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Suite Spotlight – Peony Letterpress Invitation Suite

Armfuls of peonies emerge on all sides of a cropped cartouche to create a breathtaking first impression for guests receiving our Peony letterpress wedding invitation. Unwrapping this delicately bundled package reveals layer after layer of heavenly details!

It’s hard to choose which aspect of the suite you love most with its overwhelmingly French feel, striking patterns, clever menu card and sumptuous palette! Lucky for you, you don’t have to choose. Our design team has perfected the art of layering details that result in a perfectly unique wedding invitation for each bride and groom with whom we work. A picture is worth 1,000 words – take a peek at the inspiration behind this suite:

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We can’t wait to see your wedding stationery inspiration board and begin finding the perfect way to layer all of the details important to you and your wedding day. Contact one of our exclusive retailers to start the process of designing your perfect wedding wardrobe!

Want to see more of our inspiration boards? Take a peek at what our design team is curating over on Pinterest!

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: 118# Reich Savoy, brilliant white | Ink: ruchsia + cantaloupe | Embellishments: strawberry colored envelope, strawberry colored belly band, ¼” mink double-faced satin ribbon, die-cut favor tag + die-cut menu card

The LAB Event 2013 – Part I

We had such a good time at the LAB Event this year! From the beautiful vignettes to the tasty treats and the fashion show, we didn’t think it was possible to top last year’s. We wanted to share with you some of our favorite Instragram shots taken by our very own design team: Katrina, Heather and Matt. The Peony Pop vignette was the perfect blend of retro fun and romantic elegance thanks to all the wonderful vendors. Stay tuned to see the amazing photography from Pictilio.

Client Customization – The Sonoma Suite

We thought we would kick off the new year with a beautiful client customization of our Sonoma suite. This elegant design came to us from Judy Paulen Designs at Bloomingdale’s. Along with Judy Paulen Designs, the client was also working with Enjoy Events Co. in creating the perfect design to accompany their wedding day event. The soft Warmed White colored paper, custom ink color and shine from the Pearl foil create a subtle, yet show stopping suite. The flourishes from the original Sonoma design were paired with a bold chevron pattern, chandelier motif and peony floral to make a truly custom design.

For more on how to customize one of our suites (or create one from scratch with a Dauphine Press designer) click here.

 

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.

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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!

Dauphine Press Peony design on Style Me Pretty

We were thrilled to see a letterpress wedding invitation suite we printed on the new Style Me Pretty Texas blog. This bride, also an interior designer, worked with our Houston retailer Katie & Co. to customize the Peony design from our Wedding Portfolio. We can’t get enough of all of the design elements the bride created herself. As Abby Blaire writes for SMP “She not only designed the bridesmaid dresses, boutonnieres and so much more but she also designed her own gown.”

We are wholeheartedly impressed.

Click here to view the full gallery on Style Me Pretty.

All photography by Stella Alesi Photography.

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