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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

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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