On a peerless Saturday in October, Dauphine Press managing director Erin Shetterly was married to Todd Burns in a breathtaking ceremony at the Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross, California. Kendra Bellah and I were immediately struck by how Erin’s creative genius had touched every detail of the event, from the décor to the music to the signature cocktails. The wedding was a perfect blend of Erin’s eclectic tastes — she shopped the Alameda Antique Fair, flea markets and second hand shops for nearly a year to find the decorations: a collection of vintage white vases for the tables, lanterns for the oak trees, and a vintage mirror repurposed as a chalkboard to display an Emily Bronte quote.
Backing up, Erin came to work for us in 2004. I still have her resume after all these years – it was so creatively designed and presented that it immediately caught my eye and spoke volumes about her attention to detail. Erin has been a transformative force behind Dauphine Press and she has provided so much creative energy which have come to be associated with the brand, like inventive use of color, pattern and typography. When I moved to Pennsylvania in 2008, Erin was the obvious choice to step in and run the day-to-day operations at Dauphine Press. That same year, she was also instrumental in our launch of Dauphine Design.
Left: Erin’s stunning bouquet of rose, dahlias, and mums
Right: A sweet stack of cards invite guests to share a thoughtful note
Left: Vintage birdcages and glass lanterns hung from the oaks
Right: Seating cards cleverly attached by mini clothespins to a metal garden gate
Erin and Todd Burns lead the recessional to Sweet Child o’ Mine by Guns ‘n’ Roses
Left: Guests mingle for cocktails on the veranda
Right: Trish Kinsella listens to toasts at the reception
Kendra and Todd Bellah drop into the photo booth to salute the couple’s love of 80’s hair bands
Stay tuned next week for details of her gorgeous wedding stationery in cool tones of coral and gray. From save-the-dates to programs and
menus, Erin and Todd’s wedding was beautifully tied together with a
whimsical yet cohesive letterpress stationery package.
Photography: Adi Nevo
Flowers: Vanda Floral