I love seeing the different ways – big and small – my clients inject their personalities into their wedding. I especially love seeing what everyone chooses to do for their invitations – handmade, simple, elaborate, classic, modern – it’s a little window into your style as a couple. That’s why this month I am excited to feature designer extraordinaire Courtney of Seamless Paperie in my Vendor Spotlight.
Courtney is an incredible designer, and Seamless Paperie and wedding invitations are just one division of her design work. I first met Courtney in 2009 when we were both still engaged and I found her former wedding blog, Head vs. Heart. It quickly became one of my favorite wedding resources because I loved Courtney’s colorful, modern wedding finds. When she blogged one day about her plans for an engagement session falling through, I emailed her and volunteered my services. I had a blast photographing her and her now husband, Brian, and shortly after that Courtney designed my very first logo for me. (A logo I adored, and would still be using had I not changed my business name.) Courtney also expressed a love for designing wedding invitations, and when I saw some of the wedding invitations she had created, I knew I had to feature her work here.
Courtney thinks your wedding invitations are a great way to show who you are as a couple on your wedding day. Although she is currently at work on a series of printable wedding invitations, right now all her wedding invitation work is custom. The process starts about six months before your wedding day with a consultation. Once she has an idea of your style and who you are as a couple, she’ll get to work on two options and will present those to you. From there you’ll go back and forth through the revision process. Once she comes up with the final product, there are all kind of options – letterpress or digital printing; she can assemble them for you, or just print everything and give them to you to assemble yourself. She can also design matching programs, escort cards, menus… any paper product you would like to match.
Courtney has been designing in one form or another since she was a kid. Her style is very modern and not particularly traditional. She loves coming up with new and original designs, and loves being part of such a happy occasion.
In addition to her wedding design work, she also maintains the blog Design Work Life, and her wedding design boards can be see on Brooklyn Bride. You can visit her website here for more information on her amazing work: Seamless Paperie.