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Client Customization – Arbogast (Larkspur)

With its vintage, tile-inspired pattern and dazzling foil frame, our Larkspur suite is one of our most popular designs. We have printed quite a few variations of this suite, where the pattern was switched out for another or the size and shape of the invitation was changed, but today we would like to share Maureen and Michael’s gorgeous client customization. Loving the original design of the suite, the couple only needed to change the color palette to a two color letterpress design in order to achieve their wedding stationery vision. The warm salmon and charcoal hues are both romantic and eye catching.

Dauphine Press Client Customization - Arbogast (Larkspur)

Have you ever seen a design that you loved but did not see yourself using the colors chosen on your own wedding stationery? Well, with any of our designs in both our Wedding Portfolio I and Wedding Portfolio II, your stationery can be altered to your favorite wedding colors! Whether you change to another one of our letterpress inks, a custom ink, or a foil, our exclusive retailers can assist you in creating a color palette you’ll love! Don’t forget to check out our inspiration board and variations created by our super-talented designers.

Suite Spotlight – Ainsley Diecut + Letterpress Wedding Invitation

September is the perfect time for a wedding! Well, any time of year is perfect for a wedding, but September is the perfect time for an Ainsley wedding! Our Ainsley design has the perfect formula for a late summer wedding – one where hints of fall are sprinkled throughout the details. As our design team’s inspiration board displays, the salmon and tobacco palette speak a little to both seasons! Salmon has the ability to go light and bright {which is essential for those hot summer days} but is also beautiful when paired with a deeper shade that reminds us all of the approaching season.  And, tobacco is a great neutral to pair with any shade, any time of year. The mix creates an event with gorgeous depth!

Inspiration Board for Ainsley Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite featuring die cut shape

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Dauphine Press Ainsley Letterpress Wedding Invitation featuring detailed die cut edges

The focal point of our Ainsley design is the fun die-cut shape of each card, which makes this suite unique from the others your guests may be getting in the mail. Paired with a vintage pattern and personalized monogram surrounded by a decorative frame, this suite is fitting for any celebration. The mix of fonts on our original design feel traditional with a touch of whimsy!

A selection from our Coral album, this design allows you the flexibility to swap out any of the fonts or mix up the color palette to suit your event, all while benefiting from the smaller price tag the Coral album provides.

To meet Ainsley in person and view the rest of our letterpress wedding invitations, take a look at the locator on our website to find the exclusive Dauphine Press retailer near you. All of our retailers are stationery experts and can help you personalize your very own wedding stationery suite.

Sweet Treat from Dauphine Press — 2nd Ink Color Free!

For those of you on our mailing list, you already received these details in your in-box, but we wanted to be sure to spread the love and share the details of our latest promotion and secret recipe here on The Fine Print as well. We are big fans of Valentine’s Day around here so this promotion and our printed Valentine were tons of fun to put together — and even more fun to share!

Dauphine Press Valentine Promo - 2nd color free!

Complimentary 2-color printing on all accessory pieces.
When you order a 2-color invitation or save the date from our Custom Wedding Portfolio,
we will upgrade your 1-color accessory pieces to 2-color for free.

 Offer applies to any order placed on or after February 14, 2012. Order must include a 2-color invitation or save the date. You will be billed for the 2-color invitation/save the date and 1-color accessory pieces to receive complimentary second color on each accessory piece. Second color on accessory pieces will be the same ink color as the invitation/save the date. Offer also valid for 3-color invitation/save the date. Offer ends March 14, 2012.

Please be sure to indicate the promo code: SWEET TREAT

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We added a second ink AND a new colored foil to our Valentine’s card this year.
Don’t forget to hang onto the recipe below to sell this as a fabulous wedding invite!

INKS: Sunshine & Salmon / FOIL: New Reflective Pink Foil
PAPER & ENVELOPES: SAVOY Brilliant White
EMBELLISHMENTS: 7-bar Ainsley Frame #1 die-cut & Ainsley Foil Die #1
MOTIFS: frame-68, banner-04 b,  flourish-30 & heart-01
FONTS: Bodoni Tilted, Pasticceria & Brothers

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Suite Spotlight – Rutherford Letterpress Wedding Invitation

It’s time for another one of our Custom Wedding Portfolio II Sneak Peeks, where we share a glimpse into the process our designers went through while creating some of our newest designs. We love all of our new designs and it’s hard to decide which one to share next, but this week we chose to share the Rutherford suite after seeing the Salmon & Parchment color combination in a few places, including this post on the Martha Stewart Weddings blog and this color palette post by Perfect Bound. The design could work well with just about any color palette, but our designers chose this sweet, flirty combination as a modern twist on a traditional romantic pink wedding.

Our Rutherford suite was created with a certain bride in mind - one who has a lot of details to share with her guests. With multiple cards included with the suite, we took the opportunity to layer those cards with different patterns so that they could be stair-stepped in the pocket fold for visual impact. Envelopments pocket folds are perfect for this type of suite since they provide a stylish way to keep all of the many details in one place (plus, we can pair any of our designs with any color and format pocket fold they have to offer!). We love dressing up the outside of the pocket with more luscious letterpress too. The pattern on the wide letterpress printed belly band wrapped around the London Fog colored pocket fold gives a suggestion of what guests can expect inside … much like this imaginary bride’s event and the invite itself. It’s all about the layers and discovering all of the many details that this bride has planned (for months and months!) for her guests.

The main invitation card features the font HT Pasticceria designed by Ryoichi Tsunekawa of Nagoya, Japan. The typeface is based on Italian shopfront lettering and wallpaint advertisements from the 1950s, which we paired with a textile-inspired background pattern - a perfect fit for our vintage modern aesthetic.

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CREDITS: (1) Martha Stewart Peaches & Cream Board: Originally posted on “The Brides Guide” /// Author: Shira Savada /// Photographer/designer credits: none included (2) Originally Posted on Style Me Pretty /// Author: Emilia Jane /// Cake & Macarons: Nine Cakes (3) Originally posted on: 100 Layer Cake /// Photographer: La Dolce Vita Studio /// Styling: Shanna of Ruffles & Rouge (4) DIEPPA RESTREPO Shoes /// Available from: diepparestrepo.com  (5) Bracelet from Mikkatmarket.com (6) Dresses: Originally Posted on Style Me Pretty /// Author: Abby Larson /// Photography: Jose Villa Photography /// Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier (7) Off The Shoulder Textured Tunic /// Sold at Free People

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