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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. 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!

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 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.

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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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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

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Anne & Mike {Part Two}

Last week we introduced you to Anne and Mike, one of our invitation couples who were married earlier this year at the historic Santa Barbara Mission and held their reception at the breathtaking Four Seasons Biltmore. Today, we are delighted to share their custom invitation suite.

Based on our Camille wedding invitation, Anne and Mike chose to customize their stationery with a tile-inspired pattern that reflects the Spanish colonial heritage of Santa Barbara. Anne and Mike’s ink choice was a dreamy combination of tangerine and turquoise, which was surely inspired by a seaside Santa Barbara sunset.

We send our sincere congratulations to the happy couple!

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