Meet a Wedding Stationer in Boston, MA: Joyously Yours Custom Invitations (5)

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Joy Wieder, the Owner of Joyously Yours Custom Invitations, based in Boston, MA! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I reconnected with a friend from art school who has been doing custom invitations for years, and she encouraged me to get into the business. She brought me to the National Stationery Show in New York, and I was hooked! As a graphic designer, I loved the fonts and papers and printing methods. As an artist, I loved that I could create custom artwork for couples. Each bride and groom is unique, and I create invitations that showcase their personalities and wedding style from vintage to rustic to formal.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Cinnaminson, NJ: Shelly's Touch (2)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Michelle Nicosia Coyle, Owner and Creative Director of Shelly’s Touch, based in Cinnaminson, NJ. Enjoy!

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I graduated in 2007 from The Art Institute of Philadelphia with a BS in graphic design. My first job out of college was a graphic designer at Blue Tulip in Princeton, NJ. This was a retail location that had wonderful gifts and accessories. They also had a whole section of their store dedicated to invitations. We were able to set up our own proofs and print everyday occasions on site. I also worked with brides using our albums, but we could do custom as well. I would always talk brides into letting me do something custom! This is the place where I truly fell in love with paper. I was only employed there for a year when they suddenly laid me off and went out of business. The disappointed brides became my first clients. I decided to work for myself, doing what I loved.

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Diane Donato, Invitation Designer & Owner of Starglow Studios Designer Invitations based in Chicago, IL! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I used to make cards just for fun. It was a creative outlet for me. When I threw a baby shower for a friend, one of the guests showed up and gave her a gift of the framed invitation. That was the moment I realized that invitations can be considered art. Later that same guest needed wedding invitations with a lighthouse on them and hired me to create them.

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Vivian, the Founder and Creative Director of For the Love of Stationery based in Sydney, NSW. Enjoy!

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

To be honest, I kind of fell into weddings. I didn’t have ANY intention of getting into the wedding industry as I’ve heard horror stories of bridezillas lol (Luckily I haven’t had any bad experience with that.. Ok maybe like a handful of brides who were really particular about their wedding invitations but other than that, most brides trust me with their work wholeheartedly!)

I got asked by my friends a few years ago to help them with their wedding stationery when I was doing freelance graphic design for small businesses at the time. After helping them with their weddings, I discovered my love for love (I know it sounds so cheesy lol). I realized that I really enjoyed being a small part of their special day & I would love to help more brides do the same.

*When brides order their photo wedding cards with me, a small proceed goes to help The A21 Campaign to rescue women from modern-day slavery.

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Ashley Barado, Owner of InvitoBella, LLC based in Hammond, LA. Enjoy!

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I’ve always been creative and loved crafts. I started InvitoBella in 2011 when making invitations for family & friends became a passion and an idea for a business was formed. I was being asked to make invitations and/or event brochures regularly so I decided to go for it. Like they say, “go big or go home.” What started out as a hobby became my business!

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rustic wedding invitation with greenery illustration and burlap bellyband

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Cristina Pereira, Founder & CEO of PaperStudioByC, based in Porto, Portugal! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

Creating has always been a part of my life. Ever since I was a little girl that I created birthday cards for my parents. I LOVED doing it and I’d stay hours creating to stay perfect. I always thought that they could get better but I did not yet know what I should do to improve. My parents always loved when I’d gave it to them, and I always felt very proud of myself for knowing that I did something so special and unique. I was already a perfectionist and dreamer and I did not even know it yet. And these are some of the words that define me.

The wedding invitations came into my life as I began to organize my wedding. The first step was the creation of invitations and I thought it was going to be a huge challenge. After all, they were going to be our appeal to dozens of people which would receive them and enjoy them. I felt a great urge to be me doing them, I knew what I wanted and I started to create. I had some difficulties mixing colors and materials, it had several times changes until I felt it was perfect … It was that invitation that was our face and what I really liked.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Montvale, NJ: RSVP Custom Creations (5)

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Jackie Asta, designer and owner of RSVP Custom Creations, based in Montvale, New Jersey.

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

In 2006 I ordered my daughters 1st birthday invitations on Ebay. When I received them I thought to myself “I can do this”. After a few months of researching invitation software, printers and card stock, I started designing children’s birthday party invitations. I had my first sale on Ebay and I still remember the design and the buyer’s name. As I got more comfortable in my designs, I branched out to baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, etc.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Dallas, TX: Brown Fox Creative (6)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Kristin, the Owner and Creative Director of Brown Fox Creative! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

After my own wedding I realized there weren’t many options for truly personalized wedding stationery. I wanted to offer couples the option to create wedding invitations that really reflected the couple and their big day. I decided to start Brown Fox Creative three years ago and haven’t looked back since!

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in New Delhi, India: Turmeric Ink (6)

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Sonal Aggarwal Jolly of Turmeric Ink, based in New Delhi, India! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

The design and print industry is an ever evolving field and there was so much to learn everyday. The existing traditional framework left little scope for exquisite, innovative, revolutionary and ambitious approach to design, management and process. This prompted me to create Turmeric Ink, a design consultancy with a global outlook to design and a high end quality print shop in 2011.

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Genevieve Ali of Lady G Paperie, based in Westminster, Maryland! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I started doing wedding invitations after merging my loves of calligraphy, painting, and graphic design. I began traditional calligraphy practice when I was eight years old and in college I started doing more with modern and organic calligraphy, at which point I ultimately began teaching classes and taking on addressing clients once word spread about my work. After I graduated, I began experimenting with watercolor painting and digital design. Wedding invitations flowed naturally from there and Lady G Paperie was born!

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