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Designer’s Inspiration {Custom Wedding Signs}


We love the way that wedding reception decor has been elevated over the past few years. Seeing high design and fancy fonts make their way beyond wedding invitations is so very exciting for us. Today’s inspiring link is to a custom wedding sign source, Rustic Drift. Take a peek at these one-of-a-kind pieces of art that are an ideal fit for any rustic inspired wedding event – from showers, to rehearsal dinners to the wedding reception! Gorgeous!

Custom Letterpress Lace Wedding Invitation

Lace is such a classic and romantic wedding element. We’re thrilled to see it making a resurgence in wedding decor these days! We recently added a bundle of new lace motif design elements to our design library and we love that this couple took full advantage of that! With a different portion of lace on each card, the overall look is high on design and personality!


We love the fine details here with the lace on the belly band that wraps all of the invitation cards together, the lace around the return address on the invitation envelope that alerts guests at first glance to this sure-to-be-gorgeous event and the overall color palette of shell and copper. What a beautiful custom design for this couple! If you would like to create your own custom wedding invitation, visit your local exclusive retailer to select your favorite elements today!

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Savoy Natural White, 118# | Letterpress Inks: Shell and Copper | Inspiration: Lacie wedding invitation suite

A.M. Inspiration {roller skating and rocking color}

I’ve mentioned before that the early morning hours are a time when inspiration usually strikes – the hours when the world, and my children, are still and quiet. The whole process comes full circle when I can use that time to create something for my children.

I wanted to take my next few AM Inspiration posts to share some of the stationery I have created for my daughters. I love seeing the world through their eyes and creating Birthday party stationery to match their enthusiasm about their special days. Each year when a Birthday party comes to a close, they are already dreaming up the theme, activity and decor for next year’s party!


What five year old doesn’t love to roller skate?! My younger daughter is a girly-girl and loved the idea of skating into her fifth Birthday. I took the opportunity to play with patterns and color on this super festive invitation. Using stripes and florals in a mix of pink, turquoiose and purple we had the perfect palette for these fun letterpress Birthday party invitations and goodie bag tags. Playing right along with the mix of patterns was a festive set of fonts ranging from all-caps to bold scripts.

If you want to create something completely custom for a special someone’s special day, let us help you with all of the fine details! Take a look through our website and design library for tons of inspiration and let us or one of our exclusive retailers create a custom design just for you!

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!

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Elegant Texas Wedding of Christina & Shawn

Sunset ceremony!? Gorgeous villa venue!? Twinkling lights over a single long reception table!? Italian tile-inspired stationery!? Yes, please! There are so many charming details throughout this entire Texas wedding and we are delighted to have played a small role as the stationery designer for this couple.

RW-AUSTIN-TX1With a  soothing color palette of warm grey, soft creams, pale apricot and luscious blush, each and every detail comes together to create a modern traditional look.


The bride and groom worked with our exclusive retailer, Paper Place in Austin, on their letterpress wedding invitations. The front of the invitation included a single color with the wedding invitation wording in a classic mix of script and all-caps serif fonts printed on a thick Natural White cotton stock. The back of the invitation steals the show with an all-over pattern printed in tobacco and apricot. This exclusive Dauphine Press pattern created by our team of designers was inspired by Italian tiles featuring fine details that are a great fit for letterpress printing!

Visit your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to begin the process of designing your wedding invitations today!

CREDITS: Photographer: The NicholsVenueVilla del Lago | Coordinator: 36th Street Events | Wedding Invitations: Dauphine PressPaper Place |  BandThe Spazmatics | Catering + Wedding CakeWord of Mouth | Dress: Ines di Santo


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