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Get The Look – Castle Ruins

I know we’re all hoping that the warmth of spring will soon rise out of the cold winter. This striking image represents that joyous moment – one we wanted to recreate in a color and swatch palette. This combination would transform your stationery and would be the perfect way to give your wedding guests a glimpse of what is to come on your wedding day!

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Our designers have paired a deep fuchsia pink letterpress ink and an elegantly duplexed card stock in London Fog. The neutral background of the cool gray invitation is finished with a pop of warm color for the painted edge. To complete the package, they have picked a black unryu decorative paper liner to add texture.

Want to make that transformation for your letterpress wedding stationery? Contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to begin the design process today!

In our regular Get the Look series from the Dauphine Press design department, we share some of our favorite hot new style finds and make suggestions for how you can translate the same look into your wedding stationery using the many custom elements available to you in our design library. Keep in mind that ALL of our stationery suites receive a designer’s touch and every one of our designs is customizable. Pairing the color palette and embellishments above with any of our motifs or fonts allows us to create a stationery suite that is unique to you!

Designer’s Inspiration {week ninety-eight}

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We are still celebrating the color green this week after the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. With green trending it brought the beautiful Versailles garden to mind. We are inspired to create wedding stationery with the same royal elegance this classic color and intricate pattern evoke!

Hope you have an inspiring weekend!

A.M. Inspiration {pattern and color}

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We all have our favorite creative times during the day, and for me, it’s early in the morning while most of the world – well, mostly my children – remain quiet. With our new “A.M. Inspiration” series, I will be posting images of what currently has me inspired, the exciting new ideas I am dreaming up on those quiet mornings and I’ll share my thoughts on how to translate that inspiration into stationery design and wedding invitations.

We are kicking off the series with a very special wedding invitation suite. This is a sneak preview of one of our new Dauphine Press design samples! We will reveal the full suite in a future post, but I first wanted to share two of my favorite details of this romantic and elegant design – pattern and color.

One of my main sources of inspiration is pattern and home fashion/decor (probably a result from my formative creative years at Martha Stewart Living). Using pattern in my designs has always been a trademark of mine. I also love creating borders and motifs out of vintage drawings/etchings. I typically pull them apart and put them back together to create a new design. At the same time, I try to build the perfect balance of color when layering patterns and borders like you see here with the lavender damask pattern and vintage caramel frame on this new invitation sample.

Speaking of color, this lavender and caramel letterpress combination is another perfect example of “traditional with a twist” that we talked about in a recent blog post. The “twist” in the creation of this color palette is the use of caramel for the most important verbiage on each piece. Overall it results in a soft, romantic feel with a warm neutral used in place of traditional black. The fresh look with the caramel against the lavender gives your guests a little peek into your attention to detail and will have them anticipating all of the other twists you have in store for them the day of the wedding!

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