Meet a Wedding Stationer in Ottawa, ON: Prim & Popping (8)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with designer Nicole Basque of Prim & Popping, based in Ottawa, Ontario! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

As a graphic designer and being part of a very large family, let’s just say it wasn’t even an option! But I loved it from the very first design and have grown from a single wedding invitation to creating branded wedding stationery packages for couples and am on a roll!

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Today’s stationer interview is with Dondrea Owens of Jenkins Rose, based in Atlanta, GA. Enjoy!

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I got started with wedding invitations in 2012 when a co-worker friend asked me to design her wedding invitations. I had been making greeting cards for a while and was just getting my feet wet with true design. She trusted me to create a suite she loved, and I’ve been designing ever since. Hers is still one of my favorite suites!

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Prêt à Papier (5)

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Reesha of Prêt à Papier, based in Dubai! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I have always loved working with paper, colour and interesting materials and this led me to pursue a Fine Art degree in Graphic Design. When my career started I dove straight into the world of corporate communication design but I realised how much I missed the freedom of working on creative projects when a co-worker asked me to design his wedding invitations. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs I always knew I wanted to do something that would allow me to convert my passion for design and entertaining into a successful business. I found myself creating personalised stationery for friends and family events, dinners, kid’s parties and eventually wedding invitations and the word spread. Now I  design wedding invitations for my clients all over the world.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Philadelphia, PA: Thomas-Printers Invitations (11)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with letterpress printer and co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress, Kseniya Thomas of Thomas-Printers Invitations, based in Carlisle, PA. Enjoy!

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

After graduating from college, I had a fellowship to study and work in Germany for a year. A friend and I happened to go to Mainz one weekend—that’s where the Gutenberg Museum has a working letterpress-print shop. A few weeks later, I wrote and asked if they accepted interns, and they did, so I moved to Mainz. I worked there for six months, and learned how to set type and print from guys who had spent their whole careers in print shops as pressmen, stonemen, or compositors before offset printing edged them out. It was great: the shop has hundreds of cases of type, and I could print whatever I wanted. I once printed a birth announcement for a princess, which was neat. I had no idea at the time that I had found my calling in life; even after I returned to the U.S., and realized that letterpress was happening here, I still only knew the basics of the history of printing and the craft of letterpress—and I knew nothing about running a small business. That was 12 years ago; I’ve been in business for eight years now.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Signal Hill, CA: Kiwi Invitations (5)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Los Angeles based designer Gaby of Kiwi Invitations! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

My husband and I had a printing company and it felt like a job. I wanted to do something that I loved and that was creative and fun. After 5 years of working with brides, wedding invitations are my passion. All of the invitations I create are produced together with my famil. My husband and two of my sons help in making each invitation special.

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Paperchain - Natural

Recently, we featured this whimsical floral illustrated wedding invitation suite by Paperchain Wedding Stationery. Today we’re going to get to know Justine Rowe, the talented designer behind the scenes! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

It was quite by accident! As I was (and still am) a graphic designer my sister asked me to design her wedding stationery for her. I produced the stationery for her and really enjoyed doing so. I then went on to design the wedding stationery for my own wedding and received lots of great compliments on both sets. I decided at this point to set up Paperchain Wedding Stationery.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Washington, DC: Nay-Lilly Designs (9)

Meet a Wedding Stationer in Washington, DC: Nay-Lilly Designs (1)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Washington, DC based designer Nayvette Fowlkes, of Nay-Lilly Designs! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I have always been drawn to paper. Even when I was young, I loved the different textures, the colors and – most of all – the wonderful things that I could create. As a young girl I actually wanted to find a way to purchase my own large printer to make business cards. I just recently remembered that early childhood goal, and even if it didn’t come to fruition then, it certainly has traveled full-circle now.

I also have been managing a nonprofit organization since 2004. The organization’s name is Bringing On New Direction Inc. BOND has given me many opportunities to hone my skills by designing flyers and other promotional materials. When I began receiving requests from friends and family to create designs for their personal use, the vision of starting my own design business began to take shape. However, it wasn’t until after the constant urging – and sometimes nagging – of a few close friends that I finally decided to take the leap and open my own design business.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Las Vegas, NV: Paper and Home (2)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Brooke Coxen of Paper and Home, based in Las Vegas, Nevada! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

Ever since I was a little girl, I enjoyed card stores and all the pretty rows of paper. I appreciated all of the design details and the tactile nature of paper. I knew I wanted to do something with stationery, so I pursued a degree in graphic design in Southern California. I eventually worked at a graphic design studio specializing in wedding invitations when I lived in New York. I loved being part of the wedding planning process for couples and enjoyed how each project was unique to their personalities.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Mumbai, India: dn8 design (6)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Deepika Nagarmath, founder and design director of dn8 design! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

Coming from the world of Advertising where campaigns and designing for corporates was something I was mainly into, being a wedding invitation designer was never in my radar. It just happened!  A friend of mine was getting married and I was roped in by her to design her invite. I was a little apprehensive at first as it was my very first attempt in designing a brides dream invite. But as I started it seemed so much fun and my creative juices would flow easily without worrying about parameters and I found myself enjoying it thoroughly. This set the ball rolling and soon I was setting the tone for the most important day of a brides and grooms life.

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HymnsOfCreation

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Chap & Chapette, based in New Delhi, India! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

The Chap & Chapette story began with an inspiration of 17th century Europe’s hand crafted invitations and stationery that was the privilege of a chosen few. Reviving the heritage of global cultures, C&C celebrates the fine art of design in wedding invitations and social stationery. Set up in a country style farmhouse, C&C’s design house and store is located in the confluence of rich Indian luxury and the historic British Raj state of Delhi, India.  Our artisanal design house creates social stationery, invitations and packaging. Drawing on its rich heritage and knowledge of art, writing and printing methods C&C creates memorable design collections.  Chap & Chapette is a hat-tip to fine gentlemen and hatted ladies.

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