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Suite Spotlight – Tiburon Letterpress Save the Date Card

We are kicking off the new year and our new blog home with a sneak peek of our nautical Tiburon design. Our designers incorporated clean typography in marine and an oversized iconic knot motif in malt to create a journal save the date perfect for a yacht club wedding. You will see from our inspiration board below that we had a dapper seafaring couple in mind! Our brilliant white cotton stock, silver grommets and wave envelope liner in marine are the ideal finishing touches. You can see even more images of the details in our brand new gallery.

The striking layout of this design is easily customized to suit any event. In place of the knot graphic, imagine a palm tree for a tropical destination wedding, a beautiful floral graphic for an outdoor wedding or a calligraphic monogram for a traditional couple.

Our booklet format is fitting for couples wanting to send a wealth of information to their guests along with their save the date. The three or four pages in the journal could be used for travel information, a schedule of events, accommodations and a message from the couple. The beauty of this design is that it could easily be customized for a single card save the date or invitation. The sky is the limit!

CREDITS: (1) Riata Lamp Ensemble from Anthropologie (2) Brigg’s Capeside Docks from Keil James Patrick (3) Originally Posted on The Knot via Weddingbee /// Photography by Stacey Kane Photography (4) Posted on Sailboats and Seersucker (5) Hither Hills posted on Stylebomb (6) From Real Simple /// Photography by Ditte Isager (7) River Island Khaki Nautical Watch by Asos via Polyvore (8) From Completely Coastal (9) Originally Posted on Style Me Pretty /// Photography by Lauren Gabrielle Photography (10) PB Classic Stripe from Pottery Barn

For more inspiration, take a look at our full Pinterest board for the Tiburon Suite.

Suite Spotlight – Pacifica Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Even though the calendar shows that summer is approaching, the weather here in Northern California doesn’t feel anywhere close! To help remind us that it is already June and that blue skies are soon to return and stick around for a while, we chose our Pacifica design for the latest in our Sneak Peek series.

The vintage inspired, breezy and warm inspiration board turned in to a letterpress wedding suite that would be ideal for a Cuban or Hawaiian event, but could also be customized for any vintage yet contemporary venue with an island feel.

One of our favorite pieces of inspiration was the Frings Brothers logo with its clean and sophisticated vintage-cigar-box style. We found a font designed by John Downer that was a perfect compliment to the design we were looking to create.

The suite was printed on our brilliant white double-thick premium letterpress paper with our seafoam and tobacco inks on the front and a full bleed weaved grass mat pattern on the back in buttercream ink as the finishing touch.

Inspiration Board for Pacifica Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS: Vintage beach photo via Carroll.Mary | Polaroid of Palm Trees by *Lea* | Frings Bros. Logo via FFFFound! | Anthropologie Lamp via Rue & Coco + Kelly | Cigar box escort cards via Style Me Pretty | Fan by Leila Brewster Photography | Couple in car via French Kiss Events on Flickr | Sea grass mat by Safari Thatch | Vintage palm scenic shot via New Girl on Post | Umbrella via ChristopherYatesJarvis photostream | Bride & Groom via Style Me Pretty

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How is the summer weather shaping up for you? Does our Pacifica design fit in with the summer that you are already enjoying? Or are you like us and waiting for that first real feeling of summer to make an appearance?

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Suite Spotlight – Yountville Letterpress Wedding Invitation

The latest suite in our Sneak Peek Series has a fun and unique history. Our Yountville suite was inspired by a board created by one of our favorite bloggers — Kathryn at Snippet & Ink. Initially we fell in love with the colors and preppy style of the board. We found ourselves coming back to it over and over after having it pinned up on the wall in our design studio. She really did nail it! Finally we decided that it was the perfect jumping off point for a full letterpress wedding suite and Yountville was born.

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Inspiration board created by Snippet & Ink! (please visit original post for credits)

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Suite Spotlight – Sausalito Letterpress Save the Date

It was a warm and sunny weekend here in the bay area and we found ourselves daydreaming about seaside weddings. Below you will find a sneak peek of our Sausalito design. The suite includes a new textured background map that can be personalized for any location. We can’t wait to see some of the customizations!

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INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS: Bride by boat via 100 Layer Cake| Polaroids via Green Wedding Shoes | Striped Straws via Sweet Emilia Jane | Hanging Globes – Anthro Display via The Thinking Tank | Girl in stripes via Give Me Glam | Lighthouse | Stamps via 100 Layer Cake | Glasses by Anthropologie| Postcards & Sunglasses via Oh Lovely Day| Bride on suitcases bu Bonnie Friday | Sailboats via The Uptown Bride.

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Dauphine Press in Today’s Bride

We have been seeing some great coverage in our favorite magazines lately. This week we heard from Today’s Bride that one of our timeless designs was featured in their 2011 issue.

Our design team created an invitation suite for the bride and groom that has become a best seller over the years. Larisa and Carl were married in 2007 and asked us to create a suite with a “world traveler” feel. We created an invitation design using a vintage world map as the background, whimsical touches including a head-on airplane motif and traditional wording on an untraditional horizontal card.

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To top it off, we created a passport menu for their reception, which inspired their cake design.

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Wedding photos by Kristian Iskandar, KI Photography, Santa Clara, CA

Cake by Susan Morgan, Elegant Cheesecakes, Half Moon Bay, CA

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