A Blog by Dauphine Press

Get The Look – Art Museum Inspired Wedding Invitation Palette

Our Get the Look posts help you find your way from the gorgeous images you find on Pinterest {or your favorite wedding blog or magazine} to a perfectly inspired wedding invitation color palette! Using our Custom Wedding Portfolio design elements we pull different colors, textures, patterns and finishes to create a unique wedding wardrobe for your special day. To help pull the look together we suggest starting with ink and paper, then moving on to embellishments like edge painting, envelope liners and pocket folds.

This rich scene in an art museum is a perfect example. We love the pattern print and mix of blues and teals so we pulled those elements into our stationery palette. The timeless jewel-toned color palette mixed with the warm copper evoke and art museum feel that we couldn’t wait to recreate in stationery.


We started with a deep Cerulean blue printed on our Natural White cotton letterpress paper. We decided to go with a Luxe Board finish on the card stock {layering three sheets together!} to create a high-end museum board feel. Next up are the embellishments – framing the invitation with a gorgeous Copper painted edge and shimmering Lapis envelope liner, this look is complete!

We would love to see the images that are inspiring you! Share your favorite images with us or your local Dauphine Press retailer so we can help you pull together the perfect design elements for your wedding invitation suite!

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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