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Sarah Parrott, Rhode Island Vendor: Invitation Designer Website: Parrott Design Studio About Me: I am the designer & printer behind Parrott Design Studio, specializing in custom letterpress and screen printed wedding and event invitations, stationery, and paper goods. With a background in non-profit marketing & art history, I began the studio in 2006 in my small apartment in Providence, RI. Since then I have moved to a studio built my fiancé, acquired a Golding Jobber letterpress, & have been happily printing ever since. I grew up in Portland, Maine, and I have always had an affinity for the ocean, mountains, birds, gardening, & the simple life. When I am not printing, I can be found somewhere outside with my fiancé & playful pup.
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A Modern Fête

July 29th, 2009 @ 6:04 pm by Sarah @ Parrott Design Studio

Meg and Dave are quite the hip couple. They are also two of my greatest friends. Let us start at the beginning in 2006. Dave needed a place to live in Providence. Rich {my fiance} had just bought a six-bedroom house and needed some housemates. Meg wanted to move to Providence so she found a six-bedroom house with five male housemates. Thus, love was born…approximately one year later. Then people moved out, people moved in…eventually I moved in and the story continues.

Wait. Where was I? Ah! Yes. The invitations. Meg and Dave wanted a modern, but natural look and wanted to incorporate Dave’s family symbol of a tree. Meg also wanted polka dots. I created a simple pattern of dotted circles for the invitation and carried that to the rsvp using a larger dotted circle around the rsvp and dotted lines for the names and replies. To pull it all together and add that natural touch, I used paper-backed wood veneer for the belly band and letterpress the family tree. Yes! Wood veneer!

Fun fact: although it is paper-backed, wood veneer will not fold cleanly. I had to first score it, gently fold it with a bone folder, and then, get this, sand them. Yes, I sat there watching my usual X-Files via Netflix and sanded all 125 belly bands so the two edges would be smooth to the touch. Have I ever mentioned I am perfectionist? :grin:

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LibbyJames

BEAUTIFUL…I love the wood veneer and the dots pattern

 
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Love the dot circles — whimsical but modern/clean at the same time!

 

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Sarah @ Parrott Design Studio Sarah Parrott, Rhode Island Vendor: Invitation Designer Website: Parrott Design Studio About Me: I am the designer & printer behind Parrott Design Studio, specializing in custom letterpress and screen printed wedding and event invitations, stationery, and paper goods. With a background in non-profit marketing & art history, I began the studio in 2006 in my small apartment in Providence, RI. Since then I have moved to a studio built my fiancé, acquired a Golding Jobber letterpress, & have been happily printing ever since. I grew up in Portland, Maine, and I have always had an affinity for the ocean, mountains, birds, gardening, & the simple life. When I am not printing, I can be found somewhere outside with my fiancé & playful pup.
 
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