Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Los Angeles based designer Gaby of Kiwi Invitations! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
My husband and I had a printing company and it felt like a job. I wanted to do something that I loved and that was creative and fun. After 5 years of working with brides, wedding invitations are my passion. All of the invitations I create are produced together with my famil. My husband and two of my sons help in making each invitation special.
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What is your favorite color combination?
There are so many color combinations that look really amazing together, but lately I would lean towards blush and cream. I use a lot of ivory plush ribbons with textured soft cream pebble carsdtocks for a very elegant look.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed? A couple had a professional photographer take a photo of them with their dog wearing a sign that had the date of their wedding. We used this photo on the cover of their invitation and printed it on a metallic shimmery paper for a very elegant, but fun invitation.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
Fun and modern are my favourites. I like a very clean look to the invitation.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
I was asked to make one invitation with different colours, just for the mother in law. The tradition in their country was to use gold for the invitation, but the couple wanted something different, so we created just one invitation in gold for the mom.
Ampersand or the word “and?”
Ampersand. We have a full page of different ampersands to choose from and usually fade the color to give it a nice look where the names stand out.
Any advice for brides?
I know it can be stressful the entire process, but stop and enjoy every moment. Working on wedding invitations, there are so many little details and we’re here every step of the way. A very important part is to make sure to print out the invitation and read it many times and show it to several others as well to make sure there are no mistakes. On the computer you won’t see commas or accents or other details missing and it’s only when it’s printed that you will see these mistakes. We always prepare printouts in color to show each bride because then you can make sure the text is perfect and ready for print.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
A few months after the wedding we work on thank you cards with the picture or monogram. I’m in touch with brides even a year or so later. I just finished a thank you card for a couple that just had a baby recently and included a Sip and See insert. Sip wine and See the baby with their thank you card from their wedding.
Wonderful, thank you Gaby! For more information about Kiwi Invitations, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
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