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Get the Look – Letterpress Invitation Palette Inspired By A Romantic Journey

This stunning photograph of Amy Adams was taken by Norman Jean Roy for Allure magazine. Many details of this image would translate well to stationery – everything from her beautiful lace dress to the deep red roses.

Photographed By Norman Jean Roy | Creative Director Paul Cavaco

Imagine our Sonoma design customized with parchment letterpress ink and gold foil stamping! Then, wrap that elegant design in a champagne paper wrap and finish it with a Venetian red satin ribbon. Gorgeous! Any of our exclusive retailers can help you translate your inspiration, anything from a single photo to an entire Pinterest board into your very own custom letterpress wedding invitation!

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Suite Spotlight – Academy Letterpress Bar Mitzvah Invitation

This multi-layered invitation, from our Bar and Bat Mitzvah portfolio of custom invitations, enables you to incorporate playful colors and patterns. Select the classic black and blue letterpress inks and houndstooth pattern as shown on this classic look, or brighten it up with any of our inks, backer cards and patterns to create an invitation to suit any style of event.

Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - ACADEMY

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Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - ACADEMY

Are you inspired to customize your own Dauphine Press letterpress invitation suite? Visit one of our exclusive retailers to see our printed pieces in person and start pulling all of your ideas and details together!

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Suite Spotlight – Camille Letterpress Wedding Invitation

At Dauphine Press we’re fans of seeing a process from start to finish. Last week we mentioned how all of our designs are created from inspiration boards and how we love this tool for couples planning their wedding. We feel so lucky to be in the position of creating something physical and tangible based on an inspiration board that someone lovingly created to honor their union. This is what our entire custom design process is all about! Save the Date cards and Invitations are often the first physical element of your wedding! We all know that your wedding stationery is the first glimpse your guests get into the upcoming soiree, but it’s also the first piece of your vision to materialize. That’s a big deal! One that we don’t take lightly.

We created our custom design process to make sure that you can be involved in that process – from start to finish – and put your personal touches on every element along the way. We love working with our clients, hearing your vision, collecting ideas from an inspiration board and watching a unique design develop. We love hearing from our brides and grooms about that moment when you first opened your package from us, holding your wedding invitation in your hands for the first time – one that you created from start to finish and how the excitement about the big day starts to reveal itself from that point!

Today’s spotlight is on Camille, a square letterpress wedding invitation suite. Camille is another one of our versatile designs that we hope will inspire you to create your own wedding invitation. With its decorative frame and patterned background, this letterpress invitation can take on many looks just by simply choosing different patterns and colors. Take a peek at the path we took for this original design:

Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - Camille

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Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - Camille

Our design process allows you to customize any element in your wedding invitation suite. Are you inspired by the shape, pattern or color palette of our Camille design? If so, take your favorite details and let us help you sprinkle 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!

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Suite Spotlight – Ivy Letterpress Wedding Invitation

January is such an exciting time of year for us! It’s the time of year when when wedding planning really starts to ramp up! That means that we have couples {just like you!} and our retailers sharing endless numbers of new “wedding visions” with us – the vision that each unique couple is dreaming up for their own wedding day.

We’re a visual group and love how inspiration boards can really help couples develop the overall look and feel for their big day. Inspiration boards have to be the number one wedding planning tool these days! Our designers also use inspiration boards to create new designs. For every one of our designs, we had a particular wedding vision in mind when the design was created. This is what our Suite Spotlight posts are all about! We share with you the inspiration board behind one of our favorite custom wedding invitations. We think it’s exciting to see the full process so we want to share! Plus, if you’re a bride or groom just getting started on your inspiration boards and planning, maybe this peek into our process will help you start pulling your vision together.

Typically, the viewers of our inspiration boards initially react to the color palette featured. When it comes to our Ivy invitation suite, we feel that with the inclusion of the hydrangea blue, it shows a modern take on a traditional wedding color palette. With olive green chosen as the neutral and used for the wedding invitation wording, the pale blue backer card adds pop of color. You wouldn’t normally think of pale blue acting as a pop of color, but our team pulled it off in a stunning way!

