Just engaged? So much to organise! There’s photographers to choose, the venue to book, a guest list to winnow down – amid the mammoth mountain of to-dos, you could be forgiven for thinking of your stationery suite as small fry. On the contrary, however, your stationery – and your invitation suite in particular – is crucial in setting the tone for your celebration: the mood, the theme, the degree of formality – so it pays to find a vendor that will get your message across.
Lovingly hand-designed and made by Alyssandra, boutique stationer Striking Stationery – a Pride in Print Gold Award winner – is our flavour of the month.
The bespoke nature of Alyssandra’s Queenstown studio lends itself to a unique design aesthetic adaptable to suit every couple. Samples in the studio’s portfolio range from classic to quirky: there are traditional options (think rectangular stock, script typography and glossy white ribbon) alongside invitations shaped to look like the big-day venue, complete with pearls and discerning smatterings of glitter.
Each illustration is designed by hand (no stock imagery here!) and hand-crafted using heavy, high-quality stock for that official, celebratory, this-ought-to-be-good feel. There’s something to be said about a stationery suite that hits that sweet-spot between the traditional and the trendy – and it’s safe to say that Striking Stationery nails it.