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Spotlight on Marcardin Calligraphy

We sat down with Heather Brock of Marcardin Calligraphy to talk about her beginnings as a calligrapher and how she became inspired to start her own company.  Q: “Marcardin” is such a unique name. Can you please tell us the significance of why you chose that name for your company? HB: The name Marcardin is very …

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New Schumacher: Lansdale vs. Zanzibar

July has been an exciting month at Dempsey & Carroll as we debuted the latest lines from our collaboration with F.Schumacher & Co. We are thrilled to introduce the Lansdale and Zanzibar collections of boxed correspondence cards, drink coasters, and journals. The Lansdale collection features vibrant hues of pink, green, and orange, while the Zanzibar Collection …

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Spotlight on Leo Mascotte, Part II

Austin Ackles sat down with Creative Director, Leo Mascotte, to discuss more of his favorite Dempsey & Carroll wedding suites.  AA: This wedding took place on a family property in Old Chatham and we drew a marvelous tree the couple was to be married beneath. (The resulting steel engraving die was a sculpture in and of itself!) …

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Love: A History

At Dempsey & Carroll, Valentine’s Day is a particularly exciting holiday.  A recent article in People highlighted the history of this holiday, and how Valentine’s Day cards came to be, with the first cards dating back to the third century. We love sweet handwritten sentiments, but for us, what’s most interesting about Valentine’s Day is …

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Real Weddings: Suzanne and Daniel

Suzanne Schueller and Daniel Gottlander July 25, 2015 Saint Anne’s Church Mackinac Island, Michigan On a breezy Friday evening, welcome cocktails with incomparable views of the Straits of Mackinac thrilled guests on the East Front Porch of the legendary Grand Hotel. A lively dinner followed in the hotel’s grand yet still intimate Cottage Restaurant. Then, …

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The Menu: A Brief History

Early in President Roosevelt’s first term, he held a state dinner for Prince Henry of Prussia. To highlight the different, younger tone, of his administration, President Roosevelt offered his guests champagne compliments of George Kessler, considered to be the “Champagne King” of the early 20th century. In addition to the champagne, Mr. Kessler partnered with …

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