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Designer’s Desktop {Kentfield Bat Mitzvah}

The design we are sharing with you today in our Designer’s Desktop series is one we are quite fond of. We love how changing out one small element for another results in a big impact.

Our original Kentfield wedding invitation design consists of a hand-tooled French engraving cuts border around traditional wording with a pretty floral on the outer edge of the card. If florals aren’t your style, we swapped out the floral pattern for a small lattice pattern. The result is still soft and sweet, perfect for shifting the wedding invitation into a Bat Mitzvah design!

If you have an idea for a small change to one of our designs that will make a big impact on your own personal design, just let us know! We love to collaborate with our clients to create new designs – like transforming any of our wedding invitations into Bat Mitzvah invitations, shower invitations, etc. Contact us or one of our exclusive retailers to begin the design process.

Designer’s Desktop {Meadowood Wedding Invitation}

Our Meadowood save the date journal design is popular with couples that have a lot of information to share with their weddings guests. The multi-page format allows you to share weekend schedules, accommodation details and travel information.

Once the save the date is out and your guests have all of the details they need to enjoy your wedding weekend, it is time to design and send your wedding invitation. For our Meadowood suite, we designed a wedding invitation card that features a horizontal layout to match the save the date. The traditional wording is framed with a thin border of the signature Meadowood pattern in two colors of letterpress.

This design can be customized with your wedding color palette and with your favorite fonts and embellishments (like edge painting and envelope liners!). If you’re inspired, contact us to personalize this design for your wedding day.

Client Customization – Letterpress Beach Wedding Invitation

This beach wedding invitation makes a bold statement with a large motif printed behind classic fonts. The graphics are large, but do not take over the entire suite since they are printed in our soft powder blue letterpress ink. Paired with our taupe letterpress ink for the type, we think this softer version of traditional black or silver really adds to the beachy vibe of this suite.


Sent to us by our exclusive retailer Lettres, this design is one that is easily customized. If you’re having a garden wedding or getting married under an oak tree, we can easily swap out the beach motifs for florals or a gorgeous oak and acorn. We would love to work with you, so contact us, to find your signature style.

Client Customization – Letterpress Fashion Week Trifold Invitation

As some of you may have already seen, when we gave a sneak preview of this fun invitation on our Instagram account, we love that we were able to play a small part in this event! This fun letterpress trifold invitation incorporates some great design elements, all in one place!


Dauphine Press retailer Mrs. Post Stationery brought this project to us and we loved how they took our trifold format as a jumping off point and then incorporated elements from the event into the invitation design. What fun to work with such a stylish group. We knew it would have amazing results.

Memphis Fashion Week benefits the Emerging Memphis Designer Project and the Memphis Fashion Fund. The theme this year incorporated a natural color palette and patterns inspired by nature. The Copper and Ice Plant letterpress inks pair beautifully and help highlight the design elements. The wood pattern on the front cover mirrors their logo and the honeycomb elements are sprinkled throughout with a large hexagon shape framing the headline on the first panel and also used in a delicate manner on the last panel with a small scale honeycomb pattern. They used that last panel and placed a full-color fashion image over it so that the pattern framed the image. {Be sure to check out the @memphisfashionweek Instagram account for all of the non-stationery details including a must-see floral installation, also honeycomb inspired, in the VIP lounge created by @holidayflowersandevents!}.

Do you have a special event coming up for your work and need a fabulous invitation?! We would love to work with you, hear all of your ideas and create an amazing invitation design. Contact us or your local Dauphine Press retailer and tell us all about it!

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!



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