Here at Dauphine Press, we truly value our relationships with the retail stores that represent our letterpress lines. Our current spotlight focuses on Robin Marino of Couture Ink in Ridgefield, New Jersey.
Robin Marino founded Couture Ink in 2009. Working with Robin, it is clear that she has a great eye for design. While this client customization of Occidental stays true to the original design, Robin helped the couple select the perfect suite and color palette for their special day. Scroll down to see more of this sophisticated suite and to learn more about Robin.
What inspired you to open Couture Ink?
Having worked in the event industry, as a planner, I found myself focusing a lot of my attention on the creativity and design of invitations. When it was time to take my clients to pick their invitations, I would love to be involved in brainstorming for new ideas and design aspects to create something different then what was out there. It was then, in 2009, I decided to leave my career in event planning and redirect my energy solely on creating custom stationery. I am so happy I followed my passion because I love what I do!
What did you do in your life before Couture Ink?
Above explains…mainly event planning for an entertainment company, non-profit, and my last stop before the Couture ink train was pharmaceutical event planning (speaker programs).
When did you first realize that you had a passion for paper?
When I was a very little kid…I use to go to the neighbors houses on my block (of course with my mother) and take orders to make holiday cards. I would charge .25 cents and take custom orders and make the holiday cards they ordered with construction paper and crayon – I guess it was always a part of me!
What inspires you?
Everything! I try to find inspiration in all the things I do, see, feel, experience. My inspirations are limitless. I love to read, research, watch movies, travel, old photos, etc.
What trends are you noticing/loving in wedding stationery?
Foil stamping! I love the appreciation for foil stamping nowadays. My clients are really blown away by the beautiful designs we have to offer and seemed compelled to use it in their invitation design.
For more about what inspires Robin, view her Pinterst boards here!