Meet a Wedding Stationer in Oak Harbor, WA: PlumaPaper (7)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Krista of PlumaPaper, based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I was going to college for graphic design and landed a job working at a stationery company. I worked there for about a year as it was a temporary position and wanted to be my own boss. When I started a new job, I began building my brand and creating things freelance until finally starting PlumaPaper in January 2013.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Ontario, Canada: Papillon Press (5)

Today’s stationer interview is with illustrator and letterpress printer Chantal, of Papillon Press! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

It all happened rather suddenly. In 2009, I saw a classified ad for a letterpress and typecases and decided to buy it. My husband and I (with the help of many friends and family) moved the 1500 lbs. cast iron beast 7 hours north to our first location, in Sudbury, Ontario. Papillon Press, The Illustrated Press, was born. We began designing custom wedding invitations, and have since branched out to include a ready-to-order invitation collection and greeting cards. We have since relocated our studio to Westport, Ontario.

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Blue and Silver Formal Invitation Suite by Platinum Shoppette (Los Angeles, CA) (6)

Blue and Silver Formal Invitation Suite by Platinum Shoppette (Los Angeles, CA) (1)

This opulent in invitation suite comes to us from Sarah of Platinum Shoppette, based in Los Angeles, California! Here’s Sarah to tell us more:

Alyssa Christine, the beautiful bride to be, had requested of us an invitation to amaze her guests.  In my discussions with her she listed the primary features her wedding stationery had to fulfill: An elaborate design with a few dashes of classic touches for a formal wedding, colors to include royal blue and silver.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in New York, NY: Engaging Papers (8)

Meet a Wedding Stationer in New York, NY: Engaging PapersToday’s wedding stationer interview is with Engaging Papers, based in NYC! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

Founded in 2015 by a former marketing executive, Patty Gibbons created Engaging Paper, a sister company of  Black Dress Paperie.  Little Black Dress Paperie has been serving the NYC metropolitan area for over 13 years. We recognized the world was going mobile and decided to take our creative designs and approach and offer them online with a boutique service.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Philadelphia, PA: Cupcake Graphics (4)

Meet a Wedding Stationer in Philadelphia, PA: Cupcake Graphics

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Melissa Nini of Cupcake Graphics, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I was a freelance graphic designer for years helping small businesses with their graphic design marketing efforts. As close friends and family of mine started getting married I was asked to design invitations and stationery for bridal showers. Shortly after, a relative of mine asked me to design her wedding invitations. It was my first time not only designing a wedding invitation, but also embellishing it. Together we designed what is still one of my best invitation suites. They were printed on a shimmer stock, assembled into a pockett and embellished with lace, ribbon and topped off with a broach. She had a large wedding order of 250 invitations, so needless to say it was great exposure for me. Shorlty after the invitations were mailed we received great feedback and I received encouragement to pursue my talent further. Before I knew it referral clients were calling and venues were adding me to their preferred vendors list. It only took about 5 months before I quit my full-time job and pursued wedding stationery full-time.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Seattle, WA: Real Card Studio (4)

Meet a Wedding Stationer in Seattle, WA: Real Card Studio (10)

Today’s stationer interview is with Heather of Real Card Studio based in Seattle, WA! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

After graduating from art school. I had just gotten engaged while looking for a graphic design job. A friend was tipped off that a stationery store in Seattle was looking for a designer to work with clients on custom invitations, stationery and holiday cards. It sounded like a dream job! And the rest, as they say, is history.

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Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: S2 Stationery & Design (5)

Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: S2 Stationery & Design (3)

Today’s stationer interview is with Sara of S2 Stationery & Design based in New York, NY! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I’ve always loved weddings. I’m one of those people who think weddings are fun and magical. There’s nothing like being surrounded by merry people who want to celebrate love. My first wedding invitation was years ago in 2005 when I helped a friend put together invitations she ordered from Paper Source. We had a line going where one person glued the top layer to the second layer and the next person tied the ribbon and then we stuffed them into the envelopes. After that, I was the friend all my friends came to for DIY invitations.

In 2009, when I launched S2 Stationery & Design, wedding invitations was a natural part of the business. Once I started talking about the business and making stationery, the orders started coming in, as did the recommendations and referrals. It’s been a blast and a growing experience. I find myself thinking outside the box constantly and I love it!

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Meet a Wedding Stationer In Portland, OR: Willow and Sass

 Today’s stationer interview is with Susan Priest of Willow & Sass based in Portland, OR! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I took a job as a graphic designer at a wedding invitation boutique in Portland. That was where I really honed my design style and learned a lot about the industry. The experience was invaluable.

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Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Arabella June Design Studio (3)

Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Arabella June Design Studio (2)

Today’s stationer interview is with Arabella of Arabella June Design Studio based in Cape Town, South Africa! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

It all started when I designed a friend’s wedding stationery and personalised crest for her wedding. Even though I still have my graphic design freelance business, creating hand painted wedding crests and stationary is by far the most satisfying career!

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Get to Know Wedding Stationer: Little Dove Design (1)

Today’s stationer interview is with Monika of Little Dove Design based in New York, NY! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I started with my very own wedding invitation. I wanted something truly personal, that showed my own aesthetic and featured my love of paper and illustration. I later left a lofty career in advertising to pursue my passion for art and illustration and turn it into a business named Little Dove Design. I thrive on working with couples to create wedding suites that feel unique to them, make them happy and be something that will live on as a cherished keepsake.

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