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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

Dauphine Press 2015 Collection of Letterpress + Foil Holiday Cards

With the year-end holidays approaching, we wanted to share a few of our favorite letterpress + foil designs from our 2015 Timeless Custom Holiday collection.


Our holiday catalog includes inspiration and endless design elements to create a unique card for you and your family this holiday season. We have card designs that range from incorporating your annual family photo, to ornament shaped cards and traditional cards displaying the best of the season’s motifs.

And don’t forget, we’re offering free rush printing on all custom letterpress holiday card orders placed by 11/15/15. We’ll rush, so you don’t have to!

To place your holiday card order and to take advantage of our free rush printing, give us a call or visit a retailer and you will have your holiday cards in-hand before you know it!

Terms & Conditions: Complimentary rush applies to letterpress printed holiday cards. Eligible orders will ship 5 business days following proof approval. Cards with foil stamping and/or embellishments and upgrades are not eligible for this complimentary rush offer. Orders must be placed prior to 11/15/15. Good on orders up to quantity 300.

A.M. Inspiration {hearts and hides letterpress invitation}

This week we’re sharing two unique pieces of stationery. With a 50th wedding anniversary save the date on Wednesday and now today, inspiration comes from another one of the children’s birthday invitations we’ve designed and printed. Our first love is weddings, but weddings lead to things like wedding anniversaries and birthday parties for the littlest members of your family. We want to be there for all of it and help you express yourself through graphic design, paper and stationery!

When my daughter expressed that she really wanted to incorporate touches of animal prints in her party decor and party invitation, I came up with a great solution. Feeling that animal prints might be a little too grown up for a 7-year-old, I decided to create a pattern myself. With the custom pattern, I used hearts to form the pattern and make it a bit more childlike. At the time, she was obsessed with shades of purple, so we incorporated this color palette and used fun san serif fonts and a frame to complete the look!


Get in touch with your local retailer or give us a call when you’re planning for your next big milestone. We would love to translate your dreams and wishes into your perfect invitation!

A.M. Inspiration {brights and books}

Translating a client’s dreams and ideas into print is one of my favorite things to do. It’s such a rewarding process! It’s no different designing for an engaged couple, a baby announcement or a birthday invitation … even when it’s for my very own daughter. Meryn has always been a big fan of books, so when we were coming up with ideas for her birthday party, we decided to have it at Storybook Land. Storybook Land is an incredible amusement park for little ones with themes throughout the park that are relative to classic storybook fables. I still love it today as much as I did when I was little!


With the party destination set, I turned to Meryn for her thoughts on color palette. It was no surprise that she selected bright, neon colors. We decided to combine the bright, neon palette with a fun liner pattern {reminiscent of art created by a child} and a ditsy floral. We designed the main birthday invitation to resemble a classic storybook cover, complete with fun, childlike fonts {called Bookeyed Suzanne and Bookeyed Jack!}. To complete this sweet set, we designed a bookmark favor printed in three colors on both sides.

We would love to help the next time you’re designing an invitation for one of your loved ones or as you celebrate your love! Contact us or visit your local retailer to start the process of turning your dreams and ideas into print!

Client Customization – Floral Letterpress Save the Date Card

Decorative floral patterns and motifs are always a traditional choice for wedding stationery. Today’s Client Customization takes detailed peony and hydrangea motifs {two quintessential wedding flowers!} and pairs them with other classic touches in a unique format to create a custom save the date.


The letterpress printed floral motifs framing each panel of this trifold save the date card in a soft neutral fall into the background behind the classic black letterpress text. A combination of a script font and an all caps serif complete the look highlighting essential wedding guest details – travel directions, accommodation suggestions and the vital wedding weekend timeline.

This combination of design elements would complement any wedding decor. With small changes such as the color of the florals, the motifs chosen or the size and format of the card, you could easily create your own custom design to suit your unique event. With our Custom Wedding Portfolio II and the assistance of one of our exclusive retailers, you can create a one-of-a-kind wedding stationery suite for you and your event!


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