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Suite Spotlight – Chalk Hill Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Here, in Northern California, spring has arrived in full force. The days are longer, the sun is warmer and everything is blooming. It’s the perfect time to share our Chalk Hill wedding invitation suite and inspiration board with you. Chalk Hill was inspired by the pastoral landscapes of the wine country, which is displayed on paper in our wisteria and copper letterpress inks. The winding florals and calligraphic typography of this custom letterpress design make it the perfect choice for an event that is rustically romantic.

Inspiration board for the Dauphine Press Chalk Hill letterpress wedding invitation with soft wistera/lavender, copper + organic details.1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

Dauphine Press Chalk Hill Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Has spring sprung in your neck of the woods? Are you inspired by your local landscape when planning your big day? Can you imagine our Chalk Hill letterpress invitation in your color palette? It would be beautiful in a mint green and classic neutral? {see our sea glass and taupe letterpress inks for the perfect shades!} Or give it a preppy twist with our peach and cerulean letterpress inks. The options are endless with this beyond-pretty botanical. Visit one of our exclusive retailers to start customizing your own Chalk Hill suite today. And don’t forget about our Spring Promotion running through the end of June.

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 – Kentfield Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

Here in Northern California it’s been a few weeks since we’ve seen any rain. In fact, there’s been just enough sunshine to start wearing open-toed shoes. We know there is more winter weather in store, but it doesn’t keep us from daydreaming about spring. Today’s inspiration board, highlighting our Kentfield suite, is not only a reflection of this gorgeous letterpress printed suite, but it’s also a reflection of what’s in our hearts knowing that spring and even more sunshine are just around the corner.

Our Kentfield design is perfect for the romantic couple. Whether your venue is outdoors like scenes from our inspiration board or in a dramatic ballroom, the floral design surrounding the text and frame adds a soft touch. Letterpress printed in our buttercream and metal inks, this combination gives the illusion that the French engraving cuts and timeless typography are sitting atop a bouquet of begonias. Each card incorporates the same design elements, but each in a unique way to add interest to this enduring design.

Inspiration Board for the Dauphine Press Kentfield Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite featuring soft floral border1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

Kentfield Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite by Dauphine Press featuring a soft floral border

If you love our Kentfield design, we encourage you to view the customized design variations our team has created. All of our suites can be customized and the variations are available to help inspire you to create your very own unique design. You can find the variations on our website (click on “custom design variations” when viewing any of our suites) or in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II album. To view the album (and to see the gorgeous letterpress impression in person) and begin to customize your own wedding suite, visit one of our exclusive retailers.

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