Nicolia and Michael were married in July at the Greek Orthodox Church and celebrated with friends and family at The Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver.
But before this beautiful wedding came together, the couple needed a stationer who could turn their paper dreams into reality. Nicolia was specifically looking for someone who would collaborate with her on every detail.
After an initial meeting, the couple could see I was all on board for the collaborative process. And so a match was made!
Throughout the design process, I presented ideas and included Nicolia in every decision to ensure her vision held true. She ended up loving her wedding invitation - and so did her guests! "I still have friends that received our invitation telling us how amazing it all looked!" she said.
But her favorite detail was the eight-foot-tall, five-panel seating chart we created. "This was an example of something I had imagined in my head that Cristy really brought to life better than I had even pictured it!"
This is truly one of the best parts of designing wedding stationery - working with couples, tapping into their vision, and bringing it to life. Then seeing their faces light up when that dream is real!
It's also such a privilege when I can make the stationery experience less stressful and more joyful. Nicolia noted, "Cristy made everything very easy and made the entire process a lot less stressful, helping in any way she could!"
Because designing your wedding invitations and day-of details should be fun, not draining. And working together to make everything you've ever imagined come true is what it's all about.
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Ceremony: Assumption Cathedral Greek Orthodox Church | Reception: The Sheraton Hotel Downtown Denver | Caterer: The Sheraton, Chick-fil-a | Videographer: Elysium Productions - Julie Hill | Florist: Isabelle Kline | Entertainment/Sound: DJ Yianni | Hair: Hayley Hale | Make-up: Mooi Studios - Ahmana | Suit(s): Men's Wearhouse | Gown(s): Bella's Bridesmaids | Planner/coordinator/designer: Isabelle Kline | Dessert: Elegant Bakery - Chef Janusz | Officiant: Orthodox Priests | Transportation: Sunset Limos | Linens/Rentals: Event Rents | Lighting: LMD Productions | Flat-lay Styling: Lucky Onion | Flat-lay Photos: Carrie King Photography
Wedding stationery - it's the pretty pieces of paper you send out to the people you want to attend your event. Right?
Of course! But, if the title of this post gives you any indication, it's also so much more.
First, wedding stationery isn’t just the invitation and RSVP card you mail to your friends and family. And second, it doesn't have to fit inside a rectangular envelope. (Or be a piece of paper, for that matter.)
In this post, we'll show you how we elevate the wedding stationery game. And how we create a comprehensive suite of products and paper goods.
Highly personal, beautiful, and informative stationery takes time, consideration, and creativity. We take the following steps to ensure that happens.
Your wedding invitation is where it all begins.
Just think about it:
It’s the first thing your guests will see and receive related to your wedding. It gives them an idea of what to expect. And it sets the overall tone and feel of your event.
With its multitude of design possibilities, your invitations can (and should!) be deeply personal - making your guests say, “That’s so them!” as they open their envelope.
But if you're like most engaged couples, you may be wondering, what exactly goes into an invitation suite?
What about the wording? Are there etiquettes or protocols to follow? How far in advance should we make them? And when do they need to be sent out?
Wonder and worry no more! Because we’re answering all of your questions in this blog post.
You’re engaged - congrats! And overall, the wedding planning is going well. But you have also have to admit, you’ve had a few sleepless nights thinking about some things. Perhaps, one of them being stationery.
You know you need it. It’s how you’ll tell your guests the need-to-know details of your wedding. But you also want your stationery to go beyond successfully relaying the information. And instead, to set the tone for the entire weekend in a highly-personalized way.
After all, it’s the first “peek” your guests will have into your wedding.
But where do you even start? What does that kind of stationery look like? And what about the wording? Wouldn’t it be easier to pick out something pre-designed and call it a day?
Is custom stationery really where you should be focusing your attention, energy, and budget?!
First, do yourself a favor and take a slow, deep breath.
Then, keep reading! Because I’m answering your questions and showing you why custom stationery is, in fact, worth every penny.