Tips From a Wedding Stationery Designer - The Quick Six, A TréCreative Tips&Tricks Series
We're so excited to share with you another installment of The Quick Six where we interview other amazing professional wedding vendors in the Chico area!
This is an especially fun blog post for me because Katie was one of my good friends even before she started her business. What you need to know about Katie is that she is a huge encourager and cares deeply to love and serve those around her. Katie creates custom wedding stationary and specializes in watercolor and calligraphy. Her work is so beautiful and she gets great joy from walking with her brides from start to finish to create a custom wedding experience that embodies their whole wedding day!
- Introduce yourself and share a fun fact about yourself that not everyone knows.My name is Katie Curry, the heart and soul behind Honey Brush Design. A fun fact about me is that I once lived on a U.S. Naval Base in Japan for three months working as a lifeguard and swim instructor. It was an interesting time of becoming immersed in both the military culture as well as the Japanese culture.
- What is one of your favorite thing about designing wedding invitations?My favorite thing about designing wedding invitations has so much more to do with relationships that in does with paper products. I love the people I get to meet and the stories I get to tell through my work. It is important to me to not only create a gorgeous product but to offer a beautiful experience in the process.
- What is one thing most brides don’t know or realize about when they hire a professional in your field?I think something that brides are surprised by is the response they have to their own wedding invitations. It is generally the first time that she gets to see the vision of her wedding come to life and it’s often a very special feeling.
- What is your best advice for a bride planning her wedding (can be related to your field or just general)?My best advice comes from my own personal experience as a bride more than it does from my career. I believe that there is a lot to be said for finding people you trust to help you with your wedding planning and to allowing them to work in their strengths as you focus on the joys of getting married.
- What are some of your favorite wedding trends (or trends you would like to see in the future)?I am a big fan of large and unusual loose florals...everywhere, hand lettering on random objects and patterned textiles.
- When picking a stationery designer, what are some good questions and things a bride should look for?Look for someone who cares about and understands the vision you have for your wedding. Make sure their style lines up with what you are looking to have them create. Don’t be afraid to ask about the wild ideas you have! As artists, we thrive on new ways of doing things and pushing the limits of creativity.