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Dauphine Press Loves {pattern}

We’re back with another installment of our Dauphine Press Loves posts! As a team, we always find ourselves talking about our favorite things – blog posts we have read, images and articles in magazines and of course wedding and stationery details! With our Dauphine Press Loves posts we share our favorites right here on our blog. It gives you a little peek into the team creating your custom wedding stationery and hopefully provides a bit of inspiration!

Patterns are great ways to add flair and your own personal touch to any invitation suite. We really enjoy seeing all different patterns, and the innovative ways they are used throughout various stationery designs. Today we are sharing with you some of our top pattern picks for wedding stationery design. We hope you enjoy just a few of the endless possibilities!

Dauphine Press Loves - Pattern

 

{Kristie}  Kristie loves simple yet glamorous patterns, such as this stunning, metallic herringbone wallpaper.  Print a pattern like this on an envelope liner, or as a blind-impressed background design on an invitation for added character.(image: 1)

{Carissa} Carissa adores bold, graphic patterns, like the navy and white striped wall in this living room. The pattern creates clean lines and acts as an eye-catching accent, just like it would  if it were printed on the back of an invitation! (image: 1)

{Abbey} Take an old, British-inspired design and make it new again by printing it in an unexpected color combination like the green, cyan and gold hues shown. Abbey is head over heels over this extravagant damask transformation! (image: 1)

{Kendra} Small, all-over patterns, like these gorgeous trellis window panels, give a piece texture when printed and really grab Kendra’s attention.  (image: 1)

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Incorporating pattern is a creative and powerful way to add detail, which is why we love patterns so much. Visit your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer today and let them help you bring your custom wedding stationery vision to life!

Dauphine Press Loves {wedding color palette}

We are kicking off a new series today! As a team we always find ourselves talking about our favorite things – blog posts we have read, images and articles in magazines and of course wedding and stationery details! We will be sharing some of our favorites right here on our blog. It will give you a little peek into the team creating your wedding stationery and hopefully provide a bit of inspiration for your custom wedding stationery!

Color can have a huge impact on an event and we understand that having the perfect color, the perfect match, is very important to brides and grooms. It’s also something that as designers and printers, we can suggest and create the perfect color for any wedding invitation. So, today we’re each sharing our (current!) favorite wedding color palette:

Dauphine Press Loves - Wedding Color Palette

{Abbey} Navy blue is a classic choice and a great alternative to black that really allows the gorgeous pops of coral to shine. When translating this color palette into wedding stationery, Abbey would add elements of parchment to soften the overall look. (image: 12)

{Kendra} Soothing pool blue alongside a fresh lemon yellow creates a fun and romantic wedding palette, ideal for an outdoor event. How perfect would this combination be on a variation of our Calistoga suite? (image: 1)

{Kristie} The combination of black and gold is sure to get guests excited about your wedding day! The look is complete when paired with touches of a champagne color as shown on our Stinson wedding invitation suite. (image: 123)

{Carissa} It’s all about your favorite bright, bold pop of color with Carissa’s favorite wedding color palette! Carissa suggests a design like our Carneros suite with black letterpress ink for the copy, design touches in a light gray or blind hit and a perfect pop of color like a painted edge! (image: 12)

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We understand how much time and thought is put into the color palette of every wedding invitation we are lucky enough to design and print. We love color, and playing with color. We can’t wait to see what you’ve chosen as your wedding color palette! To start putting your palette on paper, contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to begin the design of your custom wedding stationery!

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Designer’s Inspiration {week forty-two}

Dauphine Press Designer Inspiration

We are huge fans of the current snakeskin trend in fashion and we’re really loving these two versions in neutral color palette! Translating this look to paper, this pattern would be amazing blind debossed under a fashion-forward script font!

Have an inspiring weekend!

Client Customization – Joie de Vivre Holiday Card

You often hear designers say that the hardest pieces to create are the ones you use for yourself. The key is finding the right inspiration! You also hear us talk a lot about our exclusive retailers – all of the talented stationers around the globe that are an extension of us and help couples create their wedding stationery every day – and how much we love working with them and appreciate their expertise. Seems simple, but we used them as our inspiration. Knowing that, like us, they love what they do every day, have a passion for creating the best printed pieces for very special events and as a result get to live what they love!

Feeling that this really is the key to a happy life – live what you love – we created our Joie de Vivre holiday card.  Using this French phrase and making it beautiful felt like the perfect sentiment to extend to all of our retailers for the New Year. We turned to our beloved Custom Wedding Portfolio II for additional inspiration and customized a design in the same way we encourage every Dauphine Press bride and groom to do. First, we selected the layering details from our Rutherford wedding invitation where the vibrant font is printed over a subtle all-over floral pattern. Then, we paired it with the petite die-cut card from our Calistoga suite and a brand new design was born.

Dauphine Press - Client Customization - Holiday

What in your life is inspiring you when it comes to dreaming up the perfect holiday card? Is it a trip you took this year that you want to share with your family and friends at the holiday? A new addition to the family? Something exciting you are anticipating in the new year {a wedding, perhaps?}? We would love to hear your ideas, and with the help of one of our exclusive retailers, help you create your perfect greeting.

Have you seen our Timeless Holiday Collection yet? It is based on our Custom Wedding Portfolio program, which means that customizing is easy and enjoyable! There are just three steps:

1. Browse our holiday card designs and get creative! Pull elements from any design you see or from the details in our design library to create a holiday card that is unique to you and your family.

2. Visit one of our exclusive retailers to place your order. Through this process you will gain their experience and knowledge to help you refine your holiday card design. Seeing the album in person, you can also feel the papers, choose ink swatches and add your favorite embellishments.

3. Approve your proof and receive your cards in 10* business days! Once the retailer places your order our team of true designers will create a unique design especially for you within 2 business days. Once your proof is approved, your holiday cards ship in less than two weeks!

*The fine details on The Fine Print: Most designs shown in the collection include letterpress or letterpress + foil stamping. For orders placed before November 1, 2013, these two categories will ship within 10 days from proof approval. All letterpress cards ship in 7 business days and letterpress + foil cards ship in 10 business days. Cards with additional embellishments, such as colored envelopes and edge painting, can take up to 15-20 business days. And, your proof always reaches you in two business days!

Happy Holidays!

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