Photo Credit: Robert & Kathleen Photographers
Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Sandy of Roseville Designs, based in Milford, CT! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
During my wedding planning in 2011, I was having a really hard time finding invitations that weren’t drab and boring. I felt that I had to adjust what I wanted to fit within the designs, and believe it should be the other way around! After the creative process of wedding planning, I could no longer ignore the voice inside me saying to turn this passion into a business.
See more of the interview after the cut!
What is your favorite color combination?
I love bright colors, and orange + blue is very dear to me. It’s my brand colors and were my wedding colors. I also am married to a redhead, so orange is extra special :).
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
I’ve done a handful of styled photo shoots within the past year, which gives me a lot of creative freedom. I recently worked on one centered around sustainable wedding ideas, and so I got to explore seeded paper and perforations. I’m excited for that to get picked up on a blog soon so I can share with everyone!
Do you have a favorite typeface?
Such a personal question, ha! A lot of my design is very type-driven, so I am a total font nut. Some people love to shoe shop, I love to font shop. Right now, I’m crushing pretty hard on Mercury Script Pro. It’s just a fun font that that exudes joy. But more generally, Sackers Pro is a favorite. I used it for the logo design for our wedding collective, The Wedding Loft of Connecticut (www.theweddingloftct.com) and find it to be an incredibly versatile font, especially when it comes to copy in wedding invitations.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I recently had a bride bring out a pair of underwear and ask me to use it for color-matching!
Ampersand or the word “and?”
Toughie. I say ampersand, but some of my favorite fonts have fantastic “and” glyphs!
Any advice for brides?
Going classic in certain aspects of your wedding is important, but don’t be afraid to do things that are modern and fun. Your wedding celebrates a time in your life; it’s the marriage you celebrate for the rest of your life.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
Yes! I do logo/branding along with business collateral (business cards, letterhead, etc.) I am currently working on a logo design for a catering company. In the wedding world, I work with a lot of vendors in need of a little boost to their brand. It’s a different kind of creative process which I absolutely love.
Thank you Sandy! For more about Roseville Designs, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her website.
Have any questions or comments for Sandy? Add them below!
All invitation photos credited to Brooke Allison Photography