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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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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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Cincinnati, OH: Hello Invite (4)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Melissa of Hello Invite, based in Cincinnati, Ohio! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

The truth is, it found me. When my husband and I got married, I did all of our wedding paper goodies. I loved every minute of it, thinking this would be so much fun to do for a living!  I was so shocked at how many compliments we received from the invites to the programs and reception mementos. On our wedding day, I was talking with one of our guests and that’s actually where my first real “job” came from; rehearsal dinner invitations!  I was so excited. I agreed to do them on the spot! What started through that one set of 30 rehearsal dinner invites, quickly grew through word of mouth and now here we are almost 5 years later and I’m busier and happier than ever. I never could have imagined how this dream would take over my life, make me look at the world differently, and even take up an entire room of our house! It was completely unexpected, and I think those are the best surprises life can give you. That’s how you know it’s truly meant to be!

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Today’s interview is with Rhode Island based wedding calligrapher Jane Parillo Rollins of Scribe! Enjoy:

Tell us about your company and how you got started.

I began my full time career as a lettering artist in 1989 with a storefront on Main St. in East Greenwich, RI. I had been taking classes for a few years, became obsessed with all things about lettering. and made the decision to quit my job in special ed and become a freelance calligrapher.Since I have a love of literature and poetry as well as a fascination with history, it made sense. I have been on Main St. for over 25 years.

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Heidi Bartlett of idieh design, based in Phoenix, Arizona! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I started my company right out of college (with a graphic design degree) and all my friends were getting married so it seemed like the obvious choice. It’s only grown from there!

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Jenna McKinlay of Fleur De Lis Custom Paperie, based in Denver, Colorado! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I have always been interested in paper, fonts, and weddings. I even made paper from scratch in college (yes, it’s true!). I am self taught in graphic design and have degrees in art history and business. I worked in stationery and invitations now for almost 9 years now, 5 of those years in my own business. There is something special about working with people during their most celebratory events in their lives. I love everything about what I do – the relationships we form, the sentiment behind invitations, and the beauty and style on paper.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Cheltenham, England: Ollie's Studio (8)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with UK based designer Ofe Oyasor of Ollie’s Studio! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

Making invitations kind of started with my wedding. I figured that DIY would be fun and a great way to save some money but I didn’t really consider making it my career until after my daughter was born. I’ve always wanted to do something creative and I also wanted to be at home with my daughter. So after a lot of thought, (and a lot of compliments on my daughter’s christening invitations), I decided to leave the world of finance and embrace the world of pretty paper. I haven’t been doing it very long and I’m learning a lot as I go but oh my goodness, I absolutely love what I do now!

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Austin, TX: Inviting Affairs (4)

Meet a Wedding Stationer in Austin, TX: Inviting Affairs (4)
Today’s stationer interview is with Michelle Marks of Inviting Affairs, based in Austin, Texas! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I actually bought the business eight years ago.  Honestly at first I had no idea what I was doing but was excited about the creativity of it all.  I taught myself illustrator and put my creativity to work.  I loved diving in and seeing the changing trends and growing with them.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Seattle, WA: Greenenvelope (7)

Meet a Wedding Stationer in Seattle, WA: Greenenvelope

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Lauren Fennell, the Creative Director at Greenvelope, a company specializing in elegant online invitations! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I have a background in art history and fine art curation, so I was looking for work in a creative field after returning to Seattle from two years of teaching English in other countries. I met our CEO, Sam, through a mutual friend who mentioned he was looking for some help with the aesthetic direction of the site. At the time, Greenvelope was only Sam, our remote developer, Kyle, and a freelance UI designer. He needed someone with a good eye to curate the collection while he focused on customer service and development.

I didn’t initially intend to work in the wedding industry specifically, but it’s been absolutely wonderful to blend wedding and tech into one career. I feel so lucky to have been exposed to this industry! I get to work with couples to make sure the best day of their life is announced in style, without too many weird font combinations! The designers I work with are just bursting with creativity, and they never fail to amaze me with their fresh ideas and techniques. I think the wedding industry is lucky to have them!

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