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Client Customization – Calligraphy with a burst of color!

Today’s client customization is a great example of how to use our custom design process to create a truly personalized stationery suite and an illustration of how small touches can have a big impact! The secret behind this customization is that it was actually customized twice! Please allow me to explain . . .

The original order came to us from our exclusive retailer Invitations and More, by Bonnie in New York. Bonnie and her client  created a beautiful, traditional design. Knowing that we can work with any supplied letterpress-friendly artwork {for no additional cost!}, Bonnie and her client sent us hand calligraphy. Working with calligraphers is something we do quite often and pairing letterpress printing and the hand of a true graphic artist is one of our favorite things to do. The letterpress printing and deep impression in our premium cotton papers has a way of really showcasing the thin and thick lines of hand lettering. Using our large royal size invitation {an oversized large square} in an off-white color, the calligraphy printed in black letterpress ink really showcases the hand calligraphy.

When our favorite industry magazine, Stationery Trends, was looking for images for their Chartreuse Color Wheel feature for their Winter 2012 issue, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to see what we could do to transform this traditional invitation suite. With just a simple edge painting embellishment we were able to create something completely different – and just as gorgeous! For the green edging, we chose a custom neon shade of green to really give it that pop we were looking for. Take a look for yourself:

We feel the story behind the two versions of this suite are a perfect marriage of what is current and what is always in style. Which version is your favorite? Are you classically traditional or do you like a splash of trendy mixed with your modern? To transform any of the designs in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II, visit one of our exclusive retailers to start the custom design process for your own wedding invitation suite.

Client Customization – A Regal Variation of the Larkspur Suite

The Larkspur Suite is one of our best sellers here at Dauphine Press, so we are very excited to show you a gorgeous and exceptionally regal customization of this very versatile design. Our exclusive retailer, By Invitation Only, worked with their client to create a stately version of this letterpress and foil invitation suite. Still loving the engraved style font paired with a classic serif as well as the decor inspired patterns of the original, this bride and groom chose to alter the color palette, making this suite their own. It’s nice to see that with a simple and smart color palette shift the overall feel of a design can be personalized. You don’t always have to reinvent the wheel – just pick your favorite elements and we will run with it!

One of the best parts of making changes like the ones shown above is that there is no additional cost to do so! Visit one of our exclusive retailers to start the design of your custom wedding suite today and take advantage of the free custom design we offer with every order. You can change the color palette, typeface, patterns and motifs on any suite and there is no additional cost! Plus, place your order before the end of June to take advantage of our Spring Promotion to get even more — we’re offering free note cards, free favor tags, 30 free invitations or 15% off any foil and letterpress wedding invitations ordered!

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Adrianne & Jared

Adrianne & Jared are the ideal Dauphine Press couple! They found us through exclusive Dauphine Press retailer Pebble & Peony in Houston, Texas and created their wedding stationery suite based on our Carneros design. Inspired by the original, but wanting to make it their own, they selected a bright color palette of tangelo and french blue letterpress inks. They also modified the design with the monogram and text centered on the main invitation, which made for a more classic layout. Their version of the monogram incorporates a script font and creates the perfect balance of traditional with their playful personalities when paired with the bold chevron pattern on the envelope liner and response card.

With Alexis’ help at Pebble & Peony, the couple took advantage of our design services and had their custom monogram incorporated onto additional details, such as their charming treat packaging. We offer this to all of our clients. When we create something custom for you, it’s yours to use!

We love seeing everything come together on the big day. Adrianne & Jared were no different — we loved playing a role in their special day. If you would like to see more images from Adrianne & Jared’s wedding, you can see the original post and more images on the Style Me Pretty blog. Don’t forget to read the bride’s recap of the day, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the goosebump-inducing details, such as her account of the day being “even more special and wonderful in real life than in daydreams.”  What an amazing couple!

CREDITS: Wedding Photography: Sharon Nicole Photography | Event Design: Pebble and Peony | Floral Design: Urban Petals | Dessert Table: Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar | Wedding Dress: Designed by the Bride + Created by Beautiful U Bridal | Groom’s Bow Tie: NOLA Couture

If you would like to see more images from Adrianne & Jared’s wedding you can see the original post and more images on the Style Me Pretty post.

Are you inspired by Adrianne & Jared’s wedding and want to make your favorite custom letterpress wedding invitation suite coordinate with the details of your big day? Contact your local Dauphine Press retailer to get started today!

Fine Details from The Fine Print – Our Blogging Retailers

Source: Typewriter photo from the AMAZING AM Radio Etsy Shop. Click here to see their full collection!

As we’re sure you know by now, our exclusive retailers are #1 in our book! We love that we have the opportunity to work with so many paper experts around the world and that when a couple looks for Dauphine Press it is these fine folks that are helping them create amazing suites! With the launch of our latest new designs and custom design elements, we have been seeing many posts from our retailers on their blogs. It’s fun to see their perspective and favorite elements in our line. We know there are a lot of paper lovers out there reading our blog, so we wanted to spread the word about these sites with the hopes that you will love them as much as we do!

Couture Ink in Ridgefield, New Jersey

Hitched in Washington, DC

Paper Passionista in Seattle, Washington

Posh Parties & Paper in Jupiter, Florida

Salutations in Chapel Hill and Charlotte, North Carolina

Sweet Paper in La Jolla, California

The Write Image in Salt Lake City, Utah

These are just a hand-full of the recent posts we have seen, but you can see even more blogging retailers in the list to the right. We hope you fall in love with these blogs as we have — and that they become daily reads for you too!

See what we’ve been up to – on Instagram!

It has been a busy (and exciting!) couple of weeks here at Dauphine Press. We have quite a few more detailed posts coming up with specifics of what we have been up to, but today we wanted to share a few images. Dauphine Press is now on Instagram (dauphinepress) and we’ve been having fun documenting and sharing the latest news. We hope you enjoy!

1. Katrina attended wedding photographer Erin Bigley‘s wedding over the holiday weekend in Carmel, Ca and captured this beautiful vignette.

2. As we revealed at the National Stationery Show (NSS) last week, our Edge Painting is now available in 56 colors.

3&4. Also announced at NSS, we have a bunch of new letterpress and foil swatches (seen on press above) that will reach our retailers this July!

5. Our design team was delighted to work with You + ME* for the styling of our NSS booth. This photo is of Miya hanging the gorgeous garland of Midori ribbon.

- 6 & 7. Snapshots of some of our booth details!

- 8. A visit from Kelly Brent, Cassidy Iwersen and Darcy Miller of Martha Stewart Weddings (photographed here with owner of Dauphine Press, Glenn Schuster).

We hope you enjoyed these visuals of what we’ve been up to. If you want to see more, follow us on Instagram (dauphinepress).

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