Seeing as we have not posted in a while, I knew the next post had to blow everyone away!
Kelly and Steve are getting married in Canada this fall in this breathtakingly beautiful hotel and wanted to have their invitations reflect the whole experience. Using colors reminiscent of fall; chocolate brown, ivory and copper, we created a beautiful invitation suite using the printing method of foil stamping.
Foils come in a variety of finishes including shiny, matte, and holographic. It is also a great way to show light colors on dark stock such as the white text on the cotton chocolate paper shown below. Unlike our letterpress printed pieces we do not give it much impression. A light impression is best when it comes to foil.
I think the coolest part of this invite suite is how the design on the envelope carries over on the flap giving your guests a wonderful first impression.
We printed this wedding invitation set for a bride and groom who are getting married at a vineyard on the north fork of Long Island. The set, which was designed by Jina Paik, features grapes on the vine letterpress printed on 100% cotton paper (our house stock) and matching envelopes. The invitation is simple and elegant which highlights the grapes and is printed in purple and gold ink. The reply card was also printed in purple and gold ink and continues the theme with a grape leaf and overlapping line art. Both the envelopes were letterpress printed in purple, the invite envelope with a smaller image of the grapes on the back flap and the reply envelope with the line art and address on the front.
Here are some more pictures of the set, which we really love. This set is a great example of why letterpress wedding invitations are truly unique. If you are interested in one of our wedding invitations or a custom design please contact us, we’d be happy to send you samples and explain the entire process.
Here’s a few quick photos of letterpress thank you cards we printed for a wedding invitation suite. A lot of people put emphasis on the quality and esthetic of their wedding invitations, mostly because they want friends and relatives to know how important it is to them that they’re a part of the wedding. Wedding invitations and save the dates are often the first thing people associate with your special day and its important to start off on the right foot.
More often than not though people don’t think about thank you cards until after the wedding is over. After starting your wedding off right, don’t your guests deserve a beautifully printed and personalized thank you?
We’ve been on a wedding kick as of late and so when close friends of ours told us they were getting married we couldn’t resist letterpress printing their wedding invitation set. They wanted something that was simple and reminiscent of summer as they are getting married in Mexico this August.
The dandelion was printed in strawberry ink on the invite and reply card and in chocolate brown ink on the invitation envelope. Printing on the envelope is yet another way to make the invitation stand out among regular mail and has been a popular choice lately.
We have a special place in our heart for wedding invitations. These invitations, which we designed and printed, features a retro flower and vine design that is carried throughout the set.
The centerpiece of the set is the invitation which is a flat A7 card letterpress printed on 220# cotton paper in turquoise and brown ink. The chocolate brown invite envelope has the return address and vine design printed in turquoise ink. The insert which contains information on the wedding website and registry, highlights the retro flower design and unique typography.
The vine design was originally photographed in this post on Impression Depth. Caroline really liked the vine design but also wanted flowers and a second color on the invitation and thus the retro flower and vine design was born. We really like how the vines and flowers intertwine and curve around the body text. The bride and groom’s names are accented in turquoise ink and the same unique typeface.
We hope everyone enjoys these wedding invitations as much as we do! For more information on our custom letterpress printed wedding invitations, please feel free to contact us.
Grace and Arthur contacted us because they wanted a classic invitation to compliment their wedding, so we put together a simple yet elegant design. The invite features a monogram in chartreuse and text in gold ink letterpress printed on cotton paper, wrapped with a matching ribbon and mounted on stardream paper. The combination of textures on the invitation between the ribbon, the letterpress design, and the stardream paper give it a unique look and feel which we love.
The addresses on the invite and RSVP envelope were wax printed and the invite envelope was lined with a chartreuse swirl vine design which brought a little extra flair to the invitation set. The RSVP card was letterpress printed on the same cotton paper using gold ink which matched the shimmer of the stardream paper used on the invitation.
The last unique part of this invitation set are the custom pink pineapple wax seals with adhesive backs. They are a great way to bring extra flair to your wedding invitations. We are now offering custom wax seals in any size, PMS color, and design for invitations, announcements, stationery, or for whatever your want. We can even go as far as scenting them. More details on the wax seals will follow shortly. For more information, please feel free to contact us.
