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Suite Spotlight – Peony Letterpress Invitation Suite

Armfuls of peonies emerge on all sides of a cropped cartouche to create a breathtaking first impression for guests receiving our Peony letterpress wedding invitation. Unwrapping this delicately bundled package reveals layer after layer of heavenly details!

It’s hard to choose which aspect of the suite you love most with its overwhelmingly French feel, striking patterns, clever menu card and sumptuous palette! Lucky for you, you don’t have to choose. Our design team has perfected the art of layering details that result in a perfectly unique wedding invitation for each bride and groom with whom we work. A picture is worth 1,000 words – take a peek at the inspiration behind this suite:

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We can’t wait to see your wedding stationery inspiration board and begin finding the perfect way to layer all of the details important to you and your wedding day. Contact one of our exclusive retailers to start the process of designing your perfect wedding wardrobe!

Want to see more of our inspiration boards? Take a peek at what our design team is curating over on Pinterest!

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: 118# Reich Savoy, brilliant white | Ink: ruchsia + cantaloupe | Embellishments: strawberry colored envelope, strawberry colored belly band, ¼” mink double-faced satin ribbon, die-cut favor tag + die-cut menu card

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

Get the Look – Grey + Blush Inspiration for Wedding Invitations

This image from Canada’s FASHION Magazine has us falling in love with a grey and blush color palette all over again! The “classic meets feminine” combination is one we always love to play with {evidence here and here} but this time around our design team is sticking to just these two hues and we’re skipping the white altogether! That’s rare for a wedding invitation, we know, but we love the impact these color saturated design elements have on their own.

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We almost always start with paper and ink when picking design elements. In this case we selected a subltely shimmery coral paper stock {duplexed into a thick card stock, of course} with our cool metal grey letterpress ink printed on it. Next comes another layer of metal, but this time in the form of edge painting. Then, we would wrap it all up in a luxe bisque double-faced satin ribbon.

The next step is the easy part – which of our designs would you love to see created with the combination of design elements? Your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer can help you select your favorite elements and pair them with your favorite wedding invitation design. We can’t wait to see what you choose!

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!

Get the Look – Marsala and Mixed Metallics

With Pantone’s recent announcement of Color of the Year for 2015, we thought one of our Get the Look posts would give our design team an opportunity to express their admiration for marsala! The details below explore our current favorite way to incorporate this strong color into you wedding stationery.

Marsala and Mixed Metallics - Dauphine Press, "Get the Look" post, sharing our favorite hot new style finds and suggestions for how to translate the look into your custom wedding stationery

Rich color and elegant foil are the standout elements in this Gucci ad. Imagine your wedding invitation printed in our deep rouge ink on an ecru micah duplexed paper stock. The highlight of the suite are the mixed metallics with the gold edge painting on the thick shimmering card. Embellished with a luxurious bordeaux double-faced satin, this suite has the power to make a bold, strong statement.

Visit one of our exclusive retailers with your inspiration in hand to get started on making your own statement with your custom letterpress invitation design!

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!

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

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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!

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