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Client Customization – Letterpress Kentucky Derby Invitation

It is such a treat to work with clients on their annual events. One of our exclusive retailers, Rebecca at Taylor Street Paper, has come to us for invitations to her personal events many times. For everything from holiday cards to Kentucky Derby festivities.

Today we’re sharing her chosen design selected this year for the 141st Kentucky Derby. With a stand-out color palette, this is one of our favorites so far. The layered pattern and prominent all-caps typefaces combine to make this an event guests will be anxiously awaiting!


Rebecca has a great eye for detail and really knows how to make the most of design for letterpress printing. She is much like all of our exclusive retailers, armed with a ton of experience and ready to help you find the perfect combination of elements for your letterpress stationery. Call us or contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to take advantage of that expertise that we’re all willing to share.

Client Customization – Letterpress Magnolia Invitation

Sometimes it’s the smallest touches that have the biggest impact. We love the large magnolia floral in opposing corners in our barely-there varnish letterpress ink on this wedding invitation. But, it’s the color selected for the invitation wording that made us take a second glance. With an overall botanical theme, the deep garden green is a stellar choice. It is that “traditional with a twist” detail that we’re often talking about.


Whether you want to share your wedding details in a subtle way or if you want to shout them from the rooftops, we can help you find your perfect balance. Call us or visit one of our exclusive retailers to get the guidance you need to create a perfect wedding invitation suite for your wedding day.

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Emily & Erik’s Nantucket Wedding

One of the first steps of wedding planning is finding the perfect location. Once you have that decision made, everything else seems to fall in place. When that location is a special place like Nantucket, we find that many couples can’t wait to share this detail with their guests.

We’re thrilled to share a real wedding with you today of one of those very special weddings in Nantucket, photographed by Brea McDonald.


Emily and Erik worked with our exclusive retailer Parchment and choose a traditional layout for their wedding invitations and prominently displayed a hand-crafted map of Nantucket Island for their letterpress stationery. With the map placed perfectly at the top center of the invitation, guests were sure to take note at the first glance that this was going to be a memorable affair.


Their wedding stationery was letterpress printed on our Savoy Natural White stock in a classic and nautical pairing of French Blue + Marine inks. With a minimalist double line border framing the main invitation card, the lighter blue of the island motif and the names of the bride and groom really stand out. Rounding out the suite are additional nautical motifs that illustrate the uniqueness and charm of Nantucket.

Let us highlight your location on your wedding stationery! Or, would you prefer to highlight your chosen wedding flower, pattern and/or color palette? We can make it all work and customize it to you and your event. Contact us or one of our exclusive retailers to get started on your very own custom stationery design.

CREDITS: Photography: Brea McDonald and Becky Zadroga | Ceremony Venue: Sconset Chapel | Reception Venue: Westmoor Farm | Catering and Tent: Simply with Style | Floral Design: Flowers on Chestnut | Linen/Rentals: Placesetters Inc. | Hair: Hair that Moves | Make-up: Joya Beauty | Band: Sultans of Swing | Wedding StationeryDauphine Press

Client Customization – Neutral + Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We love the way the neutral color palette of this customized version of our Auburn wedding invitation suite highlights our favorite details of this design. The graphic elements — a bold font used for the couples names, the large ampersand, a modern take on the wedding date, a simple single-line frame — really stand out and highlight the typography and the charming couple and their upcoming union.


The entire suite is wrapped up perfectly in a shimmering pocket fold. The interior pocket holds all of the important details your guests will need to plan their weekend and help you celebrate this special day!

To find the perfect mix for your special day, give us a call or visit one of our exclusive retailers to design your own custom letterpress or foil stamped wedding invitation!

Custom Letterpress Lace Wedding Invitation

Lace is such a classic and romantic wedding element. We’re thrilled to see it making a resurgence in wedding decor these days! We recently added a bundle of new lace motif design elements to our design library and we love that this couple took full advantage of that! With a different portion of lace on each card, the overall look is high on design and personality!


We love the fine details here with the lace on the belly band that wraps all of the invitation cards together, the lace around the return address on the invitation envelope that alerts guests at first glance to this sure-to-be-gorgeous event and the overall color palette of shell and copper. What a beautiful custom design for this couple! If you would like to create your own custom wedding invitation, visit your local exclusive retailer to select your favorite elements today!

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Savoy Natural White, 118# | Letterpress Inks: Shell and Copper | Inspiration: Lacie wedding invitation suite


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