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Get the Look – Natural Details For Letterpress Stationery

There is something about this photograph of Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Details magazine that really has us inspired. We love the wonderfully natural color palette, the layers of texture and the slick car. It’s the perfect inspiration for our gentleman’s edition of our Get the Look series.

Photography by Norman Jean Roy

The palette we’re dreaming up would include espresso letterpress ink printed on a thick duplexed card of London fog gray. For the embellishments, we love the addition of a gold painted edge and smart indigo envelope liner. Apply this recipe to any of our existing designs to create a dashing design for any event.

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Broadmoor Letterpress Invitation – New Design Customization

Today we’re sharing another brand new design customization with you! This design made a complete transformation and is definitely a crowd favorite!

As we mentioned last week, these new design customizations are fun for us to share since they all illustrate exactly how far you can take your own wedding invitation suite when using our design process. Through these new designs we are sharing how a few changes, changes that make a design uniquely yours, allow you to present your guests with a wedding invitation to an event that they just can’t wait to attend. Yours!

Our Broadmoor design customization was selected as a favorite by Tracy at The WeddingLovely Blog — and can you blame her?! Take a peek at the before and after. The inspiration and the customization.

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In our Custom Wedding Portfolio albums I and II, we have outlined the steps for transforming any design in our gallery into your custom suite. We’re sharing a list of elements from our design team that make our new Broadmoor design customization unique. You can use any of these details to customize your very own suite.  Here are a few things to consider:

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Ink Palette:  We have a secret to share … the letterpress ink run was removed when we created this new design! The original was 1-color letterpress + 1-color foil and for the customized invitation, we just chose to use one foil run. This means that by only using foil on the new design, the overall cost was decreased! Another tip: the new design could also be printed in just 1-color letterpress {any color in our ink palette}, which would bring the price down even further.

Motifs and Monograms: In this case, the one design element that really ties the inspiration to the customization is the monogram at the top of the invitation. The slim #10 card is the perfect way to highlight your monogram, and a monogram is the perfect way to highlight your new union! We chose the fonts and design elements for both of these monograms separately, so feel free to browse our library of motifs and frames to create the perfect symbol for you as a couple!

Fonts: As you know from our post last week, fonts and typefaces can be a very personal choice. We have a large selection to choose from, so you can really have fun with this element. We have fonts that range from casual to very formal. For our Broadmoor customization, we went for a “traditional with a twist” feel using a classic script font for the names of the bride and groom, but in all lowercase to update the look.

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Beyond our custom elements, you can also add on any number of embellishments. You can see all of the details available in our online Design Library or in-person when you visit one of our Exclusive Retailers. For our Broadmoor customization, we chose just one embellishment upgrade to really make this design standout:

Traditional Duplexing: The striking peacock blue paper used on this customization is a true star and will surely have your guests excited to attend your wedding! We have many colored papers to choose from and three different duplexing options: Traditional, Elegant and Luxe. The three options represent a different weight and thickness. The Traditional Duplexing chosen for our Broadmoor customization is two sheets of the peacock blue paper adhered together so that the card presented is like a thick board.

We created our Custom Wedding Portfolio process with every unique couple in mind. We, ourselves, would expect to personalize our wedding invitation suite, so we wanted to create a process that allowed every bride and groom to do the same. It’s also designed to be fun! We encourage you to scour our website {don’t forget to check out our Search By Style feature} and meet with the experts at your local Dauphine Press retailer to get their guidance and input. Once you do, you’ll be well on your way to creating your very own custom letterpress wedding invitations!

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Kristen & Eliot

Today, we have a gorgeous real Dauphine Press wedding to share! You’ve already seen our post on Kristen & Eliot’s wedding stationery, ordered through our exclusive retailer Judy Paulen Designs, but today we’re showing you the full picture — wedding photos!

The client’s vision, along with the hard work and talent of their vendors {especially the amazing planning and design duo at Enjoy Events Co.}, was captured beautifully by Braedon Photography. We are loving all of the amazing details, from the gorgeous location, Beaulieu Garden in Rutherford, California, to the perfect blush touches in just the right places and the chevron-patterned, gold sequined linens. Absolutely gorgeous!

We adore this shot of the couple’s full wedding wardrobe. It paints the full picture and shows that coordinating pieces can have great impact. With our custom design process, you’re not forced to choose pieces that perfectly match. Instead, you can personalize each piece and modify elements to create your ideal suite. For instance, the lush florals appear on the first panel of their save the date trifold and backside of their response card and are balanced by the bold graphic patterns on the second panel of their save the date and the backside of their response card. The duplexed warmed white colored paper, custom blush ink color and shine from the pearl foil create a subtle, yet show stopping suite.

To see more details of this exceptional wedding, see the feature on Martha Stewart Weddings.

CREDITS: Wedding Photography: Braedon Photography | Planning and Day Of Paper Goods: Enjoy Events Co. | Location: Beaulieu Garden | Floral Design: Kathleen Deery Design | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Cake: Sweet on Cake | Hair and Makeup: Mimi & Taylor | Save the Date and Invitation Stationery: Dauphine Press exclusive retailer Judy Paulen Designs

If you would like to see your future wedding featured on The Fine Print, visit one of our exclusive retailers to start the design of your custom foil and letterpress wedding invitations today and take advantage of the free custom design we offer with every order. You can change the color palettetypefacepatterns and motifs on any suite and there is no additional cost!

Customize your suite – with colored papers & NEW duplexing options!

Along with our recent new design posts we are also sharing with you more details on the new embellishments each new design showcases. Our latest new design, Fairfield, is printed on our new Luxe Board duplexed stock. Today we’re sharing with you everything you need to know about duplexing our colored papers.

All of the colored papers in our Design Library (a total of 37 different colors) are available as duplexed stocks — and in three different thicknesses. Here’s a great visual showing all of the options!

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Note that our thickest option, our Luxe Board with the 30pt board mounted between two colored sheets, does show the white board (as seen in the image above) so we do recommend painted edges with our Luxe Board option — unless the white suits your aesthetic. The choice is yours!

As we mentioned last week, colored papers pair perfectly with our new opaque inks and foil {more to come on our expanded foil palette!}. Contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to see all of these options in person and to start designing your own custom suite!

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