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Client Customization – A Regal Variation of the Larkspur Suite

The Larkspur Suite is one of our best sellers here at Dauphine Press, so we are very excited to show you a gorgeous and exceptionally regal customization of this very versatile design. Our exclusive retailer, By Invitation Only, worked with their client to create a stately version of this letterpress and foil invitation suite. Still loving the engraved style font paired with a classic serif as well as the decor inspired patterns of the original, this bride and groom chose to alter the color palette, making this suite their own. It’s nice to see that with a simple and smart color palette shift the overall feel of a design can be personalized. You don’t always have to reinvent the wheel – just pick your favorite elements and we will run with it!

One of the best parts of making changes like the ones shown above is that there is no additional cost to do so! Visit one of our exclusive retailers to start the design of your custom wedding suite today and take advantage of the free custom design we offer with every order. You can change the color palette, typeface, patterns and motifs on any suite and there is no additional cost! Plus, place your order before the end of June to take advantage of our Spring Promotion to get even more — we’re offering free note cards, free favor tags, 30 free invitations or 15% off any foil and letterpress wedding invitations ordered!

It’s a Wrap – 2012 on Instagram

With 2012 nearing its end, we wanted to share some of our favorite Instagram photos from throughout the year. We can’t wait to see what 2013 has to offer, so be sure to follow us!

1. Beautiful Papaya color inspiration | 2. Our new Key Lime and Seaglass swatches | 3. In the workroom with one of our vintage presses | 4. Edge painting – now in 56 of our ink colors

5. Our foil suite, Stinson, on press | 6. Design inspiration for one of our favorite suites, Larkspur | 7. The sweetest thank you card from Austin Warnock | 8. Some lovely liner patterns

9. We’re thrilled to be a part of the LAB Event 2013 | 10. Our Larkspur design was a big hit this year | 11. Foil stamped pendants for the National Stationery Show | 12. Festive letterpress and foil on our Hamilton save the date

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Ultimate Eye Candy – New Lookbook Pages!

Here at Dauphine Press we are all about two things – high end print techniques and custom design. In the past couple of weeks we have been highlighting a bunch of our favorite new print techniques, but today we want to talk about custom design! Every couple deserves a unique wedding stationery suite. No matter how simple they say they want to keep things initially, every couple ends up putting in many hours on all of their wedding details, big and small.

One of the most important elements is getting guests to your big day and conveying the right feel for your festivities. The design of your wedding stationery is a very important step. At Dauphine Press, we set out years ago to create an experience for all brides and grooms to do just that – create their very own, unique look without having to spend thousands with an independent designer. Using the Custom Wedding Portfolio Design Library, thousands of options are there for you to use at no additional charge.

Our albums include a carefully curated collection of design created by our design team. When creating these designs we take many things into consideration – a true Dauphine Press look, making the most of our print techniques and wedding trends. Even though we take the time to pull these designs together, it is always our expectation that couples will change *something* on our designs. Often times though, couples may be nervous about making those changes since it can be tough to visualize. With our new lookbook pages, all of that worry is gone.

Sitting side-by-side with each suite in our album are hundreds of additional ideas from our design team to help you create the perfect suite for your wedding and special event. There are changes big and small shown. We show everything from changing ink colors and fonts to swapping out print techniques and adding backers, duplexed colored papers and edging. This new tool also provides a visual for a range of budgets, showing that a 2-color letterpress and foil design in the album can easily be switched to 1-color letterpress – and that the results can be equally as stunning.

You can view all of our lookbook pages by visiting any of our exclusive retailers or visiting the gallery section of our website.

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Above photo by Brookelyn Photography.

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As you can see, these new lookbook pages not only add 400+ new designs to our Custom Wedding Portfolio, but they also provide an immense amount of inspiration. Each design in our gallery has a link to view the additional pieces in the suite & the customized variations in the suite. Enjoy!

Client Customization – Larkspur with an Irish Twist

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we are posting one of our favorite and most creative customizations of our Larkspur design. Inspired by the Larkspur invitation and building on the fact that any of our suites can be customized, Antoinette at PAPERISTA helped Katy and Colin design the perfect save the date for their upcoming wedding.

The change in the color palette to leaf and garden green immediately speaks to the couple’s Irish heritage, but the fine details are what make this save the date truly personal. The pattern on the first panel of this trifold save the date was updated with a Celtic knot in place of the olive green button detail in the original. Perfectly placed motifs like the shamrock on the first and second panels as well as the satin gold foil claddagh on the second panel and the row of Celtic knots on the last panel make this piece sweetly unique. Antoinette, Katy and Colin really took the ability to customize to the next level! Take a peek at the gorgeous results!

Aren’t their customizations just the perfect touch?! We’re working on their invitation suite right now too — it’s right in line with this classically beautiful and personal piece. We will be sure to share it with you once they’re printed and mailed!

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!

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