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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

Dauphine Press in Martha Stewart Weddings

It’s always an exciting day when we receive a call from the editors at Martha Stewart Weddings asking if we would like to collaborate on an editorial design for a custom letterpress invitation. They proposed a vintage look with a modern twist that fell squarely into the Dauphine Press aesthetic. Senior designer Katrina McHugh came up with Vignette, an architecturally inspired design where classic proportions meet modern minimalism. We were delighted the day the piece came off our presses and even more excited when the issue hit our mailbox.

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Photography by Johnny Miller, Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2009.

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Vignette Design, Dauphine Press Custom Line

Mid-Winter Gala Invitation

Dauphine Design was proud to have been asked by the Junior Committee of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to design and print an invitation for the Mid-Winter Gala on March 11th. The event coincided with the Cartier and America exhibit showing at the Legion of Honor. The invitation design was inspired by the famous Panthère de Cartier. Printed on double thick paper, a variation on the iconic panther image was blind hit (or impressed into the page without using ink). The exhibit was recently extended through May 9, 2010. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area you should definitely stop in to take a peek at this amazing collection!

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It’s Franny Friday!

We’d like to introduce the newest member of the Dauphine team. Francine (a.k.a. Franny) is pictured below on her first day of work. She was recently adopted and is quickly adjusting to her new life as a graphic designer. Among her many interests are long walks in Shollenberger Park, chicken, sunbathing and letterpress printing. Check back next Friday for more adventures with Franny!

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Franny was rescued by Hopalong and Second Chance Animal Rescue in Berkeley, CA.

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