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Suite Spotlight – Chalk Hill Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Here, in Northern California, spring has arrived in full force. The days are longer, the sun is warmer and everything is blooming. It’s the perfect time to share our Chalk Hill wedding invitation suite and inspiration board with you. Chalk Hill was inspired by the pastoral landscapes of the wine country, which is displayed on paper in our wisteria and copper letterpress inks. The winding florals and calligraphic typography of this custom letterpress design make it the perfect choice for an event that is rustically romantic.

Dauphine Press Chalk Hill Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Has spring sprung in your neck of the woods? Are you inspired by your local landscape when planning your big day? Can you imagine our Chalk Hill letterpress invitation in your color palette? It would be beautiful in a mint green and classic neutral? {see our sea glass and taupe letterpress inks for the perfect shades!} Or give it a preppy twist with our peach and cerulean letterpress inks. The options are endless with this beyond-pretty botanical. Visit one of our exclusive retailers to start customizing your own Chalk Hill suite today. And don’t forget about our Spring Promotion running through the end of June.

We’ve Updated Our Website With New Styles & Features!

Today, we are proud to announce that we have made some amazing new updates to our beloved website. Because our website is one of the ways we share what we do with all of you, we took great care in improving its features and are now very excited to share the details!

First up is our new Search By Style feature! Having created so many custom wedding stationery designs, we’ve built up a substantial collection of unique styles that would be suitable inspiration for various types of events. In fact, we have created everything from vintage to modern, and as specific as, wine country or seaside.

Using our new Search By Style feature, you can start your invitation selection and design process by searching our site for key words that match the look and feel of your {soon to be!} big day. This new tool also allows you to search for different print techniques {like letterpress or foil} as well as for your favorite embellishments {such as duplexed stocks and die cut shapes}. From there, you can take your list of favorites to your local Dauphine Press retailer and start creating your own custom wedding stationery using their expert design input and our custom design details.

The second new feature is one we know you will love — more designs! We added 52 designs to our site that range from new wedding suites, updates on classic Dauphine Press wedding suites, our entire Coral wedding line, Bar & Bat Mitzvah designs and even custom social designs, which include baby announcements and calling cards!

Enjoy all of the new details and eye candy! With all of the inspiration, once you’re ready to order your new Dauphine Press custom stationery, we encourage you to visit your local exclusive retailer to see everything in person and place your order.

Now is a great time too! Our Spring Promotion is running through the end of June.

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Adrianne & Jared

Adrianne & Jared are the ideal Dauphine Press couple! They found us through exclusive Dauphine Press retailer Pebble & Peony in Houston, Texas and created their wedding stationery suite based on our Carneros design. Inspired by the original, but wanting to make it their own, they selected a bright color palette of tangelo and french blue letterpress inks. They also modified the design with the monogram and text centered on the main invitation, which made for a more classic layout. Their version of the monogram incorporates a script font and creates the perfect balance of traditional with their playful personalities when paired with the bold chevron pattern on the envelope liner and response card.

With Alexis’ help at Pebble & Peony, the couple took advantage of our design services and had their custom monogram incorporated onto additional details, such as their charming treat packaging. We offer this to all of our clients. When we create something custom for you, it’s yours to use!

We love seeing everything come together on the big day. Adrianne & Jared were no different — we loved playing a role in their special day. If you would like to see more images from Adrianne & Jared’s wedding, you can see the original post and more images on the Style Me Pretty blog. Don’t forget to read the bride’s recap of the day, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the goosebump-inducing details, such as her account of the day being “even more special and wonderful in real life than in daydreams.”  What an amazing couple!

CREDITS: Wedding Photography: Sharon Nicole Photography | Event Design: Pebble and Peony | Floral Design: Urban Petals | Dessert Table: Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar | Wedding Dress: Designed by the Bride + Created by Beautiful U Bridal | Groom’s Bow Tie: NOLA Couture

If you would like to see more images from Adrianne & Jared’s wedding you can see the original post and more images on the Style Me Pretty post.

Are you inspired by Adrianne & Jared’s wedding and want to make your favorite custom letterpress wedding invitation suite coordinate with the details of your big day? Contact your local Dauphine Press retailer to get started today!

Suite Spotlight – Monterey Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We’re giving today’s Suite Spotlight a little twist! While you’ve already seen the original inspiration for our Monterey design, created for the gorgeous Peony Pop vignette at The Lab Event, today we wanted to illustrate how versatile letterpress and foil invitation suites can truly be. Monterey is perfectly suited for fun and playful affairs like the one designed for The Lab, but it can also make the ideal introduction to a romantic and neutral palette as shown in today’s inspiration board.

The Dauphine Press Monterey Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation has an Art Deco feel.

We love Monterey for its 1960s decor-inspired sunburst monogram in gold foil. In fact, we love it so much that we were sure to include this motif on the accessory pieces to highlight key details, such as the response date on the reply card and the title on the menu card. In its original version, the shell colored letterpress details on the invitation border and on the exclusive liner pattern allowed the sunburst detail to be the star. And, the sweet lemon meringue papers used for the response card and personalized belly band rounded out the color palette, while securing all of the invitation elements. With our custom design process, any of these details could be modified to highlight your favorite detail in any color palette. With a design as versatile and classic as Monterey, the options are endless!

We would love the opportunity to customize Monterey for your extraordinary event. Contact one of our exclusive retailers today to get started on your custom foil and letterpress wedding invitation suite. And, don’t forget to take advantage of our Spring Promotion when placing your order thorough one of our exclusive retailers before June 30th.

We are also very proud to announce that our Monterey suite has been nominated for the 4th Annual Trendy Awards in the bridal category. If you love it as much as we do, please vote!

The Lab Event 2013 – Part II

In an earlier post, we shared a few Instagram shots from The Lab Event and the Peony Pop vignette we were lucky enough to help bring to life with the help of some of Northern California’s top wedding vendors. Today we are thrilled to be sharing photographs of the final vignette taken by the incredible (and always adorable!) Pictilio photography team.

The original Peony Pop inspiration board was chosen by The Lab Event and Snippet & Ink to be presented as one of the vignettes at the event. Along with Pictilio, we were paired with A Savvy Event (Design & Coordination), Valley Flora (flowers), Sweet on Cake (cake) and Milk Glass (vintage rentals) to bring this mix of retro fun and romantic elegance to life at Cline Cellars. Enjoy!

You can see more images and read more about how the entire look came together on both Pictilio blog, A Savvy Event blog and Snippet and Ink.

Are you inspired by the Peony Pop vignette? Does it have you brainstorming ideas for how to style your big day and incorporate your Dauphine Press custom letterpress and foil stationery? If so, you can contact one our exclusive retailers to start the process!

If you are looking for even more inspiration, next up is our Suite Spotlight post on the Monterey letterpress and foil wedding invitation suite we created for the event.

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