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Designer’s Inspiration {week forty-nine}

Dauphine Press Designer's Inspiration

The sweet subjects in this image are the perfect signs of spring! We love the delicate red fabrics against the textured and rustic neutrals in the background. It’s a little like our sleek foil stamping on our textured cotton papers. What an excellent spring mix!

Hope you have an inspiring weekend!

Suite Spotlight – Auburn Letterpress Save the Date Card

Inspired by vintage letterpress wood type posters, this suite is perfect for a rustic barn setting or casual country affair. The Auburn typography makes a statement and sets a cheerful, fun-loving tone for your guests whether printed in one, two or three ink colors.

Inspiration board for the Auburn letterpress wedding save the date and invitation by Dauphine Press featuring a rustic feel, shell pink, peachy cantaloupe + nutmeg brown color palette.

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Auburn letterpress wedding save the date and invitation by Dauphine Press. The design has a rustic feel and incorporate a shell pink, peachy cantaloupe and nutmeg brown color palette.

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Style Shoot – Behind the Scenes

As promised, today we are sharing some of the details that went into the style shoot for our Carneros and Auburn suites.

First, let’s skip to the end result since that’s what this is all about! Have you seen the amazing shots on our new website? Here are a few more:

Dauphine Press Carneros Letterpress Collection

To start the process we scouted the best of the best in stylists and photographers to help us with this exciting project.

Art directed by our very own Katrina McHugh, we selected Megan and Emily of Enjoy Events Co. to help us with styling, Nicole Hill Gerulat for the photography and brought in Georgia Deaver for calligraphy.

Our planning started with Megan and Emily of Enjoy Events Co. Katrina shared our chosen letterpress wedding suites and our vision and inspiration in designing them. Then we elaborated on the type of events these designs would be inviting guests to. After passing thoughts back-and-forth with Enjoy Events Co. they produced their own inspiration boards for the props and shortly after that began shopping for the perfect details.

Dauphine Press Letterpress Inspiration Boards

Now is a great time to bring up the stunning pieces they sourced from One True Love Vintage Rentals. Enjoy Events Co. has worked with Amanda at One True Love Vintage Rentals on a few projects including planning and styling her own wedding this past September. I think everyone agrees that she provided the perfect furniture for the day that really set the tone of each vignette.

Talking to Megan and Emily after seeing the final results of all our hard work on our new website, they were so sweet in saying: “We loved collaborating with everyone the day of the shoot. To see all of the wonderful props we gathered come to life with the invitations was such a joy! We loved how each invitation had a theme to style around and in the end we couldn’t have been happier with how everything tied together in the final photos.”

In addition to showing the final suites in their respective vignettes, we also wanted to create a physical inspiration board for our Auburn suite. The same Auburn suite used in the casual rustic style shoot above, but this time we had a different type of event in mind. You will see that this Auburn inspiration board reflects an event with a more romantic, traditional feel bringing in golds, a soft palette and vintage touches.

This board reflects what we envisioned a couple planning this wedding might have created when pulling all of their design elements and stationery together. At Dauphine Press, our goal is to not only provide the best artisan printing, but to also allow every engaged couple to create a stationery design that is unique to them and their event. With this visual we wanted to encourage all couples working with us to truly use our Design Library to create a one-of-a-kind stationery suite for their unique event.

Dauphine Press Auburn Letterpress Collection

Now, to get this shot, Nicole and her assistant Mallory had to get really creative. Not only are they amazing at their profession and able to produce gorgeous results, but they will go above and beyond in a heartbeat to get the shot. In addition to saying a few things that made us blush, Nicole had a favorite part of the day to share with us: “The Dauphine Press shoot was a dream shoot because the stationery, styling and lighting made the whole place beautiful to work in. We are all so inspired seeing it come together. My favorite part was the inspiration board. So perfectly styled – and I was at least 15 feet in the air shooting it!”

Dauphine Press Team

1. Nicole Gerulat Hill | 2. Mallory Ullmann | 3. Megan & Emily of Enjoy Events Co. | 4. Georgia Deaver  | 5. Amanda of One True Love Vintage | 6. Dauphine Press

We hope you’ve enjoyed these behind the scenes details of this style shoot as much as we enjoyed putting it all together and sharing it with you! We will have more of these to share with you soon. Do you have any favorite suites that you would like to see take center stage in one of our next style shoots?

See our ad featuring one of the Carneros photographs from this shoot in the Winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.

 

Suite Spotlight – Sonoma Letterpress Wedding Invitation

The Sonoma suite is special to all of us at Dauphine Press. It was originally created by our then managing director, Erin, for her Fall wedding. The design was inspired by 19th century French engraving cuts to create a romantic and formal, but not so traditional look. To continue the romantic and formal feel, for its debut in our new Custom Wedding Portfolio II album, the Sonoma suite was letterpress printed in malt and espresso inks on our double-thick natural white premium stock and then edged in espresso. The updated color palette, along with the new Dauphine Press exclusive liner paper in our espresso Filigree pattern, make it a great choice for today’s classically elegant bride.

We can’t wait to see how this design evolves though. The beauty of our Custom Wedding Portfolio albums are that any design can be customized — adding custom foil touches, swapping out letterpress inks, edging and envelope liners — the options really are endless! We are excited to see how future brides update this design to suit their event.

Can you see it in blush and bashful? Traditional black and silver? Cheery coral and tangerine? Modern turquoise and sunshine? How would you customize this design?

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INSPIRATION BOARD CREDITS: Old Walls by CubaGallery | Couch by Bjorg Juto via Design Sponge | Cupcakes photo by Melianie Nashan via the Knot | Pillows by West Elm | Vintage Postcard from Library of Congress | Chandelier via Pottery Barn | Monogram Cakes via Martha Stewart | Boutineers by Wylie Weddings via 100 Layer Cake | Bride Photo by Lucia Paule Design and Jessica Johnston Photo via Style Me Pretty

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Remember, for our summer promotion we are offering free letterpress note cards with every invitation order!

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Terrain Special Events Soirée

Last night we had a great evening at the events open house at terrain in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. {Full disclosure: my husband runs this garden lifestyle brand for Urban Outfitters.} The evening was magical and well attended. I met so many great people and had a fun time showing our custom letterpress invitations to brides and grooms.

Terrain has been quietly booking events from weddings and rehearsal
dinners to birthday dinners and parties since they opened about two
years ago. They have a new chef {the amazing Keith Rudolf,
the former chef de cuisine from Supper in Philadelphia} and an in-house events team who are collaborative, creative and attentive. Terrain isn’t simply an ideal spot for Sunday brunch, it’s also a dreamscape for weddings and other events.

I always get so inspired when I spend time at terrain. I come away wanting to completely redefine my indoor and outdoor living spaces, overhaul my entertaining and unplug my life. That’s saying a lot for someone who isn’t a gardener at heart. Terrain is part reverie, part store, part experiential bliss. Last night didn’t disappoint. Feast your eyes!

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