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Alhambra Letterpress Invitation

Our Alhambra invitation design comes to us courtesy of Jori Jackman at Seaside Papery in Coronado, California. The invitation was custom designed for an event at The Prado in San Diego’s Balboa Park which is known for it’s flamboyant Spanish Colonial style architecture.

One of the things I always recall about The Prado is the gorgeous hand painted tile work throughout the restaurant, and also in the outdoor courtyards and magnificent Moorish style fountains surrounding it. We were naturally delighted to have the opportunity to incorporate some of the gorgeous tile details into this inspired invitation. We used a distressed fill on the aqua blue arch that frames the invitation wording to lend a vintage feel that ties in perfectly with the retro script typeface. Also the fresh palette is one of our personal favorites. Enjoy!

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Dauphine Wedding – Melinda & Aaron {Part One}

Wedding bells continue to ring at Dauphine Press, this time for Melinda McVay. Melinda is an elite member of the A-Team, the unsung heroes of our print studio. She and her fellow teammates make it all come together for each and every job that carefully passes through our hands. Melinda gives new meaning to quality control. She oversees plate making, packaging, shipping and makes sure every ribbon, grommet, backer, tip-on and assembly is letter-perfect every time. Her attention to detail is consummate, so of course we’re not in the least bit surprised that she’s turned her love of perfect details to her upcoming wedding.

Even before Melinda and Aaron took to riding a vintage Schwinn tandem (a Christmas gift from Aaron), Melinda had a keen interest in wedding photography. When it came to the ever-important engagement shoot, Melinda and Aaron really wanted an unexpected approach that would stand out. Fate and genius lead them to Roger and Lyndzee Ellsworth at Eplove. One look at these photos and it’s evident why the couple traveled to Southern California for the shoot.

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Some of Melinda and Aaron’s photos were also featured at the Wedding Chicks. The wedding is taking place in a few short weeks at an apple farm in Sebastopol, California. We cannot wait to see how Eplove captures their big day. We will be posting more of Melinda’s creative details in the weeks to come.

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