Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Rebecca of Oh So Chic Designs, based in Northborough, MA! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
Stationery has always been a passion for me. When I was in college, both undergrad and graduate school I preferred to design small things that allowed me to play with texture and paper folding over large posters and other large scale projects. My graduate thesis was all about time and events and I designed a calendar to fill the walls and invitations to fill the shelves in my space. It truly was the spark that lit the flame to inspire me to create custom stationery today.
What is your favorite color combination?
Do I have to choose only one? This changes frequently for me, as I’m sure it does for any artist or designer. If I need to choose just one color combination, though, I think today, right at this moment I would choose eggplant and lime green. I just love how the lime pops when it’s paired with the eggplant. It’s gorgeous! There are so many other combinations that I love, too. Navy and orange, pink and green, aqua and cream – all fantastic color combinations.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
Well, I feel so fortunate that I get to design so many unique invitations. I’ve designed everything from a hand painted coconut to a custom sewn linen luggage tag, but right now my favorite is a save the date for a Tuscany wedding. The save the date includes a custom monogram that I created for the couple and that monogram is placed on a leather luggage tag for the guests to put on their luggage, a passport book that includes all the details for their Tuscan wedding and these are placed inside a map lined box that is wrapped with a linen ribbon and topped again with their monogram.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
Well, I love so many typefaces and I buy new ones almost daily, but I do really like Belluccia – it has the most elegant swirls and is just so beautiful on an invitation.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I was once asked to design a monogram of a dancing bull for a couple. His last name meant dancing and hers meant bull, so we created a one of a kind illustration that they used on everything. They loved it and it’s sort of grown on me.
Ampersand or the word “and?”
I love pretty ampersands. I have seen some absolutely beautiful ampersands, but unfortunately there are some ampersands that don’t have the same charm, and I could do without those.
Any advice for brides?
Remember that this is your day and your invitations should reflect your style and that of your event. I also recommend that you choose vendors that you feel comfortable with and really enjoy every aspect of the planning process.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
Absolutely, we do! We are also a graphic design studio, so we also do a lot of corporate graphic design. In addition, we also offer birthday invitations, personalized gift items, such as monogrammed trays, custom wrapping paper, stickers and other fun stuff.
Thank you Rebecca! For more about Oh So Chic Designs, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her website.
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