We’re giving today’s Suite Spotlight a little twist! While you’ve already seen the original inspiration for our Monterey design, created for the gorgeous Peony Pop vignette at The Lab Event, today we wanted to illustrate how versatile letterpress and foil invitation suites can truly be. Monterey is perfectly suited for fun and playful affairs like the one designed for The Lab, but it can also make the ideal introduction to a romantic and neutral palette as shown in today’s inspiration board.
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We love Monterey for its 1960s decor-inspired sunburst monogram in gold foil. In fact, we love it so much that we were sure to include this motif on the accessory pieces to highlight key details, such as the response date on the reply card and the title on the menu card. In its original version, the shell colored letterpress details on the invitation border and on the exclusive liner pattern allowed the sunburst detail to be the star. And, the sweet lemon meringue papers used for the response card and personalized belly band rounded out the color palette, while securing all of the invitation elements. With our custom design process, any of these details could be modified to highlight your favorite detail in any color palette. With a design as versatile and classic as Monterey, the options are endless!
We would love the opportunity to customize Monterey for your extraordinary event. Contact one of our exclusive retailers today to get started on your custom foil and letterpress wedding invitation suite. And, don’t forget to take advantage of our Spring Promotion when placing your order thorough one of our exclusive retailers before June 30th.
We are also very proud to announce that our Monterey suite has been nominated for the 4th Annual Trendy Awards in the bridal category. If you love it as much as we do, please vote!
In an earlier post, we shared a few Instagram shots from The Lab Event and the Peony Pop vignette we were lucky enough to help bring to life with the help of some of Northern California’s top wedding vendors. Today we are thrilled to be sharing photographs of the final vignette taken by the incredible (and always adorable!) Pictilio photography team.
The original Peony Pop inspiration board was chosen by The Lab Event and Snippet & Ink to be presented as one of the vignettes at the event. Along with Pictilio, we were paired with A Savvy Event (Design & Coordination), Valley Flora (flowers), Sweet on Cake (cake) and Milk Glass (vintage rentals) to bring this mix of retro fun and romantic elegance to life at Cline Cellars. Enjoy!
You can see more images and read more about how the entire look came together on both Pictilio blog, A Savvy Event blog and Snippet and Ink.
Are you inspired by the Peony Pop vignette? Does it have you brainstorming ideas for how to style your big day and incorporate your Dauphine Press custom letterpress and foil stationery? If so, you can contact one our exclusive retailers to start the process!
If you are looking for even more inspiration, next up is our Suite Spotlight post on the Monterey letterpress and foil wedding invitation suite we created for the event.
We have another gorgeous photo shoot for you today. This time we worked with Austin Warnock Photography and a group of amazing vendors they selected. You can see the original post on Style Me Pretty and many more of the stunning images on the Austin Warnock Photography blog.
For this shoot, our contribution was a perfectly delicate suite incorporating a beautiful lace pattern in a blind hit, a timeless script and a soft color palette. Here are even more shots of the stationery:
This suite is the perfect fit for this southern wedding, but don’t forget that it can be customized for any event. Would you love to see it in a square shape? With stunning turquoise ribbon corners and backer card? Or maybe a botanical print in the corners in place of the lace? All of that is possible, just visit one our exclusive retailers to customize your own Dauphine Press suite.
CREDITS: Dress: Vera Wang Bleu Belle Bridal | Florist: A to Zinnias | Cake: Minnette Rushing Custom Cakes | Makeup: Liz Brownlee of Colorboxx Salon | Hair: Tiffony Simpson of Ony Salon | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Chair Rentals: Violet Vintage
We’re excited to introduce you to one of our long-time favorite vendors. Her work is just too gorgeous not to share! We have worked with Georgia Deaver Calligraphy & Illustration for many years and many wedding seasons. In fact, she hand calligraphed our logo!
In addition to our logo, Georgia has helped us create some of our favorite Dauphine Press projects (details of our latest collaboration coming soon!) as well as numerous wedding suites, envelope addressing, corporate projects, logos and branding for several of our clients. Some of us (raising hand!) have also used her for many personal projects. She truly is the best of the best and all of us at Dauphine Press have long been in awe of her skills and ability to create any style — the finished product never disappoints.
Today we wanted to share images of her work. Some of which you may recognize from our recent style shoot and photographs from our brand new invitation gallery. We also have more bridal related projects coming up with Georgia so we thought an introduction was appropriate. Stay tuned for more details.
Auburn escort “tickets” from our recent style shoot
Photography: Nicole Gerulat Hill, Styling: Enjoy Events Co.
Assorted envelope calligraphy from our new website
Photography & Styling: Nicole Gerulat Hill
A golden farm wedding, styled shoot
Photography: Jennifer Eileen, Event design: Enjoy Events Co.
We were thrilled to see that our work was included in the autumn issue of the Austrailian magazine, The Wedding Style Guide. Ordered through through our retailer, Brenda Himmel Stationery in Santa Monica, the couple based their save the date, invitation and day of pieces on our Hayes design. We LOVE how they displayed their letterpress escort cards on the rows of pears below and feel so honored to have played a part in such a beautiful wedding.
Dauphine Retailer: Brenda Himmel Stationery
1126 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA – 310.395.2437
Photographer: Elizabeth Messina
Florist: Tapestry Flowers
If you haven’t already seen this darling magazine, you really must take a peek at their website & blog. We got lost in the free Look Book that is available for viewing fullscreen on their homepage. Below are a few screenshots of our favorite spreads (including one with the lovely pears!).