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Introducing Santa Barbara Wedding Invitation

introducing santa barbara wedding invitations by delphinenew design by delphine santa barbaraIt was a rainy day here at our Charleston studio, but we managed to sneak in a few photos between rain drops of our brand new design. A little bit vintage, a lot pretty … I’m pleased to announce that our new Santa Barbara invitation is now live on Delphine! Inspired by, you guessed it, Santa Barbara, California. It would be great for a fancy barn wedding or rustic ranch wedding, don’t you think? With twinkly lights and sparkly drinks and lace gowns and maybe even some cowboy boots.

 

 

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NEW on Chromatic & Co.: The Sweetest Occasion

introducing the sweetest occasion wedding invitations for chromatic & co. Squeal! Soooo so so so sooooo excited to announce that my darling and super talented friend Cyd (you know, the genius behind “The Sweetest Occasion,” the best blog ever) has launched a collection of pretty party and wedding invitations, stationery, party goodies, iPhone cases and other treats over at Chromatic & Co. 

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Bougainvillea

bougainvillea pink paperLook what blew in the studio from the backyard while we were in the middle of a shoot: nearly neon, fuchsia Bougainvillea leaves. I love the crispy texture. They remind me of paper.

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Pépé’s Antique Gold Pocket Watch

antique gold pocket watch propWe’re doing some major site upgrades over on Delphinepress.com. A major part of that is new photographs. We’ve been super busy for months styling photos. One of the props we’ve been using is my Pépé (grandpa) Giovanni’s antique gold pocket watch.

I just realized a few days ago that the monogram on the watch is not his (or my grandmother’s). I wonder if it was his father’s? Or perhaps it was won in a crazy poker game? My Pépé loved playing cards!

The clock side opens, but the other side, where a photo goes, is stuck shut. I’m DYING to open it but am afraid to force it. I’m going to take it to a jeweler to see if they can open it for me. I can’t wait to see the photo inside.

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Sneak Peek: Classy Christmas

classy christmas card sneak peekJust a sneak peek at some of the graphic elements and fonts used in the Classiest Christmas Card on Earth. That’s what I’m calling it, anyway. The snippits above are taken from the final card.

prop shoppingFaux Vaurnet shades, jingle balls, and drugstore Egg Nog … just a few of the props I picked up for the shoot.

Rudolph and Egg NogRudolph, post shoot. He got a lot of lovin’.

 

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Project Classy Christmas

project classy christmas awkward family photo shootSneak peek at what I’m up to today: my Pinterest inspiration board for a photo shoot, code named “project classy Christmas.” I know the suspense is killing you. The biggest challenge when styling this photo shoot is going to be keeping a straight face/not peeing in my pants. I know. Sometimes even I am jealous of my own job.

 

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behind the scenes: wedding invitation photo shoot

I spent nearly all day last Friday prepping for Saturday morning’s wedding invitation photo shoot. The light is best in our home kitchen (we love to shoot in natural light), so we have to transport everything from the studio on boards.

Unfortunately, we had a very rare rainy day on Saturday, so the light wasn’t that great. We had to pull in lights to get the shoot finished. Normally, we’d just postpone the shoot, but our friend Adrianne Smith delivered some amazing flowers and special boutonnieres, and we wanted to use them before they wilted away. 

Here are a couple of quick peeks. I’m still sifting through the hundreds of photos to find the handful that will end up on our website.Our WONDERLAND invitation, shown flat printed in a truly classic black and pink wedding invitation color combo. Adrianne made a beautiful classic white anemone boutonniere for us, and I think they complement each other perfectly.

Our PACIFIC BEACH invitation, shown flat printed in one of my all time favorite color combinations for wedding invitations: yellow and gray. Adrianne made a charming yellow feverfew boutonniere for us. Isn’t it darling? I love boutonnieres. I tried to convince John to wear it around the house after the shoot was complete, but he said it didn’t go with his holey sweatshirt.

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from the prop closet: travel souvenirs

Using souvenirs from my travels in photo shoots gives me a legitimate reason to save ephemera from my trips. The M button is from a visit to the Met in NYC last spring after the National Stationery Show.

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from the prop closet: vintage keys and stamps

Three of my favorite things to use in photos when I’m staging invitation shoots: vintage stamps, vintage keys, and silk flowers. All in one photo! The vintage stamps are from my personal collection — I’ve picked some up during my travels abroad, and recently I picked up a few packages at Anthropologie; the keys are from my personal collection and from Classic Bride’s vintage shop; the faux flowers I picked up at a local floral supply shop.

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week in review

photo by Delphine intern Courtney Yee

Wow. It’s Friday already?! Totally snuck up on me. It has been a pretty busy week here at the Delphine studio. I had a pop-up show on Monday (photos here); I found a new sparkly outfit; I pined for an iPad; I pined for a perfect studio in which to play on an iPad; worked on a photo shoot with intern Courtney Yee (she took the one above of one of my new props, some ribbon from Anthropologie); and I packaged tons of treasures to get ready for tomorrow’s warehouse sale. 

Hope to see you tomorrow at the Warehouse Sale!

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