Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Emma of Yellow Door Creative, based in Atlanta, Georgia! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I have been designing invitations for a while, I used to just design invitations for my sisters kids birthday parties and baby showers, then started selling those on Etsy. Once that was established i began selling some of my wedding invitations and although most of my wedding work is custom, I have some pre made designs that I sell in my Etsy shop including a nautical invite set, a rustic spring set a country chic set on kraft paper and a lovely vintage rose set, plus more to come very soon!
What is your favorite color combination?
My favorite color combinations are light turquoise with pink and grey with yellow.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
The most unique invite I have designed was definitely my Garden Party Bridal Shower Invitation. It is a cool mix of modern and vintage using bright coral stripes, chalkboard textures and mason jars with hydrangeas in them. Super fun!
Do you have a favorite typeface?
I love Adobe Caslon Pro with a lot of space between the letters. It can be dressed up or down and goes with everything…not much different than my trusty black pumps.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
Just last month I was asked to put an illustration of an old VW van mixed in with the flowers on one of my invites, it actually turned out really cool! This particular couple had the illustration hand made to match their light blue van which apparently they love and adore. I loved doing it because I truly think that every invite should be a reflection of the couples style and personality.
Ampersand or the word “and?”
Hmm….I use both but generally I like ampersands. It totally depends on the design, though.
Any advice for brides?
My advice to brides is not to take stationary lightly. Save the Dates and invitations will set the tone for your wedding. It is so nice to attend a wedding with cohesive style from the moment you receive the invite to the moment you leave with your favor in hand. It will leave a lasting impression on your guests! Also, envelopes are a small upgrade that take your invites to the next level. I highly recommend ditching the drab, outdated white envelope and asking your invitation designer to find you a color matched envelopes or a textured kraft or shimmer one perhaps, depending on the style of your wedding.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
I design many things! One of the big things in my shop is printable invitations and party decor for birthday parties and baby showers. I also make custom die cuts, confetti, labels, tags and photo booth props. Contact me if you need anything at all!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful stationery Emma! For more about Yellow Door Creative, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her shop.
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