The Story Behind InvitoBella

The Story Behind InvitoBella

I’ve always been on the creative side, whether doodling on my notebooks in class or the occasional craft project. I’d lock myself in my room for hours and sketch, however “artist” was never on my list of things to be “when I grow up.” I wanted to be a doctor or a marine biologist - like every other kid.

Why I decided to start a new hobby and the courses I used!

Why I decided to start a new hobby and the courses I used!

I decided to start a new hobby this past Summer. One that is only for me, and an outlet to release some pent up creative energy. I honestly went in to this thinking I'd create something worthy of a kindergarten art class and pleasantly surprised myself. I'm no #picasso but I think did "ok" for only having picked up a watercolor paint brush about an hour before this composition was completed...for this first time ever.

Modern & Vintage Postage

Modern & Vintage Postage

Let’s talk postage!  Vintage postage offers not only a nostalgic look but an ethereal feel to your invitation suite.  It can also add a more custom aspect as you can pick and choose certain designs that compliment your stationery set.

Choosing Your Stationery Color Scheme

Choosing Your Stationery Color Scheme

Your color palette is the starting point for the overall look and feel of your Wedding Day.  Those colors should transfer in a cohesive way to your wedding stationery as well. By playing up and including these shades on your paper, you’ll give your guests a sneak peek of what’s to come!

Digital, Thermography, Letterpress...oh my!

 Digital, Thermography, Letterpress...oh my!

When choosing wedding stationery, you’re presented with so many choices! The print process can hint at your wedding style and formality as does your wording.  The print process can also have a huge impact on your wedding stationery budget as well as dictate your paper type and overall design.

Creatives: Navigating Styled Shoots

 Creatives: Navigating Styled Shoots

One of my favorite parts of being a wedding stationery designer is Styled Shoots.  As a “behind the scenes” vendor, I’m not often in the mix with the “day of” vendors that tend to get center stage on the wedding day.  By participating in a Styled Shoot, wedding vendors are able to come together for a full day of creative preparation and networking in an effort to put together a mock wedding/event.

An Elegant Affair: Styled Shoot at Felicity Church

An Elegant Affair: Styled Shoot at Felicity Church

I absolutely love collaborating with some of the most amazingly talented wedding vendors in the state of Louisiana, especially when those collaborations lead to some amazing venues.

Creatives: My Favorite Flatlay Items

Creatives: My Favorite Flatlay Items

One of my favorite parts of wedding stationery, is styling flatlay shoots for each couples wedding invitations. I’m able to bring in my aesthetic into the photography using my branding colors and keeping the look cohesive, while also displaying some of the beautiful paper my brides have chosen.