Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Philadelphia-based Blush Printables! We love printable invitations — they’re such a great way to save money on invitations while continuing to get a beautiful product for your wedding. Take it away, Jen!
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
Art and design has always been a major part of my life. I started painting when I was 5, and took private art lessons for 13 years before giving graphic design a try. I went to college for advertising and multimedia,and spent my first few years out of college designing print material for a local rape crisis clinic. It wasn’t until I began designing for our August 2008 wedding that I realized my true passion was in the wedding industry. From there, Blush Printables was born.
See the rest of the interview and Jen’s beautiful invitation designs after the cut!
What is your favorite color combination?
For personal projects, I always gravitate towards pinks and golds. I’m also a huge fan of blues and greys.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
One of my local clients were history and English teachers, and they described their wedding to me as “ethereal and old-world meets vintage storybooks”. I designed a custom storybook invitation for them that fit perfectly into their theme. It’s one of my favorite invitations to date!
Do you have a favorite typeface?
I’m a sucker for anything Emily Lime or Ale Paul.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I once had a bride had me include the line “bring a gift or else you can’t get in” to her bridal shower invitation.
Ampersand or the word “and?”
It depends on the style and layout of the invitation, but I usually prefer “and” over & (although there are some amazing ampersands out there!)
Any advice for brides?
Your wedding invitations are the first glimpse into your wedding, so it’s important that your stationery reflects you — your style, you as a couple, and the theme of your event.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
I do! I design a line of lifestyle stationery and accessories, like custom rubber stamps. I most recently added custom tote bags and iPhone cases to my collection.
Besides wedding stationery, I offer baby announcements, and baby and bridal shower invitations.
Thanks Jen! For more about Blush Printables, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her website.
Do you have any questions or comments for Jen? Leave them in the comments below!