We’re super excited about today’s interview, it’s our very first calligrapher to take the stage on the WeddingLovely blog. Lynda is the talent behind WeddingInviteLove’s Write Away For You.Thank you Lynda and she gave us a fabulous first interview.
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1. Tell us about your company and how you got started.

My company is a hand-inscribed calligraphy service that focuses primarily on envelope addressing, table and place cards, table numbers and small signs for weddings and events.  I can also help with addressing etiquette questions.   I serve nationwide.

I received a calligraphy starter kit as a gift when I was a child, and later took a calligraphy class at a community college in Boston, Massachusetts.  There were 20 students in the class on the first day, however, only 3 on the last day of class. Learning calligraphy is all about repetitive practice, which isn’t for everyone.  I’ve had many jobs thru the years, adding calligraphy in with them as a part time business in 1986. In 2006 I dove in full time as my creative, efficient, organized and detail oriented nature kept calling me to do this, it just seemed a good fit as these are characteristics vital to this profession.

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We had a great interview with Courtney Callahan Paper. She shared her stationery with us (major eye-candy people!) and told us all about how she got started. She also has great advice for planning couples – you’re gonna love this one! Thanks Courtney.

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All photos by Jennifer Kathryn

1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

My degree in advertising gave me the fundamentals to design but my love for paper, the wedding industry and parties is what gave me the drive to start my own company. The day I officially “launched” my business, I received 5 clients and haven’t looked back since.

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Today’s interview features Eleanor of e.m.papers. She offers something quite unique for budget conscious brides – beautifully designed printables. I don’t want to give away the ENTIRE interview, so I’ll let you read on from here…

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Photograph of me (taken on my wedding day!) by Charlie Gesell

1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

The first invite I ever did was a collaboration with my Dad (who is a letterpress printer) for my Aunt’s wedding. This was years ago in the mid-nineties. I enjoyed it a lot, but the web was exploding, and I was seduced away from print design into becoming a digital designer. I had started e.m.papers before I got married, and knew that I wanted to add a line of wedding products, but producing my own wedding stationery was really instructive in the process of developing my line of printable wedding templates.


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Happy almost Friday! Today, we had a chance to catch up with Carrie from Birdhouse Stationery. We just love her designs and are sure you will too. Take it away Carrie…

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1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I have a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois and a compulsive need to make things: bread, jewelry, hats, anything. When I got married 3 years ago, buying my invitations was not an option – I absolutely HAD to make them. I received so many compliments that I began doing invitations for my friends’ weddings, and after several successful jobs decided to go pro.

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Tracy and I were so excited about today’s interview! Amanda, from Baci Designer Stationery + Events, has been a huge supporter of WeddingLovely – so it was great to finally get to know her a little more. Amanda put together this awesome guest post for us on the importance of a wedding invitation last year that was a big hit! Amanda, thank you so much for your time today and being such a devoted vendor – you rock our socks off! ;)

 

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1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

My journey into the wedding industry was spurred like many others – my own wedding!  While planning for our 2007 wedding, we had a less than pleasurable experience trying to purchase custom stationery. So I went home and put my skills to work (I have a background in fashion, marketing and advertising) creating my own stationery – from the invitation suite to thank you cards and everything in between.  Everyone loved what I had created so at the beginning of 2008 baci was born!  Originally, I started part-time while I worked full-time during the day – baci became my full-time job at the beginning of 2009. Throughout the past four years, we’ve added planning and styling to our list of services as well!

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Grace from Paper & Silk Press gave us an interview this morning. Grace is so talented with her stationery, accessories and makeup, talking about a full-service vendor!

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Photo by Grace Niu

1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

When I was studying graphic design in college, I was friends with a couple who were about to get married. Even though I had never specifically done a wedding invitation before, they knew I had design skills, so they asked me to help them with their invitation. After designing their invitation, I realized it was something I really enjoyed doing, and began to offer my services through Etsy and also to engaged friends.

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Sarah, of Sproullie Designs, is today’s WeddingInviteLove interview! We’re so happy to share more about Sarah and show you her great wedding stationery!

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Photo by Tammy B Photography

1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I made my own wedding invitations in 2007 and had people start asking me to do theirs after they saw mine. In less than a year, it went from just a fun “extra money hobby” to my main source of income. My dream of owning a full-time business for both my husband and I to work in came true.

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A big thank you to Ruth from Concertina Press  not only for sharing your great work and time with us, but for making me CRACK UP today! You’ll see why when you read about her most bizarre request. Now, on to the interview…

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1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I was fortunate to work at a local stationery shop for a few years which was a lot of fun – I even got to attend the National Stationery Show in 2010 as a buyer! While I was there one of the jobs I really enjoyed was making custom wedding invitations and stationery for brides getting married on Cape Cod. When the shop closed in March 2011 I decided to go out on my own with my own stationery line aimed at coastal brides having a beach wedding, and Concertina Press was born!

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We hopped “across the pond” for today’s interview with Alessia from Idea Handmade Cards. Her shop name truly says it all, as each and every piece of her stationery has a real handmade touch. Thank you Alessia, it was so nice to learn more about you and see more of your beautifully crafted designs.

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1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I am studying graphic design and since I was very young I have been creating handmade folders, boxes and any kind of decorated packages to get that wow effect. I have been using this philosophy while at the university and pretty much my whole life…

I just love to handcraft special cards and experiment with new materials– so one day, just like that– I thought how fun would be to turn my passion into a business? And that’s exactly what happened.

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Ilona from Paper Sherbet has a lot to share with us today! Along with some words of wisdom, she brings us photos of her great design work. Thank you so much, Ilona!

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1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

After graduating in Graphic Design I worked in the corporate world of design for a while until a friend asked me to design her wedding invitations. I enjoyed it so much that i saw there was a place in the invitation world for stationery with contemporary and fresh graphic design pizzazz.

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