We love putting together new designs; the only problem is we never seem to have enough time to print them. So when we finally get a free moment we’re really excited to share our results with everyone. We were able to snap a few photos of these new creations and we’ve decided to name them the Tangiers Save The Date. The blue dotted background looks really cool pressed into the paper … this is why we love letterpress so much!
The combination of the dots and Moroccan-inspired chartreuse frame gives the card a modern edge. Hopefully we’re not the only ones who think that these Save the Date cards are just so darn cute!
Good news for all of the brides to be out there! We’ve updated our wedding portfolio with three brand new letterpress designs. Okay, well two of the designs are new and one we recently featured on the blog (Insert your text here …) as a design in progress. We’re always looking for inspiration and the motivation behind each of these designs led to some unique invitations.
The first invite (above), Beach Grass, was inspired by our childhood memories of the beaches on the south shore of Long Island. The invite is embellished with a lagoon colored shimmery stardream enclosure and a custom seal to secure the enclosure. We’ve been working hard to get the best embellishments for our brides and more information on these finishing touches will be coming to the custom page soon.
The Venice invitation features a bold pattern which we reversed so that the floral design remains bumped up in white while the background is printed in blue. To complete the look of the invitation we printed the name of the bride and groom on a custom blue belly band.
The last invite we’ve added to the products page is our Modern Circles design. The custom envelope liner featured above inspired us to create this wedding set. The invite and reply card are letterpress printed in three colors (black, gray, and chartreuse) to match the liner. We really love the simplicity and elegance of this design and that liner is gorgeous!
We’re looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks!
We have been showing a ton of business cards lately so we thought that we would share a wedding invitation that we recently printed for Marybel and her now husband Carlos (They got married on July 4th 2010!). Marybel loved the anchor wedding invite, but didn’t want the traditional invite size (A7 – 5″ x 7″).
We designed and letterpress printed this wedding invitation set for Monica and Gregory who are having a destination wedding in New Orleans. Monica wanted something fun and playful yet sophisticated, which we achieved by playing around with a bunch of different patterns of squares and stripes. We have to say that this is one of our favorite wedding invitations because of the combination of different elements from the bold patterns to the mounted invitation and enclosure.
The invitation was printed in charcoal and fern color ink and mounted on matching stardream paper and charcoal enclosure. The knockout of the intersecting square pattern on the invite creates raised white squares for a unique effect. The square theme was continued on the additional pieces as shown below for the RSVP, Welcome, and Accomodation cards. The envelope was made from the same fern colored stardream paper and embellished with a custom liner to tie the whole set together.
A new invitation has been added to the Dolce Press Wedding Line. The Florence invite is a bit different because if you notice, we pressed the negative space allowing the image to be bumped up instead of depressed on the paper. We love how this image just pops 🙂
Can you imagine your text in this space? If so, please feel free to contact us for pricing and other inquires. As with all our invitations, the colors and font can be changed at no additonal charge. For completely custom invitations, please feel free to contact us directly at 516.353.9284 and we would be hapy to discuss your options.
Today we’re posting photos of a wedding invitation we printed for Jon & Christen for their Long Island summer wedding. Jon, creative director at Long Island Press, designed the invitation suite. We wanted to share the set because it mixes letterpress and flat printing, something that we’ve been doing more of lately. You can check out Jon & Christen’s wedding website at sasalas.com.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day we wanted to share a new wedding invitation suite with our readers. The Dolce suite is letterpress printed in purple and silver inks on 110# cotton paper. The set shown here consists of a cover sheet, invite, and reception card. We love the look of the line art in the solid purple on the cover page. (more…)
We have designed a new Save the Date Card and with Valentine’s Day approaching what better than to offer 1 engaged couple 75 free save the dates for their upcoming wedding.
How to Qualify:
Please leave a comment on this post, about how your boyfriend/girlfriend proposed. The story should only be a few sentences (please no novels).
75 letterpress printed save the dates in 2 colors on 110lb cotton paper in white with matching envelopes.
No changes can be made to this Save the Date design (except for the couple’s name and date of the wedding).
Comments can be made until Friday, February 13th 11:59pm EST.
My fiance and I will be choosing the winner (our favorite story) on Saturday, February 14th 2009, Valentine’s Day.
