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Client Customization – Letterpress + Calligraphy

We’re sharing this custom design with you today to remind you of how well letterpress printing pairs with hand calligraphy. Not only do they both shout “wedding,” but when you work with us or one of our retailers and use the design process outlined in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II, we can turn hand calligraphy into a letterpress plate and print it on your wedding invitation suite!

If you plan to use a calligrapher for addressing your invitations, why not also have them write your names for your wedding invitation? It’s like creating a custom font! Take a peek at how this couple incorporated calligraphy into their design.

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Using hand calligraphy for the most important details on your wedding invitation suite really makes it feel special and personalized. Wouldn’t you agree?!

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Chelsea & Aaron

We had the pleasure of working with Chelsea and her Mom in-person. Always such a treat to sit down in our Stone Harbor stationery store and really get to know a bride when designing their wedding stationery. Plus, delivering the final pieces in-person is one of our favorite things!

We describe this wedding as traditional, elegant and full of charm … take a look at the beautiful images captured by Kaitlin Noel Photography:

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The fine details they selected – a color palette of black and white with touches of gold – made for a traditional look.

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The way they used these elements throughout – black letterpress ink for fine, detailed scripts, gold painted edges, all the way to classic black dresses for bridesmaids – was the epitome of elegance.

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And, the thoughtful touches, such as using china with calligraphy {matching the invitations, of course!} for table numbers, and a custom envelope liner inspired by a favorite China pattern – brought it all together on a beautiful day for this charming, thoughtful couple. We’re thrilled to play a small role in such a gorgeous, timeless event!

We would love to work with you too on creating your ideal wedding stationery. Contact us or one of our exclusive retailers so we can sit down in-person, over email or phone and we can start bringing your ideas together into one gorgeous stationery suite!

CREDITS: Wedding Photographer: Kaitlin Noel Photography | Wedding Ceremony: Lutheran Church of Our Savior | Wedding Reception: Congress Hall in Cape May | Stationery and Invitations: Dauphine Press

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Designer’s Inspiration {Custom Wedding Signs}

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We love the way that wedding reception decor has been elevated over the past few years. Seeing high design and fancy fonts make their way beyond wedding invitations is so very exciting for us. Today’s inspiring link is to a custom wedding sign source, Rustic Drift. Take a peek at these one-of-a-kind pieces of art that are an ideal fit for any rustic inspired wedding event – from showers, to rehearsal dinners to the wedding reception! Gorgeous!

Designer’s Inspiration {Calligraphy Font}

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We see a lot of fonts and scripts while designing wedding invitations each day. It takes a special font to sweep us off our feet! Today’s link is to a new script font that is based on calligraphy by one of our favorite calligraphers, Kathy Milici of 24 Karat Designs. Kathy teamed up with font designer Alejandro Paul on the creation of the new Gratitude Script font. We are so excited for them – and our clients who will be able to incorporate this exquisite font with an overall classic feel paired with whimsical glyphs and ornamental details on their wedding invitations.

We love the name of the font too, Gratitude. We see so much gratitude from the brides and grooms we have the honor to work with. We love the story behind the creation of Gratitude Script, which reminds us to be grateful for all of the big things {like marriages and weddings!} and little things {like how gorgeous all of those thin and thick lines will look when letterpress printed!} in our lives. Beautiful!

Holiday Wishes From Dauphine Press

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and warm wishes for the new year! We are celebrating the beauty of the season with this letterpress design showcasing delicate pine boughs and a traditional color palette.

All of us at Dauphine Press wish you the happiest of holidays!

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DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: 236# Reich Savoy, brilliant white | Ink: varnish + custom PMS 348 | Embellishments: edge painting in silver, custom envelope + custom stamp design | Envelope Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Mary Ellen

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