Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Stephanie of Australia-based Stelloberry Designs! We’ve featured her invitations here a few times before (here and here!) so make sure to check them out too!
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I was a bit of a paper nut when I was a kid and it only got worse as I grew older. I used to hoard pretty pieces of paper all the time and began handcrafting designs for friends and family quite early on. A few years ago, I decided to try turning my hobby into a business and it took on a life of its own, especially after I completed a graphic design course a couple of years ago. Now I get to play with paper all the time and I couldn’t be happier!
What is your favorite color combination?
This is the trickiest question to answer because my favourites change with my mood! At the moment, I’m stuck in an indigo, blue and grey phase, but I guarantee if you ask me next month, I’ll be in love with a completely different colour scheme!
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
I think the most unique invitation I’ve worked on would have to be a winter wonderland themed creation I designed last year. The bride was so into her stationery and she wanted all the bells and whistles. This included metallic card, belly bands, ribbon, crystals; you name it, there it was, but the finished product wasn’t at all over the top – in fact, it all came together in a wonderfully cohesive and elegant package.
Another very unique invite was one I created recently for a wedding of only 12 people! The guest list was so small, the couple were able to splurge and really go all out with their stationery, so they chose to send a boxed invite complete with an absolutely gorgeous pocket watch engraved with their names and wedding date. I would love to receive something so personal and thoughtful in the mail!
Do you have a favorite typeface?
This is another one that changes with each month for me. At the moment, Archer is one of my all-time favourites and has become a staple because of its prettiness and versatility. But I’ve also got some lovely script fonts in my arsenal that I use all the time including Aphrodite, Delicatta and Bickham Script.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I think the most bizarre requests that I’ve received haven’t so much been related to design as to timing – I was once contacted by a lovely wedding planner who asked me to design invitations for a couple who were getting married in a month’s time! I never thought I could turn around a concept that fast, but we managed to get it done and it all worked out wonderfully!
Ampersand or the word “and?”
I think this depends largely on the style of invitation I’m designing but I usually lean towards an ampersand. There’s so much versatility in that one symbol and you can really make it a feature of the design.
Any advice for brides?
In terms of invitations, the best advice I can give is to know your personal style before approaching a designer. I find that couples who aren’t sure of the style they’re after can find it difficult when making decisions about their stationery, especially with so many options available for not only the design, but also printing, colours, paper, fonts… and the list goes on! Your designer will be able to use their expertise to bring your dream stationery to life, but the process will be that much easier with a firm direction to work towards.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
It probably it all comes under the label of stationery, but I definitely do design more than just wedding invitations. My service ranges from the save the dates to the thank-you cards and includes everything in between. I also design stationery for other special events such as birthdays, as well as for corporate clients.
Thanks Stephanie! For more about Stelloberry Designs, check out her WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her website.
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