Our Growing SZP Family: Welcome Brittney!

I am delighted to introduce you to our newest Team member, Brittney Ostransky! Brittney is a total gem to have on our team - she's super sweet and amazingly helpful. I first met her when she was planning her very own big day with help from the fabulous Claire of We Tie the Knots. We met at a Starbucks, discussed her plans for her wedding stationery and the rest is kismet.

From the very get go, I loved working with her and her stationery suite was one of my favorite from 2015. Brittney will be whipping us into shape and administrating our day to day ins and outs of the office as well as assisting with assembly, social media, and client consultations. Enjoy a bit about Brittney and a sneak peak of her and hubby Will's stunning wedding day (with a full feature to come!).   - Sophie

B: I was born and raised here in this majestic state of Colorado. I have always loved the changing aspen leaves, the glorious snow peaked mountains, 300 days of sunshine, Country music and the miraculous orange sunsets (proof that God truly is a Broncos Fan!) For college, I chose to head west to Santa Barbara California, where I studied Communication and further developed my fascination of people and the value of written language. I did have a little fun while I lived there as well - playing a lot of beach volleyball and going to Disneyland more times than I can count. Following graduating, I worked at a floral design and event planning company where my love for creating beautiful things for wonderful clients was born.

Outside of the Sweet Zion studio, I can be found spending time with my wonderful husband, hiking around some beautiful trails, drinking a Chai Tea Latte, watching football or spending time on my family's ranch. 

Sweet Zion Paperie created all of the stationery and paper products for my own wedding and I had the most wonderful experience.  We (my fiancé at the time and I) were so impressed by the custom and creative work as well as the personal attention and care; I knew I had to be part of this team! It has been so fun being on the other side and helping to create beautiful work for each and every client.





Texture is Better : featuring Jillian + Tommy's fall wedding

Oh fall - such a great time of year. We love the richness it brings - the colors of the leaves, the crispness in the air, excuses to stay inside and bake, watching football - the list goes on. Fall almost has a texture. On that note, this year we have played with texture more than ever before. Today we are showcasing Jillian + Tommy's invitations [FINALLY]! I have wanted to share these for some time and since their September 19 nuptials have made this lovely couple official, feast your eyes!

We used a lovely matte finish Navy pocket. Honestly, there's nothing like a matte navy. It's so luxe - you don't need any added sparkle. Add some navy velvet ribbon, walnut wood veneer, and cotton paper stock and you've got it made. Jillian + Tommy wanted a hint of rustic with their otherwise elegant, formal, and victorian style.  The combination of floral liners and backers and the gold foil stamping set off the wood veneer accents perfectly, leaving guests with the wow factor that the couple was hoping for.

You all know about my love for a good monogram and luckily Jillian + Tommy felt the same way. We designed this beautiful crest for them and the couple included this foil stamped crest throughout the remainder of their printed pieces. This couple gets an A in my book for consistency (which is key to developing a cohesive look/feel for your big day).

Extra love to Ashley and Nicole from Ashley Nicole Events for their outstanding eye in planning and for bringing us such a lovely client.

Best wishes to Jillian + Tommy and a lifetime of only happiness!

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Sweet Summertime

What a busy summer it has been for us! Between the custom wedding invitations and special birthday stationery, we've been featured in Style Me Pretty and 100 Layer Cake and even toured Porridge Paper Letterpress and Papermill in Lincoln, Nebraska. Through all the design craziness, it's been a great few months. Take a look at what we've been up to and stay tuned... the fall should be just as wonderful! :) IMG_3642 IMG_6012

Event hosted by Wedding Paper Divas and StudioWed Denver.

Planning by Save the Date Events.


Loved working with Ashley Nicole Events for this super cute baby shower. Wooden block invites screen printed in mint and packed in shred and Kraft box with a wrap around label to match. Check out the 100 Layer Cake Feature: http://www.100layercakelet.com/2015/07/20/denver-garden-baby-shower-by-ashley-nicole-events/


We love the look and feel of this save the date for one of our 2015 couples. Gold foil with Navy velvet backer and a rich Cabernet liner. What a first impression!


Belly bands have been all the rage for us this year! Great way to keep individual pieces together inside an envelope instead of a pocket. This sleek white letterpress invite features one in the ever popular "sea salt" grey.


We told you it's been a busy summer... all hands on deck!


Rustic details are perfect for this Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding. Always a pleasure working with Brynn at Save the Date Events.


Bindery day. Working on some drilling at present on our drill press, Sergeant


Beautiful signage. Check out the Style Me Pretty Feature: http://www.stylemepretty.com/colorado-weddings/denver/2015/08/11/romantic-industrial-denver-wedding/


Hangover bags!


Tags for the #welcomebag swag!


Chop chop. Snip snip. Putting on the finishing touches on some lumberjack themed birthday invites for a special client. First birthdays are to be celebrated (by adults in flannels with beards and brew)


At Porridge Papers in Lincoln, NE. I love the work that Christopher is doing there in making handmade letterpress stock out of recycled content. It's just plain good craft.


Assembly time! Stuffing Tricia and Brian's invites for their BEST DAY EVER wedding. Loved working with Milk Glass Productions on this super custom, music enthused event.


Enjoyed the perks of having a sweet aunt with backstage access and loved seeing my girl Laura Cook because there really is  #noplacelikehome

There's been lots of laughs, lots of fun and lots of work accomplished this summer and we've loved every minute of it!

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Envelope Liners, Monograms, RSVP's and Letterpress... OH MY!

A couple weeks ago, we posted this to our social media sites (make sure you are following us!) and you all loved the combination of the liners, the monogram, the design of the RSVP and the look of the letterpress. After all of the likes and questions, we figured we would go into some greater detail about all of the different aspects!

Envelope Liners:

Why? Are they really worth it? YES. Liners add a simple, but impactful detail to wedding invitations. It creates a statement that is all your own and really pushes your stationery to the next level.


They are tony and classy and can be the perfect special touch on your wedding invitations. Monograms are classy and timeless... We vote yes!


Check out our blog here about RSVP cards!


It's beautiful! It will make your invitations stand out and when paying for letterpress, you are buying something that is worth your money!

Check out the photos of all of the aspects of the design:

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