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Etienne Letterpress Wedding Invitations | Haute Off the Press

Etienne Letterpress Wedding Invitations in Dull Gold and Peacock via DelphineEtienne is one of our most complex and most stunning invitations. The design was inspired by art nouveau details and elegant Parisian architecture. Letterpressed here in classic art deco colors, dull gold and peacock, the design really comes to life. Dressed up with antique gold envelopes, Etienne wedding invitations are perfect for an elegant black tie or ballroom wedding.

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Pacific Beach Letterpress Wedding Invitations in Robin’s Egg & Peacock

Pacific Beach Letterpress Wedding Invitations in Robin's Egg & Peacock via DelphineOur Pacific Beach design is the epitome of spring and summer, no matter the colors. These letterpressed invitations in robin’s egg and peacock show how two hues of the same color can work together beautifully. It keeps the invitations simple and elegant, don’t you think? This couple chose turquoise envelopes for a fun splash of color.

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prop closet: tickets

I picked up these three rolls of 25 cent tickets (the green ones are my favorite) at the local grocery store because I knew someday I’d use them in a photoshoot. I left them in my studio for a few months, and when the sun faded them to the perfect patina I finally was inspired to use them as props for our new Candy Shop wedding invitation. 

One of our newest wedding invitation designs, Candy Shop, is available in stores now. It’s shown here letterpressed in peacock and gray inks.

//photos Erika Firm

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sullivan’s island wedding invitation

Sullivan’s Island is one of my favorite floral wedding invitation designs. It’s not one of our most popular, but I still love it. I was inspired by the sweet butterflies and pretty wild flowers along the sand dunes. Every time someone orders it I am reminded of walks along the beach on the South Carolina coast, where I consider home.

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color palette: dark teals inspired by girl with dragon tattoo film

Screen captures from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

I love watching movies on my laptop while I’m working on tedious repetitive projects. Usually I have the movie showing in a little box in the corner of my screen. However 5 minutes into The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and my work file was forgotten and the film was full screen! The story is thrilling (after seeing this I went to the library so I could read all three books in the trilogy). But the visuals of this film are what really hooked me. The set design is truly stunning.

The color palette of this film, which is a dark thriller set in Sweden during winter, is a moody mix of cool dark blue greens and near-blacks: teal, verdigris, slate, stone and nightmare black. There were also some ochres and sepias in some of the interior shots. 

So far this year, a turquoise, sky blue, mimosa yellow and lemon yellow color palette has been the best-selling ink colors for spring and summer wedding invitations. I predict the palette will darken a bit into darker versions of those same colors (like shown above) for fall and winter weddings. In the film the colors were dark and moody, but for a wedding I think they work really well, too. There’s something quite romantic about this color palette, don’t you think? I love the giant house in the top left corner. Wouldn’t you love to attend a wedding there? Sweden is now on my list of places I’d love to visit.

Screen captures from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo  • REMINDER: you can click on just about any picture on this blog to see it larger.

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haute off the press: newport stripes calling card

I designed these calling cards for a friend on the job hunt. I took our NEWPORT STRIPES calling card design, added the initial “M” from our Monogram design, and voila: a chic alternative to boring business cards, perfect for handing out at networking events. These are shown in peacock and sand inks, Monica’s fave colors. Not sure what color to pick for your business cards? Take a peek inside your closet and take note of the color you see most.

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haute off the letterpress: custom moroccon invitation

One of our lovely clients, fresh from a trip to Morocco, asked us to design a birthday party invitation inspired by photos from her trip. We worked together to come up with the perfect palette: peacock and marine blue, paired with bright white 100 percent cotton paper. We toyed around with graphics of Fez hats, moroccon slippers and lamps, but decided upon the pitcher as it was the most festive looking. My favorite touch is the patterned liners.

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new delphine ink color: peacock

We’ve just added eight new ink colors to the Delphine ink palette on our website! Peacock is one of my faves. It looks oh so lovely paired with “classic” Delphine inks:marine, bleu, shitake, and another new ink color: Beach Glass. It’s rich, romantic, elegant and yummy. 

Images: zipper case by Chance Co.; peacock bridesmaid dress by J.Crew; bathing suite by Issa from Net-A-Porter; espadrille sneakers from Talbots

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