Thanks and Good Luck.
Especially when the invites are this gorgeous! We have added 3 new designs to our wedding portfolio, each with a distinctive style and a little something extra. Just the Letterpress printing on the invite itself makes a piece standout but we have added some special embellishments to make then unforgettable. We will be updating our custom page with more information on these special embellishments such as pouches, belly bands, Swarovski crystals, edge painting etc. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us for more information.
I’ve been sick recently and haven’t been able to share these beautiful letterpress invitations with you. Being sick, I’ve had more time to keep dreaming of the wonderful details on these invitations that I helped photograph several weeks ago.
Aren’t the details so cute? Sophie Nicolay, who designs for Martha Stewart, created this invite for Daniel and Jessica. I love the little icons which make up the heart – they represent meaningful things to the couple.
The wonderful thing about working with a designer and a custom letterpress company like Dolce Press is not just the quality but all the meaningful little details. I think invitations, particularly from important events in ones life are things people save for a long time, I know I do. Long after I have lost or used the favors, cannot recognize half the friends in the photos, I have a carefully saved stash of graduation, bar/bat mitzvah, and wedding invitations mixed in with special birthday and holiday cards. And the best ones evoke the people themselves at that stage in their lives.
Look at the little chicken and vegetable, so cute and thoughtful!
I love the embossing that happens, it makes a great design pop! Cute, modern and thoughtful, combines with classic and enduring quality. This is why letterpress is the best; what letterpress does for ink and paper to make them so much more together.
For multi-event/ multi-part invitations, a booklet invitation like this one bound with eyelets are the perfect fit. They keep all the parts of the invite together in a nice little packet. The RSVP is perforated and tears off to be mailed in a standard A2 envelope. Don’t you love it? We do.
Check out a previous Dolce Press design to see another invitation in this fabulous format – Celebrate Invitation Booklets.
Just the facts
Designer: Sophie Nicolay
Stock: 110# pearl white cotton paper (Crane’s Lettra)
Size: A9 – paired with a pink A9 envelope
Ink Colors: pink, chocolate brown (custom mixed – by hand)
Finishing: 3 pages, creased to allow for folding, 2 brown (matching ink) eyelets used to bind the booklet
Here are some great invites designed and printed by us for Eddie and Jae Young’s wedding that was last week! We’re always trying to create beautiful pieces that are unique and reflect who they are.
Jae Young wanted to use her favorite flower on her invites so we designed a simple and elegant sleeve to introduce the invite to all her guests. We pressed the flower blind on the sleeves with their first initials at the bottom. From there the invite has the flowers in more detail with her favorite shade of purple.
We’ll let the photos explain the rest. Take a look and tell us what you think!
Designer: Andrew Lee
Stock: 110# pearl white cotton paper (reply card) & 220# pearl white cotton paper (invite)
Ink Colors: silver, purple (custom mixed – by hand)
Other: half moon sleeve, Invite envelope, reply envelope
A custom letterpress wedding booklet we created for Kimberlee & Lemuel.
Letterpress invitations are gorgeous but sometimes it can be tough to fit everything on a single A7 invite. While some people choose to include additional pieces like accommodation and registry cards, we created this wedding booklet as a way to keep all of the information together. We first introduced this wedding booklet concept back in 2009 (Leah + Zeb’s Wedding Booklet) and couples have been customizing it ever since.
The West Hills wedding invitation set is the newest addition to our wedding line. The invitation set shown here features an invite and reply card, an additional custom pocket is also included in the set (not shown). Letterpress printed on 110# off-white cotton stock, both the invite and reply are printed with hand-mixed green and dark brown inks.
The invite features a large tree with green and brown overprint, all of which are framed in a double-line border. The RSVP card is simple and understated, the perfect match to the invite.This wedding invitation set can be viewed in our catalog: West Hills Letterpress Wedding Invitations
We love the playful use of type as a background for these invites.
Fayna & James were getting married at the NY Botanical Gardens, a wonderful place filled with natural beauty. They worked with Mark & Stef (www.marketstef.ca), a design duo based out of Verdun, Quebec in Canada to create the suite of pieces. We really loved the combination of all the pieces, each one had its own style. The finished pieces were definitely something that anyone would be proud to hang up on their fridge. (more…)
The newest addition to our wedding line is the Hydrangea suite. The invitation set consists of an invite, reply card, reception card, and printed envelope. All of the pieces are letterpress printed on 110# pearl white cotton paper using a combination of teal and medium brown inks.
