Set the tone for your wedding. Skip the headache.
Let’s design beautiful, meaningful stationery, worthy of your romance – without the frustrating hassle that often comes with “the creative process.” Ugh.
Attention to detail and an organized, service-oriented experience are of the utmost importance to me. After all, it’s an honor to be included in your milestone, so your precious time spent with me is treated for what it is: special.
Together, we’ll get your loved ones excited to dance the night away with you, right at their mailbox. I incorporate calligraphy, illustration, painting, and digital elements to make your bespoke, printed pieces shine. Trust me – your closest people will make their “OMG” faces in their driveway.
My goal is cohesion across every element for you – so your save the dates, invitations, and day-of-wedding materials all coordinate and fit into your overall vision. Your guests will recognize this thoughtfulness when items fit together. You can do that with one vendor and no headache.
Here’s an overview of the process together – this is how the whole shebang works!
After you reach out, I’ll schedule a complimentary consultation with you. It’s like a coffee date, but as a video chat.
We’ll talk through the look of your wedding, as well as the logistics to be included in your custom invitation. You’ll give me your full “wishlist.”
All printing methods are available to you – digital, metallic foil, or letterpress are all options, and I will make recommendations based on your budget and aesthetic goals.
You’ll get an itemized estimate from me with a custom quote and timeline based on our discussion. We’ll review this together during a second chat, so you can answer any questions in real time.
A deposit holds your spot on my production calendar – then we get the paper party started!
Any artwork included in your invitation is created from scratch. There are no cursive computer fonts or clip art used – everything is done by hand in calligraphy and/or watercolors and digitized.
I provide you with a pencil sketch as a proposed concept of all the artwork and calligraphy styles to be included in your designs. With your blessing, I put together a first draft and we go back and forth with tweaks to move toward a final version.
Two rounds of edits are included as part of the process because this is a conversation… two way street! All proofs are presented in true-to-life sizing, for easy review on your part.
You approve the final proof and we’re off to the races. We’ll have a final production discussion to make sure everything is all set in terms of quantity and details before your invitation heads off to print.
I take care of all the printing for you. It’s basically magic and you’ll have a box of pretty at my studio to pick up, or waiting for you at your doorstep – pixie dust included.
I also take care of any extra goodies we’ve dreamt up for you: envelope calligraphy, wax seals, ribbons, vintage or custom stamps. Dreamy. If you want, I can also help with assembly – white glove style. Easy.
You get them out in the mail. Your loved ones go B-A-N-A-N-A-S in their excitement. You wait for the RSVPs to come back with serious anticipation. Cue your happy dance. Mine is a shimmy that’s more like a full-body wiggle.
We’ll repeat this process for each “phase” of our time together, from save the dates to invitations, to day-of-wedding details. I can also help with printing for lots of non-stationery items for the big day, including cocktail napkins, kippot, coasters, stickers, matchbooks, and other fun items you may want to incorporate for your guests in a cohesive, thoughtful way.
Investment: Full-service clients typically dedicate 5-7% of their overall wedding budget to their handcrafted paper goods, including save the dates, invitations, and day-of-wedding items.
Let’s get this paper party started!
I could go on and on but in a nutshell if you want a true creative who is also super professional, organized, and timely, Leah is unbeatable. So much so that she’s doing our Christmas cards this year and hopefully more to come! -Rukiya
Photo: Casey Brodley