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Designer’s Inspiration {week ninety-three}

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Taylor Swift’s gorgeous red lip and the sparkle in her eye are the perfect look for the romantic weekend ahead. So much of what we admire about good design {of wedding invitations, decor and fashion} has to do with the perfect mix of textures and we’re LOVING the balance of a bold lip color, shimmering eye shadow and soft curls shown in this look.

We hope you have an inspiring {and love filled} weekend!

Client Customization – Fancy Foil Stamped Save the Date

Using our Fairfield invitation pattern as their inspiration, the couple behind today’s Client Customization created a design that is the epitome of “traditional with a twist”. Our Fairfield pattern is set as a foil border detail, framing a classic save the date design with the client-created monogram and script font. The “twist” this couple designed – along with their local Dauphine Press retailer Carolyn at The Write Touch in Jacksonville, Florida – is a layer of pale pink letterpress ink (our shell) under the gold foil border. We love the dimension the printed solid creates under the foil stamped border!

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What is the “twist” you’re looking to add to your wedding and invitation design? Bring your inspiration to a Dauphine Press retailer and work with our team to create your custom stationery that is sure to be just as gorgeous as this foiled beauty!

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Savoy Brilliant White, 236# | Ink: Shell letterpress | Foil: Reflective Gold | Fonts: Antoinette, Caslon OpenFace, Cantabile | Embellishments: Gold edge painting, Envelopments 24k envelope | Inspiration: Fairfield wedding invitation suite

Client Customization – Larkspur Invitation Featuring Pearl & Rose Gold Foil

Today’s client customization is simply stunning! Lauren and Alexander worked with our retailer Elizabeth Grace to create their version of our Larkspur wedding invitation suite. Layering the suite with two different colors of foil (pearl and a custom rose gold!) and traditional black letterpress resulted in a lovely traditional invitation for this couple. Using the pearl foil for all of the patterns creates a beautiful backdrop for the rose gold foil frames and black letterpress printed wording. We’re in love with the results!

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Creating a custom design can be as simple as changing the color palette to your chosen wedding colors. Want to see one of our classic designs in your palette? Contact your local Dauphine Press retailer to transform your favorite design into your custom invitation.

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Savoy Natural White, 118# | Ink: black letterpress | Foil: Pearl and custom Rose Gold | Fonts: Bernhard Modern, Adios | Inspiration: Larkspur wedding invitation suite

Get the Look – Inspired Color Palette for Custom Wedding Invitations

Most of us are longing for a little warmth and sunshine this time of year, so it’s clear why we were inspired by this Vogue photo shoot featuring Taylor Swift. The color palette, celebrating the versatility of cool mint along with the warmth of rich golds and browns, has our design team pulling their favorite swatches and playing with samples. As a result, we found the perfect recipe for pairing this color palette with your custom wedding stationery.

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Our designers are dreaming up a suite that incorporates a deep espresso brown letterpress ink printed on a thick duplexed card of a light brown “crepe” color. Then, with the fresh effect of the sea glass painted edges finishing the card and a golden “spun sugar” envelope liner, this palette would compliment any design and woo all of your guests!

If you also love to play with swatches and samples, we encourage you to visit any of our exclusive retailers to work with your very own Dauphine Press design consultant. Our Custom Wedding Portfolio II includes all of the available design elements and our retailers are pros at helping you define your big day with stationery!

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!

Suite Spotlight – Hot Air Balloon Letterpress Baby Stationery

We are sharing a very special Suite Spotlight with you today. This sweet set of baby stationery was created for a family we have had the pleasure of working with for many years – from bridal showers, wedding invitations, personal stationery and now, baby announcements. As usual, the client worked with our design team and our Custom Wedding Portfolio II program and selected all of their favorite elements to create a perfectly custom stationery suite.

First up, we wanted to share with you an inspiration board that includes all of the elements incorporated into this darling suite. The board includes everything from shower details to color palette and sweet treats to serve guests … and you can’t miss the photo of the precious recipient of all of this gorgeous stationery!

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The final suite included baby shower invitations, thank you notes and the baby announcement all featuring sketches of vintage hot air balloons. We love how the color palette varied for each piece, but still coordinated perfectly to tell the story. For the shower pieces, the color palette was chosen with mom in mind too and featured both pink and blue along with a gorgeous neutral gray. For the thank you notes and announcement, a softer palette was chosen since baby was the focus. The mix of fonts coordinated perfectly with the vintage theme and were used to highlight the most important details.

Are you expecting a new little bundle this year? We would love the opportunity to create custom stationery for you and your little one. Visit any of our retailers to get started on your very own custom design.

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