In the age of inbox 5,000-plus and spam, there’s something special about the art of snail mail — even more so when it comes to wedding stationery, which often offers guests a first glimpse into the style and vibe of your big day.
Whether you’re looking for save-the-dates that strike a balance between modern and glitzy or invites that communicate you and your boo’s love of the outdoors, these B.C.-based stationery designers can make it happen.
The Ayla View
Handmade paper, envelope calligraphy and wax seals make Vancouver Island-based The Ayla View’s stationery a no-brainer for anyone attracted to a timeless look. Choose from designer Ayla Peña’s semi-custom collections, which feature chic thing from delicate floral designs to illustrations of very West Coast apropos mountains and camping gear, or dream up your own invites with her bespoke services.
Making Memories with Stationery
Whether you’re after geometric-inspired invites with a slight Art Deco vibe or dramatic red-and-black stationery that will reflect the Chinese elements of your wedding, you can trust Making Memories with Stationery to bring your vision to life. Designers Debbie Siu and Amari Yu also know how to work their magic with offbeat materials like acrylic and vellum so you can be sure you’re leaving an impression.
Violet Grey Creative
Violet Grey Creative’s semi-custom designs include stationery fit for chic garden ceremonies, luxe ballroom weddings and more — and offer a budget-friendly option for those not looking to go the bespoke route. The Vancouver-based company also offers custom design and watercolour sets.
The design is in the details with Cornwall Stationery, which offers intricate laser-cutting, embossed monograms and even fragrances that will ensure your invites stand out from the crowd. Clients are spoiled for choice when it comes to paper type, too: pick from materials like handmade cotton, plexiglass and even wood — perfect for enchanting outdoor wedding.
Gold-foil detail, vellum overlays and whimsical illustrations of your reception venue are just some of the features you can expect from Rintzylee Designs. Richmond-based designer Irene Lee offers custom wedding stationery, as well as envelope addressing, place cards and table numbers for the big day.
Love by Phoebe
Vancouver-based artist Phoebe Tsui of Love by Phoebe is a skilled designer, illustrator and painter (we love her watercolour portrait and bouquet works) — talents that come together in her one-of-a-kind stationery. Standouts in her portfolio include gorgeous lavender invites adorned with watercolour paintings of Pemberton’s scenic outdoors and retro-mod save-the-dates that combine lush velvet and a laser-cut design.