Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Christabelle of Seattle-based The Paper Paramour! I’m loving all the beautiful photos of her designs — truly a master of getting all the little details right. Enjoy the interview!
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
I started doing wedding invitations when I started planning for my own wedding invitations in 2010. I found that there wasn’t a lot of options that spoke to my design aesthetic and was within my limited budget.
What is your favorite color combination?
I love nude and muted pastel color combinations but I also like a lot of earth colors.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
I am currently designing a custom wedding invite right now in a Viewmaster. The photos are made with instagram photos of the couple with the details in a few slides. Its like watching a silent film but its very intimate and personal.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
I am loving the handscript calligraphic typefaces but I am also a big fan of slab serif typefaces. Im afraid I’ve used this combination to the brim. :)
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I’ve had to create a save the date card with a custom illustration of their faces on the bodies of anime characters. I had to politely decline.
Ampersand or the word “and?”
Ampersand. I love how just stylizing one character makes so much difference in the aesthetics of a design.
Any advice for brides?
Have a clear vision in mind – something that will reflect who you as a couple. Also, don’t be afraid to look at alternative options. You will be surprised to see whats available out there if you shop around. :)
Do you offer more than just stationery?
Yes I do, I make custom self inking and traditional wood handle rubber stamps to address your envelopes or to match your invites!
Thanks Christabelle! For more about The Paper Paramour, check out their WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to her website.
Got any questions or comments for Christabelle? Leave them below!