It was a warm and sunny weekend here in the bay area and we found ourselves daydreaming about seaside weddings. Below you will find a sneak peek of our Sausalito design. The suite includes a new textured background map that can be personalized for any location. We can’t wait to see some of the customizations!
INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS: Bride by boat via 100 Layer Cake| Polaroids via Green Wedding Shoes | Striped Straws via Sweet Emilia Jane | Hanging Globes – Anthro Display via The Thinking Tank | Girl in stripes via Give Me Glam | Lighthouse | Stamps via 100 Layer Cake | Glasses by Anthropologie| Postcards & Sunglasses via Oh Lovely Day| Bride on suitcases bu Bonnie Friday | Sailboats via The Uptown Bride.
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We have been seeing some great coverage in our favorite magazines lately. This week we heard from Today’s Bride that one of our timeless designs was featured in their 2011 issue.
Our design team created an invitation suite for the bride and groom that has become a best seller over the years. Larisa and Carl were married in 2007 and asked us to create a suite with a “world traveler” feel. We created an invitation design using a vintage world map as the background, whimsical touches including a head-on airplane motif and traditional wording on an untraditional horizontal card.
To top it off, we created a passport menu for their reception, which inspired their cake design.
Wedding photos by Kristian Iskandar, KI Photography, Santa Clara, CA
Cake by Susan Morgan, Elegant Cheesecakes, Half Moon Bay, CA
For years, brides have sought out Dauphine Press for letterpress invitations and announcements to their destination weddings and events. Several years ago, a particular invitation to a Nantucket wedding incorporated a custom map of the island. The map was printed in a pale celadon in the background with darker type overprinting the image. That single design has gone on to inspire countless others.
Several other map invitations may be previewed in our Design Gallery. If there is a destination you have in mind for your event, please check with us as we may likely have an existing map in our library.
Here are several that we felt were noteworthy. Bon voyage!
Since I was small, I’ve been fascinated by maps. The World Atlas was
always my favorite go-to book in the family library and l collect
vintage maps of the different places I’ve lived in the world. So I’m
really delighted that our custom map-themed invitations have resonated
with so many clients over the years. Our map library has grown to
include so many wonderful destinations from Hawaii to the Iberian
Peninsula. We continually create custom background maps for intrepid
couples planning weddings in yet-to-be-illustrated destinations.
One of our absolute favorite dealers, Linda Hays at Wedding Library
in New York asked us to create a gorgeous map of Long Island. The map served as the
backdrop for the romantic, laid back announcement for the Hamptons
wedding of Colleen O’Keefe and James Rybakoff.
We always love seeing photographs of our clients’ weddings and this one
is no exception. We are grateful to the wonderful photographers and
editors at Well Wed Magazine for including
our announcement design in their story of this magical wedding.
Photography by Francesco Mastalia
Image of O’Keefe-Rybakoff Save the Date, custom background map