A blind diagonal pattern was also printed on the invitation. The floral theme is carried over to the envelope, which is letterpress printed in two colors.
A stylish save the date and invitation designed by Korissa Tsuyuki
We’ve worked with Korissa before – printing her business cards – so we new we were in for a treat! She designed this custom save the date and invitation using a perfect mix of patterns and typography. We had almost as much fun photographing the finished pieces as we did printing them. Check out the mix of foil stamping and letterpress after the break.
Update: For some really stunning pictures and more information on the Sand Dollar wedding set, visit our portfolio.
This unique wedding invitation set designed by Jina (our awesome freelance graphic designer) is really amazing – perfect for your wedding by the sea. She was able to capture the essence of the ocean through the sand dollar, sea horse, antique maps, and more! The invitation set includes quite a number of pieces from the invite with a real sand dollar to an RSVP card, registry card, printed vellum layer, travel information and wedding events cards, and an invitation box with ribbon and custom sticker. It was hard to get all of the pieces to fit into one shot!
The RSVP card is double sided with an antique map on one side and the reply information on the other. A custom reply postcard is something we’ve been doing for a while but has been a popular choice among brides this wedding season. For more information on this design or any others in our portfolio, give us a call. We’d be happy to talk to you about the custom design process.
You may have noticed some pictures of the twinkle letterpress wedding invitation set posted to our flickr account this past weekend. This was one of our original letterpress wedding invitation designs and has been a popular request among our clients. We’re happy that we are finally able to post pictures that illustrate how beautiful this set really is.
The set is printed on 100% cotton paper and with golden yellow and charcoal ink which provide great contrast for the twinkle pattern especially on the invite shown above on the left. For this particular set, the bride and groom wanted a postcard for the reply card which you can see on the right above (this set normally comes with a standard RSVP card and envelope).
In addition to the invite and reply card, the set also includes a direction card and an envelope for the set. The direction card was wax printed in charcoal and yellow and the invitation envelope continues the twinkle pattern in yellow across the flap with the return address as well. All of our wedding designs can be fully customized from the graphics and text to the paper, size, and layout. Even if you’re not sure what you want to change, we can work with you to customize the set for your event or wedding.
For samples of this set, please contact us with information about your event and we’ll be happy to discuss the letterpress process.
In our opinion letterpress pieces look best when the text is kept to a minimum and the beauty of the texture and impression is front and center. But sometimes wedding invitations may need to include several inserts such as a reception card, directions & map, registry, accommodations etc… At Dolce Press we have come up with a solution and are now offering letterpress printed invitation booklets.
These booklets are the perfect solution for destination weddings as well as save the dates. You can include information on places to stay and other travel details so your guests can be prepared well in advance. When planning a destination wedding, the more time you give your guests the better, especially if they are going to be traveling out of the country.
We printed this new booklet design for Leah and Zeb in three colors (chartreuse, charcoal, and blind). The pages are cascaded so that the tab for each page is easily read when the invite is closed. Each page is creased which allows the individual cotton pages to easily bend. Creasing is especially important when folding cotton paper, without the crease the paper would crack and bend in the wrong place.
The finishing touch to these invitation booklets is the perforated reply card which was done in a postcard style. All your guest have to do is tear off and mail. Simple and easy! (Don’t forget about the cute rivets in the matching chartruese color holding the neat little booklet together)
A new letterpress design perfect for your nautical-themed wedding!
We thought it’d be nice to mix it up a bit and take a small break from the barrage of business cards we’ve been sharing. We’re happy to announce a new addition to our wedding line, the Hamptons Save the Date. The design is available immediately and for those interested in a sample, please contact a wedding coordinator.
Today we’ve got wedding invitations we printed for a couple’s (Joe & Melissa Masquelier) beautiful august wedding. The suite used lots of different elements to pull off the look that Joe and Melissa were looking for from wax seals and ribbons to mounting, envelope liners, and program fans. See all of the photos after the break and stay tuned for photos of their event to be posted shortly. (more…)