A Blog by Dauphine Press

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Chelsea & Aaron

We had the pleasure of working with Chelsea and her Mom in-person. Always such a treat to sit down in our Stone Harbor stationery store and really get to know a bride when designing their wedding stationery. Plus, delivering the final pieces in-person is one of our favorite things!

We describe this wedding as traditional, elegant and full of charm … take a look at the beautiful images captured by Kaitlin Noel Photography:

RW-Chelsea+Aaron-1

The fine details they selected – a color palette of black and white with touches of gold – made for a traditional look.

RW-Chelsea+Aaron-2

The way they used these elements throughout – black letterpress ink for fine, detailed scripts, gold painted edges, all the way to classic black dresses for bridesmaids – was the epitome of elegance.

RW-Chelsea+Aaron-3

And, the thoughtful touches, such as using china with calligraphy {matching the invitations, of course!} for table numbers, and a custom envelope liner inspired by a favorite China pattern – brought it all together on a beautiful day for this charming, thoughtful couple. We’re thrilled to play a small role in such a gorgeous, timeless event!

We would love to work with you too on creating your ideal wedding stationery. Contact us or one of our exclusive retailers so we can sit down in-person, over email or phone and we can start bringing your ideas together into one gorgeous stationery suite!

CREDITS: Wedding Photographer: Kaitlin Noel Photography | Wedding Ceremony: Lutheran Church of Our Savior | Wedding Reception: Congress Hall in Cape May | Stationery and Invitations: Dauphine Press

.
JAN_promo_2016_blog_footer

Wedding Invitation Wording Guidelines {Part Four, The Couple}

We wanted to kick off the New Year with more Tips & Advice from our design team. We know that so many couples really start focusing on the fine details of wedding planning in January and we’re here to help!

In our Wedding Invitation Wording series, we’ve covered the first of four main areas of your invitation – The Invitation Line. Today, we’re moving on to the most unique portion of the invitation – The Couple. This is the first place that guests look when they receive an invitation in the mail, asking themselves “who is the lucky couple?!

THE COUPLE
Over the years, we have seen many unique ways to display names of brides and grooms. Our best tip here is to let your Invitation Line guide you. If you started down a traditional path, it is best to keep things consistent and go the traditional route for listing your names.

Today we are sharing inspiring options to help you decide on the best solution for your wedding invitations.

TRADITIONAL
The most traditional way to display your names is using your first and middle names. Since most traditionally worded invitations include the names of the bride’s parents, her last name is already listed. In this case, it is suitable to just include the bride’s first and middle names. For the groom’s name, you would list his first, middle and last names and include Mr. at the beginning. Our Magnolia Corners and Occidental wedding invitation suites are perfect examples:

dp1_gallery_magnolia_dauphinepress_letterpress_01

gallery_occidental_01_dauphinepress_letterpress

A contemporary twist on the traditional invitation is to include the last name of the bride and groom, even if the bride’s parents are listed at the top of the invitation. You can see a great example in our Chalk Hill suite, which also includes the groom’s parents names listed below his name.

gallery_chalkhill_02dauphinepress_letterpress

The format used on our Chalk Hill invitation is also a great example for traditional same-sex marriages, where the “bride comes first” traditional etiquette isn’t necessary.

MODERN
For the modern wedding invitation, when the couple is hosting, they often choose not to include the parent’s names. In this case, you may want to include any variation of your names – using one or all three – first, middle and last names. Just make sure you do the same for both parties to keep things consistent. Here are a few examples:

gallery_calistoga_dauphinepress_letterpress_edging_01

The Calistoga wedding invitation suite displays the first and last names of the couple.

dp1_gallery_bloom_dauphinepress_letterpress_01

Our Bloom wedding invitation suite includes the first, middle and last names of both the bride and groom.

dp1_gallery_vreeland_dauphinepress_letterpress_01

Vreeland wedding invitation lists just the first name of the bride and groom.

CASUAL
When it comes to names, the casual version isn’t too far from the modern version. Here are some of our favorite {and the most fun!} ways to display your names on your wedding invitations:

dp2_gallery_monterey_dauphinepress_letterpress_foil_01

We love the use of the belly band on our Monterey invitation. It takes the traditional wording on the invitation {the first and last names of the couple are printed on the invitation} and layers a casual air over the entire invitation with just the “Celebrate with Alicia and Richard” line on the belly band. This letterpress printed band is also very helpful in keeping all the pieces in this suite in one tidy bundle. And, as a bonus, adds a splash of color to the suite.

dp1_gallery_charlotte_dauphinepress_letterpress_01

One last casual option to consider {well, this could work for any style of wording} is choosing a horizontal format as shown on our Charlotte invitation so that the couple’s names sit side-by-side – a true visual representation of today’s modern union!

