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Lavender Wedding Inspiration

Lavender Wedding Inspiration via DelphineWe’re not sure if seeing the color lavender and the association our brains make with the smell of it or the soft purplish hues themselves are what create such a delectable, romantic aura. Either way, we’re smitten by the classic elegance found in one of nature’s most rare, but absolutely stunning pigments.

Sources || 1: DIY Wedding Flower Crown, using tutorial via Once Wed Blog. | 2: Homemade ambiance of lavender tied around glass candle holder. | 3: Lavender Martini via Pin Cookie. | 4: Lavender Mousse via Eva Toneva Food Styling & Photography. | 5: Solid Satin Tie in dried lavender from J. Crew. | 6: La Jolla Acacia wedding invitations in lilac and olivia by Delphine. | 7: Wedding cake by Luisa Galuppo. | 8: Nina New York ‘Evelixa’ Peep Toe Pumps via Nordstrom. | 9: Lavender floral bouquet designs by Patti Cramer of Simple Elegance. 

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Delphine featured in Exquisite Weddings June July 2013

Delphine featured Exquisite Weddings San Diego Summer 2013It’s pretty obvious around here what my favorite color is (green, of course). My least favorite color of all time? Yep, purple. I went through a “purple is my favorite color” phase back in fourth grade (I had a purple Izod shirt that I wore out), but I grew out of it in fifth grade and never looked back. The one shade of purple that doesn’t make me gag? Lavender. We recently letterpressed one of my favorite wedding invitation designs, Chevron, in pale purple and it made my stomach flutter … in a good way.

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Sacha Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Sacha Letterpress Wedding Invitation via DelphineIt’s hard to find a more elegant wedding invitation than our Sacha design. Shown here letterpressed in lilac and cloud inks, our pretty little design springs to life with a certain delicate romance.

Sacha Letterpress Wedding Invitations via Delphine

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Carolyna Pro Black | Font Love

Carolyna Pro Black Font Love via Delphine

Carolyna Pro Black is a splendid example of a fun script with a dash of pretty. The curls and loops embody a joyous, delightful occasion. This readable and decorative font is perfect for any blissful announcement or invitation. We love it!

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Tiffany and Taylor Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations

custom tiffany letterpress wedding invitationsIt was such a pleasure to work with Tiffany to create a custom letterpress wedding invitation suite for her Lowcountry wedding. We modified our Robin design, enlisted the help of the talented Paige Tanenbaum for custom calligraphy, and letterpressed this beauty in lilac and gold inks on exquisite quartz shimmer paper.

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I’m always a sucker for party goodies, and so is Tiffany! So we printed up some lovely cocktail napkins for her reception. We repeated the Robin pattern and foil stamped lilac napkins with sparkly silver foil, to pick up the candlelight shimmering through mercury glass. I cannot wait to see photos of Tiffany & Taylor’s special day!

 

 

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Popular Wedding Invitation Design

Delphine Amelie Ava Letterpress Wedding Invitation designOur signature Ava design (a variation of our Amelie) is hands down our most ordered design. Here are three variations of the same design shipping out on the same day. Changing the ink colors totally changes the feeling, doesn’t it? I imagine the left one for a garden party, the center one for a fun bash, and the one on the right for a black tie ball.

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color palette: wild purple artichoke flowers

// photo: Erika Firm

Last weekend my family went on an adventure to gather wild artichoke blooms. We snipped an entire wagonload of the wild purple artichoke flowers, and I just love the color palette. Leave it up to Mother Nature to take my least favorite color, purple, and make it look fabulous. Who knew that mixing shades of purple, from lilac to deep aubergine, pairing it with artichoke green would be so beautiful? I’d love to see an interior designer take this palette and apply it to a dramatic dining room. It’s hard to show on screen, but the purple of the soft flowers is super bright—almost fluorescent. Bumblebees love them (spot one in the photo!). Mom is working on some arrangements using the blooms and I’ll share them with you soon. 

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color palette: aubergine dream

The purple/dull metallics and neutrals color palette is one my wedding invitation clients have been loving lately. I like to call it “Aubergine Dream.”

Top row, l to r: Amelia wedding gown by Vera Wang; cardigan by Leifsdottir; eggplant photo by La Tartine Gourmande (photo from La Tartine Gourmande’s Flickr stream) — Bottom row, l to r: Capri rings by Pomellato; Roman Capital from Restoration Hardware; Lilac lustre water glass from Target; Plum Magnolia gown by Vera Wang.

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color and mood

 

As you have probably noticed, I love playing with color. I recently digitally printed these two samples of our Julian design in two different color combos. It’s amazing how simply changing ink colors can completely change the tone of an invitation, isn’t it? The top sample is printed in lilac and limonade inks; the bottom in red and cloud inks.

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