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Meet Our New Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite – Hamilton

Though we were sad to hear that The Great Gatsby movie has been delayed from its original debut this winter, with the new release date of summer 2013 we actually love that the light and airy palette of our Hamilton invitation suite will be right at home for an art deco inspired wedding in the summer months!

Our Hamilton suite is all about color and detail. Our new Honeydew foil gives a subtle touch of color but a whole lot of shine framing the vintage typefaces and on the vintage French pattern printed on the back of the invitation card. The secondary highlight is subtlety at its best with the new Lemon painted edges and new Lemon Meringue stock used on the response card. We especially love how the Honeydew foil prints on the Lemon Meringue paper – looks good enough to eat! This entire suite is traditional at heart, but really shows off the vintage glamour feel through the sweet color palette and intricate frame and pattern. Bon appétit!

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The Hamilton Suite

We’re loving Hamilton since it incorporates a number of the new custom design elements in our album — from the colored foil to the opaque Copper letterpress ink, to the fact that they both print beautifully on our premium letterpress papers as well as the vibrant Lemon Meringue stock. We hope you’re excited to visit your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer to put your ideal stationery suite together — because we are certainly excited to see what you come up with using our new design elements!

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Get The Look – Enchanting Dream

All of us here at Dauphine Press are huge fans of Ruche, we adore looking through their Lookbooks – they are always packed with inspiring images and amazing photography. The image below (from their “ENCHANTMENT, A Melodic Daydream lookbook) stuck with us and we just can’t seem to get it out of our minds! We love the dreamy & vintage vibe of these shots and think it would be the perfect fit for a warm summer wedding. Below is our suggestion for how to “get the look” using the many embellishments we have available in our Custom Wedding Portfolio. Enjoy!

Get the Look - Enchanting Dream

Have your own inspiration pulled but not sure how to make it come to life? Feel free to contact your local Dauphine Press retailer or leave a comment below for designer input on how to best achieve your look! Looking for more inspiration from the Dauphine Press design team? Follow us on Pinterest to see what’s inspiring us.

See our previous “Get the Look” post here.

Image Credits: Styling & Art Direction: Ruche | Photography: Elizabeth Messina | Hair & Makeup: KC Witkamp

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Get The Look – Sweet Treat

In our “Get the Look” series from the Dauphine Press design department, we share some of our favorite hot new style finds and make suggestions for how you can “get the look” using the many custom elements available to you in our design library. Keep in mind that ALL of our stationery suites receive a designer’s touch and every one of our designs is customizable, so pairing the color palette below with any of our motifs or fonts allow us to create a stationery suite that is unique to you.

We are constantly pulling inspiration from fashion and interior design magazines, blogs and the world around us and we love nothing more than to daydream about how to translate a specific style into a beautifully printed piece of stationery.

The subject of today’s post is a fresh and pretty ad for the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 collection. This delicious image incorporates soft pastels and sweet details that inspired our designers to explore our design library and pull swatches and elements that would recreate this look in a sweet stationery wardrobe. They’re sharing their findings with you here. Enjoy!

Image Credits: Creative Art Director: Marc Jacobs / Photography: Steven Meisel

Louis Vuitton

Dauphine Press Letterpress Foil Paper Palette

This quote from the company says it all: “The spirit of our Spring/Summer 2012 collection is reflected beautifully in this new ad campaign,” says Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Marc Jacobs. “All the tone and texture of the collection – the lightness, the prettiness, the broderie anglaise, the millefueille layers of organza – are recreated in these wonderful images by Steven Meisel. It is all very soft and very sweet, yet at the same time very bold and very graphic.”

Can’t get enough of the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 collection? Check out a video about the collection and ad campaign and view the collection on the runway.

Have your own inspiration pulled but not sure how to make it come to life? Feel free to contact us or leave a comment below for designer input on how to best achieve your look! Looking for more inspiration from the Dauphine Press design team? Follow us on Pinterest to see what’s inspiring us.

See our previous “Get the Look” post here.

20% Off Dauphine Press Wedding Stationery in August

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To take advantage of this offer, bring a copy to one of our exclusive retailers
and receive 20% off 

your Wedding Save the Date,
Invitation Suite or Reception Stationery!

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Offer valid through August 31, 2011 | 
Discount applies to printed pieces only, envelope liners and embellishments not included | 
Dealers must note promo code on order form: DP0811 | 
Applies to orders placed on or after August 1, 2011.

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Suite Spotlight – Pacifica Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Even though the calendar shows that summer is approaching, the weather here in Northern California doesn’t feel anywhere close! To help remind us that it is already June and that blue skies are soon to return and stick around for a while, we chose our Pacifica design for the latest in our Sneak Peek series.

The vintage inspired, breezy and warm inspiration board turned in to a letterpress wedding suite that would be ideal for a Cuban or Hawaiian event, but could also be customized for any vintage yet contemporary venue with an island feel.

One of our favorite pieces of inspiration was the Frings Brothers logo with its clean and sophisticated vintage-cigar-box style. We found a font designed by John Downer that was a perfect compliment to the design we were looking to create.

The suite was printed on our brilliant white double-thick premium letterpress paper with our seafoam and tobacco inks on the front and a full bleed weaved grass mat pattern on the back in buttercream ink as the finishing touch.

Inspiration Board for Pacifica Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS: Vintage beach photo via Carroll.Mary | Polaroid of Palm Trees by *Lea* | Frings Bros. Logo via FFFFound! | Anthropologie Lamp via Rue & Coco + Kelly | Cigar box escort cards via Style Me Pretty | Fan by Leila Brewster Photography | Couple in car via French Kiss Events on Flickr | Sea grass mat by Safari Thatch | Vintage palm scenic shot via New Girl on Post | Umbrella via ChristopherYatesJarvis photostream | Bride & Groom via Style Me Pretty

Dauphine Press Pacifica Letterpress Wedding Invitation

How is the summer weather shaping up for you? Does our Pacifica design fit in with the summer that you are already enjoying? Or are you like us and waiting for that first real feeling of summer to make an appearance?

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