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Our 144th Birthday!

This coming Sunday marks Dempsey & Carroll’s 144th birthday! While almost every aspect of 21st century New York would feel foreign to John Dempsey and George Carroll, our shop on 1049 Lexington would be a source of familiarity and comfort.  We have continued to celebrate the art of engraving since 1878! In the 19th century, …

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Carolyn + Zach

Carolyn and Zach chose our Embassy sized invitations with baron ink.  The couple went with a modern typestyle called “Veritas.”  The invitations are finished with silver foiled edges.  The inner envelopes are lined with matte paper, featuring an art deco inspired design.  When/where did you get married? I got married at the Rainbow Room at …

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Wedding Dress Codes

While a wedding doesn’t revolve around guests’ personal style, it is important to understand and follow the dress code.  But this isn’t always easy – what are the dress codes and what exactly do they all mean? White-Tie White-tie is the most formal of the dress codes and is not used frequently.  For women, a …

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