Photo Credit: Katie Noble Photography
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I was working as an Art Director running the Publications department of a small Boston college when all of my friends started getting married. Since I’m creative, I started getting a bunch of requests for custom invitation designs. Then it came time to design invitations for my own wedding and our guests’ response to them was phenomenal. My husband, family, and good friends encouraged me to dip my toe into the stationery world – and after our wedding was featured in the Knot Magazine, requests from the public started coming in. It wasn’t long before Wicked Bride was born!
Read the full interview after the cut!
What is your favorite color combination?
Black and/or gray with white and a bright pop of color.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
I recently designed an invitation for a destination wedding in Mexico – it was a 2-color letterpress invitation on double-thick paper edged in gold with bold graphics and patterns and laser-cut wraps. It was a lot of work, but they were gorgeous!
Do you have a favorite typeface?
Mr. Eaves – it’s like the little black dress of typefaces.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I’ve been lucky in that none of my requests have been too off the wall!
Ampersand or the word “and?”
Both! Sometimes using an ampersand can add a fun little punch to text, especially if it’s graphic. And sometimes “and” works the best on more traditional designs.
Any advice for brides?
Order invitations early! If you want to work one-on-one with an individual designer it’s vital to book as soon as you’ve decided to use that vendor. Just because they may have a 4-week turnaround doesn’t mean they can accommodate you if you’re emailing 4 weeks before you need your invitations. Often individual designers take on a limited number of clients so that we can devote time and energy into your invitations. It’s very different than working with a large invitation shop where everything can be customized and ordered right online.
All Stationery Photos By: Amie Fedora Photography
Do you offer more than just stationery?
I’m currently designing party pieces to match my invitation collection such as napkins and coasters. I think these items will be a great way of helping couples carry their vision through all the little details of their big day.
Thank you for sharing your lovely work Erica! For more information about Wicked Bride Stationery, please visit the WeddingInviteLove Profile or head straight to the website.
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