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Designer’s Inspiration {week sixty-two}

Dauphine Press Designer's Inspiration

We’re suckers for romance here at Dauphine Press, which is why we adore these images of lock bridges in Paris. Meant for lovers, these bridges include thousands of padlocks sketched with symbols of a couple’s adoration for one another. Secure the lock and throw away the key, we will always love this charming concept!

Hope you have an inspiring weekend!

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Ashley & Dan

We have a very romantic Real Dauphine Press Wedding to share with you today! We love seeing {and sharing!} how all of the details of a wedding come together. We know that the most important thing to a bride and groom is the unique experience their family and friends will get at their wedding. Creating custom wedding stationery allows us to help all of our brides and grooms create exactly that with the invitation, but you really get a feel for each unique event when you can see all of the elements together!

The couple and their amazing planner Rebecca Reategui worked with our design team to create a stunning stationery suite full of delicate details. From the pearl foil and blue topaz letterpress ink used throughout, to the lace and textile patterns that complemented the wording on each card and the delicate touch of a single Swarovski crystal on the main invitation — the final result is something personal and fresh, which fits in perfectly with every single element they planned for the day!

Dauphine Press Real Weddings

Dauphine Press Real Weddings

Dauphine Press Real Weddings

If you would like to hear more details from the bride, take a peek at the feature on Snippet & Ink!

CREDITS: Photographer: Sylvie Gil | Venue: Annadel Estate Winery in Santa Rosa, California | Event Planner: Rebecca Reategui | Floral Designer: Cherries Flowers | Dress: Anna Maier | Suit: Hugo Boss | Tie: Hermes | Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo | Stationery: Dauphine Press | Calligraphy: Little Miss Press | Day of Signage: Flemings | Rentals: Classic Party RentalsArchive Vintage RentalsBlueprint StudiosLa Tavola Linens | Music: Nob Hill QuartetAll Star Jukebox via Entire Productions | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | Officiant: Rev. Peadar Dalton with Your Ceremony Matters | Cake: Sweet on Cake | Lighting: Illusions lighting | Hair, Makeup: Julie Morgan | Transportation: Pure Luxury

Are you ready to start designing your custom wedding invitations? Visit one of our exclusive retailers to begin the process today. And, don’t forget, if you order before April 15th you can take advantage of our 30 Free offer on all wedding elements!

Get the Look – Letterpress Invitation Palette Inspired By A Romantic Journey

This stunning photograph of Amy Adams was taken by Norman Jean Roy for Allure magazine. Many details of this image would translate well to stationery – everything from her beautiful lace dress to the deep red roses.

Photographed By Norman Jean Roy | Creative Director Paul Cavaco

Imagine our Sonoma design customized with parchment letterpress ink and gold foil stamping! Then, wrap that elegant design in a champagne paper wrap and finish it with a Venetian red satin ribbon. Gorgeous! Any of our exclusive retailers can help you translate your inspiration, anything from a single photo to an entire Pinterest board into your very own custom letterpress wedding invitation!

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Suite Spotlight – Camille Letterpress Wedding Invitation

At Dauphine Press we’re fans of seeing a process from start to finish. Last week we mentioned how all of our designs are created from inspiration boards and how we love this tool for couples planning their wedding. We feel so lucky to be in the position of creating something physical and tangible based on an inspiration board that someone lovingly created to honor their union. This is what our entire custom design process is all about! Save the Date cards and Invitations are often the first physical element of your wedding! We all know that your wedding stationery is the first glimpse your guests get into the upcoming soiree, but it’s also the first piece of your vision to materialize. That’s a big deal! One that we don’t take lightly.

We created our custom design process to make sure that you can be involved in that process – from start to finish – and put your personal touches on every element along the way. We love working with our clients, hearing your vision, collecting ideas from an inspiration board and watching a unique design develop. We love hearing from our brides and grooms about that moment when you first opened your package from us, holding your wedding invitation in your hands for the first time – one that you created from start to finish and how the excitement about the big day starts to reveal itself from that point!

Today’s spotlight is on Camille, a square letterpress wedding invitation suite. Camille is another one of our versatile designs that we hope will inspire you to create your own wedding invitation. With its decorative frame and patterned background, this letterpress invitation can take on many looks just by simply choosing different patterns and colors. Take a peek at the path we took for this original design:

Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - Camille

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Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - Camille

Our design process allows you to customize any element in your wedding invitation suite. Are you inspired by the shape, pattern or color palette of our Camille design? If so, take your favorite details and let us help you sprinkle them throughout your entire wedding wardrobe! Included on our website are lookbook pages with suggestions for additional pieces and multiple variations for each design. We hope that you are inspired by all of the items we share with you {inspiration boards, lookbook pages and design variations} so that your wedding stationery can be perfectly suited to your special event! Visit any of our exclusive retailers to see all of these elements in person and begin designing your custom letterpress wedding stationery today!

30 Free letterpress wedding invitation elements with every custom order

Suite Spotlight – Sonoma Letterpress Wedding Invitation

The Sonoma suite is special to all of us at Dauphine Press. It was originally created by our then managing director, Erin, for her Fall wedding. The design was inspired by 19th century French engraving cuts to create a romantic and formal, but not so traditional look. To continue the romantic and formal feel, for its debut in our new Custom Wedding Portfolio II album, the Sonoma suite was letterpress printed in malt and espresso inks on our double-thick natural white premium stock and then edged in espresso. The updated color palette, along with the new Dauphine Press exclusive liner paper in our espresso Filigree pattern, make it a great choice for today’s classically elegant bride.

We can’t wait to see how this design evolves though. The beauty of our Custom Wedding Portfolio albums are that any design can be customized — adding custom foil touches, swapping out letterpress inks, edging and envelope liners — the options really are endless! We are excited to see how future brides update this design to suit their event.

Can you see it in blush and bashful? Traditional black and silver? Cheery coral and tangerine? Modern turquoise and sunshine? How would you customize this design?

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INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS: Old Walls by CubaGallery | Couch by Bjorg Juto via Design Sponge | Cupcakes photo by Melianie Nashan via the Knot | Pillows by West Elm | Vintage Postcard from Library of Congress | Chandelier via Pottery Barn | Monogram Cakes via Martha Stewart | Boutineers by Wylie Weddings via 100 Layer Cake | Bride Photo by Lucia Paule Design and Jessica Johnston Photo via Style Me Pretty

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Remember, for our summer promotion we are offering free letterpress note cards with every invitation order!

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