatsby / Simplicity
(Thanks to Le Jour Du Oui and Oh, Darling! Photography for generous use of their photographs in the site templates.)
Oh you guys, it’s live, it’s live! With the help of programmer Eli Van Zoeren we did a big site update for Hello Tenfold, which includes the new logo, an updated look, and so much more. What more, you ask? Well! I’m so excited to tell you about it. (You’ll also notice in the coming days that Mint will have a new, simplified look to match)!
Slight side-story: September is not the usual time to make resolutions, I suppose, but these days I feel my life has a running theme. Blame it on our sweet little baby if you like, but I have decided that my life is in need of simplification. Of late I’ve devoured a fun (no, seriously, it was) Japanese book on decluttering and begun to empty my closets and my shelves. There’s a new, life-altering project in the works which I’ll be able to share this fall. And the new websites do relate to this, because I want to begin to hone-in on what (and who) I want my business to be. I see this as a long-term project but this fall I’m taking the first steps by creating a new collection of invitation designs for 2015 and continuing to work on my brand. The new website is easier to use and has a lot more information available online so that people can understand who Hello Tenfold is and what we do.
One of my favorite things about the new website is that you can now see, right here online, many of the customization options (like 75+ envelope liners and counting, ink options, papers, envelopes). Making all those tiny envelope jpgs was a big job, let me tell you, but wow is it great to be able to see the patterns all in once place, and hopefully convey how unique every invitation we print becomes.
We also added a section for Case Studies, where you can see some of my favorite custom projects, with the couples’ wedding photos alongside the paper goods, and the project’s story.
But maybe most exciting of all, we now make wedding websites! Wedding websites to match your wedding invitations! We are starting with just a few site layouts inspired by our couples’ favorite invitation designs. They’re completely customizable and affordable to boot. More info on those websites to come in another post.
For now, I would be so grateful if you would check out the new site and share your feedback. I hope it’s easy to use, has all the information you need, and that the new-site-bugs are few. Hooray!