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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!

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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.

Client Customization – Traditional Custom Foil Wedding Invitation

This wedding invitation is what our design process is all about! Along with the help of our exclusive retailer, Posh Parties, this couple pulled details from different designs shown in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II to create a brand new design … one that is personalized to them and resulted in a truly elegant and beautiful wedding invitation suite. We love seeing creative minds at work and being part of that “a-ha moment” when everything falls into place and feels exactly right!

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This design was first inspired by our Monterey wedding invitation suite, which includes a color-contrasting belly band that acts as a reveal for the names of the wedding couple or the wedding date. For this version, the couple selected a shimmering pyrite colored paper that hints of a graceful champagne color. Keeping things traditional, they then chose platinum foil on our double-thick natural white stock with platinum gilded edges. The platinum foil was used for their traditional wording as well as the framing details borrowed from our Hamilton wedding invitation suite.

Which of our designs are inspiring your custom design? Contact us or one of our retailers to find the perfect balance for your unique design.

Client Customization – Letterpress + Calligraphy

We’re sharing this custom design with you today to remind you of how well letterpress printing pairs with hand calligraphy. Not only do they both shout “wedding,” but when you work with us or one of our retailers and use the design process outlined in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II, we can turn hand calligraphy into a letterpress plate and print it on your wedding invitation suite!

If you plan to use a calligrapher for addressing your invitations, why not also have them write your names for your wedding invitation? It’s like creating a custom font! Take a peek at how this couple incorporated calligraphy into their design.

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Using hand calligraphy for the most important details on your wedding invitation suite really makes it feel special and personalized. Wouldn’t you agree?!

Designer’s Desktop {Monterey Baby Announcement}

We designed our Custom Wedding Portfolio II so that brides and grooms could find a ton of great inspiration for their wedding stationery and also easily bring to life the wedding invitation design they had been dreaming up. A bonus to creating a process so flexible and full of options was that the design elements could easily translate to special events beyond weddings.

Today in our Designer’s Desktop series we share a sweet baby announcement with you that was inspired by our Monterey wedding invitation suite.

The signature sunburst from the Monterey wedding invitation is placed at the top of this announcement and within it is the first initial of this sweet baby girl. Beneath the sunburst is her birth name in a graceful script. This letterpress printed design includes two playful ink colors – lemon and rose.

How would you use our Custom Wedding Portfolio for your special non-wedding events? Let us or one of our exclusive retailers walk you through the process and show you how easy it is to create a custom design for an occasion!

Client Customization – Magical Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

As we all know, a wedding is more than just one day. We love designing invitations to the secondary wedding events! Often these secondary events {like engagement parties, bridal luncheons and rehearsal dinners} are a little more relaxed and the stationery is lighter and more whimsical. That is truly the case with this rehearsal invitation. This custom design includes a playful use of fonts and a TON of gold foil stars. The stars are placed on the invitation card like they appear in the night sky and the custom foil envelope liner is a fun touch greeting guests when they first open the envelope.

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Do you have a unique design idea for your secondary wedding events? We would love hear your ideas and help you put those ideas down on paper! To get started, contact us or one of our exclusive retailers.

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