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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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Behind the Scenes: Larkspur Style Shoot

One of the stars of our most recent style shoot was our Larkspur suite. This Royal format invitation with an intricate border and traditional text inside a decorative frame is a big hit here at Dauphine Press. Inspired by vintage gold-edged china and Italian tile work, our team created a custom two-color letterpress pattern and paired it with a gold foil frame and a collection of coordinating patterns for the accessory pieces.

Working with Enjoy Events Co. and Nicole Hill Gerulat again on this vignette resulted in another beautiful collection of photographs. Photographs that we loved so much we chose one of the shots for our ad in the Martha Stewart Weddings Spring issue for all to enjoy!

Together we went back to that “gold-edged china” inspiration and built a beautiful tablescape with Larkspur as the centerpiece. Enjoy Events Co. found each and every detail — from the collection of mismatched gold-edge and seafoam china to the gold rimmed seafoam stemware, gold silverware and coordinating florals. Those florals! Such a perfect touch! It’s a tiny detail, but we love the way the interworkings of the tiny pom mirrors the olive green button detail in the Larkspur pattern! Thanks Nicole for capturing that detail!

Dauphine Press Foil Letterpress Invitation

Larkspur Letterpress Foil Design Invitation

Dauphine Press Foil Letterpress Invitation Shoot - Flowers by Enjoy Events Co.

The same amazing team was behind the scenes for this vignette (see the other vignettes here).

Dauphine Press Larkspur Letterpress and Foil Photoshoot Martha Stewart Weddings

 1. Nicole Gerulat Hill | 2. Mallory Ullmann | 3. Megan & Emily of Enjoy Events Co. | 4. Georgia Deaver  | 5. Amanda of One True Love Vintage | 6. Dauphine Press

As one of our most popular designs, Larkspur has seen many amazing customizations. For example, the ladies over at Always A Bridesmaid shared a few of the examples their clients have created recently. We also have another gorgeous version heading your way later this week — just in time for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday this weekend!

Suite Spotlight – Rutherford Letterpress Wedding Invitation

It’s time for another one of our Custom Wedding Portfolio II Sneak Peeks, where we share a glimpse into the process our designers went through while creating some of our newest designs. We love all of our new designs and it’s hard to decide which one to share next, but this week we chose to share the Rutherford suite after seeing the Salmon & Parchment color combination in a few places, including this post on the Martha Stewart Weddings blog and this color palette post by Perfect Bound. The design could work well with just about any color palette, but our designers chose this sweet, flirty combination as a modern twist on a traditional romantic pink wedding.

Our Rutherford suite was created with a certain bride in mind – one who has a lot of details to share with her guests. With multiple cards included with the suite, we took the opportunity to layer those cards with different patterns so that they could be stair-stepped in the pocket fold for visual impact. Envelopments pocket folds are perfect for this type of suite since they provide a stylish way to keep all of the many details in one place (plus, we can pair any of our designs with any color and format pocket fold they have to offer!). We love dressing up the outside of the pocket with more luscious letterpress too. The pattern on the wide letterpress printed belly band wrapped around the London Fog colored pocket fold gives a suggestion of what guests can expect inside … much like this imaginary bride’s event and the invite itself. It’s all about the layers and discovering all of the many details that this bride has planned (for months and months!) for her guests.

The main invitation card features the font HT Pasticceria designed by Ryoichi Tsunekawa of Nagoya, Japan. The typeface is based on Italian shopfront lettering and wallpaint advertisements from the 1950s, which we paired with a textile-inspired background pattern – a perfect fit for our vintage modern aesthetic.


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