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Designer’s Inspiration {Calligraphy Font}

Calligraphy font for wedding invitations

We see a lot of fonts and scripts while designing wedding invitations each day. It takes a special font to sweep us off our feet! Today’s link is to a new script font that is based on calligraphy by one of our favorite calligraphers, Kathy Milici of 24 Karat Designs. Kathy teamed up with font designer Alejandro Paul on the creation of the new Gratitude Script font. We are so excited for them – and our clients who will be able to incorporate this exquisite font with an overall classic feel paired with whimsical glyphs and ornamental details on their wedding invitations.

We love the name of the font too, Gratitude. We see so much gratitude from the brides and grooms we have the honor to work with. We love the story behind the creation of Gratitude Script, which reminds us to be grateful for all of the big things {like marriages and weddings!} and little things {like how gorgeous all of those thin and thick lines will look when letterpress printed!} in our lives. Beautiful!

Trend Alert {Unique Wedding Day Display}

Today’s trend is one that we hope to see more of! We love the idea of displaying wedding details, like your seating chart and menu, in original ways. Take a look at this beauty!


The vinyl displays with the couple’s seating charts and menu, installed on this bay of doors, is a stunning way to share these details with all of your guests. And not to mention, make a bold visual statement!

Another great idea reception decor idea is the addition of the lush floral touches that embellish the overall display, like the ladies at A Garden Party added here. Florals are always a great way to add texture and color! We know that you’re always looking for new and exciting ways to display details for guests and this idea really takes the cake!

If you want to see more of this gorgeous wedding, the photographer, Marie Labbancz Photography, shared a gallery images on her blog.

CREDITS: Photographer: Marie Labbancz Photography | Florist: A Garden Party | Graphic Design: Abbey Malcolm Press

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Rachel & Mike’s Napa Valley Destination Wedding

You  may be able to guess from the geographical names of many of our Custom Wedding Portfolio II wedding invitation suites that all of us at Dauphine Press are fans of the Napa Valley Wine Country. We’re excited to share Rachel and Mike’s Napa Valley destination wedding with you today! Every detail and element they put together for their wedding day resulted in pure perfection! Take a look for yourself!



Rachel and Mike worked with our exclusive retailer The Stationery Station and selected our Volusia letterpress wedding invitation suite for their wedding day. The unexpected horizontal card shape printed with a mix of a boldface type along with touches of a classic script font, this design effortlessly exudes casual elegance – perfect for a destination wedding in Napa Valley. The couple chose to add a personal touch with a wine glass motif on each piece and a bright color palette of coral and grey.


Imagine the surprise and delight of their guests when their color palette and destination theme all came together on their wedding day! With the vibrant summery colors sprinkled throughout and the wine country details, this was surely a day to remember!

CREDITS: Photographer: Jen Philips Planner: Napa Valley Custom Events by Sharon Burns | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Brix Restaurant and GardensFlorist: Julie Stevens DesignOfficiant: Kimberly Thompson of A Beautiful Ceremony Napa Valley | Bride’s Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones | Mother of the Bride’s Dress: Cameron Blake | Hair: Maria Aguilar of Sage Salon | Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Alan | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Allure Bridesmaids | Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen’s Suits: J.Crew | Invitations & Paper Goods: Stationery Station, Dauphine Press | Catering & Cake: Brix Restaurant and Gardens | RentalsWine Country Party | Transportation: California Wine Tours | Accommodations: Silverado Resort


Visit your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to create your custom wedding invitations that will invite your guests to a day they are sure to remember!

Client Customization – Letterpress Beach Wedding Invitation

This Palm Beach Monogram customization is the perfect example of how to play with two key design elements – scale and layout. We love the eye-catching results that can be achieved when it’s done right! Haley and Ryan worked with Lindsey at Mrs. Post Fine Stationery, one of our exclusive retailers in Memphis, on this custom design. Their choice of a large palm tree off to one side and the slanted text (a nod to our Fairfield invitation) make for a stunning impression for their guests when they open this delightful invitation and prepare for what is sure to be a memorable day!


Visit your local Dauphine Press retailer to design your custom wedding invitation suite.

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Reich Savoy, natural white, 118# | Ink: seafoam + taupe letterpress | Font: Carolyna | Inspiration: Palm Beach Monogram wedding invitation suite

Suite Spotlight – Lace Letterpress Invitation Suite

In wedding stationery design, we love when two unique elements collide to create something incredible. It’s a bit like a marriage, isn’t it?! Our Lacie letterpress invitation does exactly that with an elegant balance of vintage and modern design elements. The delicate, antique lace pattern curving across the top of each card in a bold, vivid, orchid letterpress ink creates a striking visual for your guests. We see this perfect balance again with the sleek and modern typeface letterpress printed in a warm charcoal gray ink on a soft natural white cotton stock. The subtle touch of the warm tones in the paper and ink help bridge the vintage and modern elements.

The inspiration board explores this beautiful balance and really shows off the orchid and pool color palette.


We would love to hear your story and what makes you unique as individuals and incredible as a couple. To see how it all translates onto your wedding stationery, visit your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer.

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: 118# Reich Savoy, natural white | Ink: charcoal + custom orchid | Embellishments: pool colored envelopes


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