With so many options, you really can’t go wrong. You just need to choose the combination that feels right for you and your soon-to-be spouse! If you want advice, or want to run what you’re considering by an expert, feel free to reach out and contact us or one of our exclusive retailers. We would be happy to help you check this to-do off your list!

We’re half way there! Next up are the Time + Place and Additional Details.

JAN_promo_2016_blog_footer

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Lauren & Brandon

Every single detail of today’s real wedding is simply impeccable! Everything from the lush florals, the choice of mixing jewel tones and soft pastels through out, to the table settings, the bridal party attire and romantic stationery come together beautifully. There is so much here to inspire!

RW-STEFANSKI-1

The couple chose our Carneros letterpress wedding suite as their starting point. They kept the traditional monogram and chevron background pattern for the accessory cards and selected an elegant script for key details on the invitation. They kept the color palette neutral with espresso and varnish letterpress inks on our double-thick brilliant white letterpress stock, edged in gold.

 

RW-STEFANSKI-2

From there, they made this suite their own by incorporating a romantic and elegant floral paper as the envelope liner and coral colored hand calligraphy for the outside of the envelope. What a beautiful presentation for their guest!

RW-STEFANSKI-3

You can see even more gorgeous images from this wedding on the Modwedding site.

Are you inspired? What feeling do you want to present to guests with your invitation? Contact us or a local retailer to get started on designing your custom letterpress wedding invitations!

CREDITS: Photographer: Melanie Gabrielle Photography | Planning and DesignLauren Emerson Events and Design | Day of CoordinatingMy Bellissima | Venue: Belle Meade Plantation | Floral DesignBrocade Designs | CakeDulce Desserts | RentalsMusic City Tents and Events | CalligraphyScript Merchant | Paper GoodsDauphine Press for Cherish the Moment

Client Customization – Pretty Pattern Holiday Card

Incorporating some of our favorite details and design elements, this client customization is a beautiful way to wish your friends and family the best during the holiday season.

CC-GIACOBETTI-HOLIDAY

An elegant and {so perfect for the holidays!} damask pattern is printed is in our subtle parchment ink, creating the first layer of this letterpress card. The choice of a subtle ink for the all-over pattern ensures that it will create a beautiful backdrop for the greeting and fine details. Atop the pattern, french blue ink was chosen to frame the family photo and form the holiday sentiment.

Want to create your own perfectly layer your favorite details on a holiday card or wedding invitation? Contact us and we will walk you through each step of the custom design process!

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Carie Ann & Bryan’s Romantic Wedding Day

We’re about to share a bundle of gorgeous wedding photos with you, but the one thing that stands out the most to us? The smiles! That is really what the day is all about! So, beyond the wedding eye candy, we love seeing the pure joy on the faces of each bride and groom we are lucky to create wedding invitations for!

The bride, Carie Ann, described her wedding to her groom, Bryan, as featuring a “color palette of blue, peach and white, with an emphasis on classic, traditional romance, with a mix of some southern flair.” Working alongside some amazing wedding vendors, this couple certainly accomplished that vision! Take a look:

RW-Foster1

For the wedding invitation, the couple worked with Dauphine Press Exclusive Retailer The Pleasure of Your Company and selected our Occidental letterpress suite. Our Occidental wedding invitation is designed with a subtle pattern in the background printed in our parchment letterpress ink. Atop this lace-like pattern, is a delicate script font printed in twilight blue ink. These two main elements combine to create an updated classic featuring a traditional monogram.

RW-Foster2

As a very special touch, make sure you don’t miss all of the places this couple incorporated the monogram from their wedding invitation. What an elegant way to make the day unique and memorable!

RW-Foster3

It’s no surprise that Carie Ann and Bryan’s wedding was featured on the Baltimore Bride blog. Take a peek at their post as they have a ton of fun details about this gorgeous day.

When you’re ready to design your unique wedding invitations, contact us or one of our exclusive retailers, like The Pleasure of Your Company, to start the design process!

CREDITS: Wedding Planner: Elizabeth Bailey | Photographer: Bonnie Sen Photography | Videographer: Black Tie Video | LocationThe Maryland Club | Beauty: Alison Harper & Company | Cake: SugarBakers Cakes | CatererThe Maryland Club | Flowers: Blue Sage Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Amsale from Bridals by Lori | Groom and Groomsmen: The Tuxedo House | Music: Nightsong, Entertainment Exchange | Invitations: Dauphine Press for The Pleasure of Your Company

X

Join Our Email List

Please subscribe to receive an email containing our exclusive offers & promotions.

Offers are released to our subscribers before they are shared with the public. We respect your privacy & will not share your contact information.