Graphic designer Eden E. Denevan started creating wedding stationery for her own nuptials in May 2008. After she was laid off in 2009, she started her own corporate design firm and created her own Etsy shop, Eden Wedding Studio, to sell some wedding invitations on the side.
“My invitations really took off and while I still do some corporate graphic design, most of my business is now wedding-related,” Denevan says.
Her Etsy shop features a variety of wedding-related paper goods from invitations to bridal shower recipe cards to “guestbook alternative cards” (guests write well-wishes on the cards for the couple to view on their first anniversary).
“My favorite design changes daily; usually it’s the latest item I’ve created,” says Denevan. “Right now, I’m particularly enamored with my vintage-pattern invitation (shown above in pink), for its formal, Eastern aesthetic.”
Also available: Denevan will create a digital file of a personalized invitation for you to download and print yourself—it’s just $30. She also enjoys working one-on-one with brides to create custom designs.
“I am a sucker for weddings,” she says. “I usually am the one bawling the loudest at weddings regardless of how well I know the bride and groom. I also love graphic design and paper, so it’s been a great marriage—pun intended!”
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