To reveal our process here, our blog posts are a collaboration of our design team and me (Kendra) — the designers gather all of the inspiration and gorgeous visuals and I get to talk (write) about it. It’s like everything we do, even the way orders are processed — Tracy and I get to talk to our retailers about the details and the designers make it happen. To get back to the point, I have the pleasure of opening blog post drafts that have already been infused with the visuals and then I get to write about them, sharing all of the details with you. Every single time, I think I let out an audible gasp and today’s post was no different. I love seeing the inspiration behind each of our designs, all in one place and alongside the full suite. I have a special place in my heart for each and every one of our designs and it amazing me how seeing the inspiration boards makes me fall in love with our designs even more!
Today’s Suite Spotlight, Cloverdale, really lets the couple’s special day shine by highlighting their wedding date and making it the centerpiece of their save the date card. As Dauphine Press graphic designer, Heather, mentioned in our recent Designer’s Pick post, the large format is unexpected for a save the date and makes a great impression to those who receive it in the mail. The wash of pool letterpress ink on the borders and charcoal vintage-meets-rustic fonts give it a slightly beachy vibe perfect for a spring or summer wedding. The intricate detail of the bold numerals and delicate pattern has a lovely and tactile feel when letterpress printed into our rich cotton papers. See for yourself!
And now for the gasp-worthy inspiration board:
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At Dauphine Press we are huge fans of Santa Barbara Chic and Jose Villa — when the two came together at the beginning of August for this exquisitely graceful and ethereal style shoot, we couldn’t have been more inspired! The effortless color palette is perfect for a late summer wedding or a fresh alternative to a traditional fall color palette.
Our design team paired some of our custom design elements to create the perfect letterpress invitation suite to complement this color palette. Enjoy!
Credits: A blog post from Santa Barbara Chic / Photographer: Jose Villa / Dresses: Samuelle Couture
Happy Friday! Today we want to share a sweet customization of our Auburn save the date. This lovely little job came to us from INK by Kymberli Parker. We think that the color palette and playful woodblock inspired type is a perfect fit for a late summer wedding, don’t you?
For more on how to customize one of our suites (or create one from scratch with a Dauphine Press designer) click here.
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!
Inspiration Board Credits: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13
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!
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!
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