The summer nuptials of Molly and Patrick were truly something special. Their celebration, held at Zingerman's Cornman Farms and planned by VLD Events, was absolutely beautiful, with sweet details that made the event all the more heartwarming. The team at Rock Paper Scissors created the pair's custom invitations and some extra fun day-of details, including a guest book, signage, menus, and incredible hand-lettered escort cards made from ears of corn! A big (albeit belated) congratulations to Molly and Patrick! Thanks for having RPS be part of your special day! Below are some of our favorite photos from the event, shot by David Matthew Fiser. We LOVE the way Molly and Patrick were surrounded by friends and loved ones as they said their vows. After the ceremony, guests were directed to the table of corn, where they used their eyes to find the ears lettered with their name and table number. Molly and Patrick's invitation was simple yet sweet, with a color scheme and details that carried over into the dinner menus and signage throughout the event. Seriously, how cute are they!? Molly and Patrick said "I do" against the backdrop of the farmhouse at Cornman Farms, with musicians on the porch and their guests surrounding them. Their gorgeous guest book / keepsake marriage certificate had hundreds of spaces for witnesses, so that all the guests could sign! (We also love the look of the gray wood frame against the green color choices.) Nothing says Midwest farm wedding like an ear of corn! The setting had plenty of corn to use as a gorgeous photo backdrop, which tied in perfectly to the ears of corn that served as escort cards for the dinner and reception. Each ear was hand lettered with love by RPS' in-house graphic designer and letterer extraordinaire, Kristen Drozdowski. Can't get enough of this wedding design and adorable couple? Check out this wedding day video, also done by the talented David Matthew Fiser. Are you recently engaged? We'll be celebrating engagements on the blog next week, so be sure to tune in to get tips and timelines for wedding invitations, view roundups of our favorite engagement cards, engagement party etiquette, and more! Interested in learning more about custom wedding invitations and day-of details from RPS? Visit our website to book an appointment or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, check out our favorite wedding inspiration on our Pinterest board "Wedding, Engagement, and Invitations."
Hanukkah is right around the corner! This year, the holiday begins on December 16 and ends on December 24. To celebrate, we've rounded up some of our favorite Hanukkah cards currently in stock at Rock Paper Scissors - stop by and grab one today! 1. Merry Christmukkah! The holiday combination 1) is fun to say, 2) fun to celebrate, and 3) brings back nostalgic memories from everyone's favorite episodes of The OC. 2. This festive, fold-out banner card features block letters, glitter, and a suspended, embellished Star of David. 3. Love letterpress? This Happy Hannukah card from Ladyfingers Letterpress features lovely hand-lettering, gold dots, and a navy blue envelope. 4. For those with a fun sense of humor, this illustrated card features a playful rhyme: "Roses are reddish, violets are bluish, Santa's a gentile, but Jesus was Jewish." Inside message reads: "Happy Chanukah to one and all!" 5. We love this pale blue Hannukah card, featuring gold foil and and white and gold envelope liner adorned with stars. 6. Oy to the World! This beautiful card features a menorah, fun lettering, and a deep teal color. 7. This gorgeous Hanukkah card features hand-lettering from Anna Rifle Bond, printed in a silver glitter foil on pale blue. 8. Designed in a chalkboard style, this lettered greeting reads: "Wishing you light & peace, Happy Hanukkah" in white, set against a blue background with an illustrated menorah and Star of David. These (and many more) Hanukkah cards and items are available at Rock Paper Scissors in downtown Ann Arbor - and we've been curating additional online holiday inspiration via our Pinterest board "Happy Holidays!" Happy Hanukkah to you and yours!
Earlier this year, we launched our sister store Bed & Butter, located just down the street in downtown Ann Arbor! Bed & Butter is all about items that provide beauty and utility - whether it's home goods, gifts, kitchen tools, or items for baby & kids. Since before the store opening, we've been working behind the scenes to create an online destination for our customers, filled with a curated selection of our favorite items. The site is now live, and to celebrate, we're providing all online customers with free shipping for this week only - simply enter the code SHOPBEDBUTTER during checkout! While you're there, make sure you create an online account - this will get you entered in our Friends with Benefits rewards program, where you'll receive an exclusive letterpress art print, hand lettered by Kristen Drozdowski.
Join us for two days of elfin' around in Tecumseh this weekend, during the Holiday Open House & Recipe Walk! Stop in and see us at Rock Paper Scissors and you’ll get 20%* off all Coton Colors items - including Happy Everything platters, cookie jars, and more, as well as all the adorable attachments! To celebrate this Elfin' good time, with ANY purchase you’re also invited to grab a boy or girl elf ornament (shown below) for just $5.00 – the ornaments are regularly priced $20.00. In addition to the holiday cheer and special discounts, Rock Paper Scissors will be one of the 25 downtown merchants handing out recipe cards as part of the 12th Annual Recipe Walk! Check out our recipe below, and make sure you stop by this Friday and Saturday, November 14 & 15, in downtown Tecumseh, Michigan!
North Pole Pops
1 bag of marshmallows (about 30-35 marshmallows in a bag)
1 16 oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
6-8 peppermint sticks, crushed into small pieces
35 small, thin candy canes
1. Place a marshmallow on each of the candy canes. Place crushed candy cane pieces in small bowl.
2. Place chocolate in medium heat-proof glass bowl and place bowl over pot of simmering water. Make sure bowl fits snugly on pot and that bottom of bowl does not touch water inside – just rests on lip of pot. Stir chocolate constantly with rubber spatula until melted, shiny and smooth. Do NOT allow any water to get into chocolate – chocolate will seize immediately!
3. Use a spoon to pour chocolate evenly over each marshmallow. Do not dip marshmallow into chocolate. This could cause your melted chocolate in bowl to harden. Using back of spoon, spin marshmallow piece while smoothing chocolate. Make sure to cover the top of the marshmallow but leave the end where the stick enters uncovered.
4. Before chocolate hardens, dip just the tops of the covered marshmallow pieces into your bowl of crushed peppermint candies. Then place on parchment paper to set. Enjoy as is, or use as your hot chocolate stirrer.** 20% off of all Coton Colors excludes Christmas ornaments.
Meghan and David were an absolutely blast to work with. They opted for shades of matte gold and blush pink in the invitation suite for their gorgeous wedding, held at Zingerman's Cornman Farms in August. We jumped at the opportunity to create custom designs, featuring sweet dots, letterpress printing, and hand lettered details from Kristen Drozdowski. The wedding suite was, in our humble opinion, absolutely swoon-worthy. It was a joy working with the couple to create a truly unique look - from the "night before" and "brunch" information cards, to the extra special piece with their two first names in extra large lettering. The suite's theme was carried through in various day-of details, including the reception menu and welcome packets for guests traveling to Michigan for the weekend! Custom koozies for guests added something extra special, with sweet swiss dots and the event's signature hand-lettered styling. We loved seeing the project go from concept to completion - the two snapshots above, from the Instgram account of our in-house designer and letterer @KristenDroz, made it easy and fun to follow along with the lettering process! We couldn’t resist sharing a few shots from the actual event, taken by Abby Rose Photo. We love how she captured the signage at the dreamy venue, and this photo of Meghan and David is one of the sweetest things we’ve seen all wedding season. You can see more photos of this seriously gorgeous Michigan farm wedding on Abby Rose Photo’s blog. Congratulations to the happy couple! Thanks so much for inviting us to be a part of your celebration! Photos of menu, chalkboard signage, and the happy couple via Abby Rose Photo, Welcome to Michigan packet via @katyelizs, lettering close ups via @kristendroz - all others via Rock Paper Scissors.