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Suite Spotlight – Beechwood Letterpress Bar Mitzvah Invitation

The letterpress printed wood grain pattern of our large square Beechwood invitation is the standout element on this Bar Mitzvah design. Used throughout the suite in buttercream ink, the wood grain pattern is artfully paired with a wide cocoa colored backer card, a green tea pocket folder and woodblock typeface. On both the inspiration board and final printed suite, a masculine, yet playful look is achieved.

Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - Beechwood

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Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - Beechwood

Are you inspired to customize your own Dauphine Press letterpress invitation suite? As shown, this design is great for a Bar Mitzvah, but can also be customized to suite a wedding. Visit one of our exclusive retailers to see our printed pieces in person and start pulling all of your ideas and details together!

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Get the Look – Well Suited Letterpress Invitation Inspiration

We have created a fair amount of note cards, birthday and bar mitzvah invitations, suited for the most dapper of men and we wanted to share some of that inspiration with you. This photograph of Chris Pine for C for Men is a great example of what inspires us. The steely color palette, artisan printing technique and luxe embellishments would leave an impression that no one would forget.

Photographed by Sam Jones

This gentleman’s edition of our Get the Look series features a palette of metal and blue topaz letterpress inks on our thick cotton paper. With a black linen backer card framing the invitation and wrapped in a turtle dove gray pocket folder, this palette could transform any design into a well suited stationery suite.

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Get the Look – Letterpress Invitation Palette Inspired By A Romantic Journey

This stunning photograph of Amy Adams was taken by Norman Jean Roy for Allure magazine. Many details of this image would translate well to stationery – everything from her beautiful lace dress to the deep red roses.

Photographed By Norman Jean Roy | Creative Director Paul Cavaco

Imagine our Sonoma design customized with parchment letterpress ink and gold foil stamping! Then, wrap that elegant design in a champagne paper wrap and finish it with a Venetian red satin ribbon. Gorgeous! Any of our exclusive retailers can help you translate your inspiration, anything from a single photo to an entire Pinterest board into your very own custom letterpress wedding invitation!

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Suite Spotlight – Academy Letterpress Bar Mitzvah Invitation

This multi-layered invitation, from our Bar and Bat Mitzvah portfolio of custom invitations, enables you to incorporate playful colors and patterns. Select the classic black and blue letterpress inks and houndstooth pattern as shown on this classic look, or brighten it up with any of our inks, backer cards and patterns to create an invitation to suit any style of event.

Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - ACADEMY

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Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - ACADEMY

Are you inspired to customize your own Dauphine Press letterpress invitation suite? Visit one of our exclusive retailers to see our printed pieces in person and start pulling all of your ideas and details together!

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Suite Spotlight – Ivy Letterpress Wedding Invitation

January is such an exciting time of year for us! It’s the time of year when when wedding planning really starts to ramp up! That means that we have couples {just like you!} and our retailers sharing endless numbers of new “wedding visions” with us – the vision that each unique couple is dreaming up for their own wedding day.

We’re a visual group and love how inspiration boards can really help couples develop the overall look and feel for their big day. Inspiration boards have to be the number one wedding planning tool these days! Our designers also use inspiration boards to create new designs. For every one of our designs, we had a particular wedding vision in mind when the design was created. This is what our Suite Spotlight posts are all about! We share with you the inspiration board behind one of our favorite custom wedding invitations. We think it’s exciting to see the full process so we want to share! Plus, if you’re a bride or groom just getting started on your inspiration boards and planning, maybe this peek into our process will help you start pulling your vision together.

Typically, the viewers of our inspiration boards initially react to the color palette featured. When it comes to our Ivy invitation suite, we feel that with the inclusion of the hydrangea blue, it shows a modern take on a traditional wedding color palette. With olive green chosen as the neutral and used for the wedding invitation wording, the pale blue backer card adds pop of color. You wouldn’t normally think of pale blue acting as a pop of color, but our team pulled it off in a stunning way!

Take a peek at the inspiration behind our Ivy letterpress wedding invitation:

Dauphine Pres Suite Spotlight - IVY

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Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - IVY

Our Ivy letterpress wedding invitation is a true classic! It is a design that is very versatile and gives an overall romantic vibe as well as touches of whimsy with the spiraling tendrils that fall behind the wording. Your choice of font used on this invitation can take this design from traditional to casual – one perfect for anything from an outdoor event to classic church nuptials. The fine details in the ivy motif used on the invitation and note card, along with the vintage engraving design used on the response card, really show off the deep impression of the letterpress printing!

So, what do you think? Are you ready to start pulling together your own wedding color palette and inspiration board? We can’t wait to hear from you and “see” what makes your wedding design uniquely you! Visit your local Dauphine Press retailer to get started on turning your vision into the perfect letterpress wedding invitation!

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