Carolina and Regina of Cloud Nove do beautiful work! We were able to catch up with Carolina for an interview. As a fellow stationer, it’s fun to read other designers talk about how they got to where they are. And I always appreciate the “favorite font” question (Carolina, I am with you 100% on your choice!). Now for the interview!
1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I have been designing print material for as long as I can remember. When all the girls were trying out for the middle school play – I drew the artwork for the program! Graduating with a degree in Fine Art from Parsons in 2001, I went right into the world of commercial design.
When I got engaged in 2006 I knew I would be designing my own invitations. It was then I discovered all of the possibilities in coordinates – programs, menus, favor tags, etc. – and fell in love with wedding stationery design.
After my daughter Ava was born I stopped my 9 to 5 commercial design work, but still felt drawn to the beauty and creativity behind wedding stationery. So when Regina asked me to join the Cloud Nove Events team, I knew the fit was perfect. Cloud Nove had already impressed me – as my best friend’s Wedding Coordinator Regina did the impossible – somehow convinced me I could make a speech!
2. What is your favorite color combination?
I have a few favorites and every so often a new one catches me by surprise. I’m anxiously waiting for warm weather so right now the one that comes to mind is a warm coral & mint green combo.
3. What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
So far, the message-in-a-bottle. It was a save-the-date where the invite was rolled into a glass bottle and mailed to the guests. This is the first piece of your wedding that your guests get to see and this one definitely set the stage for the casual, beach destination.
4. Do you have a favorite typeface?
Century Gothic! The simplicity, the geometry, the perfect little round o’s and dots over the i’s…melts my heart.
5. What is the most bizarre request you have received?
We’re pretty open minded and creative, so I’d have to say nothing so far really bizarre. We’re just waiting for that unique couple to challenge us!
6. Ampersand or the word “and?”
I’ve always love using ampersand to make a visual impact. It’s much more than just an alternate to ‘and’. In wedding design especially, the metaphors for connection & collaboration are even more relevant.
7. Any advice for brides?
In terms of wedding stationery – don’t overlook the wedding program. It’s not always considered a necessary piece but it can add polish to your ceremony. Guests can better appreciate the unique components that you spent so much time planning!
8. Do you offer more than just stationery?
Yes, in addition to stationery Cloud Nove Events offers wedding planning and coordination, linen rentals, accessories, favors and décor.
Thank you ladies! You can check out Cloud Nove Events on WeddingInviteLove and on WeddingPlannerLove. Still thirsty for more? Visit their site.