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Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Jennifer + Brandon

Today’s bride, Jennifer, said it best herself:

“It is so wonderful to see all the details come together and look more outstanding than I could have ever imagined.”

It’s that moment that every bride longs for. In the name of love, every minute of planning comes together on your big day. We’re thrilled to be sharing those details from Jennifer’s wedding to Brandon today.

Real Dauphine Press Weddings - Jennifer + Brandon

Jennifer and Brandon teamed up with Stacy McCain Event Planning to create an enduring affair for their guests. From the venue, to the florals, the brides accessories and the paper details, every element fell perfectly into place with effortless beauty.

Real Dauphine Press Weddings - Jennifer + Brandon

Working with Dauphine Press exclusive retailer Union Street Papery, the couple chose our Ivy suite as inspiration for their wedding stationery. Personalizing the letterpress invitation with a natural color palette of spring green and espresso brown gave their guests a glimpse into the gorgeous outdoor affair in store. The couple also chose a deep brown backer card to frame the invitation and carry out the look. With a touch of tradition, they customized the design to include a layout with all of the text centered on the card, over the whimsical offset layout of the original design.

Real Dauphine Press Weddings - Jennifer + Brandon

With classic place cards directing guests to their seats where they found the 2-color letterpress menus tucked into the perfectly coordinating napkin and the invitation design duplicated on the wedding cake {we LOVE that touch!!!} this fabulous fete is one of our favorite real Dauphine Press weddings!

To see more great photos and hear more from the bride, be sure to take a peek at the post on the Stacy McCain Event Planning site.

CREDITS: Planning & Coordination: Stacy McCain Event Planning | Photography: Kate Webber Photography | Venue & Catering: Paula Le Duc Fine Catering  | Venue: Beaulieu Garden | Flowers:  Sharla Flock Designs | Lighting & Sound: Got Light |Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Videography: Weddings On Film | Invitations & Stationery: Dauphine Press for Union Street Papery | Calligraphy: Michelle Papineau Calligraphy | Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Eloquence String Quartet | Band: Sage Music | Cake Maker: Sweet On Cake |Toasting Flutes:Kate Spade | Transportation: Pure Luxury | Getaway Car: Classic Convertible Wine Tours | Wedding Gown & Bridesmaids Dresses: Alvina Valenta | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Men’s Suits: Calvin Klein for Mens Warehouse


To create your custom wedding stationery, contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer, and start building towards that moment where everything comes together on your special day!

Dauphine Press Loves {embellishments}

We’re back with another installation of our Dauphine Press Loves posts! As a team, we always find ourselves talking about our favorite things – blog posts we have read, images and articles in magazines and of course wedding and stationery details! With our Dauphine Press Loves posts we share our favorites right here on our blog. It gives you a little peek into the team creating your custom wedding stationery and hopefully provides a bit of inspiration!

We are in the thick of our busy season and we love seeing all of the unique variations and customizations coming off press. One of the elements that can really make an invitation suite unique are the embellishments. Today we’re sharing our favorites. Hopefully our favorite embellishments will inspire your custom design!

Dauphine Press Loves - Embellishments

{Carissa} You might be seeing a trend here and a bit of personality showing through! Carissa loves a bright pop of color, whether it’s her favorite embellishment of an edged invitation or your wedding color palette!

{Abbey} A decorative paper wrap in any of our exclusive patterns {available in any color!} is Abbey’s favorite way to add a gorgeous final touch to your wedding suite!

{Kristie} Colored envelopes can really make a statement since they’re the first thing your guests see! Kristie loves an envelope with a pop of color or in a stunning metallic!

{Kendra} Speaking of adding a stunning metallic, Kendra loves a foil stamped frame and the way it highlights the important details on your wedding invitation.


Embellishments really allow you to personalize your wedding invitation. We have a large selection to choose from and they can be added to any suite. Visit your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer today to see all of the options and to start creating your custom wedding invitation!

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Ashley & Dan

We have a very romantic Real Dauphine Press Wedding to share with you today! We love seeing {and sharing!} how all of the details of a wedding come together. We know that the most important thing to a bride and groom is the unique experience their family and friends will get at their wedding. Creating custom wedding stationery allows us to help all of our brides and grooms create exactly that with the invitation, but you really get a feel for each unique event when you can see all of the elements together!

The couple and their amazing planner Rebecca Reategui worked with our design team to create a stunning stationery suite full of delicate details. From the pearl foil and blue topaz letterpress ink used throughout, to the lace and textile patterns that complemented the wording on each card and the delicate touch of a single Swarovski crystal on the main invitation — the final result is something personal and fresh, which fits in perfectly with every single element they planned for the day!

Dauphine Press Real Weddings

Dauphine Press Real Weddings

Dauphine Press Real Weddings

If you would like to hear more details from the bride, take a peek at the feature on Snippet & Ink!

