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Happy Holidays from Dauphine Press

We love the holidays for all of their visual beauty — the sights and sounds of the season, the decorative gift wrapping, all of the event planning with family and friends gathering around a perfectly set table! But, most of all, we love the way the holidays bring on a time when everyone is reflecting on the year past, dreaming about a bright future and wishing all of their family and friends the very best!

All of us at Dauphine Press are very excited for what 2014 will bring … and especially what Dauphine Press will bring to you! We couldn’t do it without all of our amazing retailers and the beautiful couples we have the pleasure of working with every day. Thank you so much for sharing in this journey with us!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Dauphine Press Holiday Post

Please note that our team will be spending time with family, celebrating the holidays and will be closed from Wednesday, December 25th through Wednesday, January 1st. We will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd.

Client Customization – Calligraphy with a burst of color!

Today’s client customization is a great example of how to use our custom design process to create a truly personalized stationery suite and an illustration of how small touches can have a big impact! The secret behind this customization is that it was actually customized twice! Please allow me to explain . . .

The original order came to us from our exclusive retailer Invitations and More, by Bonnie in New York. Bonnie and her client  created a beautiful, traditional design. Knowing that we can work with any supplied letterpress-friendly artwork {for no additional cost!}, Bonnie and her client sent us hand calligraphy. Working with calligraphers is something we do quite often and pairing letterpress printing and the hand of a true graphic artist is one of our favorite things to do. The letterpress printing and deep impression in our premium cotton papers has a way of really showcasing the thin and thick lines of hand lettering. Using our large royal size invitation {an oversized large square} in an off-white color, the calligraphy printed in black letterpress ink really showcases the hand calligraphy.

When our favorite industry magazine, Stationery Trends, was looking for images for their Chartreuse Color Wheel feature for their Winter 2012 issue, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to see what we could do to transform this traditional invitation suite. With just a simple edge painting embellishment we were able to create something completely different – and just as gorgeous! For the green edging, we chose a custom neon shade of green to really give it that pop we were looking for. Take a look for yourself:

We feel the story behind the two versions of this suite are a perfect marriage of what is current and what is always in style. Which version is your favorite? Are you classically traditional or do you like a splash of trendy mixed with your modern? To transform any of the designs in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II, visit one of our exclusive retailers to start the custom design process for your own wedding invitation suite.

Friends of Dauphine Press – Georgia Deaver Calligraphy & Illustration

We’re excited to introduce you to one of our long-time favorite vendors. Her work is just too gorgeous not to share! We have worked with Georgia Deaver Calligraphy & Illustration for many years and many wedding seasons. In fact, she hand calligraphed our logo!

In addition to our logo, Georgia has helped us create some of our favorite Dauphine Press projects (details of our latest collaboration coming soon!) as well as numerous wedding suites, envelope addressing, corporate projects, logos and branding for several of our clients. Some of us (raising hand!) have also used her for many personal projects. She truly is the best of the best and all of us at Dauphine Press have long been in awe of her skills and ability to create any style — the finished product never disappoints.

Today we wanted to share images of her work. Some of which you may recognize from our recent style shoot and photographs from our brand new invitation gallery. We also have more bridal related projects coming up with Georgia so we thought an introduction was appropriate. Stay tuned for more details.

Georgia Deaver Calligraphy & Illustration Dauphine Press Tickets

Auburn escort “tickets” from our recent style shoot
Photography: Nicole Gerulat Hill, Styling: Enjoy Events Co.

Georgia Deaver Calligraphy & Illustration Dauphine Press

Assorted envelope calligraphy from our new website
Photography & Styling: Nicole Gerulat Hill

A golden farm wedding, styled shoot
Photography: Jennifer Eileen, Event design: Enjoy Events Co.

 

 

Suite Spotlight – Glen Ellen Letterpress Wedding Invitation

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INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS: Laudree Macarons via makingmagic.com | Pencils via Twig & Thistle | Nelly frames via Paper Crave | Girl with paper decoration by Hattie Newman (via pikaland) | Chandelier via A Life More Fabulous | Cyrano de Bergerac Cover via 100 Layer Cake | Stamps via 100 Layer Cake | Bottles via Oh Joy! | City couple via Style Me Pretty

 

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Hope you enjoy today’s springy sneak peek at our new Glen Ellen design. The border was our favorite part – it was hand-drawn here at the studio!

For more sneak peeks into our new Custom Wedding Portfolio II – Don’t forget to follow us on twitter and click the “like” button on our Facebook page. It doesn’t hurt that just by being our friend you will be entered to win a set of foil notebooks! we will be doing 3 more fan drawings (each Wednesday through 5/11). Stay tuned!

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