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The 85th Academy Awards

Here at Dauphine Press we are constantly looking to fashion as a source of inspiration for our designs. It’s no surprise that we all enjoyed last night’s 85th Academy Awards. We are always hoping to inspire you by sharing what inspires us, so today we’re sharing our list of best dressed from the red carpet.

Stacy Keibler looked beautiful in a glittering right-off-the-runway look, while Jennifer Garner took a softer approach in her custom gown by Gucci. Nominated for Best Actress, Jessica Chastain embraced old Hollywood glamour in her custom Armani Prive gown. While presenting, Sandra Bullock absolutely sparkled in her sheer embroidered Elie Saab gown.

Our top dressed actors kept things classic and timeless with tailored suits and bow ties. Ben Affleck, Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper all kept with the three-piece trend, while Daniel Day-Lewis chose a dapper navy look.

Art Deco and metallic were the lead trends of the evening and we are looking forward to seeing how these fashions will translate to wedding stationery with foil embellishments, letterpress on metallic papers and fine, intricately detailed motifs. These looks had us dreaming up new color palettes for our Hamilton, Belvedere and Stinson suites.

Did the Oscars inspire you in your wedding planning? Visit one of our exclusive retailers to design your own fashion inspired wedding stationery.

Photo Credits Jennifer Garner, Jessica Chastain, Channing Tatum & Daniel Day Lewis: Jason Merritt/Getty Images | Stacy Keibler & Sandra Bullock: ABC/Rick Rowell | Ben Affleck: Jeff Vespa/WireImage | Bradley Cooper: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Fine Details from The Fine Print

We have many exciting projects, large and small, happening here at Dauphine Press and today we wanted to share some of them with you. Enjoy!

First, a little eye candy. We are loving these custom neon green edged business cards that came off press recently:

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Aren’t they to die for?! Painted edges add that perfect touch!

Our favorite paper blog, Oh So Beautiful Paper, included our Belvedere design in a recent post on gold foil! Visit the site to see Nole’s post “Inspired By: Gold Foil“.

One of our amazing retailers, Sweet Paper in La Jolla, California, recently contributed to The Bride Suite blog with one of their Concierge posts. The Bride Suite’s Concierge posts include advice, tips and trends from wedding professionals. The ladies at Sweet Paper included a collection of their favorite invitations, stationery, gifts and paper accessories in their post — and our Kensington suite made the cut!

The team at Colin Cowie Weddings included our Marinwood letterpress trifold design in their article on their favorite save the date cards. If you haven’t seen it yet, their new website is a great resource for brides! Not to mention tons of fun to lose yourself in with all of the gorgeous images and details!

In real wedding news, we love how much we can learn about a bride, her groom and their event through their wedding invitations. It’s the ultimate reward for us to see photos from the wedding day after working with a bride on her stationery suite. Here’s a collection of gorgeous weddings photos for a bride we worked with through another amazing retailer, Taylor Street Paper in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

We hope you’ve enjoyed Fine Details from The Fine Print! This is a new format for us, but we couldn’t pass up sharing some of the amazing things happening here at Dauphine Press. Let us know if you want to see more fine details!

Dauphine Press on the cover of Stationery Trends!

We were delighted to see letterpress + foil on the cover of the Fall 2011 issue of Stationery Trends magazine. Our Belvedere design was chosen by the editors for the cover and we couldn’t be more excited!

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In addition, we were also included in the cover story by editor Sarah Schwartz “The Four B’s”. It’s quite an honor to be included in an article with the subheading “Speak to the newest crop of celebrants with the freshest designs”! Our team is just beaming with pride! Another beloved design, Carneros, was included in the images paired with the article, which can be found here on the Stationery Trends website.

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If you’re one of the many Carneros suite fans … just wait! It’s up next in our Sneak Peek series that we will be posting next week!

The gorgeous calligraphy you see in our cover photo is by our good friend and amazing calligrapher Georgia Deaver.

Suite Spotlight – Belvedere Foil + Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Welcome to the second installment of our Sneak Peek series where we share glimpses into the inspiration and final invitations for suites in our new Dauphine Press Custom Wedding Portfolio II

The Belvedere suite was also recently featured on Brides as part of their post “The Royal Wedding Invitation Reimagined.” Click here to vote for our design!

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INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS : | Fireplace & perfume bottle (viaDressDesignDecor) | Betty Draper, Mad Men | Cake photography by Mimmo and Naz, Event by Principle Planer (via Style Me Pretty) | Shoe photography by Alisha Hurt (via Wedding Bee) | Bracelet, Banana republic braided cuff | Typewriter via Style Me Pretty | Purse by Jessica Hill Photography | Shelby Herrick Salon logo (via www.iamphotograph.com) | Necklace (via Style Me Pretty). 

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