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Vibrant Spring Style Shoot

It has been an outstanding week here at Dauphine Press! In addition to launching our Presidio suite in Martha Stewart Weddings, we have been collaborating with a few amazing vendors and are happy to announce that our work has finally been released! And, the best part is that our beloved Kasbah suite was featured on the 100 Layer Cake blog!

Lucky us, we had the opportunity to work with Allison at Engaged & Inspired on this gorgeous shoot {have you seen all of her work? I could spend hours pouring over her amazing portfolio!}. Allison chose our Kasbah design in a glimmering, gold foil for the perfect invitation to this vibrant wedding scene. Kasbah is a best seller of ours for its classically-elegant corner details. This version was customized with the reflective gold foil and belluccia script for the bride and groom’s names. For the table menus, Allison selected a design with an embellished frame at the top and a variety of elegant fonts to outline the wedding menu details.

        

CREDITS: Coordination & Design: Engaged & Inspired | Photographer: This Love of Yours Photography | Venue: Holman Ranch | Caterer: Paradise Catering | Floral & Paper Flowers: Christine Cater | Desserts: Sweet Tooth Confections | Rentals: Hartmann Studio Rentals | Stationery: Dauphine Press | Dress: Haute Bride | Hair & Makeup: Melissa Hoffman

Gorgeous scenes like these aren’t just for photo shoots. Visit your local Dauphine Press retailer to start the design process and bring your wedding stationery and decor dreams to life!

Trend Alert – Jewel Tones

You can be sure to make a bold statement {in fashion or on paper} with dynamic and distinctive jewel tones! Utilizing this rich color palette often has a dramatic and elegant result, as displayed in this editorial fashion shoot by Michelangelo di Battista for Vogue Italia, featuring Jessica Chastain. You can find more images from this vibrant shoot here.

Photography by Michelangelo di Battista | Styled by Alice Gentilucci | Appeared in the April 2012 issue of Vogue Italia

Are you loving jewel tones as much as we are? Want to incorporate them into your Dauphine Press custom wedding stationery? Visit one of our exclusive retailers and start designing your foil and letterpress wedding invitations today! Don’t forget about our Spring Promotion running through the end of June!

Savannah Photo Shoot

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.

Savannah Style Shoot

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:

Savannah Style Shoot Letterpress 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

Vintage Hollywood Shoot

Everyone loves a great inspiration style shoot — us included! It’s an even bigger treat to work with some of the most amazing wedding vendors out there and collaborate on creating visuals that will inspire brides and grooms with every large and small detail.

This Vintage Hollywood shoot is no exception. Recently featured on Style Me Pretty, these beautiful details are the result of a collaboration with MLKL PhotographyOlam Weddings and Kerry Quade.

Vintage Hollywood Style Shoot

Stylistically, this suite’s chic typography was inspired by high fashion with a nod to the mid-century design. The gold foil impressed into the soft cotton paper is what gives this suite the rich and luxurious feeling associated with vintage Hollywood. The delicate, foil-stamped border and text is reminiscent of gold jewelry and truly catches the light like a diamond ring. The palette is still bright and beautiful — the whimsical, Wisteria-colored, hand-painted edges and a custom envelope liner give it a little vintage ’60s, beach-side flair while remaining sophisticated.

Vintage Hollywood Stationery

If you would like to see the original inspiration for this foil and letterpress suite, our Kensington design, visit one of our exclusive retailers.

 

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.

 

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