Little Dove Design is a couture design studio specializing in creating beautiful, custom letterpress wedding invitations, baptism and birth announcements, cards and social correspondence. We pride ourselves in working closely with our clients, paying attention to their needs and offer excellent customer service.
We love taking the time to create items that often become cherished keepsakes. It is a true passion that fuels our work and we love spending the time to create individual pieces of art for our clients.
Our specialty is making all of our custom letterpress wedding invitations unique and beautiful. Little Dove Design loves combining the old with the new. We employ century-old printing techniques with contemporary style, along with a superior level of craftsmanship and service that is integral to the design process. Printed on a restored 19th century Heidelbergpress, the materials created at Little Dove Design convey the delicate beauty and tactile warmth that is so often lost in more modern printing techniques.
In the end, it has to be something that is beautiful and something that makes us happy. One of my very favorite things is hearing how my designs helped make an event so much more special. Adding that extra bit of joy to an already beautiful moment makes me so proud.
A little about me…
Little dove design grew out of a passion. A passion for creating. At an early age, I had always put pencil to paper and sketched. In college, I studied Fine Art and Design, which led me to a career in advertising. I would often be traveling to different print shops across the country and that is when I discovered letterpress. I loved the idea that this century old technique could be used to execute beautiful, handcrafted, bespoke pieces of art. It was and is another tool to help me express my creative side. I see that today, more and more people are valuing the idea of handcrafted and personal. Whether this is through cooking, illustrating, painting or designing — This is what I am all about. I wanted to share this passion and that is literally how Little Dove Design was born.
If you are interested in custom work, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Customer reviews (5)
Our invitations were absolutely stunning! We received countless compliments and they are one of my most favorite things about my wedding. Monika is an absolute pleasure to work with, and took one of her designs and added personal touches to make them truly unique for our wedding. Im so lucky to have found her! If you have the opportunity to work with her, do not pass it up!
WOW! What a beautiful job Chauhie did on my son's Christening invitation. They were worth every cent. I got so many compliments on them. I felt they really set the tone for the event. Monika was so easy to work with and so accommodating. I can't say enough great things!
I was searching for the "right" invitations/stationer for quite some time. Nothing I saw moved me, that it is, until I stumbled upon Chauhie. After seeing the pictures of her previous work, I knew she would be the one to create my invitations. The attention to design and detail impressed me. Chauhie was such a pleasure to work with, she is so kind and personable. She asked a lot of questions about my wedding in order to design invitations that would work for us. The custom design she came up with was beyond my expectations. The design had the perfect old-world and romantic feeling we were going for! I enjoyed working with Chauhie as she was patient, understanding and accommodating to my requests, even when I was unsure about something or wanted to make some changes along the way. I tend to be a perfectionist-but so is Chauhie-and she delivered perfection!
The invitations arrived with a personal note and they were beautifully packaged. It was a special treat opening them! I would highly, highly recommend Chauhie to anyone looking for quality invitations at more than fair prices. I look forward to working with Chauhie again! Thank you, Chauhie!
Chauhie has done our daughter's annoucement, baptism invitations and thank you notes. They turned out BEAUTIFUL and were more affordable that other letterpress sites. We loved her work so much we are planning to do custom Holiday cards and my daughter's 1st year invite. I highly recommend using Chauhie for any event. She was so nice to work with, personable and very flexible to accommodate our needs and budget. We loved everything from the design process to the beautifully arranged package that arrived home with the stationary, which included a personal thank you note and a sweet gift for our new born. You are on the right site!
Chauhie did my wedding invitations, and they came out beautifully! She paid so much attention to detail, and went out of her way to work with us and make sure our invitations were perfect. She added some great details that took our invitations over the top, and was so willing to work with our budget. It was such a joy to work with her because she was so sweet and genuine, and helped me feel more at ease about my upcoming wedding.
It was truly a treat to have Chauhie do our wedding invitations, and I look forward to opportunities to have her print for important events in our lives!
WeddingLovely Blog Features
February sure has been full of super lovely submissions, but we definitely cannot let the month of love pass by without giving a special shout out to all the vendors that participated in our Valentine's Day design roundup for 2015! Miss it? Catch up on all three parts:
Today's stationer interview is with Monika of Little Dove Design based in New York, NY! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I started with my very own wedding invitation. I wanted something truly personal, that showed my own aesthetic and featured my love of paper and illustration. I later left a lofty career in advertising to pursue my passion for art and illustration and turn it into a business named Little Dove Design. I thrive on working with couples to create wedding suites that feel unique to them, make them happy and be something that will live on as a cherished keepsake.
This stunning invitation suite comes to us from Monika of Little Dove Design based in New York, NY! Here's what she has to say about the invitation and the inspiration behind it:
One of my very favorite designs is my Woodland Winter wedding suite. I love designing custom work and went on location to the event site to get ideas and sketch. I understood the bride wanted to incorporate both a winter and woodland theme that reflected the beauty of Skylands Manor - the reception site. The Skylands castle is actually New Jersey’s own botanical garden.
Chauhie has some of the most gorgeous letterpress printing and design I’ve ever seen, and Monika at Chauhie has been generous enough to donate to one of our WeddingInviteLove giveaways. I’m grateful for the support as well as awed and inspired by Chauhie’s work, so Chauhie is our featured vendor this week — congratulations to them!