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Suite Spotlight – Cloverdale Letterpress Save the Date

To reveal our process here, our blog posts are a collaboration of our design team and me (Kendra) — the designers gather all of the inspiration and gorgeous visuals and I get to talk (write) about it. It’s like everything we do, even the way orders are processed — Tracy and I get to talk to our retailers about the details and the designers make it happen. To get back to the point, I have the pleasure of opening blog post drafts that have already been infused with the visuals and then I get to write about them, sharing all of the details with you. Every single time, I think I let out an audible gasp and today’s post was no different. I love seeing the inspiration behind each of our designs, all in one place and alongside the full suite. I have a special place in my heart for each and every one of our designs and it amazing me how seeing the inspiration boards makes me fall in love with our designs even more!

Today’s Suite Spotlight, Cloverdale, really lets the couple’s special day shine by highlighting their wedding date and making it the centerpiece of their save the date card. As Dauphine Press graphic designer, Heather, mentioned in our recent Designer’s Pick post, the large format is unexpected for a save the date and makes a great impression to those who receive it in the mail. The wash of pool letterpress ink on the borders and charcoal vintage-meets-rustic fonts give it a slightly beachy vibe perfect for a spring or summer wedding. The intricate detail of the bold numerals and delicate pattern has a lovely and tactile feel when letterpress printed into our rich cotton papers. See for yourself!

Dauphine Press Cloverdale letterpress save the date with a light pool blue (with a hint of mint) + charcoal gray.

And now for the gasp-worthy inspiration board:

Inspiration board for the Dauphine Press Cloverdale letterpress save the date with a light pool blue (with a hint of mint) + charcoal gray.1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

Suite Spotlight – Occidental Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We have another Suite Spotlight and beautiful inspiration board to share! Regal and formal, our Occidental design highlights the rich luxury of our cotton papers by incorporating a whisper of a background motif that, when letterpress printed, makes this design feel wonderfully tactile. Paired perfectly with a stately monogram and delicate script, the lace-like paper appears sophisticated, soft and bridal.

Inspiration Board for the @dauphinepress Occidental letterpress wedding invitation, traditional design with subtle parchment pattern and twilight blue wording1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

Occidental letterpress wedding invitation, traditional design with subtle parchment pattern and twilight blue wording

Suite Spotlight – Auburn Letterpress Save the Date Card

Inspired by vintage letterpress wood type posters, this suite is perfect for a rustic barn setting or casual country affair. The Auburn typography makes a statement and sets a cheerful, fun-loving tone for your guests whether printed in one, two or three ink colors.

Inspiration board for the Auburn letterpress wedding save the date and invitation by Dauphine Press featuring a rustic feel, shell pink, peachy cantaloupe + nutmeg brown color palette.

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Auburn letterpress wedding save the date and invitation by Dauphine Press. The design has a rustic feel and incorporate a shell pink, peachy cantaloupe and nutmeg brown color palette.

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Suite Spotlight – Oakville Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We have another Suite Spotlight and gorgeous board for you today! It is so exciting to share the overall vision our design team had when creating each of our suites. We hope you enjoy seeing these as much as we enjoy sharing them.

As we note in our gallery, Oakville is perfectly suited for an elegant event with a polished touch. The delicate reflective silver foil script shines against the rich teal letterpress copy on our texture cotton papers. The combination of bridal whites, striking teal and silver sparkle set the stage for a your extraordinary event from the first moment the envelope is opened. Take a peek:

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The Oakville Suite

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Suite Spotlight – Kensington Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Our Kensington suite is a star around here, not just because of the delicate foil stamped border in reflective gold foil, but it is the perfect marriage of letterpress and foil on one piece. This beautiful balance of letterpress and foil on a single card creates a gorgeous impression from a distance, but also begs you to hold it in your hand and run your fingers over the deep letterpress and shift the card to catch the light on the foil.

Inspired by the styles of the 30s and 40s, this suite sets the tone for an affair that is stylish and classic with its fonts and motifs in a mix of bright fuchsia letterpress ink next to the reflective gold foil. Each piece incorporates a different twist on the delicate foil stamped border and is also edged in our fuchsia edge painting, which perfectly frames and finishes each card.

And the inspiration board … I have no words beyond “it takes my breath away!” Gorgeous! Our design team really outdid themselves with this one!

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The Kensington Suite

The strength of this design carries it through all of the different color combinations we’ve printed it in. Some of our favorites are satin silver foil and pool letterpress and edging inks, traditional black letterpress with gold foil and even allover copper foil. You really can’t miss with this design. What do you think? What letterpress, edging and foil combination would you like to see this printed in? Take a peek at our custom design elements to see all of your options.

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