To reveal our process here, our blog posts are a collaboration of our design team and me (Kendra) — the designers gather all of the inspiration and gorgeous visuals and I get to talk (write) about it. It’s like everything we do, even the way orders are processed — Tracy and I get to talk to our retailers about the details and the designers make it happen. To get back to the point, I have the pleasure of opening blog post drafts that have already been infused with the visuals and then I get to write about them, sharing all of the details with you. Every single time, I think I let out an audible gasp and today’s post was no different. I love seeing the inspiration behind each of our designs, all in one place and alongside the full suite. I have a special place in my heart for each and every one of our designs and it amazing me how seeing the inspiration boards makes me fall in love with our designs even more!
Today’s Suite Spotlight, Cloverdale, really lets the couple’s special day shine by highlighting their wedding date and making it the centerpiece of their save the date card. As Dauphine Press graphic designer, Heather, mentioned in our recent Designer’s Pick post, the large format is unexpected for a save the date and makes a great impression to those who receive it in the mail. The wash of pool letterpress ink on the borders and charcoal vintage-meets-rustic fonts give it a slightly beachy vibe perfect for a spring or summer wedding. The intricate detail of the bold numerals and delicate pattern has a lovely and tactile feel when letterpress printed into our rich cotton papers. See for yourself!
And now for the gasp-worthy inspiration board:
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Today’s real wedding comes from our own neck of the woods in Northern California. Photographed by Briana Marie Photography and planned by Suzy Berberian Weddings this event was a true stunner.
We are absolutely in love with the vintage sophistication of this celebration. The intricate motif, elegant fonts and rich color palette work well with the styling and decor of the event. Seeing all the details come together, we think the beautiful letterpress design is a perfect fit for Wine Country and this happy couple.
For more images (and other sweet ways this couple weaved tradition into their celebration) pop on over to Briana Marie Photography for the full post or visit Style Me Pretty for their feature. Enjoy!
Photography: Briana Marie Photography | Wedding Planner: Suzy Berberian Weddings & Events | Flowers: Fleurs de France | Catering/Bar: Elaine Bell Catering | Church: Saint Raphael Church | Reception & After-Party Location: Pacheco Ranch Winery | Hair & Makeup: It’s a Date at the Powder Room | Detailer & Seamstress: Heidi Johnson, Sew Heidi, email: email@example.com | Cinema: Video BASICO | Cake: Perfect Endings | Equipment, Lighting & Tenting: Hartmann Studios | Music: Wine Country Entertainment (Keith Johnson’s All Stars and DJ Tony Sparks) | Transportation: Pure Luxury and Classic Convertible Wine Tours | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Carol | Favors: Socola Chocolatier | Bride’s Dress and Veil: Mother’s dress and veil, recreated for bride by Sorelle Firenze | Bride’s Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti | Groom’s Tuxedo: Armani | Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Groom’s Tie: Ralph Lauren | Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: Betteridge of Greenwich, CT
Inspired by vintage letterpress wood type posters, this suite is perfect for a rustic barn setting or casual country affair. The Auburn typography makes a statement and sets a cheerful, fun-loving tone for your guests whether printed in one, two or three ink colors.
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Everyone loves a great inspiration style shoot — us included! It’s an even bigger treat to work with some of the most amazing wedding vendors out there and collaborate on creating visuals that will inspire brides and grooms with every large and small detail.
This Vintage Hollywood shoot is no exception. Recently featured on Style Me Pretty, these beautiful details are the result of a collaboration with MLKL Photography, Olam Weddings and Kerry Quade.
Stylistically, this suite’s chic typography was inspired by high fashion with a nod to the mid-century design. The gold foil impressed into the soft cotton paper is what gives this suite the rich and luxurious feeling associated with vintage Hollywood. The delicate, foil-stamped border and text is reminiscent of gold jewelry and truly catches the light like a diamond ring. The palette is still bright and beautiful — the whimsical, Wisteria-colored, hand-painted edges and a custom envelope liner give it a little vintage ’60s, beach-side flair while remaining sophisticated.
If you would like to see the original inspiration for this foil and letterpress suite, our Kensington design, visit one of our exclusive retailers.
It’s time for another “Suite Spotlight” where we look at one of our current designs and share with you the details that went into creating the suite, all the way back to the initial inspiration — and finish off with gorgeous beauty shot of the final piece.
As we note on our website, Solage is no ordinary save the date card! With it’s vintage stying and rich tactile spin on the more modern trend of photo cards, this save the date really makes an impression. The richness of the cotton papers gives contrast to the delicate photograph while the antique engraving design, printed in Wisteria and Charcoal letterpress provides a picture perfect frame.
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