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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.

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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.

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McEvoy Ranch Limited Edition

Over the past five years we’ve been honored to create custom illustrations and hand-made letterpress labels for McEvoy Ranch. The custom illustrations included on each collector’s edition letterpress label for their Limited Edition Extra Virgin Olive Oil were inspired by different elements seen on their amazing ranch right here in Petaluma, California. These architectural and landscape elements were incorporated into the design, letterpress printed on 100% cotton papers and hand-applied to their beautiful glass bottles. The 2011 label included gold foil to commemorate their 20th year. Below is a retrospective of these gorgeous labels.

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If you haven’t tried McEvoy’s delicious olive oils or used their sumptuous body products, you really must! Click here to see all they have to offer. Aren’t the best projects those that delight multiple senses?

Trunk Show at Union Street Papery

We are thrilled to announce an upcoming trunk show with our friends at Union Street Papery!

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Join us for a wine & cheese reception, get an exclusive preview of the new Dauphine Press Custom Wedding Portfolio II & receive design advice & helpful tips from the design team.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 • 5:00 – 8:00 pm

2166 Union Street, San Francisco

Enjoy exclusive Dauphine Press promotions: 20 free invitation suites when you order 100 or more, complimentary note cards with any wedding stationery order, or 20% off personal stationery.

~ Dauphine Press goodies will be given to our first 25 brides ~

Call Union Street Papery at 415.563.0200 for further details

Real Dauphine Press Wedding by Sasha Souza Events – Carrie & Jon

In the spirit of summer, below are a few photos from a wedding we worked on with the amazing Sasha Souza. Carrie Nelson and Jon Spurlock were married last year at Carrie’s parent’s rice
farm in Pleasant Grove, California. The illuminated barn is such a beautiful touch!

Photography by Paul Morse and Cheryl Kaufman
Lighting by Got Light?

 

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