Katie over at Invitations by Ajalon joins us for today’s stationer interview. Katie is so awesome to us, she’s always tweeting about WeddingInviteLove and giving us great support, so we are super excited to show her some well-deserved love today on our blog. Thanks Katie!
1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I have always loved paper and started printing my own poetry in college. I really enjoy the handmade aspect of the letterpress process and, surprisingly, the smell of the print shop. When I graduated, I couldn’t stay separated from the press for long. I moved home to Sonoma County and found Invitations by Ajalon. I fell in love with our Heidelberg Windmill, and now whenever I think of letterpress (which is most hours of my days!), wedding invitations are the first things that come to my mind.
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2. What is your favorite color combination?
Generally I am attracted to neutrals paired with bold hues. That’s why I am especially loving neon within our letterpress pieces right now. A light gray paired with a bright orange or turquoise never fails to put me in a good mood.
3. What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
Couples are so diverse these days; I can only imagine what our designs will be like from job to job. We do a lot of printing in other languages and those have been the most unique to me. It is so much fun to see and experience different cultural styles through wedding invitations.
4. Do you have a favorite typeface?
Garamond! I am very picky when it comes to fonts. Something about Garamond puts me at ease; I use it whenever I am writing poetry.
5. What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I love when couples customize our designs or come to us with art of their own. Someone fell in love with our Sakura invitation, which is a beautiful cherry blossom design, but in place of the flowers they wanted pink Micky Mouse ears! I think the wedding was going to take place in Disneyland. It would have been the most unique invite Ajalon has printed yet!
6. Ampersand or the word “and?”
“And,” although it really depends! I especially love seeing and using ampersands in poetry and design, but I rarely use them in day-to-day writing.
7. Any advice for brides?
Take a deep breath, and have fun with your wedding planning! This is going to be the day of your dreams, so don’t let stress get you down or make you think otherwise. Invitation-wise: be picky with your fonts! Every font is unique and different, and the right one will set the perfect tone for your celebration.
8. Do you offer more than just stationery?
Yes, in addition to our wedding stationery, we also offer printing, web design, and social media services to small or medium-sized businesses.