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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!

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!

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