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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.


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What is your favorite color combination?

I love nude and muted pastel color combinations but I also like a lot of earth colors.

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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.

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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. :)

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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.

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Ampersand or the word “and?”

Ampersand. I love how just stylizing one character makes so much difference in the aesthetics of a design.

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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. :)

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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!

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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!