Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Paper SnapsPhoto credit: Oh Snap Photography

Today’s stationer interview is with Liz Schulte of Paper Snaps based in Kansas City, MO! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I honestly just fell into it! After graduating from The University of Kansas in 2010, the job search was not going particularly well. I was trying to avoid advertising, but I wasn’t finding much else in KC I was qualified for. Trent (the owner) saw my resume online and, luckily for me, he was willing to take a chance on a new grad! All the work I loved in school – branding systems, letterpress, typography, book layouts – turned out to be a perfect set of skills for an invitation designer!

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Today’s stationer interview is with Sarah, The Print Fairy based in Melbourne, Australia! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I have always loved colour and pattern and how the combination of these two elements play such an important role in our everyday life through fashion, interiors and lifestyle. I have built my 13 year career off the back of a design degree majoring in Textiles and Graphic design, and from working for a couple of other design companies in both New Zealand and Australia. The Print Fairy evolved from a desire to create a business for myself and after successfully working on the look and style of a few weddings in my spare time, I realised there was a real need for a style overhaul in the wedding invitation industry. I turned that passion into building my website, and 7 years later here we are going from strength to strength.

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Today’s stationer interview is with Laura of Lucky Invitations, based in Chicago, IL! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

We were planning our own wedding a little over 10 years ago, and were disappointed with the invitations we were finding. We just wanted something a bit more personal and unique, and thought about creating our own invitations. With my early training in commercial art and his natural born affinity for color combinations, we went to work. It was a very simple and personal invitation which I hand bordered in gold leaf, wrapped with a cotton leaf paper and tied with a ribbon. After that, I made invitations for friends and received requests through word of mouth. Finally, after many years, we made it an official business.

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Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: I Will Invitations

Recently, we shared this lovely invitation suite by I Will Invitations. Today we’re getting to know Gayle, the talented woman behind the scenes. Enjoy!

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

My original profession as a teacher was thoroughly enjoyable work. When I got cancer, however, I knew that with the treatment I couldn’t be in the classroom enough to make the difference that a teacher should, and needed a career that was flexible enough to fit around me. With all the prior experience and courses I’d done, the obvious answer was something in graphics. One and one together made two when I thought about my own recent marriage and how much fun I had with the planning aspect. Nine and a half years later, I Will Invitations continues to grow. It has survived my health problems as well as the ups and downs of motherhood three times!

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Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Invitation Consultants

Today’s stationer interview is with Allison, the founder of Invitation Consultants based in Tampa, FL! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I started Invitation Consultants 15 years ago on a whim. I was thinking of starting a side business, and paper seemed like something fun! When I was laid off from my marketing position, it soon turned into the full-time gig. I wish my story was something more exciting, but really the everyday is the most exciting part, not how I got here.

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Today’s stationer interview is with Meghan of MLShaugnessy Designs, based in North Brunswick, NJ! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

In grammar school I was lucky enough to have a pen pal. (Remember those, long before social media?) There was just something special about not only receiving a little note in the mail, but to go to the store and purchase pretty stationery. I could spend hours browsing boutiques just analyzing the detailed components (i.e. typefaces, design, paper types, etc.) of various notecards. It just made me overly excited to arrive home with my new paper and sit down with a pen in hand and just write. I might not have realized it then, but I always had a love of all things paper. It just wasn’t until after I designed my wedding day stationery that I grew passionate about design. Following my big day, close friends inquired about my work and it wasn’t long before word spread. Since then, I have been honored to work one-on-one with some of the sweetest engaged couples and clients celebrating weddings and various special occasions. I not only love creating one-of-a-kind [bespoke] stationery that will leave guests anticipating each special event, but I cherish the relationships I make with each of my clients that truly forms that MLShaughnessy Designs family.

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Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Pocadot Invitations (1)

Today’s stationer interview is with Rachelyn of Pocadot Invitations, based in Sydney, Australia! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

Being a professional graphic designer and designing my own invitations for my wedding was how I discovered my passion for wedding invitations. After my wedding was over, I have never really stopped obsessing over weddings and am loving the fact that I get to help so many brides with their invitations for such an important day in their life.

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Today’s stationer interview is with Alero of Vividesigns based in Chicago, IL! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

Oh wow! This question always gets me. It started out as a hobby, volunteering my time to making flyers and prints for my church events. I found out I really loved designing, and would spend hours trying to perfect a flyer. Over time, with encouragement from my then boyfriend now Husband, family and friends I decided to take the next step …become a paperie designer.


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Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Brown Fox Creative

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Today’s stationer interview is with Kristin of Brown Fox Creative, based in Fort Worth, TX! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

When I was planning my own wedding, I looked around and saw that often brides have to settle on stationery that is kind of their style, in almost their colors… and that shouldn’t be! So, about a year and half later (after I got the hang of being a Mrs.) I was watching my now sister-in-law go through the wedding process herself, and decided I could help brides just like her that wanted something personal… stationery that profoundly says we are not I, we are us, and this is what it looks like.

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