A Blog by Dauphine Press

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.

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.

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.

Our Kentfield design is perfect for the romantic couple. Whether your venue is outdoors 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.

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.

Client Customization – The Rutherford Suite

Happy Friday! We wanted to share with you this playful take on our Rutherford suite. This customization comes from the lovely ladies of Byrd & Bleecker. We think the frame is the perfect match for this flirty and floral design, while the Papaya ink adds a pop of color and compliments the Parchment ink.

The script font keeps the suite feeling fresh and sweet, and the lattice pattern on the belly band adds a nice graphic touch that works well with the border. We really enjoyed seeing this design come together and can’t wait to see what custom creation is next.

For more on how to customize one of our suites (or create one from scratch with a Dauphine Press designer) click here.

Rutherford on Snippet & Ink


We hope everyone had a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving yesterday! To keep with the holiday spirit of this week, we wanted to share a recent Snippet & Ink inspiration board that featured our Rutherford suite. It’s so much fun to see how other creative minds interpret our work and the results here are absolutely beautiful! Feast your eyes!

Gray & Persimmon from Snippet & Ink

If you would like to see more of our Rutherford suite you can check out our design team’s initial inspiration board in our original blog post and even more on Pinterest.

Meet Our New Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite – Stinson

As we mentioned yesterday, we saved our most talked about new design for last. We love them all, but it seems Stinson is a favorite among our retailers and 2013 couples. We have a bundle of customizations of this gorgeous design in the works. You know we will be sharing them with you here on our blog as soon as we can!

The beauty of Stinson is the use of our new duplexed stock in Pyrite paired with our new Platinum foil. These two custom design elements paired together are what make you gasp initially at the simple elegance of this suite. Looking closer you’ll see the gorgeous font combination smartly printed in Black letterpress ink completing this perfectly balanced look.

Now, let’s talk about that gorgeous graphic! The stylized and romantic florals were adapted from vintage embroidery and lacework. The bold and graphic look, especially when printed in our Platinum foil, create a more contemporary take on the typical wedding florals.

Dauphine Press Stinson Suite

Which is your favorite new design? Calistoga, Fairfield, Hamilton or Stinson? Next up we are going to explore all of the ways you can customize these (any!) of the suites in our album with a brand new design tool. Let the fun begin!

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