CREDITS: Photographer: Sylvie Gil | Venue: Annadel Estate Winery in Santa Rosa, California | Event Planner: Rebecca Reategui | Floral Designer: Cherries Flowers | Dress: Anna Maier | Suit: Hugo Boss | Tie: Hermes | Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo | Stationery: Dauphine Press | Calligraphy: Little Miss Press | Day of Signage: Flemings | Rentals: Classic Party RentalsArchive Vintage RentalsBlueprint StudiosLa Tavola Linens | Music: Nob Hill QuartetAll Star Jukebox via Entire Productions | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | Officiant: Rev. Peadar Dalton with Your Ceremony Matters | Cake: Sweet on Cake | Lighting: Illusions lighting | Hair, Makeup: Julie Morgan | Transportation: Pure Luxury

Are you ready to start designing your custom wedding invitations? Visit one of our exclusive retailers to begin the process today. And, don’t forget, if you order before April 15th you can take advantage of our 30 Free offer on all wedding elements!

Client Customization – Gold Foil Chevron Pattern Save the Date

We know you’re going to love today’s Client Customization! How can you go wrong these days with gold foil and a chevron pattern? Pair those two elements with a gorgeous script font and unique layout and you have one stunning save the date card!

Dauphine Press Client Customization - Gold Foil Chevron Pattern Save the Date card, custom design

This creation was designed by our beloved retailer INK in San Diego, California using their client’s favorite elements from our Custom Wedding Portfolio II. If you are dreaming up a unique design you can be sure to find the elements in our design library so that we can build it from scratch! You don’t have to start with one of our existing designs when designing your own wedding stationery if you don’t want to. And, the best news is, it doesn’t cost extra to create your own design – our price is the same whether you take inspiration from one of our existing designs or build something yourself using our custom design elements!

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Kensington Letterpress Invitation – New Design Customization

We thought that a great way to welcome the New Year would be with another brand new design customization! Today’s design is timely too with shimmering foil details! The brilliant foil frame on both versions demonstrate two beautiful ways to present the invitation to your wedding day with touches of modern glamour.

Our Kensington design and the brand new design variation were chosen by blogger and wedding planner Allison at Engaged & Inspired as one of her favorite new designs. We agree with Allison that adding foil stamping to your wedding invitations gives you “a little something extra special” to present to your guests!

The delicate foil stamped border on our original Kensington wedding invitation design is reminiscent of gold jewelry and catches the light like a diamond ring. Inspired by the styles of the 30s and 40s this suite sets the tone for an affair that is stylish and classic. For the variation, we wanted to play with a few of the details to create a slightly different feel, but one that is just as stunning!

Dauphine Press Wedding Blog Post - KENSINGTON

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


Ink Palette: The change in the letterpress ink color on the new customization is subtlety at its best! We swapped out the fuchsia from the original design for our taupe letterpress ink. Using a classic neutral gives your invitation a very traditional feel. Taupe is a great, on-trend choice, but the same look can be created with many colors in our letterpress ink palette – black, charcoal or metal gray, silver or gold or a warm tone like cafe or cocoa.

Motifs, Borders and Patterns: We took our own advice when it came to selecting the perfect border for this new design. As we mentioned in a previous post, if you love a design, stick with the overall layout, but play with the details! This new design incorporates a frame with lots of layers. From dots in tiny rows to the streamers of dots radiating to the edges of the card, the frame on the new design variation gives a very festive feel!

Fonts: As you know from our previous posts, fonts and typefaces can be a very personal choice. We have a large selection to choose from, so you can really have fun with this element. We have fonts that range from casual to very formal. The font on the original Kensington design is a modern sans serif that is a great match for the bright ink and glowing foil frame. For the new design customization, we chose a more traditional mix to pair with the new neutral letterpress ink color. The twist with this design is that the body of the copy is in a script and the names of the bride and groom are in a bold all caps typeface. The trend of mixing fonts on a wedding invitation has been popular for some time, but swapping out where the script and all caps fonts are used, is a fun update on this trend.


We’ve been saving the best for last! The embellishments on this new Kensington design variation really pull everything together. Beyond the custom elements listed above, you can also add on any number of embellishments. You can see all of the details available in our online Design Library or in-person when you visit one of our Exclusive Retailers. Here are the embellishments that complete this invitation:

Foil Stamping: How gorgeous is the blush colored foil on the new invitation design?! We know that everyone is loving foil stamping these days as a great way to add a little sparkle to your wedding invitation suite. Our colored foils are a way to take that one step further and we have an array of colored foil options to suit any wedding color palette.

Colored Paper: To create the more romantic look of the new design customization, changing things a bit from the modern contrast of the bright fuchsia ink color on our brilliant white stock, we chose the London Fog gray colored paper as the background for our blush colored foil and taupe letterpress ink. We have a large collection of colored papers in our Design Library for you to choose from. And, if you don’t see a shade that matches your palette perfectly, just ask us, we can always complete a search for the best match! Tip: we do always struggle to use the word “perfect” when it comes to color since we feel that very often “complementary” colors can be much more beautiful than an exact match. Don’t worry though, along with our Exclusive Retailers, we’re happy to help you select the perfect combination!

Luxe Board Duplexing: You may have noticed that duplexing colored papers is one of our favorite embellishments. We know that color is very important to brides and grooms, so having the ability to print letterpress and foil on thick colored papers is such a treat! We love playing with different ink, foil and paper combinations! The new Kensington design customization features our Traditional Duplexing, which is a double-thick version of our colored papers.

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!


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