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.
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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!
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.
It’s time for another one of our Custom Wedding Portfolio II Sneak Peeks, where we share a glimpse into the process our designers went through while creating some of our newest designs. We love all of our new designs and it’s hard to decide which one to share next, but this week we chose to share the Rutherford suite after seeing the Salmon & Parchment color combination in a few places, including this post on the Martha Stewart Weddings blog and this color palette post by Perfect Bound. The design could work well with just about any color palette, but our designers chose this sweet, flirty combination as a modern twist on a traditional romantic pink wedding.
Our Rutherford suite was created with a certain bride in mind – one who has a lot of details to share with her guests. With multiple cards included with the suite, we took the opportunity to layer those cards with different patterns so that they could be stair-stepped in the pocket fold for visual impact. Envelopments pocket folds are perfect for this type of suite since they provide a stylish way to keep all of the many details in one place (plus, we can pair any of our designs with any color and format pocket fold they have to offer!). We love dressing up the outside of the pocket with more luscious letterpress too. The pattern on the wide letterpress printed belly band wrapped around the London Fog colored pocket fold gives a suggestion of what guests can expect inside … much like this imaginary bride’s event and the invite itself. It’s all about the layers and discovering all of the many details that this bride has planned (for months and months!) for her guests.
The main invitation card features the font HT Pasticceria designed by Ryoichi Tsunekawa of Nagoya, Japan. The typeface is based on Italian shopfront lettering and wallpaint advertisements from the 1950s, which we paired with a textile-inspired background pattern – a perfect fit for our vintage modern aesthetic.
CREDITS: (1) Martha Stewart Peaches & Cream Board: Originally posted on “The Brides Guide” /// Author: Shira Savada /// Photographer/designer credits: none included (2) Originally Posted on Style Me Pretty /// Author: Emilia Jane /// Cake & Macarons: Nine Cakes (3) Originally posted on: 100 Layer Cake /// Photographer: La Dolce Vita Studio /// Styling: Shanna of Ruffles & Rouge (4) DIEPPA RESTREPO Shoes /// Available from: diepparestrepo.com (5) Bracelet from Mikkatmarket.com (6) Dresses: Originally Posted on Style Me Pretty /// Author: Abby Larson /// Photography: Jose Villa Photography /// Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier (7) Off The Shoulder Textured Tunic /// Sold at Free People
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