Recently I’ve been thinking about the influx of absolutely over the top styled inspiration shoots that are popping up here there and everywhere and I’ve been chatting with brides about their thoughts. I’ve been receiving a resounding response of “yeah it’s lovely, but I just know it’s not achievable for me so I move on”. Everything seems to be overly styled and we’re moving away from the simple traditional way weddings once were.
I think this is one of the reasons why I love the work of In Pink Ink – they create paper goods that are true to traditional styling and have an appeal to so many brides to be for this simple yet intricate elegance. We recently caught up with the In Pink Ink team who will be showcasing their handmade paper goods at our upcoming wedding fair.
Can you tell us a bit about In Pink Ink?
We create vintage inspired handcrafted stationery for special celebrations such as tea parties, bridal showers and weddings. Our specialties are handmade Invitations, Thank You Cards, Favour Bags and Tags, Greeting Cards, Gift Cards, Gift Tags, paper/felt flowers, garlands and we create centrepieces for wedding tables. Our vintage inspired crochet hats and scarves are also vintage inspired. Creator Monica Bardini writes original poetry and verses, and can tailormake the wording on your stationery. Her love of writing stories and poetry also shines through on their beautiful, handmade greeting cards. Drawing inspirations from textured papers, lace, satin ribbons, pearl and diamante embellishments, In Pink Ink’s paper trinkets truly reflect their personality and unearth their great love of earthy tones, along with the aim to recycle.
Where are you based and what areas do you service?
We are a Brisbane based business in Darra and will cater for all areas.
How would you describe your style?
Our style is definitely vintage inspired. We love the shabby chic look and incorporate that into our style of stationery. We are known to smudge brown ink on our products to create a vintage appearance.
What advice do you have for couples choosing their invitation suite?
It is most important that they work out how much of the DIY aspect they wish to undertake and work out a budget. Realise that handmade personalised stationery for their special day is unique and will cost a little extra. Handing over this aspect of their wedding planning will give them the confidence to focus their time and efforts into other aspects of their wedding where they may be more hands on.
How early should couples look at booking in?
Ideally the moment they announce their wedding date they should start looking at booking in 4-6 months in advance. One couple getting married in Fiji asked us in February of this year to create Save the Date cards for them and the wedding isn’t until February 2014. To avoid disappointment book in wedding stationery as soon as possible as it will give the designer time to create the couple’s dream wedding invitations.
What do you love most about making wedding invitations?
We do love the fact that the stationery design the couples choose reflects the mood of the wedding and the couple’s personalities but ultimately it is the hands on process that we are extremely passionate about.
What is your favourite wedding story?
We have to say our own wedding stationery, only because it was the very first time we created wedding invitations. When our guests opened up their invitations and sparkly confetti fell out they knew that this was no ordinary wedding.
What do you think are the upcoming trends for 2013/2014 weddings?
Moving into 2014 vintage inspired weddings is definitely still the fashion.
What can couples expect when they visit your stand in August?
The moment they step into the world of In Pink Ink, they will experience a little haven of prettiness, antiqueness and absolute uniqueness. Naturally we will have examples of our work on display but there will be an opportunity to purchase products on the day.