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Get ready for the Lab Event 2013

After having such a great time last year, we are thrilled to be participating in the Lab Event in 2013! The Lab Event is a big party containing amazingly styled vignettes created by some of the top trend-setting wedding industry professionals Northern California has to offer. In a laid-back setting, couples experience inspiration boards brought to life, sips and bites from some of the best caterers, sweets and treats from top dessert designers, a vendor library, a non-traditional runway show, and one heck of a party to round out the night. Northern California brides, if you haven’t purchased your tickets already – we’d definitely suggest you do so ASAP by clicking here. They always sell out and time is running short.

This “Peony Pop” inspiration board was submitted through Snippet & Ink and chosen by the Lab to be recreated at the event. Below are some favorites from the Pinterest board we were assigned.

Peony Pop | The LAB 2013

Our favorite part about the event is the creative collaboration it inspires. Each vendor is assigned to a team and we couldn’t be happier to be part of the group bringing this board to life! Here’s an overview of the amazing wedding vendors that we’re lucky enough to be working with on the Peony Pop vignette:

A Savvy EventA Savvy Event is an incredibly talented Event Planning and Design Company located in Wine Country. They offer everything from full service planning and design to consulting, and have done a great job pulling the vision for our vignette together. We don’t want to spoil anything but trust me you’ll want to stay tuned. It is going to be AMAZING.

PictilioPictilio is the husband-and-wife photography studio of Vitaliy and Candace Prokopets, and they are in the business of making love. Yes, you read that right! They take pictures and blog in hopes of inspiring couples to not only stay committed to one another, but to stay in love. Their lovely business cards each include a different idea for a date night. Check out their website and Facebook page for more!

Valley FloraValley Flora is a full service design studio located in Napa and specializing in weddings and events. We can’t wait to see what they come up with! 

Milk GlassMilk Glass is located in Pleasanton, California and will add a vintage flair to any event. If you haven’t visited their website – go now! For all of you Northern California brides, this is an amazing rental resource!

We will keep you posted on the progress and will provide you with as many sneak peeks as we can, but make sure you get your tickets for the event so you can see it all in person. Here, maybe this will help — save 30% on your tickets when you use the ticket code “bride” when placing your order here!

Real Dauphine Press Wedding – Brigid & James

Doesn’t it officially feel like fall now that we’ve turned our calendars? Even though the weather forecast for today says 95 here in Sonoma County, fall is definitely in the air with a chilly start to the day before temperatures began to rise.

This week also marks the 1st anniversary for a very sweet Dauphine Press couple. It was such a delight working with this couple, their family and our retailer Pearl Grant Richmans in NY on this invitation suite. Since our orders come to us through our exclusive retailers we don’t always get to know the couple and their families very intimately, but this very gracious bride and her mother have personalities that really shine, which means we had the pleasure of getting to know them a little. We’re so glad we did too!

As a result, the couple shared their wedding photos, taken by the amazing Tom Wall Photography, and we are excited to share them with you today.

They chose our Zinfandel design, which perfectly suited their formal fall wedding with the rustic branches printed in our cocoa letterpress ink. The Zinfandel design is a true classic. We especially love the book art details in the copper backer card and espresso ribbon corners that give it an old world feel.

Happy Anniversary to this lovely couple!


If you want to see more photos from this gorgeous wedding and learn more about this amazing couple, don’t miss this great write-up on the New York Wedding Boutique website.

 

Fine Details from The Fine Print

Happy Friday, Fine Print fans! Today’s “Fine Details” post is a collection of our favorite images from the week — a few from each coast. Enjoy these images from our California design studio and our New York print studio!

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Holidays and gift giving are tons of fun when you work with a creative group. This past Valentine’s Day was no exception and was full of charming designer details. Heather handmade valentine bags filled with sweet treats (and displaying one of our favorite puns - suite!) /1/ while Matt’s gift included a little card /2/ that celebrates the love between Mr. & Mrs. Eaves (two of our favorite fonts). Maybe it’s just February, but pink seems to be everywhere we look lately. This image of pink blossoms /3/ was taken in downtown Petaluma and Pinky’s Pizza /4/ is just down the street. How can you not have a little love for that vintage typography?

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Our press room in New York continued turning out amazing print work this week. We can’t get enough of this image showing the plate for a custom Carneros mixed with Cloverdale-inspired save the date being inked /5/. Isn’t the vibrant fuchsia color on the rollers /6/ to die for?!  Always delighted to see the art of letterpress in action, we also adore the side-by-side shots of our Bloom suite – on press and finished invitation ready to send to the couple! /7-8/

We are enjoying early spring weather here in Northern California. We hope that your weekend is sunny too – whether these images brighten your winter weather or if you too are enjoying early spring with us!

 

The Lab Event

It’s amazing how quickly January went by! I’m guessing it’s because we were working on (and enjoying!) quite a few exciting things here at Dauphine Press. Of course, the first being our new website, but we also had the opportunity to attend a brand new bridal event – The Lab Event in Sonoma. It’s was so refreshing to see this new format and I’m sure the long line of guests outside the venue felt the same.

The Lab Event was a collection of vignettes set within the Cline Cellars Barrel Room created by the participating Lab vendors. In addition to the vignettes was the Lab Library with portfolios from all of the Lab Library members (including us!). The result was a room filled with the most gorgeous wedding reception vignettes and eye candy. Take a peek at a few of our snapshots from the event:

*That’s our Katrina above with Anne Sage of The City Sage.

To top it off, we thought we would include our (always slightly embarrassing) photobooth photos we walked away with at the end of the night.

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Clearly, fun was had by all and we can’t wait to do it again!

Dauphine Press Holiday Card Inspiration

In our Northern California office we don’t have snowy white winters, but our design team was inspired by “snow and gold” when creating our 2011-2012 holiday card. Starting with the “snow and gold” inspiration, we knew that above all, we wanted to incorporate brilliant gold foil and use our bright white letterpress stock.

Inspiration Board

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Staying true to our Dauphine Press aesthetic we wanted the card to have a vintage feel, which was achieved by creating a border inspired by gold details in art deco architecture and jewelry. The subtle texture of the snow-like letterpress blind hit in the fluffy cotton paper is perfectly paired with the warm gold foil border and sentiment. The “warm wishes” greeting was  by the amazing calligrapher Georgia Deaver in a script inspired by vintage packaging, resulting in a slightly traditional feel perfect for the holidays (or any wedding!). The calligraphy and gold foil are carried onto the light grey envelope completing the perfect clean and fresh wintery palette.

Dauphine Press Foil Letterpress Holiday Card With Calligraphy

 

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