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Get the Look – Secret Garden

It’s clear that this time of year is a very inspiring time for all of us here at Dauphine Press {we just can’t stop talking about it – see proof here and here}. This piece of inspiration is perfect for the season and a great starting point for a custom wedding invitation suite. This gorgeous shoot from the pages of Vanity Fair features the beautiful Amanda Seyfried in an ethereal garden setting.

This stunning color palette {and overall look and feel} would translate well to a letterpress wedding invitation. Imagine the natural white 100% cotton paper letterpress printed with our wisteria ink and foil stamped with a touch of pearl. The look would be complete with a pop of fuchsia edge painting and a fresh, almost neutral, green {try Napa green!} envelope liner.

Photography by Simon Emmett | Styled by Hannah Teare

We have a list of amazing Dauphine Press retailers across the country that can help you design your custom wedding invitation suite. Whether you are inspired by something in our album, on our blog, by something you’ve found or dreamed up yourself, the expert consultants at all of our exclusive retailer locations can help you design your custom wedding suite today.

When you visit your local Dauphine Press retailer through the end of June, don’t forget to mention our Spring Promotion to take advantage of one of four offers.

 

 

Get the Look – Spring Floral

Just in time for spring, our design team was inspired by the rich, vibrant colors and spring florals worn by Golden Globe and Oscar nominated actress Jessica Chastain from the cover of the February, 2013 InStyle UK Magazine.

To see the behind-the-scenes video of the InStyle cover shoot, click here.

Photography by Micaela Rossato

Translating gorgeous visuals like this one into the perfect stationery wardrobe is what our team does best. Pulling from our Custom Wedding Portfolio II and Design Library, we have selected bold coral letterpress ink {imagine your favorite decorative typeface pressed deeply into a thick cotton paper}, bright fuchsia edge painting {for the perfect eye-catching punch}, hummingbird blue double-faced satin ribbon {wrapped around your beloved cards securing them all together} and {always sparkling} champagne envelope liner for this fashion-inspired ensemble.

What inspires you? Contact one of our exclusive retailers to get started on designing your perfect {down to every last detail!} wedding stationery today.

Suite Spotlight – Occidental Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We have another Suite Spotlight and beautiful inspiration board to share! Regal and formal, our Occidental design highlights the rich luxury of our cotton papers by incorporating a whisper of a background motif that, when letterpress printed, makes this design feel wonderfully tactile. Paired perfectly with a stately monogram and delicate script, the lace-like paper appears sophisticated, soft and bridal.

Inspiration Board for the @dauphinepress Occidental letterpress wedding invitation, traditional design with subtle parchment pattern and twilight blue wording1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

Occidental letterpress wedding invitation, traditional design with subtle parchment pattern and twilight blue wording

Vintage Hollywood Shoot

Everyone loves a great inspiration style shoot — us included! It’s an even bigger treat to work with some of the most amazing wedding vendors out there and collaborate on creating visuals that will inspire brides and grooms with every large and small detail.

This Vintage Hollywood shoot is no exception. Recently featured on Style Me Pretty, these beautiful details are the result of a collaboration with MLKL PhotographyOlam Weddings and Kerry Quade.

Vintage Hollywood Style Shoot

Stylistically, this suite’s chic typography was inspired by high fashion with a nod to the mid-century design. The gold foil impressed into the soft cotton paper is what gives this suite the rich and luxurious feeling associated with vintage Hollywood. The delicate, foil-stamped border and text is reminiscent of gold jewelry and truly catches the light like a diamond ring. The palette is still bright and beautiful — the whimsical, Wisteria-colored, hand-painted edges and a custom envelope liner give it a little vintage ’60s, beach-side flair while remaining sophisticated.

Vintage Hollywood Stationery

If you would like to see the original inspiration for this foil and letterpress suite, our Kensington design, visit one of our exclusive retailers.

 

Suite Spotlight – Kensington Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Our Kensington suite is a star around here, not just because of the delicate foil stamped border in reflective gold foil, but it is the perfect marriage of letterpress and foil on one piece. This beautiful balance of letterpress and foil on a single card creates a gorgeous impression from a distance, but also begs you to hold it in your hand and run your fingers over the deep letterpress and shift the card to catch the light on the foil.

Inspired by the styles of the 30s and 40s, this suite sets the tone for an affair that is stylish and classic with its fonts and motifs in a mix of bright fuchsia letterpress ink next to the reflective gold foil. Each piece incorporates a different twist on the delicate foil stamped border and is also edged in our fuchsia edge painting, which perfectly frames and finishes each card.

And the inspiration board … I have no words beyond “it takes my breath away!” Gorgeous! Our design team really outdid themselves with this one!

The Kensington Suite1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /9 / 10 / 11 / 12

The Kensington Suite

The strength of this design carries it through all of the different color combinations we’ve printed it in. Some of our favorites are satin silver foil and pool letterpress and edging inks, traditional black letterpress with gold foil and even allover copper foil. You really can’t miss with this design. What do you think? What letterpress, edging and foil combination would you like to see this printed in? Take a peek at our custom design elements to see all of your options.

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