Floridian Weddings was started because there was a need for a place that couples could go to find modern, unique, and trend-setting vendors in the Sunshine State. We're always searching for professionals that offer beautiful work that stands apart from the industry standard. With that in mind, I am thrilled to introduce you to Denise of Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio.
AND YOU ARE... ?
I am Denise Wilson, owner of Dogwood Blossom Stationery. I'm a custom stationer and I started this business so I could say "yes." When I was planning my own wedding more than six years ago, I felt like I was being trapped in a box; I was being given options, but often the options were still a really far cry from what I was envisioning. At Dogwood Blossom Stationery, we don't give you pre-determined options – we start from scratch and create your exact vision. Whatever you have in mind for your invitations and paper goods, it's always a yes.
TOP TREND OF THE MOMENT:
I'm so happy to see more brides asking about textured papers, dimensional embellishments, and fabrics. I have always loved these things and felt like they make a big difference in the "wow" factor of an invitation. Now brides are requesting textures and dimension before I can even suggest it, and they've become very creative in how they want fabrics and embellishments used.
YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE TOUCH:
I think the most memorable weddings are the ones that include lots of personalization. So my favorite creative touches are the ones born out of the couple's desire to express themselves, their style as a couple, their journey up to now. How that story is actually expressed within the invitation ensemble ranges hugely from couple to couple. I love projects in which guests can guess whose wedding they are being invited to before they even read the wording on the invitation. No one will forget that wedding invitation.
THE SPLURGE YOU'RE LOVING MOST RIGHT NOW:
In terms of stationery, I think the splurge that I would most strongly encourage brides to consider is taking advantage of add-on services, like postage acquisition, addressing services, and posting services. It seems like addressing 150 invitations and dropping them in the mail will be a quick and easy task, but it's more time-consuming and strenuous than many brides expect - primarily because of the emotional attachment involved and their desire for perfection (in their handwriting, etiquette concerns, etc.). My brides who choose these services are always glad they do, and the ones who don't usually tell me later that they wish they had.