Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Chykalophia Design

You may remember Chykalophia Design from our recent featured invitation post. Today we’re getting to know Ari, the woman behind the scenes. Enjoy!

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

This may sounds like a typical new thing that new women entrepreneur does, but yes I started doing wedding invitations when I got engaged and start to plan our wedding. I was a web & graphic designer with main focus on corporate design projects (ranging from branding identity to packaging and web). And when I started to do wedding invitation, there’s a lot more exploration that I could experiment with and that’s when I decide that I’d love to do this continuously. Now it become another service that we offer at our main company Chykalophia Group.

Read the full interview after the cut!


 Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Chykalophia DesignPhoto credit: Wojoimage Photography

What is your favorite color combination?

That’s tough since my favorite color combination changes on my mood and inspirations, and mostly changes every year too. I just can’t resist on seeing a great color combination. Though as of right now, my favorite color combination is Navy, Yellow Gold, Red and Baby Blue which you can see in details here.

 Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Chykalophia Design

What is the most unique invitation you have designed?

I’d say every piece that I crafted have their own sense of uniqueness just like each bride and groom have their own character. Every piece tells a story, evoke the couples feeling and bring the ambiance they imagine to life. And that what makes them unique.

 Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Chykalophia DesignPhoto credit: Wojoimage Photography

Do you have a favorite typeface?

Not really, but I do love script a lot. The dynamic I see on each of its character are so entertaining to work with. And when I found the right typeface to go along with the design I’m working on, it feels like you just found your other half :)

Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Chykalophia Design

What is the most bizarre request you have received?

Bizarre one… I don’t think I have ever received one but an “interesting” one, I had. It was for a birthday invitation project. The client want a specific theme which was “golf + cassino”. Even though at first I was really confused and think that the concept won’t work, I push my design to make it work, beautifully. It turned out to be an interesting concept indeed. See the final work here.

Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Chykalophia DesignPhoto credit: Wojoimage Photography

Ampersand or the word “and”?

Both. Sometimes I’m leaning towards ampersand a lot, but as a designer you have to use a fair judgment. If ampersand doesn’t work, “and” can be the perfect fit.

 Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Chykalophia Design

Any advice for brides?

Be personal. Focus on little details. Think of custom monogram design or even a personalized favor bags like what our bride did for her wedding. When planning every little details carefully, you will see that it will add a great personal touch to your wedding. Your friends & family will remember those little detail from YOUR wedding.

Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Chykalophia DesignPhoto credit: Wojoimage Photography

Do you offer more than just stationery?

Yup. All of our wedding suite comes with a matching wedding website at HeartilyWed.me. Other than that, we also help startups, small to medium businesses with corporate projects like branding identity, packaging, web and mobile app at Chykalophia Group.

Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Chykalophia Design

Thanks Ari! For more information about Chykalophia Design, visit their WeddingInviteLove Profile or head straight to their website.

Do you have any questions or comments for Ari? Add them below!