Today’s stationer interview is with Kathleen of WiildHeart Paper, based in Seattle, WA! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
The first time I ever made an invitation was for a friend of mine who had a baby and I offered to make the baptism invitations. A year later I also made invitations for her 1st birthday – which was a circus theme. Everyone loved the invites I had made.
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Years later I stumbled upon Etsy and saw how many businesses were selling wedding invitations and it made me want to design my own. Graphic design was already a hobby of mine for 13 years and I loved weddings/events so it was just a natural progression. Life lesson – your passion will always prioritize itself. I started in 2012 and love what I do!
What is your favorite color combination?
I don’t really have a favorite combination. I just love color in general. Each color can take on its own theme – like blue and tan can be a beach theme – Black and Gold can be a New Year’s or Great Gatsby theme. That’s how I see colors is how they will end up on the paper and if it looks good.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
My Westwood invitation would be the most unique because it’s a black invitation with red watercolor flowers. The color combination is beautiful with the gold font. I think it’s unique because black is not the first color a bride will think of for her invitation.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
Jellyka Delicious Cake is my go-to font for a handwritten look. It has a free-flowing, effortless feel to it.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I have yet to meet a customer with an odd request. :)
Ampersand or the word “and?”
I like to type out the full word ‘and’. But only if it’s a scriptive font like Jellyka.
Any advice for brides?
Go for the design and colors that compliment your wedding theme. The invitation is the face of the event so they have to look good! Never settle for less than special. You found your dream man, dream wedding gown and you need to find your dream invitation.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
I also offer matching signage such as Welcome, Seating Chart and Monogram signs. I can also create matching Programs, Menus and Escort Cards. The newest signs I have are the Instagram signs and I sell a lot of those. I also sell a lot of the wrap around mailing labels for the envelopes. They’re in PDF format so all you have to do is type out the address. They’re compatible for Guest AND Return addressing! I also have Save the Dates and can do custom orders.
Thanks Kathleen! For more information about WildHeart Paper, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide Profile or head straight to her Etsy shop.
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