Best of 2015: Invitations
LOS ANGELES WINNER
Known for: Utilizing unique materials (think wood, tissue, acrylic) with classic letterpress and foil techniques, resulting in stylish and layered couture designs.
Wedded wisdom: “Don’t be afraid to be you,” says co-owner Cindy Skanderup. “This is a special day and while there is a time and place for convention, I encourage [couples] to think freely and outside of the box to create something wholly unique.”
ORANGE COUNTY WINNER
Known for: Bespoke invitations and paper accessories that are handcrafted using fine papers, unique printing techniques and creative details.
Wedded wisdom: “The invitation is the window to the ‘soul’ of your wedding,” says owner Viv Milne. “Think about what you want to convey to your guests—a feeling, a mood, the level of formality or something fun about you as a couple. The fonts you choose, the wording, colors, papers, embellishments...these all play a role in helping to set the tone for the big day.”
CENTRAL COAST WINNER
Known for: Creatively capturing a couple’s personal style and individuality through exquisite handmade paper products that are elegant, bold and luxuriously designed.
Wedded wisdom: “Watercolor has been everywhere, and we still see more of it in toned-down washes of color,” says owner Tracy Lazaro. “Modern calligraphy fonts and geometrical patterns will definitely be in fashion, too!”