A Blog by Dauphine Press

Client Customization – Lovely Lace + Letterpress

We love how this customization really shows off the true beauty of letterpress. The deep impression on the cotton letterpress paper displays the tiny details in the fine lace patterned border beautifully. The second effect the deep impression of the border has on this design is the negative space and how it really pops! The perfect platform for the traditional wedding invitation wording!


We created this design with our exclusive retailer Papery & Cakery that displays a classic combination of metal letterpress ink and a blind hit on our 236# Savoy brilliant white paper stock. The simple monogram at the top really is the “icing on the cake” and is a great way to personalize this design.

Knowing the tricks of the trade is was we love about working with our long-time retailers like Niki at Papery & Cakery. It’s a delight to not only create a beautiful design for every couple we work with, but also make the most of the luxe print techniques we all love so much! Contact us or one of our exclusive retailers to begin the design process of your wedding stationery today.

Client Customization – Traditional Custom Foil Wedding Invitation

This wedding invitation is what our design process is all about! Along with the help of our exclusive retailer, Posh Parties, this couple pulled details from different designs shown in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II to create a brand new design … one that is personalized to them and resulted in a truly elegant and beautiful wedding invitation suite. We love seeing creative minds at work and being part of that “a-ha moment” when everything falls into place and feels exactly right!


This design was first inspired by our Monterey wedding invitation suite, which includes a color-contrasting belly band that acts as a reveal for the names of the wedding couple or the wedding date. For this version, the couple selected a shimmering pyrite colored paper that hints of a graceful champagne color. Keeping things traditional, they then chose platinum foil on our double-thick natural white stock with platinum gilded edges. The platinum foil was used for their traditional wording as well as the framing details borrowed from our Hamilton wedding invitation suite.

Which of our designs are inspiring your custom design? Contact us or one of our retailers to find the perfect balance for your unique design.

Client Customization – Letterpress + Calligraphy

We’re sharing this custom design with you today to remind you of how well letterpress printing pairs with hand calligraphy. Not only do they both shout “wedding,” but when you work with us or one of our retailers and use the design process outlined in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II, we can turn hand calligraphy into a letterpress plate and print it on your wedding invitation suite!

If you plan to use a calligrapher for addressing your invitations, why not also have them write your names for your wedding invitation? It’s like creating a custom font! Take a peek at how this couple incorporated calligraphy into their design.

Dauphine Press Client Customization


Using hand calligraphy for the most important details on your wedding invitation suite really makes it feel special and personalized. Wouldn’t you agree?!

Client Customization – Classic Letterpress Wedding Invitation

This letterpress wedding invitation design is one we hold close to our hearts {and our history}. At the start of Dauphine Press, one of our favorite layouts was a classic combination of an all-caps serif font paired with a restrained script in a contrasting color. Topping that layout was a personal touch – the lighthouse this couple used – to personalize the design for the couple and their wedding location. We love this tried-and-true combination that feels fresh and traditional at the same time. Easily customized with your own motif or monogram at the top of the card, we are truly font of this evergreen formula.


Do you love this classic look as much as we do? What would you choose for the personalized motifs? Or do you prefer a classic monogram? How about the color palette? Which colors are you incorporating? Contact us or one of our exclusive retailers to personalize this traditional design for your wedding day!

Client Customization – Magical Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

As we all know, a wedding is more than just one day. We love designing invitations to the secondary wedding events! Often these secondary events {like engagement parties, bridal luncheons and rehearsal dinners} are a little more relaxed and the stationery is lighter and more whimsical. That is truly the case with this rehearsal invitation. This custom design includes a playful use of fonts and a TON of gold foil stars. The stars are placed on the invitation card like they appear in the night sky and the custom foil envelope liner is a fun touch greeting guests when they first open the envelope.


Do you have a unique design idea for your secondary wedding events? We would love hear your ideas and help you put those ideas down on paper! To get started, contact us or one of our exclusive retailers.


Join Our Email List

Please subscribe to receive an email containing our exclusive offers & promotions.

Offers are released to our subscribers before they are shared with the public. We respect your privacy & will not share your contact information.