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Client Customization – Updated Classic Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We have a special place in our hearts for a tasteful update on a true classic. Today’s client customization was created from scratch for this couple. Starting with their favorite double-thick 236# cotton letterpress stock then printing a classic layout with a monogram at the top, followed by a mix of a serif and a traditional script typeface in bold black ink. There’s nothing like the look of deep black letterpress on a fresh white stock – this combination really lets that deep letterpress impression shine!


Two final touches that we absolutely adore are the subtle shell painted edges and the black twine binding all of the cards in this suite together to create a true gift for guests when they open their mail.

What is your version of an update on a true classic? Or, would you rather skip the traditional elements altogether and go with something trendy? No matter your style, our Custom Wedding Portfolio II gives you all the tools you need to create the wedding invitation of your dreams – whether you decide to create it from scratch, using the wedding album as inspiration or team up with one of our exclusive retailers to get their expert advice!

Client Customization – Updated Classic Letterpress Wedding Invitation

An updated classic is always a “win” in our book. This letterpress wedding invitation exhibits an overall harmonious balance with a classic botanical framing a monogram created from a traditional serif font. The one-color design keeps it traditional, but with that single color being a vibrant blue and the absence of a script on the long, thin card; this wedding invitation is the perfect expression of a modern couple.


Where do you stand? Are you classic, modern or a mix of both? Let us or any of our exclusive retailers help you find your perfect balance and a beautiful invitation for your wedding day!

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Savoy Brilliant White, 236# | Letterpress Ink: Twilight | Edge Painting: Gold | Inspiration: Carneros wedding invitation

Suite Spotlight – Stone Harbor Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We’re excited to share the third brand new wedding invitation suite that we recently added to our Custom Wedding Portfolio II – Stone Harbor! For those of you that love details, this suite is the perfect starting point. It has layers of elements that can easily be swapped out for your favorite details to create a brand new look.

Our versatile Stone Harbor wedding invitation suite is all about texture. From the subtle blind chevron pattern printed behind the navy letterpress text, to the silver metallic rope pattern on the colored paper bellyband and the repeating nautical knot pattern on the decorative envelope liner, this suite has it all! We’ve chosen motifs and a color palette with a nautical feel, but this sophisticated suite could easily be customized with a monogram, palm motif and tropical color palette for an island affair.


DESIGN DETAILS | Size: Classic | Paper: 118# Reich Savoy, Brilliant White | Ink: Blind Hit + Custom PMS | Motifs: Pattern-152, Monogram-61, Pattern-168 + Anchor-04 | Fonts: Urw Grotesk, Old Fashioned + Niagara Engraved | Upgrades: Indigo Colored Envelope,  Envelope Liner (color #54), Second Ink on Envelope

How would you customize Stone Harbor? Are you planning a nautical theme? Or looking to create something completely unique? We would love to see how you personalize this layered suite with your favorite design elements. Remember, we just added 90 new motifs, 20 new monograms and 63 new patterns so you have lots of gorgeous design elements to choose from. Contact your local Dauphine Press Exclusive Retailer to create your custom wedding stationery suite!


Client Customization – Fancy Foil Stamped Save the Date

Using our Fairfield invitation pattern as their inspiration, the couple behind today’s Client Customization created a design that is the epitome of “traditional with a twist”. Our Fairfield pattern is set as a foil border detail, framing a classic save the date design with the client-created monogram and script font. The “twist” this couple designed – along with their local Dauphine Press retailer Carolyn at The Write Touch in Jacksonville, Florida – is a layer of pale pink letterpress ink (our shell) under the gold foil border. We love the dimension the printed solid creates under the foil stamped border!


What is the “twist” you’re looking to add to your wedding and invitation design? Bring your inspiration to a Dauphine Press retailer and work with our team to create your custom stationery that is sure to be just as gorgeous as this foiled beauty!

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Savoy Brilliant White, 236# | Ink: Shell letterpress | Foil: Reflective Gold | Fonts: Antoinette, Caslon OpenFace, Cantabile | Embellishments: Gold edge painting, Envelopments 24k envelope | Inspiration: Fairfield wedding invitation suite

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Jillian & Vander

We have SUCH a treat for you today! This perfectly peach and papaya variation of our letterpress Carmen wedding invitation summoned Jillian & Vander’s wedding guests to quite a sweet event! 100 Layer Cake said it best in their post: Every little detail is impeccable, but it feels relaxed and unfussy at the same time. We couldn’t agree more!

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The bride and groom worked with our exclusive retailer, Union Street Papery, and customized Carmen to perfectly suit their event. The design is warm and subtle; strong and sophisticated. The unexpected choice of typefaces set the mood with flair, while the layers of elegant patterns, used in different ways on the various cards in the suite, bring it all together. Bundled in an elegant pocket and wrapped with a stunning letterpress-printed belly band with their custom monogram was sure to get their guests excited to share the day with them.

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We say it time and time again, but seeing everything together on the wedding day is what we love most about what we do. Seeing that the custom monogram we designed for them was incorporated into the design of the wedding cake makes our day!

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CREDITS: Photographer: Annie McElwain Photography | Videographer: Max and Molly Films | Event Planning & Design: Downey Street Events | Venue: Hammersky Vineyards | Hair & Makeup: The Queens’ Bees | Florist: Camellia Floral Design |Invitations: Dauphine Press for Union Street Papery | Cake: Cake Cathedral | Caterer: Global Gourmet Catering | Rentals: Hartmann Studios |DJ: Goodbeat Productions | Ceremony Musician (Harpist): Jan Walters | Officiant: Bride and groom’s fathers | Bride’s Dress & Veil: Jinza Jin Couture Bridal | Shoes: Kate Spade | Jewelry: Vintage from Vander’s late grandmother | Bridesmaid Dresses:Jenny Yoo | Groom’s Tux: Ermenegildo Zegna | Shoes: Gravati


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!


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