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Designer’s Desktop {Marinwood Wedding Invitation Suite}

Our Marinwood trifold save the date is one of our most popular and asked-for designs. Falling right in line with the casual elegance and playful feel of the save the date, the coordinating wedding invitation for this design is equally as stunning.

We incorporated the lattice pattern and detailed florals in new ways on the invitation suite to mix things up. Knowing that most families like to keep the main wedding invitation on the traditional side, we paired a simple border with the florals to create a frame around the classic fonts. For that wow-factor, we letterpress printed the lattice pattern on the entire back-side of the invitation card.

Keeping the theme going, we sprinkled in elements in different ways on each of the accessory cards. Our Marinwood invitation suite is an example of how much we love using the same design elements in different ways. This is one of the main perks of our Custom Wedding Portfolio. You can choose the elements you want and we can design the layout any way you choose without incurring extra design charges.

If you love one of our designs but want to change the card shape or layout, just let us know, we would love to turn your design ideas into a unique printed piece for your wedding day!

Designer’s Inspiration {Calligraphy Font}

Calligraphy font for wedding invitations

We see a lot of fonts and scripts while designing wedding invitations each day. It takes a special font to sweep us off our feet! Today’s link is to a new script font that is based on calligraphy by one of our favorite calligraphers, Kathy Milici of 24 Karat Designs. Kathy teamed up with font designer Alejandro Paul on the creation of the new Gratitude Script font. We are so excited for them – and our clients who will be able to incorporate this exquisite font with an overall classic feel paired with whimsical glyphs and ornamental details on their wedding invitations.

We love the name of the font too, Gratitude. We see so much gratitude from the brides and grooms we have the honor to work with. We love the story behind the creation of Gratitude Script, which reminds us to be grateful for all of the big things {like marriages and weddings!} and little things {like how gorgeous all of those thin and thick lines will look when letterpress printed!} in our lives. Beautiful!

Suite Spotlight – Maybeck Letterpress Wedding Invitation

The subtle buttercream letterpress printed background pattern, paired with a clean typeface in metal ink on our Maybeck design, creates a perfectly whimsical and modern wedding invitation suite. The two love birds perched on a wire are the focal point of the invitation, while variations of the lovely lark adorn the accessory cards and envelopes.

Dauphine Press Suite Spotlight - MAYBECK

Maybeck is another of our Coral wedding invitations. With our Coral Wedding Album you can select the best package to suit your event and personalize it to match your décor. If you want to see a gorgeous Maybeck customization from an adorable couple, take a peek at this Real Dauphine Press Weddings post and Melinda + Aaron’s personalized version.

Our Coral Wedding Album is full of stylish, eco-friendly, and above all, affordable invitation designs! Yep, that’s right – affordable letterpress! We stretch your dollars and our capabilities without compromising one kilowatt of quality or design.  By combining our pricing into set packages, we offer more printing for fewer dollars. Packages make for easy pricing – one price fits all. The Coral line combines press runs to save energy, paper, time and money. To see our Coral Wedding Album in person contact your local Dauphine Press exclusive retailer and be prepared to fall in love!

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.

 

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Erin & Todd {Part One}

On a peerless Saturday in October, Dauphine Press managing director Erin Shetterly was married to Todd Burns in a breathtaking ceremony at the Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross, California. Kendra Bellah and I were immediately struck by how Erin’s creative genius had touched every detail of the event, from the décor to the music to the signature cocktails. The wedding was a perfect blend of Erin’s eclectic tastes — she shopped the Alameda Antique Fair, flea markets and second hand shops for nearly a year to find the decorations: a collection of vintage white vases for the tables, lanterns for the oak trees, and a vintage mirror repurposed as a chalkboard to display an Emily Bronte quote.

Backing up, Erin came to work for us in 2004. I still have her resume after all these years – it was so creatively designed and presented that it immediately caught my eye and spoke volumes about her attention to detail. Erin has been a transformative force behind Dauphine Press and she has provided so much creative energy which have come to be associated with the brand, like inventive use of color, pattern and typography. When I moved to Pennsylvania in 2008, Erin was the obvious choice to step in and run the day-to-day operations at Dauphine Press. That same year, she was also instrumental in our launch of Dauphine Design.

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Left: Erin’s stunning bouquet of rose, dahlias, and mums
Right: A sweet stack of cards invite guests to share a thoughtful note

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Left: Vintage birdcages and glass lanterns hung from the oaks
Right: Seating cards cleverly attached by mini clothespins to a metal garden gate

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Erin and Todd Burns lead the recessional to Sweet Child o’ Mine by Guns ‘n’ Roses

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Left: Guests mingle for cocktails on the veranda
Right: Trish Kinsella listens to toasts at the reception

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Kendra and Todd Bellah drop into the photo booth to salute the couple’s love of 80’s hair bands

Stay tuned next week for details of her gorgeous wedding stationery in cool tones of coral and gray. From save-the-dates to programs and
menus, Erin and Todd’s wedding was beautifully tied together with a
whimsical yet cohesive letterpress stationery package.

Photography: Adi Nevo
Flowers: Vanda Floral

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