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Suite Spotlight – Sonoma Letterpress Wedding Invitation

The Sonoma suite is special to all of us at Dauphine Press. It was originally created by our then managing director, Erin, for her Fall wedding. The design was inspired by 19th century French engraving cuts to create a romantic and formal, but not so traditional look. To continue the romantic and formal feel, for its debut in our new Custom Wedding Portfolio II album, the Sonoma suite was letterpress printed in malt and espresso inks on our double-thick natural white premium stock and then edged in espresso. The updated color palette, along with the new Dauphine Press exclusive liner paper in our espresso Filigree pattern, make it a great choice for today’s classically elegant bride.

We can’t wait to see how this design evolves though. The beauty of our Custom Wedding Portfolio albums are that any design can be customized — adding custom foil touches, swapping out letterpress inks, edging and envelope liners — the options really are endless! We are excited to see how future brides update this design to suit their event.

Can you see it in blush and bashful? Traditional black and silver? Cheery coral and tangerine? Modern turquoise and sunshine? How would you customize this design?

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INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS: Old Walls by CubaGallery | Couch by Bjorg Juto via Design Sponge | Cupcakes photo by Melianie Nashan via the Knot | Pillows by West Elm | Vintage Postcard from Library of Congress | Chandelier via Pottery Barn | Monogram Cakes via Martha Stewart | Boutineers by Wylie Weddings via 100 Layer Cake | Bride Photo by Lucia Paule Design and Jessica Johnston Photo via Style Me Pretty

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Remember, for our summer promotion we are offering free letterpress note cards with every invitation order!

For more sneak peeks into our new Custom Wedding Portfolio II – Don’t forget to follow us on twitter and click the “like” button on our Facebook page.

Free Letterpress Note Cards!

Notecard_promo_01Offer valid through July 31, 2011 | Quantity will match the number of invitation suites ordered |
Note cards are printed in 1-color letterpress to match invitation suite | Matching blank envelopes included | Dealers must note promo code on order form: DP0611 | Applies to orders placed on or after June 11, 2011

To take advantage of this offer, bring a copy to one of our exclusive retailers.

Download a copy of the offer here: Download DP_Promo_NoteCard_2011

 

Suite Spotlight – Pacifica Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Even though the calendar shows that summer is approaching, the weather here in Northern California doesn’t feel anywhere close! To help remind us that it is already June and that blue skies are soon to return and stick around for a while, we chose our Pacifica design for the latest in our Sneak Peek series.

The vintage inspired, breezy and warm inspiration board turned in to a letterpress wedding suite that would be ideal for a Cuban or Hawaiian event, but could also be customized for any vintage yet contemporary venue with an island feel.

One of our favorite pieces of inspiration was the Frings Brothers logo with its clean and sophisticated vintage-cigar-box style. We found a font designed by John Downer that was a perfect compliment to the design we were looking to create.

The suite was printed on our brilliant white double-thick premium letterpress paper with our seafoam and tobacco inks on the front and a full bleed weaved grass mat pattern on the back in buttercream ink as the finishing touch.

Inspiration Board for Pacifica Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS: Vintage beach photo via Carroll.Mary | Polaroid of Palm Trees by *Lea* | Frings Bros. Logo via FFFFound! | Anthropologie Lamp via Rue & Coco + Kelly | Cigar box escort cards via Style Me Pretty | Fan by Leila Brewster Photography | Couple in car via French Kiss Events on Flickr | Sea grass mat by Safari Thatch | Vintage palm scenic shot via New Girl on Post | Umbrella via ChristopherYatesJarvis photostream | Bride & Groom via Style Me Pretty

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How is the summer weather shaping up for you? Does our Pacifica design fit in with the summer that you are already enjoying? Or are you like us and waiting for that first real feeling of summer to make an appearance?

For more sneak peeks into our new Custom Wedding Portfolio II – Don’t forget to follow us on twitter and click the “like” button on our Facebook page.

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