Photo Credit: Audrey Michel
Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Lana Frankel of Lana’s Shop, based in Denver, Colorado! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I’m at that age where all of my favorite woman are getting engaged. Having a stationery company, I started doing the paper goods as their gifts. I realized that’s where my favorite designs came to life. There’s nothing like working one on one with a bride and seeing how an illustration can help inspire their entire theme. Plus, it’s super sweet to be a part of their big day in such a personal way.
What is your favorite color combination?
I’ve been on a mint kick for a while now – my watch, my nail color. Combine that with a light grey, and a dab of peach or yellow, and it is pretty fantastic! And it helps get you excited for the warm weather around the corner.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
I’d say the most ‘memorable’ invitation I designed was a collaboration between the bride’s mother and me. Her mother is an artist but was ill, so I filled in the detail where she physically couldn’t anymore. It was very special.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
Mrs. Eaves – gorgeous and can be dressed up or down.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I painted a baby’s portrait before it was born … you don’t even want to know.
Ampersand or the word “and”?
I don’t have a go to. It needs to match the design. Although I do love hand painting the word “and” with a swoppy dope underneath it.
Any advice for brides?
Be yourself! Decide on the few elements that you really care about and will mean something when you look back on the day. Don’t try to do it all. And surround yourself with vendors and people who give you positive, helpful and FUN energy.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
Oh yes – if you can dream it, I’ll create it! Illustrated maps, programs, gift bag tags..the works! I’m one lucky business owner, getting to do such cheery things!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful stationery Lana! For more about Lana’s Shop, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her shop.
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