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Suite Spotlight – Kentfield Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

Here in Northern California it’s been a few weeks since we’ve seen any rain. In fact, there’s been just enough sunshine to start wearing open-toed shoes. We know there is more winter weather in store, but it doesn’t keep us from daydreaming about spring. Today’s inspiration board, highlighting our Kentfield suite, is not only a reflection of this gorgeous letterpress printed suite, but it’s also a reflection of what’s in our hearts knowing that spring and even more sunshine are just around the corner.

Our Kentfield design is perfect for the romantic couple. Whether your venue is outdoors like scenes from our inspiration board or in a dramatic ballroom, the floral design surrounding the text and frame adds a soft touch. Letterpress printed in our buttercream and metal inks, this combination gives the illusion that the French engraving cuts and timeless typography are sitting atop a bouquet of begonias. Each card incorporates the same design elements, but each in a unique way to add interest to this enduring design.

Inspiration Board for the Dauphine Press Kentfield Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite featuring soft floral border1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

Kentfield Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite by Dauphine Press featuring a soft floral border

If you love our Kentfield design, we encourage you to view the customized design variations our team has created. All of our suites can be customized and the variations are available to help inspire you to create your very own unique design. You can find the variations on our website (click on “custom design variations” when viewing any of our suites) or in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II album. To view the album (and to see the gorgeous letterpress impression in person) and begin to customize your own wedding suite, visit one of our exclusive retailers.

Suite Spotlight – Cloverdale Letterpress Save the Date

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!

Dauphine Press Cloverdale letterpress save the date with a light pool blue (with a hint of mint) + charcoal gray.

And now for the gasp-worthy inspiration board:

Inspiration board for the Dauphine Press Cloverdale letterpress save the date with a light pool blue (with a hint of mint) + charcoal gray.1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Nancy & Peter

Today’s real wedding comes from our own neck of the woods in Northern California. Photographed by Briana Marie Photography and planned by Suzy Berberian Weddings this event was a true stunner.

We are absolutely in love with the vintage sophistication of this celebration. The intricate motif, elegant fonts and rich color palette work well with the styling and decor of the event. Seeing all the details come together, we think the beautiful letterpress design is a perfect fit for Wine Country and this happy couple.

For more images (and other sweet ways this couple weaved tradition into their celebration) pop on over to Briana Marie Photography for the full post or visit Style Me Pretty for their feature. Enjoy!

PhotographyBriana Marie Photography | Wedding PlannerSuzy Berberian Weddings & Events | FlowersFleurs de France | Catering/BarElaine Bell Catering | ChurchSaint Raphael Church | Reception & After-Party LocationPacheco Ranch Winery | Hair & MakeupIt’s a Date at the Powder Room | Detailer & Seamstress: Heidi Johnson, Sew Heidi, email: sewheidi@earthlink.net | CinemaVideo BASICO | CakePerfect Endings | Equipment, Lighting & TentingHartmann Studios | MusicWine Country Entertainment (Keith Johnson’s All Stars and DJ Tony Sparks) | TransportationPure Luxury and Classic Convertible Wine Tours  | CalligraphyCalligraphy by Carol | FavorsSocola Chocolatier | Bride’s Dress and Veil: Mother’s dress and veil, recreated for bride by Sorelle Firenze | Bride’s ShoesGiuseppe Zanotti | Groom’s TuxedoArmani | Groom’s ShoesSalvatore Ferragamo | Groom’s TieRalph Lauren | Engagement Ring and Wedding BandsBetteridge of Greenwich, CT

Suite Spotlight – Auburn Letterpress Save the Date Card

Inspired by vintage letterpress wood type posters, this suite is perfect for a rustic barn setting or casual country affair. The Auburn typography makes a statement and sets a cheerful, fun-loving tone for your guests whether printed in one, two or three ink colors.

Inspiration board for the Auburn letterpress wedding save the date and invitation by Dauphine Press featuring a rustic feel, shell pink, peachy cantaloupe + nutmeg brown color palette.

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Auburn letterpress wedding save the date and invitation by Dauphine Press. The design has a rustic feel and incorporate a shell pink, peachy cantaloupe and nutmeg brown color palette.

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Vintage Hollywood Shoot

Everyone loves a great inspiration style shoot — us included! It’s an even bigger treat to work with some of the most amazing wedding vendors out there and collaborate on creating visuals that will inspire brides and grooms with every large and small detail.

This Vintage Hollywood shoot is no exception. Recently featured on Style Me Pretty, these beautiful details are the result of a collaboration with MLKL PhotographyOlam Weddings and Kerry Quade.

Vintage Hollywood Style Shoot

Stylistically, this suite’s chic typography was inspired by high fashion with a nod to the mid-century design. The gold foil impressed into the soft cotton paper is what gives this suite the rich and luxurious feeling associated with vintage Hollywood. The delicate, foil-stamped border and text is reminiscent of gold jewelry and truly catches the light like a diamond ring. The palette is still bright and beautiful — the whimsical, Wisteria-colored, hand-painted edges and a custom envelope liner give it a little vintage ’60s, beach-side flair while remaining sophisticated.

Vintage Hollywood Stationery

If you would like to see the original inspiration for this foil and letterpress suite, our Kensington design, visit one of our exclusive retailers.

 

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