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Suite Spotlight – Vignette Letterpress Invitation

The next design in our Suite Spotlight series is the Vignette collection from our original Custom Wedding Portfolio. Over time, this popular, evergreen suite has seen many variations and thus showcases the best of our custom design process.

Originally designed for Martha Stewart Weddings magazine as a wedding suite, this “vintage with a modern twist” letterpress printed card is an architecturally-inspired design that blends classic proportions with modern minimalism. The variation we are showcasing today was recently added to our website’s Custom Social Stationery gallery. Customized as a social invitation for a winemaker’s dinner party, it features our black and saffron letterpress inks and a black linen envelope liner.

Given all of the requests we received lately for invitations with a mid-century modern theme, the inspiration board details a grand party with vintage flair!

Inspiration Board for the Dauphine Press Vignette Letterpress Invitation1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12

Dauphine Press Vignette Letterpress Invitation featuring a black and gold color palette

Perfectly suited for letterpress or foil stamping, Vignette can be customized to suit any extraordinary event. Love this classic design and want to use it for your next social event or as your wedding invitation? Start dreaming up your ideal suite and visit one of our exclusive retailers to customize your very own version of Vignette.

Suite Spotlight – Meadowood Letterpress Save the Date

The standout detail of our Meadowood design is the sweet, two-color letterpress pattern featured on the die-cut cover of the journal and on the note card border. While the pattern beautifully incorporates the two colors used in the palette {our lilac and olive letterpress inks}, it also provides a geometric texture.

With this inspiration board, our design team set out to examine how this very texture can be incorporated into event decor and stationery. The tiny pattern gives an overall airy and festive feel to the letterpress printed suite, just as the small florals and dappled light-like details add to the event decor. In fact, the tiny blooms could easily be likened to tiny confetti!

Inspiration Board for the Dauphine Press Meadowood Letterpress Wedding Save the Date1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

Dauphine Press Meadowood Letterpress Wedding Save the Date

With all of our wedding invitation suites, you can choose to customize any element as you see fit. This means taking these same details and sprinkling them throughout your entire wedding wardrobe. Included on our website are lookbook pages with suggestions for additional pieces and multiple variations for each design. We hope that you are inspired by all of the items we share with you {inspiration boards, lookbook pages and design variations} so that your wedding stationery can be perfectly suited to your special event! Visit any of our exclusive retailers to see all of these elements in person and begin designing your custom letterpress wedding stationery today!

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.

Inspiration board for the Dauphine Press Chalk Hill letterpress wedding invitation with soft wistera/lavender, copper + organic details.1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

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.

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.

Inspiration Board for the Dauphine Press Monterey Foil + Letterpress Wedding Save the Date1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

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!

Suite Spotlight – Kentfield Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

Here in Northern California it’s been a few weeks since we’ve seen any rain. In fact, there’s been just enough sunshine to start wearing open-toed shoes. We know there is more winter weather in store, but it doesn’t keep us from daydreaming about spring. Today’s inspiration board, highlighting our Kentfield suite, is not only a reflection of this gorgeous letterpress printed suite, but it’s also a reflection of what’s in our hearts knowing that spring and even more sunshine are just around the corner.

Our Kentfield design is perfect for the romantic couple. Whether your venue is outdoors like scenes from our inspiration board or in a dramatic ballroom, the floral design surrounding the text and frame adds a soft touch. Letterpress printed in our buttercream and metal inks, this combination gives the illusion that the French engraving cuts and timeless typography are sitting atop a bouquet of begonias. Each card incorporates the same design elements, but each in a unique way to add interest to this enduring design.

Inspiration Board for the Dauphine Press Kentfield Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite featuring soft floral border1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

Kentfield Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite by Dauphine Press featuring a soft floral border

If you love our Kentfield design, we encourage you to view the customized design variations our team has created. All of our suites can be customized and the variations are available to help inspire you to create your very own unique design. You can find the variations on our website (click on “custom design variations” when viewing any of our suites) or in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II album. To view the album (and to see the gorgeous letterpress impression in person) and begin to customize your own wedding suite, visit one of our exclusive retailers.

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