A Blog by Dauphine Press

Client Customization – Sweet Patterned First Birthday Invitation

This sweet first birthday party invitation was for one lucky little girl!  Sent our way by the amazing team at Inscriptions on the Boulvevard in Forth Worth, Texas, this precious piece was originally inspired by our Yountville birthday card design. The original design features a monogram as the focal point and a fine allover pattern accent. Knowing their inspiration, and after hearing the perfect quote they wanted to include, our design team suggested a single-sided version that incorporated the pattern of our Meadowood suite and a delicate border. After modifying the Meadowood pattern from a 2-color design to a 1-color design and letterpress printing it in our shell ink behind a fun mix of playful typefaces in espresso, a custom design was born!

Did you know that any of our wedding invitation designs can be modified {free of charge!} to create stationery for any type of extraordinary event? Explore our letterpress and foil wedding invitation galleries to find your favorite elements. Then work with any of our exclusive retailers to create a custom design of your own!

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Dauphine Press in The Wedding Co. Magazine

Thanks to one of our amazing exclusive retailers, William Ashley in Toronto, a fabulous variation of our Glen Ellen design was featured in The Wedding Co. Magazine!


The publication created a fun challenge for a handful of stationers, florists and bakers and the results are stunning! Each “team” was given a few items of inspiration and the results were combined on the pages of the latest issue. With Bohdan from William Ashley leading the way, {just as he will when you visit him to design your wedding invitations}, we created a modified version of our Glen Ellen design to suit the timeless black, white and silver wedding stationery wardrobe.

Loving the classic feel of the Glenn Ellen corner details, Bohdan asked us to incorporate them onto a large, square invitation card in a glimmering silver foil. Paired with traditional fonts in black letterpress and finished with one of our lace-like, patterned paper wraps, a silver paper belly band and luxe double-faced satin ribbon  the look was complete!

This is truly the best part of our job — seeing one of our invitations take on a new direction to become something personal and special for another paper fan! All you have to do to get started on creating your own custom wedding suite is to get in touch with a Dauphine Press exclusive retailer {like William Ashley!} in your area!

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Suite Spotlight – Kasbah Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Last month I mentioned that our Kasbah design was chosen for a style shoot with Engaged & Inspired, which was featured on 100 Layer Cake. So, today we wanted to take some time and share a little more of this much adored suite and give you a little glimpse into an event that would be perfect for this design.

But, when it comes right down to it, the truth is that Kasbah is perfect for all types of events. That’s why so many couples love its fine filigree pattern and beautiful, romantic typeface! It really can suit just about any occasion, whether it takes place in a royal castle, a fantastically-adorned church or an elegant, outdoor venue.

The version we are sharing today incorporates a traditional ink palette of champagne and robin’s egg on our natural white premium letterpress cotton paper. You will see from our designer’s inspiration board that it is beautiful when paired with sparkling and sophisticated textures and wedding details. Enjoy!

Inspiration Board for Kasbah Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

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 Dauphine Press Kasbah Letterpress Wedding Invitation highlights a classic design for a traditional wedding

We would love the opportunity to customize the Kasbah design for your extraordinary event! Contact one of our exclusive retailers today to get started on your classically-elegant letterpress wedding invitation suite.

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Client Customization – A Peachy Take on Marinwood

I can’t tell you how often I hear people in our industry talk about how hard it is to design their own stationery! When you are exposed to such gorgeous design and printing every single day, I am the first to admit that it can be a painfully slow process when it comes time to narrow down all of the amazing choices into a single card for yourself. However, this time around, when it came time to design {another!} baby announcement, it was much less daunting!

With the help of Dauphine Press designers Matt and Heather and my client services sidekick Tracy, I had the perfect team to help me pull this design together. Focusing on every detail from the color palette to the perfectly petite pattern behind the photograph and the ideal art for the first panel to the most fabulous fonts for my baby girl’s name, it came together in no time. I absolutely love the end result and I’m especially pleased with the way it complements big sister’s announcement that we created two years ago.

Right from the start, I knew that I wanted to go with the same trifold format as Chelsea’s announcement {baby number one}, since that worked so well the first time around. This format has proven itself to be a great fit for everything from a big announcement to a wedding details card packed with travel information. And, let’s not forget what a precious keepsake it makes with it’s small size and luxe print techniques.

Our Marinwood design has seen many variations since it was released two years ago – check out a few of our favorites here and here. Are you looking for the perfect announcement or save the date? Visit one of our exclusive retailers and share with them all the ways you would customize your very own trifold.

Client Customization – A Regal Variation of the Larkspur Suite

The Larkspur Suite is one of our best sellers here at Dauphine Press, so we are very excited to show you a gorgeous and exceptionally regal customization of this very versatile design. Our exclusive retailer, By Invitation Only, worked with their client to create a stately version of this letterpress and foil invitation suite. Still loving the engraved style font paired with a classic serif as well as the decor inspired patterns of the original, this bride and groom chose to alter the color palette, making this suite their own. It’s nice to see that with a simple and smart color palette shift the overall feel of a design can be personalized. You don’t always have to reinvent the wheel – just pick your favorite elements and we will run with it!

One of the best parts of making changes like the ones shown above is that there is no additional cost to do so! Visit one of our exclusive retailers to start the design of your custom wedding suite today and take advantage of the free custom design we offer with every order. You can change the color palette, typeface, patterns and motifs on any suite and there is no additional cost! Plus, place your order before the end of June to take advantage of our Spring Promotion to get even more — we’re offering free note cards, free favor tags, 30 free invitations or 15% off any foil and letterpress wedding invitations ordered!

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