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Client Customization – Unique Wedding Invitation

Our Custom Wedding Portfolio is designed so that brides and grooms can select one of our existing invitations as-is, you can use an existing design as a jumping off point and personalize it for your event — or, you can use the individual design library elements to create our own unique design from the ground up. This last option is exactly what this couple, sent our way by exclusive retailer By Invitation Only in Oklahoma, chose for their wedding invitation. These truly custom designs are always exciting for us because it really shows the personality of the couple and is truly unique to them.


This one-of-a-kind design is printed on our Savoy Natural White, 236# letterpress stock in a combination of a Blind Hit floral, motifs in a mix of Celadon letterpress and Honeydew foil and finished with Satin Gold Foil type.

For emellishments, the couple added a soft finish to the card with elegant rounded corners on all pieces, oh-so-pretty Cameo colored envelopes and an Envelopments Raw Silk White Trellis envelope liner for a wow-factor when the envelope is opened.

This couple had their dream invitation realized by choosing their favorite elements. We’re here to help if you want to create your very own design!

Client Customization – Brilliant Blue Bar Mitzvah

Our popular journal format is great for all types of events and today we’re sharing a custom version of our Greenwich Bar Mitzvah journal invitation. Our long-time retailer {and expert stationer!} Sincerely Yours, Diane created this custom 4-page version that features two shades of brilliant blue letterpress – our Twilight ink and a custom turquoise {Pantone 2915u}.

The custom nature of our wedding album and design library allows you to customize a design for any type of event and this family did a great job of adding their own personal touch. Loving the font treatment of the original, they personalized the design with their own wording and message. They also used the same font treatment to create a custom note card that this young guest-of-honor will use for many years to come.


Additional fun details include a perforated response card that tears right out of the last page of the journal and fits into a colorful blue response envelope with a white foil stamped return address. The sleek silver grommets tie everything together, wrapping the journal in a dark navy {Envelopments Indigo} backer, and make a handsome statement.

This family also created two different versions of their invitation journal. Wanting to share different sets of details with kids and adults, they customized two versions. This way, everyone has the information they need that’s tailored to them and the details they care most about {and need to know}.

We would love to create a custom invitation design for your next big event! Contact us or one of our exclusive retailer {like Sincerely Yours, Diane} and we can start the creative process!

Client Customization – Traditional With A Pop Of Color

As graphic designers we are often inspired by all creative avenues. We love when print design crosses paths with fashion or home decor. When our exclusive retailer Only The Best approached us with this design, we could not wait to see it in print. The overall textile-like pattern {printed in our varnish ink under charcoal letterpress} added to the accessory card of our Carneros invitation design adds even more visual interest to the overall design and really highlights the letterpress printing.


Framing the cards in a raspberry edge painting adds a delightful pop of color that we also love seeing in fashion and home decor. Do you have a favorite fashion or home decor statement you love to make? If so, tell us about it! We love the challenge of incorporating the personal style of all of our couples into their custom design.

Client Customization – Balancing Bold + Subtle On A Wedding Suite

Creating an elegant design is as easy as finding the perfect balance of subtle and bold. We love the look on this custom design from our exclusive retailer Katie & Co. Taking the traditional monogram and wreath frame and increasing the size is a bold move. But, keeping things light with our varnish ink balances this design out absolutely perfectly!


We love the modern touch of the varnish chevron pattern behind the letterpress ink on the response card as well. Weddings combine two individuals, two families, two lifestyles that are often different, but complementary. That is what we love about this design – the balance mirrors a perfect union!

How will your wedding invitations reflect your perfect union? Contact us for our help in finding the perfect marriage of inks, fonts, motifs, etc. for your wedding stationery!


Client Customization – Letterpress + Foil Starburst Wedding Invitation

Reminiscent of our Monterey suite, this customization pairs letterpress printing and foil stamping absolutely beautifully on one single wedding invitation! The shimmering starburst design is printed on our thick, 236# letterpress Savoy stock in brilliant white with petal pink and powder blue letterpress ink along with reflective gold foil. Such a stunning balance of color and shine!


The invitation included a frame detail around the edge of the card, surrounding traditional invitation wording in the gold foil. The stand-out monogram {sent to us by exclusive retailer URBANcoast} is framed by the intricate starburst. Looking closely, you will see that traditional etiquette was at play here – the couple utilized a two letter duogram on their invitation and reserved their married monogram {using their first initials and new, shared last name} on the back of their note card. What a great idea!

In addition to defining every gorgeous detail on the printed cards, this couple also embellished their wedding invitation suite perfectly with a gold gilded edge on the cards and a pop of color with a shimmering aquamarine envelope liner.

Let us help you define every detail {big + small} on your custom wedding invitations! Remember, you have our entire design library at your fingertips. Choosing from these elements, you can create your own design – have fun! And, create the wedding invitation suite, sure to woo all of your wedding guests.


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