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Vancity Vendor: Vignettes Studio

June 20th, 2014 by Jeannine

 
Vancity Vendor: Vignettes Studio

Lois Kelly - Vignettes Studio Lois Kelly and her creative team are behind the bespoke stationery business, Vignettes Studio. They design and manufacture custom wedding invitations and coordinating pieces such as RSVP sets, reception cards, maps, programs, favour tags, wine labels, save-the-date cards, table numbers, seatings charts, escort cards, and place cards… just to name a few! They love to support local suppliers as much as they could and offer high quality papers and embellishments like Swarovski crystals and Offray ribbons. If they need something extra special, they make it in-house. Making all their folders and printing cards in-house makes their stationery more affordable for their brides.

For DIY brides, Vignettes Studio can design invitation suites that you can print and assemble on your own… a great option! They have an array of ready-made designs available, but what they love most is getting creative with custom invitations. This is how the process works. They meet with the client either in person or on the phone and work on the design for up to 2 weeks, depending on how complex it is. Once approved, production will take approximately 3 weeks. When they’re ready, clients can either pay to have them shipped or pick them up themselves. Easy peasy! For more information on Vignettes Studio, be sure to check out their website and be a fan on Facebook.

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 A Few Words With Lois…

Vignettes Studio How did you get into this business? What made you decide to specialize in stationery?
“It was an evolution of sorts…  It was a culmination of years of artistic expression and passion for marketing and the desire to leave the corporate world and do something creative.  After selling pre-made invitations for a couple of years, requests for custom work become the focus of the business alongside the expansion of my graphic design studio.  Our love of paper, texture, unlimited graphic design possibilities, and the fact that being able to do custom work means it’s continually challenging and every changing.”

What do you have to offer for brides with lower budgets?
“Custom design is based on hourly studio rate and as each bride’s requirements would be individual, we would need to quote accordingly. However, depending on the quantity, invitations can start as low as $2.50 each.”

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What sets you apart from others in the same field?
“We do it all… design, print, cut and assemble in-house in the studio with extraordinary attention to detail.  We love special requests for printing, we are masters at transfer printing on slate, shell, marble & more and guarantee our printing.”

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How would you describe your design style?
“We aren’t about making our style be the bride’s style, however, if we were going to explain what we love… it’s fluid lines, the use of typography to create dimension and contrast… modern approach to the classics, evocative calligraphy and a touch of vintage flourishes or delicate details.”

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What do you enjoy most about your job?
“The constant evolution of refining tools and finding available techniques to enhance the pieces we produce and of course the people, we love our brides.”

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What was the most creative invitation you designed?
“Wow, there’s so many but if I had to pick one or two it would be  shell invitation done years where we printed directly on the inside of the shell (stay tuned for a new version) or the recent lasercut snowflake set designed for a winter wedding on Grouse Mountain.”

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What advice do you have for those who want to DIY their invitations?
“A word of caution.  If you are going to do it, make sure that you have a good eye for composition, scale and lining things up.”

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If you had one piece of advice for a bride and groom, what would it be?
“To have the wedding you want rather than what everyone else wants.”

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To contact Lois, visit her website.
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All photos were provided by Vignettes Studio

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