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Client Customization – Vintage Nantucket Save The Date

One of our favorite retailers, Parchment Fine Papers in Nantucket, is always bringing us the most elegant wedding invitations. This classic design is one that we’re excited to share with you. We love location-specific designs and as we’ve talked about before, if you are getting married in a location as beautiful as Nantucket, why not let that guide your invitation design?

Dauphine Press Client Customization

Our journal format allows you to share multiple pages of wedding details {schedule of events, timelines, travel information} and also make a statement with the design of the front cover. With a journal design, we recommend that you keep the details simple on the cover and use the space to express yourself visually.

With this save the date design, a vintage map of Nantucket is printed in a subtle neutral with the wedding date and names of the couple taking center stage. This leaves room for extra design elements – a nautical feeling striped border and flag announcing the wedding date.

Have you selected your wedding location? Let us help you make the most of it with a custom design. Begin the process by contacting us or one of our exclusive retailers.

Before and After – Custom Occidental Invitation Suite

We have a fun visual for you this week. We wanted to show you a side-by-side comparison of an invitation from our Custom Wedding Portfolio and the custom design it inspired.

Our original Occidental letterpress wedding invitation suite is regal and formal. The large format card incorporates a design that highlights the thick cotton paper with a tactile, all-over letterpress pattern in a neutral color. Balancing the subtle pattern is a stately monogram and delicate script in a deep blue.

Wanting to emphasize the detail in the lace-like pattern, we reconstructed it as a decorative border on the custom design (right). Printing the new border in a deep jewel tone turns it into a focal point and frames the details of your special day.

Turning the background pattern into a border also allowed us to print this new design in one ink color. This impacts your budget {in a positive way} and also keeps this suite feeling traditional.

Dauphine Press Wedding Blog Post - OCCIDENTAL

You can see more design transformations by clicking on the Customized Variations link {under Inspiration, when viewing any suite} to inspire you. These Customized Variations utilize the design details from our wedding album to inspire you to create a custom design.

With all of the choices in our Custom Wedding Portfolio, there are so many ways to completely transform a design. Our exclusive retailers are experts at helping you figure out what you love about your favorite inspiration designs and are amazing at helping you create a custom design. It’s a fun process and we can’t wait to see what you create!

Client Customization – Letterpress Kentucky Derby Invitation

It is such a treat to work with clients on their annual events. One of our exclusive retailers, Rebecca at Taylor Street Paper, has come to us for invitations to her personal events many times. For everything from holiday cards to Kentucky Derby festivities.

Today we’re sharing her chosen design selected this year for the 141st Kentucky Derby. With a stand-out color palette, this is one of our favorites so far. The layered pattern and prominent all-caps typefaces combine to make this an event guests will be anxiously awaiting!


Rebecca has a great eye for detail and really knows how to make the most of design for letterpress printing. She is much like all of our exclusive retailers, armed with a ton of experience and ready to help you find the perfect combination of elements for your letterpress stationery. Call us or contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to take advantage of that expertise that we’re all willing to share.

Nautical Letterpress Invitation on Wedding Lovely

We were thrilled to have our Stone Harbor wedding suite featured on Wedding Lovely last week. What an honor to have the team at one of our favorite wedding blogs select one of our new designs for this feature. We couldn’t agree more about Wedding Lovely being a supportive hub for wedding vendors and engaged couples. Such a great resource – check it out if you’re not already hooked!

Dauphine Press on Wedding Lovely blog

We were so flattered to have our traditional wedding suite described as “elegant, nautical, sophisticated and rich in subtle details. We admit, we’re blushing!

Beyond this classic beauty, one of the things we love most about Stone Harbor is the versatility of this design. A quick swap of the color palette and monogram design and this invitation could easily transform to suit any wedding day decor. Take a peek at the full post on Wedding Lovely to see more images and read about our inspiration for creating this design.

Client Customization – Letterpress Magnolia Invitation

Sometimes it’s the smallest touches that have the biggest impact. We love the large magnolia floral in opposing corners in our barely-there varnish letterpress ink on this wedding invitation. But, it’s the color selected for the invitation wording that made us take a second glance. With an overall botanical theme, the deep garden green is a stellar choice. It is that “traditional with a twist” detail that we’re often talking about.


Whether you want to share your wedding details in a subtle way or if you want to shout them from the rooftops, we can help you find your perfect balance. Call us or visit one of our exclusive retailers to get the guidance you need to create a perfect wedding invitation suite for your wedding day.


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