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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What is your favorite color combination?
My favorite color combo is mint and gold! I work out of my home and my office is painted mint with gold accents everywhere, if I could paint my iMac gold I probably would.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
A few months ago I was asked to create a custom design for two lovely brides getting married on a beach in my area. Their colors were a teal-ish blue and purple with a silhouette of a tree as well. I was able to draw a tree for them with a few mason jars hanging from the branches, along with an ombre style background fading from blue to purple. It sounds like a lot of busy elements but really it was unique and turned out very nicely. The wedding is coming up in August and I really loved the challenge of this design.
My favorite typefaces are either script or give a handwritten feel. I can’t say I have just one favorite, but I could sit on my computer for hours searching for new ones.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I have not yet gotten a bizarre request. I look forward to it, though!
Ampersand or the word “and?”
The ampersand over ‘and’ for sure. I have seen so many unique ampersands as well as been able to create some of my own so they definitely go first in my book.
My advice is to just enjoy the process and try not to let it stress you out. Your stationery is the first peek into your wedding that guests will see so make it count and have fun with it.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
Yes! I offer calligraphy and custom signs as well as laser cut pieces like cake toppers and name place settings. I recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to be able to expand my business by purchasing my own laser engraver and offer even more products!
Lovely work, thanks Krista! For more information about PlumaPaper, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their Etsy shop.