Today’s interview features Eleanor of e.m.papers. She offers something quite unique for budget conscious brides – beautifully designed printables. I don’t want to give away the ENTIRE interview, so I’ll let you read on from here…

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Photograph of me (taken on my wedding day!) by Charlie Gesell

1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

The first invite I ever did was a collaboration with my Dad (who is a letterpress printer) for my Aunt’s wedding. This was years ago in the mid-nineties. I enjoyed it a lot, but the web was exploding, and I was seduced away from print design into becoming a digital designer. I had started e.m.papers before I got married, and knew that I wanted to add a line of wedding products, but producing my own wedding stationery was really instructive in the process of developing my line of printable wedding templates.


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Last year, Tracy was a one woman show with WeddingLovely. She went to NYC for the National Stationery Show and held a meetup for a handful of WeddingInviteLove vendors – at the time, that was our only directory. If she only knew what would come in 2012!

Fast forward a year, and our team has tripled. Our vendor directories went from only invitations to photographers, planners, videographers and venues. Our little meetup turned into a full-fledged party with close to 100 RSVPs. But wait, it gets better– not only did Etsy donate their space and money, but we also had an amazing team of some crazy talented wedding industry folks offer up their services to make our shindig THAT much more awesome.

 

A BIG thank you to:

Etsy donated money for food and drinks and also let us use Etsy Labs for our event space. Sara and Julie were so gracious and helpful. We love love love Etsy and are flattered that they were willing to help us out.

5th Avenue Weddings did a fabulous job putting together our event details. I have two words to describe Meena: PLANNING ROCKSTAR. When she called me and said she wanted to do “everything,” I will admit – we were a little nervous. But then we got to Etsy and Meena was already there turning the space into something more beautiful than we ever imagined.

Fairfax Films created the awesome video for us. Jeremy White and Stephen Depp, – you are SO TALENTED. Having a video truly is the icing on the cake, we were all giddy with excitement when Meena told us that Fairfax Films would be there.

Carrie Draghi was our paparazzi for the evening. We’ll see sharing her gorgeous photos soon. She did an amazing job to say the least. No detail was left behind – in fact, she even has photos of things I didn’t even notice.

X Quisite Flowers & Events provided flowers. And more flowers. And more flowers. Seriously – we had SO MANY FLOWERS. They were so lovely and quite honestly, the talk of the party!

There is some major eye candy in your future! Stay tuned, because we’re going to be sharing the Etsy Labs photobooth pictures from Magnolia Photo Booth Co. and photos from the Shindig by Carrie Draghi.

 

 

Are you back for more Ladies of Letterpress? Good, because we have some great stuff to share with you today. I tell you what, this group of ladies is oozing with talent!

HawkGerber, Ink

HawkGerber Ink WeddingInviteLove

At first, I thought that this card from HawkGerber Ink was a biology lesson. Then, I saw the payoff and laughed. I <3 this card.

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Kaity Fuja of OMG Photography –we shared a wedding of hers that was so awesome we had to share it in not one but two posts! As someone who has already been married and has hundreds of photos on disc, I am feeling very inspired by this post. I hope you are too!

OMG Photography WeddingPhotoLove

Okay, so you’ve booked a professional photographer for your wedding day. Maybe you even booked an engagement or bridal session too! You found a photographer whom you absolutely love, and you can’t wait to show off your new wedding pictures! So what do you do? Do you buy the digital files, upload them to Facebook and then forget about them? Do you buy a few prints and send them off to mom and dad and grandma and grandpa? Or do you really make them a part of your home? Maybe you want to make them a part of your home decor, but you don’t know how. If that’s the case, then today is your lucky day! In this post I’m going to give you some neat ideas about ways you can show off your favorite family photos.

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Aubrey from Yes Dear Studio shared an invitation with us that is near and dear to her heart. She designed these super unique record invites for her very own wedding. How could we NOT share these with you, they are one of a kind! Here’s what Aubrey had to share with us:

 Yes, Dear. Studio is made up of Husband and wife team Phillip and Aubrey Westlund. We met while studying art and graphic design in college and now we work together as a team designing  hip, creative,, and unique invitations.  We value good typography and unique themes.

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We love Ladies of Letterpress! It was a highlight in our trip to the National Stationery Show to see these talented ladies all lined up and showing off their designs. If you are interested in joining them and adding their lovely badge to your WeddingInviteLove profile, you can learn more here.

Tella Press

Tella Press

I love love love the type treatment on these cards by Tella Press, they are even nicer in person – this photo definitely doesn’t do them justice. They were all perfectly letterpressed.

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