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Designer’s Desktop {Kentfield Bat Mitzvah}

The design we are sharing with you today in our Designer’s Desktop series is one we are quite fond of. We love how changing out one small element for another results in a big impact.

Our original Kentfield wedding invitation design consists of a hand-tooled French engraving cuts border around traditional wording with a pretty floral on the outer edge of the card. If florals aren’t your style, we swapped out the floral pattern for a small lattice pattern. The result is still soft and sweet, perfect for shifting the wedding invitation into a Bat Mitzvah design!

If you have an idea for a small change to one of our designs that will make a big impact on your own personal design, just let us know! We love to collaborate with our clients to create new designs – like transforming any of our wedding invitations into Bat Mitzvah invitations, shower invitations, etc. Contact us or one of our exclusive retailers to begin the design process.

Designer’s Desktop {Meadowood Wedding Invitation}

Our Meadowood save the date journal design is popular with couples that have a lot of information to share with their weddings guests. The multi-page format allows you to share weekend schedules, accommodation details and travel information.

Once the save the date is out and your guests have all of the details they need to enjoy your wedding weekend, it is time to design and send your wedding invitation. For our Meadowood suite, we designed a wedding invitation card that features a horizontal layout to match the save the date. The traditional wording is framed with a thin border of the signature Meadowood pattern in two colors of letterpress.

This design can be customized with your wedding color palette and with your favorite fonts and embellishments (like edge painting and envelope liners!). If you’re inspired, contact us to personalize this design for your wedding day.

Designer’s Desktop {Marinwood Wedding Invitation Suite}

Our Marinwood trifold save the date is one of our most popular and asked-for designs. Falling right in line with the casual elegance and playful feel of the save the date, the coordinating wedding invitation for this design is equally as stunning.

We incorporated the lattice pattern and detailed florals in new ways on the invitation suite to mix things up. Knowing that most families like to keep the main wedding invitation on the traditional side, we paired a simple border with the florals to create a frame around the classic fonts. For that wow-factor, we letterpress printed the lattice pattern on the entire back-side of the invitation card.

Keeping the theme going, we sprinkled in elements in different ways on each of the accessory cards. Our Marinwood invitation suite is an example of how much we love using the same design elements in different ways. This is one of the main perks of our Custom Wedding Portfolio. You can choose the elements you want and we can design the layout any way you choose without incurring extra design charges.

If you love one of our designs but want to change the card shape or layout, just let us know, we would love to turn your design ideas into a unique printed piece for your wedding day!

Designer’s Desktop {Modern Monterey Engagement Invitation}

We love our Designer’s Desktop series because it is a peek into the creative minds of our design team and showcases designs that they would love to see in print. These designs often focus on details that look great when letterpress printed or are the designer’s version of perfect design balance.

Today’s letterpress invitation design has a retro mid-century modern feel. The clean and minimal face of the card incorporates two clean all-caps fonts and is framed with simple lines … with just a hint of retro with the starburst details in the outer most frame. On the back of the card, the throwback pattern is created from the non-printed portions of the design. With the green areas of the pattern pressed into the paper, the white line pattern appears raised and creates a great texture.

Do you love the feel of this design as much as we do? This version is for an engagement party, but it could easily be incorporated into a wedding day invitation. You can choose to work with us or one of our exclusive retailers to create your custom wedding invitation. Contact us to get started!


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