Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Rob of Flick and Flourish based in Manchester, UK! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
Well, I used to work in branding, creating a visual identities for commercial businesses. A big part of which involved creating stationery (e.g. letterheads, business cards, compliment slips etc). I enjoyed the creative element of the work and all was fine, until I volunteered to undertake the job of stationer for my brothers wedding. It was then I realized that it was something I could see myself doing.
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What is your favorite color combination?
Black and white! I know that many people would consider it boring but monochrome for me makes the ultimate statement. That being said however, there are lots of lovely colours about at weddings these days. I’d really like to see a Coral and Aquamarine themed wedding, it might be a bit far out but I think it’s just about kitsch enough to work! In a ‘Muriel’s Wedding’ sort of way.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
I think that our ‘Playful Breeze’ collection is unique in truest sense of the word. Because it’s completely hand written theres no moveable type or template. The layout is completely dependant on content and feel. It’s inspired by the wind, so it felt right to free up the design process to ensure the final piece is as individual as can be.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
With regards to the work I do at Flick and Flourish, many of my typographic cues come from work by Doyald Young, Earl A. Lupfer and Sara L. Spencer. I also take influence from a lot of the old-style serif type designers. John Baskerville, William Caslon and Claude Garamond being amongst them.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
We get the odd bizarre request and we always try as hard as we can to accommodate them. I had a conversation with a welshman who was getting married to an english lady and was contemplating a design incorporating a dragon breathing roses instead of flames. Perhaps thats the strangest request so far, it didn’t go ahead though!
Ampersand or the word “and?”
I’m all about the little details in design, don’t get me wrong, but there’s certain things that matter and certain things that don’t. If it reads well and it looks good then go with it.
Any advice for brides?
I guess the only bit of advice I’d give would be to try and keep an open mind. If you speak to a stationer before you decide on exactly what you want, very often we can help you to make a better informed decision.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
We do a range of tableware (place cards, favour labels etc) and seating plans. Anything to do with paper and ink really.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful stationery Rob! For more about Flick and Flourish, check out their WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to their website.
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