Take a peek at the inspiration behind our Ivy letterpress wedding invitation:

Dauphine Pres Suite Spotlight - IVY

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Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - IVY

Our Ivy letterpress wedding invitation is a true classic! It is a design that is very versatile and gives an overall romantic vibe as well as touches of whimsy with the spiraling tendrils that fall behind the wording. Your choice of font used on this invitation can take this design from traditional to casual – one perfect for anything from an outdoor event to classic church nuptials. The fine details in the ivy motif used on the invitation and note card, along with the vintage engraving design used on the response card, really show off the deep impression of the letterpress printing!

So, what do you think? Are you ready to start pulling together your own wedding color palette and inspiration board? We can’t wait to hear from you and “see” what makes your wedding design uniquely you! Visit your local Dauphine Press retailer to get started on turning your vision into the perfect letterpress wedding invitation!

Larkspur Letterpress Invitation – New Design Customization

Now, today’s customization is a fun one! This example shows how far a design can really be taken with this dramatic transformation of our Larkspur wedding invitation suite! It is the ultimate before and after! Our original Larkspur design features an intricate pattern inspired by Italian tile work. When our designers created this pattern, they wanted it to be versatile. I think it was a success, as this pattern is striking on the original in two letterpress ink colors. And, it’s just as much of a focal point when printed in all one color {even our subtle varnish ink} on the new design customization. The pattern on the new design customization shows texture and gives this straightforward design layers and depth.

Dauphine Press Larkspur letterpress wedding save the date and invitation, inspiration for custom letterpress wedding stationery

Another highlight of this Larkspur design customization is that we could have just as easily called this an “Elegant Date design customization” since the format and save the date style were pulled from that original design. This design is the perfect example of taking inspiration from two or more of our existing designs and merging them into one brand new design.

Here are the fine details, along with a few design tips to help you customize your very own letterpress wedding suite in this same way!

Custom-Elements-Banner

Ink Palette: Quite dramatic, isn’t it?! The shift in color palette on these two designs describe two very different events. The best part is that this element, your ink palette, is the easiest detail to change and has the biggest impact! We have a total of 68 colors available in our letterpress ink palette so you’re sure to find your perfect combination!

Motifs, Borders and Patterns: Both of these designs are all about the pattern! This before and after showcases the flexibility of all of our patterns. Love what we’ve done with the Larkspur pattern? Take a peek at all of our patterns to pick your favorite and make it your own by either adding a pop of color or toning it down with a pastel!

Fonts: Type plays a big role in our Larkspur design customization. Not only is font used to deliver the news and details of your upcoming wedding in a gorgeous way like the inspiration, but it also acts as a major focal point. A save the date card is all about the date, so why not show it off in a gorgeous font?! We have a total of 140 beautiful typefaces that you can choose from. And remember, our fonts can always be swapped at no additional charge so with the Dauphine Press design process you’re sure to create the exact look you’re going for on your wedding invitation suite!

Well, you make think that we’ve forgotten the last portion of our post … where are the embellishments, you ask? It’s a fact that any combination of your favorite embellishments {painted edges, colored papers, foil stamping} could be added to this design, but we thought it was just perfect without them! We wanted to show you that it doesn’t always cost more to get exactly what you want. With our team of designers, and the expertise of your local Dauphine Press retailer,  your customized wedding stationery can be created within a range of many wedding budgets.

We created our Custom Wedding Portfolio process with every unique couple in mind. We, ourselves, would expect to personalize our wedding invitation suite, so we wanted to create a process that allowed every bride and groom to do the same. It’s also designed to be fun! We encourage you to scour our website {don’t forget to check out our Search By Style feature} and meet with the experts at your local Dauphine Press retailer to get their guidance and input. Once you do, you’ll be well on your way to creating your very own custom letterpress wedding invitations!

Another big thank you to Tracy at WeddingLovely for debuting our this new design on her blog this week! Take a peek at why Tracy chose this design as one of her favorites!

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