Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Denae of Denver-based NINE7OH DESIGNS! Love the green invitation below, don’t miss it.
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I had worked in the wedding industry for years as a wedding photographer, and I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in graphic design and photography. My graphic design degree was heavily focused in print design and typography. A few years back, I decided to take a break from photographing weddings to figure out what my next step in life would be. I tried a bunch of things like; training for marathons, doing triathlons, modeling in Los Angeles, falling in love and now motherhood!
After crossing a few things off my ‘bucket list’ I found my way back to design again, and boy did I miss it. I wasn’t willing to give up my love for working in the wedding industry, and so, NINE7OH DESIGNS was born. I absolutely love the creative process in designing wedding invitations; nothing beats the reaction I receive when I have successfully created an invitation that not only suits the couples’ wedding theme, but also their personalities.
What is your favorite color combination?
Oh wow, that is a tough question! I honestly I think my favorites vary day-to-day — but recently I love just about any color paired with grey. Grey and pink, grey and yellow, grey and blue… oh, I love it; it’s so fresh and modern.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
I take great pride in make sure each couple receives an invitation perfectly unique to them. Even with our semi-custom invitations, I try to make each one special and one-of-a-kind.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
I am not sure I can even answer this question. I am a lover of all things typography. I love decorative fonts but you have to be careful using them. I think it’s always safe to use a simple, modern san-serif typeface. But, as for my favorite – I have too many to list.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I had a bride who was getting married on her birthday, Oct 25th. The theme? Halloween costume party meets New Orleans Mardi Gras. Her colors? Off white, black, orange and red. The kicker? Their wedding was being held in a rustic country barn in Nashville.
I had never heard anything so bizarre, but I am happy to say — the invitations turned out perfectly bizarre! She was thrilled.
Ampersand or the word “and?”
It really depends on the invitation and the typeface. I think more often than not I will use an ampersand as a decorative element. I also love using ‘+’ it seems so fitting for a wedding invitation.
Any advice for brides?
Remember to stay relaxed and enjoy everything about getting married; from the planning to the big day. All too often I hear brides talk about the stresses of their wedding, there is no need, just breath and cherish everything. Also, this is YOUR wedding and YOUR big day, not anyone else’s – don’t let anyone steal that from you.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
Absolutely! Our ability as a graphic design studio does not only consist of custom wedding invitations. We can do anything from seating charts, table numbers, place cards, and menus to logos, business cards, brochures, announcements and much more. Whatever you can dream up we will happily help you create it.
Thanks Denae! For more on NINE7OH DESIGNS, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her website.