Today I was able to catch up with Kate over at Pickett’s Press. I just adore her work and I think you will too. Thank you so much Kate for answering all our questions and sharing your lovely papers. :)
1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I drew and printed a custom map of Southampton, Long Island for my wedding in 2003… the next year a guest at our wedding asked me to do one for her wedding, and it all just kept going from there!
2. What is your favorite color combination?
Gosh, if I had to pick just one, then black and white – can’t beat classic– although I am a huge fan of experimenting with color as well.
3. What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
We did a turquoise and orange invitation with an envelofold and loud abstract pattern for a groovy Bahamas wedding which was lots of fun!
4. Do you have a favorite typeface?
It changes all the time, but right now De Soto is one of my favorites- I’m all about any classic font that will pair well with a flourish or names in script.
5. What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I do a ton of custom artwork for people for invitations and save the dates- I once had to draw a roll of toilet paper for a party invitation… for real.
6. Ampersand or the word “and?”
& all the way!
7. Any advice for brides?
Try to enjoy the process! The wedding is over so quickly that most of my memories are of the year along the way- picking out dresses with my friends, tasting cake with my mom, planning my honeymoon. It can all be so stressful but if you can make the journey part of the wedding, you’ll have so much more to look back on and enjoy!
8. Do you offer more than just stationery?
YES! We have a companion website where we offer a whole line of personalized gift items- many of our brides have used these products for the wedding weekend (such as our shatterproof monogrammed cups with your logo or date, or our colored cocktail napkins). Many brides have ordered customized pads or vanity trays as bridesmaids gifts. We’ve even done our printed luggage tags as Weekend Itineraries which were looped around the out of town guest bags in each room to keep everyone organized.