A Blog by Dauphine Press

Designer’s Desktop {Save the Date Photo Card}

Our design team is always creating new variations of the designs displayed in our wedding album. We wanted to share some of our favorite versions that we have created over the years with the hopes that they will inspire you when designing your wedding stationery!

Two of our most popular Save the Date designs are the Marinwood and Auburn styles. The custom design below, combines these two cards into one, brand new design. Using the trifold format from Marinwood, this design blends a front panel announcing the big day, a middle panel featuring a charming engagement photo and a third panel displaying essential details for guests. Inspired by the vintage letterpress wood type look of our Auburn suite, this save the date makes a statement with bold photography in a soothing subtle color palette.

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Are you inspired by two of our designs and want to incorporate them into one, brand new design? Reach out to us or one of our exclusive retailers. We would love to hear your ideas and help you create a brand new designs unique to you and your event!

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Client Customization – Lovely Lavender Letterpress Invitation

We love the way the subtle lavender touches add dimension to this Vreeland wedding suite customization. This invitation utilizes, what we call in letterpress printing, a “fill.” Looking at the etched floral motif, you can see that there is a solid layer of lavender ink printed beneath it, which gives it a hint of color and differentiates it from the blind printed lattice in the background.

Starting with that lovely touch on the main invitation card, this suite includes many other pretty layers that will be sure to have guests excited for the big day. The neutral color palette, elegant shimmery pocket folder, the different uses of the signature etched floral motif and the luxe belly band wrap up the entire invitation into one pretty package.

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We would love to help you design your own pretty package for your wedding invitations. Contact us or get in touch with your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to gather inspiration and ideas from our Custom Wedding Portfolio.

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Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Lauren & Brandon

Every single detail of today’s real wedding is simply impeccable! Everything from the lush florals, the choice of mixing jewel tones and soft pastels through out, to the table settings, the bridal party attire and romantic stationery come together beautifully. There is so much here to inspire!

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The couple chose our Carneros letterpress wedding suite as their starting point. They kept the traditional monogram and chevron background pattern for the accessory cards and selected an elegant script for key details on the invitation. They kept the color palette neutral with espresso and varnish letterpress inks on our double-thick brilliant white letterpress stock, edged in gold.

 

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From there, they made this suite their own by incorporating a romantic and elegant floral paper as the envelope liner and coral colored hand calligraphy for the outside of the envelope. What a beautiful presentation for their guest!

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You can see even more gorgeous images from this wedding on the Modwedding site.

Are you inspired? What feeling do you want to present to guests with your invitation? Contact us or a local retailer to get started on designing your custom letterpress wedding invitations!

CREDITS: Photographer: Melanie Gabrielle Photography | Planning and DesignLauren Emerson Events and Design | Day of CoordinatingMy Bellissima | Venue: Belle Meade Plantation | Floral DesignBrocade Designs | CakeDulce Desserts | RentalsMusic City Tents and Events | CalligraphyScript Merchant | Paper GoodsDauphine Press for Cherish the Moment

Client Customization – Pretty Pattern Holiday Card

Incorporating some of our favorite details and design elements, this client customization is a beautiful way to wish your friends and family the best during the holiday season.

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An elegant and {so perfect for the holidays!} damask pattern is printed is in our subtle parchment ink, creating the first layer of this letterpress card. The choice of a subtle ink for the all-over pattern ensures that it will create a beautiful backdrop for the greeting and fine details. Atop the pattern, french blue ink was chosen to frame the family photo and form the holiday sentiment.

Want to create your own perfectly layer your favorite details on a holiday card or wedding invitation? Contact us and we will walk you through each step of the custom design process!

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Carie Ann & Bryan’s Romantic Wedding Day

We’re about to share a bundle of gorgeous wedding photos with you, but the one thing that stands out the most to us? The smiles! That is really what the day is all about! So, beyond the wedding eye candy, we love seeing the pure joy on the faces of each bride and groom we are lucky to create wedding invitations for!

The bride, Carie Ann, described her wedding to her groom, Bryan, as featuring a “color palette of blue, peach and white, with an emphasis on classic, traditional romance, with a mix of some southern flair.” Working alongside some amazing wedding vendors, this couple certainly accomplished that vision! Take a look:

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For the wedding invitation, the couple worked with Dauphine Press Exclusive Retailer The Pleasure of Your Company and selected our Occidental letterpress suite. Our Occidental wedding invitation is designed with a subtle pattern in the background printed in our parchment letterpress ink. Atop this lace-like pattern, is a delicate script font printed in twilight blue ink. These two main elements combine to create an updated classic featuring a traditional monogram.

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As a very special touch, make sure you don’t miss all of the places this couple incorporated the monogram from their wedding invitation. What an elegant way to make the day unique and memorable!

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It’s no surprise that Carie Ann and Bryan’s wedding was featured on the Baltimore Bride blog. Take a peek at their post as they have a ton of fun details about this gorgeous day.

When you’re ready to design your unique wedding invitations, contact us or one of our exclusive retailers, like The Pleasure of Your Company, to start the design process!

CREDITS: Wedding Planner: Elizabeth Bailey | Photographer: Bonnie Sen Photography | Videographer: Black Tie Video | LocationThe Maryland Club | Beauty: Alison Harper & Company | Cake: SugarBakers Cakes | CatererThe Maryland Club | Flowers: Blue Sage Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Amsale from Bridals by Lori | Groom and Groomsmen: The Tuxedo House | Music: Nightsong, Entertainment Exchange | Invitations: Dauphine Press for The Pleasure of Your Company

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