The decisions you make surrounding your wedding say a lot about who you are as a couple. So whether you’re newly engaged or just fantasizing via Pinterest board, it’s never too early to get the wheels turning. A barefoot beach bash might be right up your alley, or maybe it’s more of a swanky social scene. Either way, you begin giving your guests an impression of your combined style long before they arrive on the big day. From the moment they receive the Save the Date, they’ll begin to get a sense of your personal panache. Don’t you want that first impression to be the right one?

Enter the elegant and sophisticated bespoke invitations from Connor stationery. The ultimate in custom stationery, Connor pairs the highest quality materials and techniques with a chic and refined aesthetic for a finished product that is truly unrivaled. We recently partnered with the expert from the luxury stationers, Henri Richter-Werner, along with Geri Hirsch, blogger behind Because I’m Addicted and co-founder of Leaf.TV, for an inside look at the process of creating gorgeous, stand-out invites, Save the Dates, thank you cards, and envelopes. With her wedding coming up at the end of this month, Geri made the most of all the amazing options Connor has to offer. Take a look at the video, showing the exchange behind these custom creations, and see more of the process below.

 

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Geri Hirsch and Henri Richter-Werner review a few invitation samples for inspiration.
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Examples of monograms, all hand-drawn by Henri for Connor clients, before being etched onto steel dies for engraved invitations, note cards, and stationery.
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After meeting with Geri, Henri sketched a few ideas for a monogram combining her first initial with that of her fiance, Darin, taking inspiration from Art Deco style and a gold and black color theme.
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Renderings of Geri and Darin’s top picks for monograms.
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A look at Geri and Darin’s final invitation, complete with the engraved monogram Henri personally created just for them.

 

Feeling inspired? Make an appointment for your own consultation today by calling the Connor Boutique at 212-833-2708, or simply head over to Barneys.com to check out all the other stylish offerings from Connor. Or if you’re more techie than traditionalist, fear not. Later this year, Connor is partnering with Barneys to launch an iPad app that will give users access to the brand’s renowned design standards, including its bespoke customization capacities. The app will allow cards, invitations, and stationary to be sent via email and social media, but will still preserve the visual impact of the hand-engraved designs. It’s the best of both worlds!

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