Photo Credit: Kelley Raye Photography

Today’s stationer interview is with Dondrea Owens of Jenkins Rose, based in Atlanta, GA. Enjoy!

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I got started with wedding invitations in 2012 when a co-worker friend asked me to design her wedding invitations. I had been making greeting cards for a while and was just getting my feet wet with true design. She trusted me to create a suite she loved, and I’ve been designing ever since. Hers is still one of my favorite suites!

Read the full interview after the cut!


What is your favorite color combination?

Hands down – it’s black and white. I love its crispness and versatility, and I also love that you can infuse a bit of personality by simply adding to that combination. You could add a soft blush or a warm raspberry to temper the feel or keep it classic with a metallic gold or copper.

What is the most unique invitation you have designed?

The most unique was a life-sized invitation, rsvp, and glitter envelope to hang in the front window display at a local wedding studio. It was magic!

Do you have a favorite typeface?

Source Sans Pro. It’s my “go to” for modern text. I always lean toward sans serif fonts that are clean and that would print well if letterpress printed.

What is the most bizarre request you have received?

I haven’t had a request that seemed too far out. At least, not yet! Unless you’re requesting an invitation in sand, I’d be game to collaborate on your big idea.

Ampersand or the word “and?”

Such a tough choice – can I say both? I prefer ampersands if the font has some pretty snazzy versions. Otherwise, I fancy the “and.”

Any advice for brides?

Your wedding paper may seem like such a small detail when compared to the other BIG decisions you’ll need to make – the venue, catering, flowers, etc. But don’t forget – the love is in the details! Find a really good stationer that connects with your vision and that you can trust to make sure all of the fine details are covered.

Product Photos by: Holly Booth Photography

Do you offer more than just stationery?

I also offer custom wedding branding, styled envelope addressing, and simple wedding websites.

Thanks Dondrea! For more information about Jenkins Rose, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.

Do you have any questions or comments for Dondrea? Add them to the comments below!


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