A Blog by Dauphine Press

Get the Look – In Full Bloom

In our regular Get the Look series from the Dauphine Press design department, we share some of our favorite hot new style finds and make suggestions for how you can translate the same look into your wedding stationery using the many custom elements available to you in our design library. Keep in mind that ALL of our stationery suites receive a designer’s touch and every one of our designs is customizable so pairing the color palette and embellishments below with any of our motifs or fonts allows us to create a stationery suite that is unique to you!

We love the simplicity displayed in this photo of Carey Mulligan for Harper’s Bazaar, UK. There is such beauty in the limited color palette and composition — one that could artfully be translated into stationery. We are loving soft and serene color palettes for wedding stationery these days, which is what our team pulled from this image. Imagine our soft and cheerful sea glass ink letterpress printed on one of our tree-free 100% cotton invitation envelopes greeting your guests {how about a little something like this}. When they open the envelope, an invitation printed in gold foil on a thick duplexed card in napa stock is revealed. One that has been draped in the most luxurious bisque double-faced satin ribbon. It’s all in the details!

Photographed by Tom Allen | Styled by Cathy Kasterine

We love sharing our inspiration with the hopes that it will inspire you to take advantage of our custom design process. Our Custom Wedding Portfolio allows you to select your favorite design elements and build your stationery suite from the ground up – using our existing designs as inspiration or a photo like this one. Visit one of our exclusive retailers to get started building your custom wedding invitations today!

See all of our previous Get the Look features here!

Get the Look – Fresh Florals

In our regular Get the Look series from the Dauphine Press design department, we share some of our favorite hot new style finds and make suggestions for how you can translate the same look into your wedding stationery using the many custom elements available to you in our design library. Keep in mind that ALL of our stationery suites receive a designer’s touch and every one of our designs is customizable so pairing the color palette and embellishments below with any of our motifs or fonts allows us to create a stationery suite that is unique to you!

There is such a wonderful sense of drama to this photograph of actress Naomi Watts for Vogue Australia. The colors are rich and yet there is a softness to them that creates a harmonious palette. And, of course the bed of flowers has us thinking of hydrangea season and our ever-popular Hydrangea letterpress wedding invitation suite. Our designers thought that the layers and layers of gorgeous neutrals would put a modern twist on a classic beauty. Imagine a fresh white letterpress paper with our elegant hydrangea motif and traditional font printed in our lovely thistle ink, edged in our warm charcoal gray, then wrapped in a shimmery cameo pocket folder and finished with a deep mink-colored double-faced satin ribbon. The layers will unfold and reveal your wedding details just as  your guests’ anticipation of your big day builds!

Photographed by Will Davidson | Styled by Stevie Dance

We are constantly pulling inspiration from fashion and interior design magazines, blogs and the world around us and we love nothing more than to daydream about how to translate a specific style into a beautifully printed piece of stationery. We would love to hear from you! Contact a Dauphine Press exclusive retailer in your area to begin the design process.

And, to see the behind-the-scenes video of the Vogue Australia cover shoot, click here.

Get the Look – Brilliant Blues

We love sharing our favorite color palettes and invitation embellishments through our “Get the Look” posts! This stunning image, from a retro-inspired shoot for Glamour UK with Reese Witherspoon, photographed by Simon Emmet, is our latest inspiration. The beautiful blue color palette of pool, wedgewood and french blue, struck us as perfect for a summer wedding! Our team pulled details from our design library of custom elements and put together a dreamy invitation suite featuring the pool and french blue letterpress inks, a backer card in shimmering champagne and topped it off with an elegant envelope liner.

Your color palette is a great jumping off point for your wedding stationery. From there, you can use the expertise of our exclusive retailers along with our Wedding Portfolio and motif catalog to pull together your favorite elements and truly customize your invitation design to create an elegant, preppy, chic and/or rustic wedding suite!

Click here for the Dauphine Press Exclusive Retailer Tip of the Week!

Get the Look – Emerald Paradise

Actress Emily Blunt graced Harper’s Bazaar Australia last fall and left a lasting impression. The rich colors in this photo – the emerald green, chocolate brown and metallic gold – make for a very luxurious feel. Our design team translated this look into a wedding wardrobe using details from our Custom Wedding Portfolio II album along with one perfect custom touch. That personal touch is a custom emerald letterpress ink. Along with all of the colors in our letterpress and foil palette, we can always source custom inks. Just send us a swatch, a photo or the exact Pantone color you want to use. Paired with touches like our gold edge painting, a pyrite paper wrap and a slate double-faced satin ribbon, this fashion shoot inspired suite is sure to impress your guests and be the perfect first glimpse into your gorgeous wedding day.

Photography by Jason Bell

We have a list of amazing Dauphine Press retailers across the country that can help you design your custom wedding invitation suite. Whether you are inspired by something in our album, on our blog, an image in a magazine or if you’ve dreamed up something completely unique, the expert consultants at all of our exclusive retailer locations can help you design your custom wedding suite today.

Get the Look – The Great Gatsby

We have been anxiously awaiting the release of The Great Gatsby movie for some time now and we are thrilled that the date has finally arrived! We are looking forward to enjoying all of the visual goodness the movie promises to showcase. In the meantime, we found even more of the luxury of the 1920s displayed in a recent Vogue cover shoot. Playing Daisy Buchanan in the movie, Carey Mulligan is all about that vintage glamour feel in this fresh color palette from the shoot.

To capture the art deco feel, our team is envisioning our opaque, caramel letterpress ink paired with metallic copper foil on a thick duplexed card in the perfect neutral shade of cameo. With decorative accents like the ironwork-inspired pattern and a pop of raspberry double-faced satin ribbon, the look is complete!

Photography by Mario Testino. See the behind the scenes of the cover shoot here

Are you planning to see the movie this weekend? Well, once you have, and are inspired to create your 1920s-inspired stationery, any of our exclusive retailers would be more than happy to help you turn that inspiration into an incredible letterpress wedding invitation suite!

When you visit your local Dauphine Press retailer through the end of June, don’t forget to mention our Spring Promotion to take advantage of one of four offers available.

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