DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION BY JANE BUCK - HILLSDALE, NY
Jane -Thank you for everything! Our wedding was Saturday and guests commented on your beautiful work, your designs helped make our day special and reflected who Sean and I are as a couple.We are heading off to our honeymoon today but I wanted to send a quick thanks since your work was so wonderful and meant a lot.Again, thank you for everything :)Jude and Sean
As long term admirers and regular customers of Red Hook’s Foxy and Winston, when my girlfriend Helen and I decided to get married, we knew immediately that Jane Buck would be our first choice designer for custom letterpress wedding stationery. From our preliminary in-person save the date meeting with Jane where we reviewed her previous samples and pantone color guides to our follow up Skype session to fine tune our invitation design, Jane was attentive and responsive to our unique needs and full of fun, creative, and collaborative suggestions to help bolster our specific vision. Throughout the entire process, Jane’s enthusiasm and passion for thoughtful illustration shone through her work and we were absolutely delighted with the final printed results to share with our friends and family to celebrate our special occasion. Our only regret is that we couldn’t spend more time with her wonderful beagle Bea!
The decor and feel of our wedding was so specific to Brooklyn that we felt incredibly lucky to find Jane, whose impressive knowledge of letterpress and design captured all the nuance and rich history of the borough we call home. In addition to putting together a stationary package that reflected our tastes exactly, she absolutely nailed our vision for a hand-drawn map of the venue and environs.
As soon as my husband and I walked into Foxy and Winston we knew we had found the right spot for our wedding save the dates and invites. Jane’s designs are unique, classic and timeless - she has unparalleled artistic skill. We asked Jane to draw some very specific images for our Italian wedding and everything was done professionally and perfectly. Not only was she incredibly competent, she was an absolute pleasure to work with. I can truly say that our invites were some of the best I’ve seen and I am so thrilled we decided to use Jane for our special day, it was one of the best wedding decisions we made; our save the date and invite now hang in our apartment as an art piece. We are currently pregnant with our first child and have already engaged Jane to design our birth announcements!
Most aspects of planning the wedding were fairly stressful, and I never quite felt the vendors were listening. Working with Jane was a dreamy experience. She spent lots of time with us and was patient in talking through how the invitation would come together. The overall result was so unique and special. It also acts as a piece of art we could have on our walls.
Working with Jane was certainly the most enjoyable experience that we had with any of the various parties that brought our wedding together. Jane is extremely attentive, thoughtful, and creative, while at the same time able to create calm oasis of order that eased the process. The invitations and assorted documents gleaned endless compliments. A large scale print of the map is framed in our kitchen and serves as a happy daily reminder of the fun that we had with this.
It was a true pleasure working with Jane for our wedding save the dates, invitations and personalized stamp. Jane is open, warm, attentive, and charming— all while producing impeccable work. Jane was able to take our quite disjointed ideas and create a unified vision that we both adored. We wholeheartedly recommend Jane and certainly will use her again (without getting married again).
Jane worked with us patiently to design a playful save the date for our winter wedding. She was so creative and collaborative, and helped bring our ideas to life. The heart and arrow motif that she designed was a perfect save the date for our February wedding!Jane designed a beautiful wedding invitation for us depicting winter foliage with two whimsical birds while still incorporating our heart and arrow motif. We loved our formal winter wedding invitation, and the gold foil letterpress made it so special. We still have our wedding invitation framed as a constant reminder of Jane’s beautiful work!Jane designed every element of our custom letterpress wedding suite, from our reply postcard, to our save the dates with matching envelope liner for our wedding invitations, an itinerary, and our thank you cards. She even made a charming letterpress map of Pittsburgh with personal hand drawn illustrations of monuments and wedding venues. Everything was perfect, and Jane is sheer joy to work with! We couldn’t be happier with everything. When the wedding was over, we really missed talking with Jane!
My wife and I have now been married for three years! As we look back, of course we have many fond memories. One of our very favorite is our experience working with Jane on our invitation. Every single part of the process was amazing - both creative and fun. As soon as we met her, we felt that Jane really understood us as individuals and as a couple. And the invitation itself is a beautiful and lasting reminder of our incredible day. We can’t thank her enough!
Working with Jane on the invitations for our wedding in Vermont was truly the best part of the wedding planning experience for me. Jane is just a downright pleasure to work with, she brings an optimism and calm to the creation process that allowed for a real collaboration. I always enjoyed my time working on the details of the wedding invitation, rehearsal dinner invitation, custom map and menu card we designed together. Jane is superb and inventive artist, capturing not only the natural and architectural details of our location but most importantly the feeling we wanted to create with the invitation ensemble. I loved the wedding invitation and map so much, I had them glassed as a keepsake for our coffee table! True works of art that imbue all the wonderful feelings from the best weekend of our lives.
Working with Jane on our wedding invitation was a truly wonderful experience. We were seeking something unique and she worked closely with us to come up with the perfect design, considering thoughtfully each and every detail, from the original artwork all the way down to the font and wording of the invitation. We felt the whole time she cared just as much as we did. The process was highly collaborative and was one of the most enjoyable in our whole wedding planning experience!
Jane.So the invites went out on Monday, addressing, stuffing, stamping all went off very well. But I can’t even begin to tell you how many compliments we have gotten on your charming invitations! People are saying they are the most adorable and charming they have ever seen! Notes on everything from the perfect font to color choice, layout, wording on the reply card... truly. I just wanted to thank you again for all the special touches you put into your work. It was such a pleasure working with you! I hope we will have another chance in the not so distant future!All the best and thank you so so very much, Anne and Jesse
Jane was absolutely the best in creating unique and playful wedding announcement and invitations. She was not only fantastic to work with, but the final product was perfect. From the first time we all sat down, we were put it ease by how fun Jane made the process. It was quite clear that this would not be a business transaction, but rather, a chance to work with a friend. She developed a rapport that heightened our excitement about our wedding and ensured that, at every stage, we were able to watch her work come to life. Moreover, Jane always provided us with the chance to offer our suggestions and to weigh in along the way, which, once again, made us feel part of the process. Plus, along with being a consummate professional and a wonderful person, Jane’s work is equally amazing. She brought our ideas to life and created a look and feel that was one-of-a-kind and exceeded our expectations. As already mentioned, we all worked together to establish a creative vision and, throughout the process, we were always thrilled by the way Jane was able to bring those ideas to life. The final product always arrived on time and was always of the highest quality. Put simply: we can’t imagine working with anyone else.