Today’s stationer interview is with Flore from Pepper & Joy, based in London, UK! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I’m a graphic designer and I started doing some wedding invites for some friends of mine. They received great responses and people suggested to me that I should do more about it. After a few invite sets I started to think about building a website to show my work, and this is how I started Pepper & Joy.
Read the full interview after the cut!
What is your favorite color combination?
I don’t have only one favourite colour combination, I love a lot of combinations! It really depends on trends and season. Of course some combinations are timeless like black and white, or nude and beige. At the moment I’m really in to a warm burgundy with a bright teal, topped with a natural textured colour. It looks like I’m in an autumnal mood.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
The most unique invite I’ve designed wasn’t for a wedding but for the 60th anniversary of a married couple. I thought it was so romantic to keep celebrating their love after so much time, I enjoyed doing this project very much! Nowadays it’s probably not very common to stay together that long and I was very proud to be part of this unique celebration.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
One of my favourite typefaces is called Valentina. It’s a modern serif, classic but with a twist. Love it!
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I recently had a couple come to me after they had a crush on an incredible wedding cake. They showed me picture of it and it was made of lots of crazy intricate details around the theme of Music. They asked if I could work on an invite to be associated with the cake. Usually people start to set up their wedding theme with the stationery but this time it was the opposite. I had to get inspired by the final piece of their theme and I had to make it live across the complete stationery set. I’m still working on this bespoke order, and I’m enjoying a lot this special challenge!
Photo Credit: Kari Bellamy
Ampersand or the word “and?”
Ampersand for sure!! I wish I could use it on my website address.
Any advice for brides?
I would say that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask if anything is possible. For example, on my website I can’t show everything I can possibly do, and some people just assume that I can’t or don’t do it. Please ask, I’m always excited to do new challenges.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
My products are mainly papergoods but I also have a range of save the date magnets, tote bags and badges. Basically everything printable is doable! But on top of that I also try to give some dedicated advice to my clients so they get the best results for their Big Day.
Thank you Flore! For more information about Pepper & Joy, visit her WeddingLovely vendor profile or head straight to her website.
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