Custom design is a true collaboration. A creative project that encompasses all that you are; your points of connection, your stories, your symbols and your combined vision.
It’s a privilege to be entrusted with your story, to create thoughtful, hand-crafted works of art for the ones you love.
Story is our first step. We’ll listen to how your love story has unfolded and hear about the vision you have for your stationery; the aesthetics, the mood and the language. Through the collection of these markers we can form a creative road map that will guide the process. Most often these conversations take place via email and phone, or if local, you are welcome to make an appointment to visit the studio personally. Once we have decided on all elements of your stationery we will provide a formal estimate for your approval.
The creative process begins, and as with all creative endeavours this can take some time. We’ll begin by responding to your story, your personal aesthetic and your visual references by crafting the first initial concepts and ideas. These early interpretations are then refined through a process of three edits until you’re happy with our direction and final designs. Please allow between 2-4 weeks to arrive at our “happy place”.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to begin the design process
With designs complete, it is now time to make sure that all details are correct, perfect, completely loved and ready to become very real. We double check everything, confirm everything and begin the plate making process. It’s important to understand that once plates are made, changes are very costly.
Production brings the story to life. Our 1954 Heidelberg Windmill press is the workhorse of our valley studio and prints many of our custom design projects. The time to complete each suite may vary depending on the need to; source and order specialist papers, the number of elements in the suite, the number of colour runs or any specialist finishes or embellishments. Allow between 2-4 weeks to complete your wedding stationery print run.
It’s now time for your vision to fly. Your love story has now been pressed. But first, we house each suite perfectly in hand-crafted boxes made here in the studio. We thoughtfully wrap and package using sustainable materials and finally send out into the world.
We know you’ve got questions and we welcome your thoughts and enquires. Reach out, drop us a line below and tell us a little more about your vision.