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sullivan's island wedding invitation

Sullivan’s Island is one of my favorite floral wedding invitation designs. It’s not one of our most popular, but I still love it. I was inspired by the sweet butterflies and pretty wild flowers along the sand dunes. Every time someone orders it I am reminded of walks along the beach on the South Carolina coast, where I consider home.


sneak peek: new succulent wedding invitation design

Here’s a sneak peek at one of our newest designs: our SUCCULENT wedding invitation suite. It’s one of a dozen brand new designs in our new Delphine Signature Collection wedding album. We took inspiration from the aloe plants, agave plants and other succulents growing in the Delphine studio courtyard. I love how it looks in blues and greens. For some extra pop, it looks fun with a black backround.


big news: delphine's new wedding invitation album

BIG NEWS from the Delphine Studio: We have a brand new wedding album!!! It features our top 12 best-selling invitation designs, and a bunch of brand new ones, as well. Everything is available to be ordered letterpress or flat printed, and the book also includes party favors. Woot! 

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the new designs:

New Delphine wedding invitation design: Calligraphic. A modern twist on tradition. A timeless classic.

New Delphine wedding invitation design: Wonderland. A neo-Victorian inspired, Alice in Wonderland influenced design. 

New Delphine wedding invitation design: New Orleans. Casual and fun.

New Delphine wedding invitation: Rose. This is our Louie Award finalist design! Love it letterpressed in pink and gray.

If you’d like more info on the new album (we have a limited supply, ready to ship in June) please drop us a line at the studio


behind the scenes: wedding invitation photo shoot

I spent nearly all day last Friday prepping for Saturday morning’s wedding invitation photo shoot. The light is best in our home kitchen (we love to shoot in natural light), so we have to transport everything from the studio on boards.

Unfortunately, we had a very rare rainy day on Saturday, so the light wasn’t that great. We had to pull in lights to get the shoot finished. Normally, we’d just postpone the shoot, but our friend Adrianne Smith delivered some amazing flowers and special boutonnieres, and we wanted to use them before they wilted away. 

Here are a couple of quick peeks. I’m still sifting through the hundreds of photos to find the handful that will end up on our website.Our WONDERLAND invitation, shown flat printed in a truly classic black and pink wedding invitation color combo. Adrianne made a beautiful classic white anemone boutonniere for us, and I think they complement each other perfectly.

Our PACIFIC BEACH invitation, shown flat printed in one of my all time favorite color combinations for wedding invitations: yellow and gray. Adrianne made a charming yellow feverfew boutonniere for us. Isn’t it darling? I love boutonnieres. I tried to convince John to wear it around the house after the shoot was complete, but he said it didn’t go with his holey sweatshirt.


haute off the press: darlington letterpress invitations

Sometimes a wedding invitation rolls off the letterpress here at the Delphine studio that makes me want to crash the wedding. This letterpress DARLINGTON invitation, pressed in palm green and jet black inks on off-white 100 percent cotton paper is one of them. A wedding at someplace called The Primrose Cottage? Yes, please.

The invitation design, DARLINGTON, is one of my all time favorites (it started as a mistake … I was designing a vintage victorian-inspired invitation and a modern polka-dot invitation and accidentally layered them together). This invitation has been modified slightly from the original Darlington design, to make it a more traditional 5x7 size. Don’t you just love the classic green and black wedding color scheme? If I still lived in Georgia I would definitley be peeking my nose in to sneak a peek at this wedding. I’d love to see how Gigi incorporates the chic, dramatic colors into her reception. Gigi, if you’re reading this … send photos : )


haute off the press: chrysanthemums in aubergine

The leading color trend for 2010 wedding invitations here at the Delphine studio was aubergine purple. About half of the invitation orders we processed this year used some shade of purple. In design trends, our CHRYSANTHEMUMS design was one of the most popular designs this year. Normally I’m not much of a purple-lover, but I really do love the way this aubergine and crocus Chrysanthemums wedding invitation turned out.


real wedding: hibiscus letterpress invitations

Read the inside scoop on these fun mimosa yellow and blue letterpress Hibiscus invitations we printed for Jennie and Jeremy on Oh So Beautiful Paper. Jennie and Jeremy were contest winners about a year ago; their wedding is in a few days and I'm so excited for them!


sneak peek: alice in wonderland invitation

It has been so much fun working on this Alice In Wonderland-inspired wedding invitation design! Can’t wait to share the entire project.

UPDATE: See more photos here.

 ANOTHER UPDATE:  WONDERLAND save the dates and WONDERLAND wedding invitations are live on our site.


in the press: InStyle Weddings

It is bittersweet to be included in the latest (and last ever) issue of InStyle Weddings magazine -- on newstands now. I'm so sad to see the magazine go, but am encouraged that I have heard from so many of my favorite editors there who have moved on to other fun jobs and projects. Thanks, InStyle Weddings, for the love. Miss you already!


fall sale: delphine custom letterpress wedding invitations

I know it seems too good to be true ... but it IS true: all custom letterpress orders placed online on our delphine website are 25 percent off for a limited time. Hurry because the sale ends October 31st, 2009.


color and mood


As you have probably noticed, I love playing with color. I recently digitally printed these two samples of our Julian design in two different color combos. It's amazing how simply changing ink colors can completely change the tone of an invitation, isn't it? The top sample is printed in lilac and limonade inks; the bottom in red and cloud inks.


in the press: elegant bride

Thanks, Elegant Bride, for featuring our signature AVA design in the Fall 2009 issue. The peach and cream color combo is so glamourous. Sort of old-fashioned and romantic, yet fresh and modern. Lovely! If you go with this color combo for your wedding I don't think you'll look back at photos in 25 years and think "aaaack!"


in the press: charleston weddings magazine

I was beyond thrilled to be interviewed by my "hometown" bridal magazine, Charleston Weddings. So many of our designs are inspired by Charleston, the city that I love, and it was a true honor to be interviewed by the people at Charleston Magazine (where I had my very first editorial internship!).


in the press: exquisite weddings magazine

It was awesome to see John quoted in Exquisite Weddings magazine. He dished about what makes a truly unforgettable invitation, discussed color trends, eco-friendly invites, and lots of other details. Congrats, John!


wedding invitation: arizona cactus

We're slowly sifting through all 450+ photos from our shoot last week. I had back to school in mind when I styled this one, obviously!

You can check out our Arizona Cactus design on our site. Here it's shown letterpressed in palm green and chocolate brown inks on 100% cotton paper.