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Client Customization – Chalk Hill Letterpress Wedding Rehearsal Invitation

Rustic meets romantic on our Chalk Hill wedding stationery suite, which makes it perfect for events that range from casual to formal. We love the color palette change on this version, inviting Kelsay and Bruce’s wedding guests to their rehearsal dinner. The French blue and copper inks beautifully highlight the winding florals and calligraphic fonts on their custom invitation, menu and place card.

Client Customization - Bentley (Chalk Hill)

Have you thought about the stationery for your secondary wedding events? Any of our designs can be customized for a wedding rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or farewell brunch. With our Custom Wedding Portfolio you can easily design stationery for every event you’re planning with results that will have your guests anxiously awaiting every step of the way! Visit your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to get started on your wedding stationery suite today!

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Jennifer + Brandon

Today’s bride, Jennifer, said it best herself:

“It is so wonderful to see all the details come together and look more outstanding than I could have ever imagined.”

It’s that moment that every bride longs for. In the name of love, every minute of planning comes together on your big day. We’re thrilled to be sharing those details from Jennifer’s wedding to Brandon today.

Real Dauphine Press Weddings - Jennifer + Brandon

Jennifer and Brandon teamed up with Stacy McCain Event Planning to create an enduring affair for their guests. From the venue, to the florals, the brides accessories and the paper details, every element fell perfectly into place with effortless beauty.

Real Dauphine Press Weddings - Jennifer + Brandon

Working with Dauphine Press exclusive retailer Union Street Papery, the couple chose our Ivy suite as inspiration for their wedding stationery. Personalizing the letterpress invitation with a natural color palette of spring green and espresso brown gave their guests a glimpse into the gorgeous outdoor affair in store. The couple also chose a deep brown backer card to frame the invitation and carry out the look. With a touch of tradition, they customized the design to include a layout with all of the text centered on the card, over the whimsical offset layout of the original design.

Real Dauphine Press Weddings - Jennifer + Brandon

With classic place cards directing guests to their seats where they found the 2-color letterpress menus tucked into the perfectly coordinating napkin and the invitation design duplicated on the wedding cake {we LOVE that touch!!!} this fabulous fete is one of our favorite real Dauphine Press weddings!

To see more great photos and hear more from the bride, be sure to take a peek at the post on the Stacy McCain Event Planning site.

CREDITS: Planning & Coordination: Stacy McCain Event Planning | Photography: Kate Webber Photography | Venue & Catering: Paula Le Duc Fine Catering  | Venue: Beaulieu Garden | Flowers:  Sharla Flock Designs | Lighting & Sound: Got Light |Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Videography: Weddings On Film | Invitations & Stationery: Dauphine Press for Union Street Papery | Calligraphy: Michelle Papineau Calligraphy | Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Eloquence String Quartet | Band: Sage Music | Cake Maker: Sweet On Cake |Toasting Flutes:Kate Spade | Transportation: Pure Luxury | Getaway Car: Classic Convertible Wine Tours | Wedding Gown & Bridesmaids Dresses: Alvina Valenta | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Men’s Suits: Calvin Klein for Mens Warehouse

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To create your custom wedding stationery, contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer, and start building towards that moment where everything comes together on your special day!

Vibrant Spring Style Shoot

It has been an outstanding week here at Dauphine Press! In addition to launching our Presidio suite in Martha Stewart Weddings, we have been collaborating with a few amazing vendors and are happy to announce that our work has finally been released! And, the best part is that our beloved Kasbah suite was featured on the 100 Layer Cake blog!

Lucky us, we had the opportunity to work with Allison at Engaged & Inspired on this gorgeous shoot {have you seen all of her work? I could spend hours pouring over her amazing portfolio!}. Allison chose our Kasbah design in a glimmering, gold foil for the perfect invitation to this vibrant wedding scene. Kasbah is a best seller of ours for its classically-elegant corner details. This version was customized with the reflective gold foil and belluccia script for the bride and groom’s names. For the table menus, Allison selected a design with an embellished frame at the top and a variety of elegant fonts to outline the wedding menu details.

        

CREDITS: Coordination & Design: Engaged & Inspired | Photographer: This Love of Yours Photography | Venue: Holman Ranch | Caterer: Paradise Catering | Floral & Paper Flowers: Christine Cater | Desserts: Sweet Tooth Confections | Rentals: Hartmann Studio Rentals | Stationery: Dauphine Press | Dress: Haute Bride | Hair & Makeup: Melissa Hoffman

Gorgeous scenes like these aren’t just for photo shoots. Visit your local Dauphine Press retailer to start the design process and bring your wedding stationery and decor dreams to life!

Suite Spotlight – Monterey Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We’re giving today’s Suite Spotlight a little twist! While you’ve already seen the original inspiration for our Monterey design, created for the gorgeous Peony Pop vignette at The Lab Event, today we wanted to illustrate how versatile letterpress and foil invitation suites can truly be. Monterey is perfectly suited for fun and playful affairs like the one designed for The Lab, but it can also make the ideal introduction to a romantic and neutral palette as shown in today’s inspiration board.

Inspiration Board for the Dauphine Press Monterey Foil + Letterpress Wedding Save the Date1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

The Dauphine Press Monterey Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation has an Art Deco feel.

We love Monterey for its 1960s decor-inspired sunburst monogram in gold foil. In fact, we love it so much that we were sure to include this motif on the accessory pieces to highlight key details, such as the response date on the reply card and the title on the menu card. In its original version, the shell colored letterpress details on the invitation border and on the exclusive liner pattern allowed the sunburst detail to be the star. And, the sweet lemon meringue papers used for the response card and personalized belly band rounded out the color palette, while securing all of the invitation elements. With our custom design process, any of these details could be modified to highlight your favorite detail in any color palette. With a design as versatile and classic as Monterey, the options are endless!

We would love the opportunity to customize Monterey for your extraordinary event. Contact one of our exclusive retailers today to get started on your custom foil and letterpress wedding invitation suite. And, don’t forget to take advantage of our Spring Promotion when placing your order thorough one of our exclusive retailers before June 30th.

We are also very proud to announce that our Monterey suite has been nominated for the 4th Annual Trendy Awards in the bridal category. If you love it as much as we do, please vote!

The Lab Event 2013 – Part II

In an earlier post, we shared a few Instagram shots from The Lab Event and the Peony Pop vignette we were lucky enough to help bring to life with the help of some of Northern California’s top wedding vendors. Today we are thrilled to be sharing photographs of the final vignette taken by the incredible (and always adorable!) Pictilio photography team.

The original Peony Pop inspiration board was chosen by The Lab Event and Snippet & Ink to be presented as one of the vignettes at the event. Along with Pictilio, we were paired with A Savvy Event (Design & Coordination), Valley Flora (flowers), Sweet on Cake (cake) and Milk Glass (vintage rentals) to bring this mix of retro fun and romantic elegance to life at Cline Cellars. Enjoy!

You can see more images and read more about how the entire look came together on both Pictilio blog, A Savvy Event blog and Snippet and Ink.

Are you inspired by the Peony Pop vignette? Does it have you brainstorming ideas for how to style your big day and incorporate your Dauphine Press custom letterpress and foil stationery? If so, you can contact one our exclusive retailers to start the process!

If you are looking for even more inspiration, next up is our Suite Spotlight post on the Monterey letterpress and foil wedding invitation suite we created for the event.

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