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Client Customization – Letterpress Kentucky Derby Invitation

It is such a treat to work with clients on their annual events. One of our exclusive retailers, Rebecca at Taylor Street Paper, has come to us for invitations to her personal events many times. For everything from holiday cards to Kentucky Derby festivities.

Today we’re sharing her chosen design selected this year for the 141st Kentucky Derby. With a stand-out color palette, this is one of our favorites so far. The layered pattern and prominent all-caps typefaces combine to make this an event guests will be anxiously awaiting!


Rebecca has a great eye for detail and really knows how to make the most of design for letterpress printing. She is much like all of our exclusive retailers, armed with a ton of experience and ready to help you find the perfect combination of elements for your letterpress stationery. Call us or contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to take advantage of that expertise that we’re all willing to share.

Nautical Letterpress Invitation on Wedding Lovely

We were thrilled to have our Stone Harbor wedding suite featured on Wedding Lovely last week. What an honor to have the team at one of our favorite wedding blogs select one of our new designs for this feature. We couldn’t agree more about Wedding Lovely being a supportive hub for wedding vendors and engaged couples. Such a great resource – check it out if you’re not already hooked!

Dauphine Press on Wedding Lovely blog

We were so flattered to have our traditional wedding suite described as “elegant, nautical, sophisticated and rich in subtle details. We admit, we’re blushing!

Beyond this classic beauty, one of the things we love most about Stone Harbor is the versatility of this design. A quick swap of the color palette and monogram design and this invitation could easily transform to suit any wedding day decor. Take a peek at the full post on Wedding Lovely to see more images and read about our inspiration for creating this design.

Client Customization – Letterpress Magnolia Invitation

Sometimes it’s the smallest touches that have the biggest impact. We love the large magnolia floral in opposing corners in our barely-there varnish letterpress ink on this wedding invitation. But, it’s the color selected for the invitation wording that made us take a second glance. With an overall botanical theme, the deep garden green is a stellar choice. It is that “traditional with a twist” detail that we’re often talking about.


Whether you want to share your wedding details in a subtle way or if you want to shout them from the rooftops, we can help you find your perfect balance. Call us or visit one of our exclusive retailers to get the guidance you need to create a perfect wedding invitation suite for your wedding day.

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Emily & Erik’s Nantucket Wedding

One of the first steps of wedding planning is finding the perfect location. Once you have that decision made, everything else seems to fall in place. When that location is a special place like Nantucket, we find that many couples can’t wait to share this detail with their guests.

We’re thrilled to share a real wedding with you today of one of those very special weddings in Nantucket, photographed by Brea McDonald.


Emily and Erik worked with our exclusive retailer Parchment and choose a traditional layout for their wedding invitations and prominently displayed a hand-crafted map of Nantucket Island for their letterpress stationery. With the map placed perfectly at the top center of the invitation, guests were sure to take note at the first glance that this was going to be a memorable affair.


Their wedding stationery was letterpress printed on our Savoy Natural White stock in a classic and nautical pairing of French Blue + Marine inks. With a minimalist double line border framing the main invitation card, the lighter blue of the island motif and the names of the bride and groom really stand out. Rounding out the suite are additional nautical motifs that illustrate the uniqueness and charm of Nantucket.

Let us highlight your location on your wedding stationery! Or, would you prefer to highlight your chosen wedding flower, pattern and/or color palette? We can make it all work and customize it to you and your event. Contact us or one of our exclusive retailers to get started on your very own custom stationery design.

CREDITS: Photography: Brea McDonald and Becky Zadroga | Ceremony Venue: Sconset Chapel | Reception Venue: Westmoor Farm | Catering and Tent: Simply with Style | Floral Design: Flowers on Chestnut | Linen/Rentals: Placesetters Inc. | Hair: Hair that Moves | Make-up: Joya Beauty | Band: Sultans of Swing | Wedding StationeryDauphine Press

Client Customization – Neutral + Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We love the way the neutral color palette of this customized version of our Auburn wedding invitation suite highlights our favorite details of this design. The graphic elements — a bold font used for the couples names, the large ampersand, a modern take on the wedding date, a simple single-line frame — really stand out and highlight the typography and the charming couple and their upcoming union.


The entire suite is wrapped up perfectly in a shimmering pocket fold. The interior pocket holds all of the important details your guests will need to plan their weekend and help you celebrate this special day!

To find the perfect mix for your special day, give us a call or visit one of our exclusive retailers to design your own custom letterpress or foil stamped wedding invitation!


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