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Dauphine Press on Bravo TV!

We have a slightly different post for you today. This one is brought to you by Team Dauphine Press, rather than Abbey herself. You see, our Abbey was the recipient of the ultimate surprise party and part of the My Fab 40th series on Bravo TV and well, we pretty much had to take over the blog to share this with you. Abbey loves what she does, as owner of Dauphine Press, and she’s happy to talk about design and stationery all day long … but this is different.

Abbey was more than happy to work with her friend Gina’s husband to plan a surprise party for Gina – but there was a twist to the plans and the party was for Abbey too. Abbey gladly helped with the planning and loved designing the invitations {more on those in a second!} but when you ask Abbey about that moment when she realized this party was a surprise for her too, she clams up.

Abbey is the real deal. She works hard, creates amazingly gorgeous designs, she’s a great boss, wonderful friend and tons of fun. We know a lot of our blog readers are current retailers and couples who only get to see the business part of Abbey. We think you will love getting to know all of Abbey {though she’s worried about what editing can do to a person’s real personality, but in her case we’re pretty sure it’s impossible to make her look bad} and we’re confident that in the end you will love her as much as we do. So, we twisted her arm and wrote this post this week.

The My Fab 40th episode with Abbey and her friend Gina airs tonight at 10pm EST on Bravo TV. We hope you will join in the fun and watch along with us! If you’re curious, here’s a sneak peek.


Now, on to the invitations! These were personal, a gift from Abbey to her good friend {not knowing they were for her too!} so she made sure that every detail was perfect. The party was Great Gatsby themed so the invitations were opulent and detailed. The main invitation card was foil stamped in Rose Gold on the front with a striking type treatment and the back was foil stamped with a custom art deco pattern in Rose Gold and Black {New Pattern-156 in the Design Library}. It was also duplexed with Savoy Brilliant White on the face and a shimmery Coral stock on the back and then edge painted in black. The invitation was mailed in a black envelope with a shimmery Coral envelope liner and printed in more Rose Gold foil for the return address.

If you would like to see a sample of the invitation in person, contact one of our retailers and request a copy. Retailers, that goes for you too! If you would like a copy, just send us a quick email or give us a call.

OK, we will let Abbey get back to her regular blog plans. It has been fun sharing this with you and we hope you enjoy the show!

Team Dauphine Press

Client Customization – Magical Wedding Rehearsal Invitation

We love the concept and overall feel the combination of design elements evokes on this invitation. What better way to have guests anticipating a “magical night under the stars” than with gold foil stamped stars, a blind letterpress impression of a tropical palm tree, gold edge painting and a fanciful script!


This invitation is a perfect example of a couple making the most of every piece of stationery in their wedding suite. If your heart is set on a traditional wedding invitation, but you’re feeling the pull to do something unique, why not have fun with your rehearsal dinner or Sunday brunch invitation? We’re here to help you define every piece of stationery for your wedding. Visit your local stationer and Dauphine Press retailer to get their expert advice on finding your design style!

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Morgan & Lonnie’s New Orleans Wedding

We weren’t surprised to see this New Orleans wedding shared on Style Me Pretty last week. We love how they describe the event – timeless glamour – we couldn’t agree more! We are always fans of a timeless color palette like white and gold and we completely admire their dedication to keeping each white and gold element soft and pretty.



The bride and groom worked with our exclusive retailer PaperSmith in Louisiana to create a custom design based on our Vignette invitation. The couple chose to place the intricate frame around the edge of the card and selected a classic font combination for the wording. Using satin gold foil on both the frame and wording makes quite a statement as we see that perfect balance of soft gold and fresh white that is prominent throughout the entire event.

We love that as invitation designers and printers we get to be part of the early planning stages of so many stunning weddings. Hearing each couple’s vision, seeing the invitations come off press and ultimately seeing the images of the special day where everything comes together is just one of the reasons we love our job! We would love to join you on your journey from idea to fruition! Contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer today to start the design process today.

CREDITS: Photography: Greer Gattuso Photography | Cinematography: BRIDE FILM | Event Planning: Elyse Skansi: Tying The Knot Weddings | Floral Design: Kim Starr Wise | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Cake: La Louisiane Bakery | Catering: Pigeon Caterers | Hair And Makeup: The Perfect Face | Lighting: Luminous Events | Band: Tip Tops | Venue: Race And Religious | Paper Goods: Dauphine Press | Rentals: Your Event Delivered


Client Customization – Sweet Letterpress First Birthday Invitation

We have a sweet customization for you today! We love to see our wedding invitation designs transformed into invitations for all kinds of events. With just a few easy changes, our Camille wedding suite was transformed into a delightfully elegant first birthday invitation.


Shifting the color palette to a range of peaches and oranges with traditional black wording is the first step in transforming this design. Then, swapping out the patterns for graphic florals result in a depth of pattern and color and adds interest. To add a touch of surprise, a second graphic floral pattern in a deeper orange was added to the back of the invitation. Finishing touches include the painted edges, matching envelope liner and striking cartouche on the return address.

We share all of these great designs to show you how easy it will be to customize your very own invitations. Plus, we have a wonderful group of retailers to help you create the perfect stationery for your event!


Client Customization – Updated Classic Letterpress Wedding Invitation

An updated classic is always a “win” in our book. This letterpress wedding invitation exhibits an overall harmonious balance with a classic botanical framing a monogram created from a traditional serif font. The one-color design keeps it traditional, but with that single color being a vibrant blue and the absence of a script on the long, thin card; this wedding invitation is the perfect expression of a modern couple.


Where do you stand? Are you classic, modern or a mix of both? Let us or any of our exclusive retailers help you find your perfect balance and a beautiful invitation for your wedding day!

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Savoy Brilliant White, 236# | Letterpress Ink: Twilight | Edge Painting: Gold | Inspiration: Carneros wedding invitation


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