We had the pleasure of interviewing the very talented Lisa Schiffermuller of Ivy Invite, interior designer by day and invite artist and all round creative by night. We fell in love with Lisa’s amazing hand crafted wedding invite designs and packages. Lisa works with her clients to create perfectly themed stationery including; save the dates, order of services, invites and thank you cards all unique to the bride and groom. We spoke to her just before she was about to jet away for her very own dream Mexican Wedding.
Tell us about you; what you love, style-wise and what’s inspiring you at the moment
From a young age I was always creating, so it was only right that I went into the creative industry for my career. I have a creative mind and see beauty in all things, I am always observing and drawing inspiration from my surroundings. My design journey began 10 years ago when I studied a Bachelor of Built Environment at QUT, majoring in Interior Design.
Since I graduated uni I have been working at Ellivo Architects where my role is Senior Interior Designer. Working as an Interior Designer means I am always working with clients who have different styles and tastes. You have to be able to take other peoples visions on board and create something that you are proud of and that they love. It’s sometimes a challenge which is what I love.
It’s hard to pin down one trend that I am loving at the moment. So many people are drawn to different styles and it becomes a very personal thing. The hard thing about this industry is that you are exposed to so many styles it is hard not to love and adapt to different styles. In saying that….at the moment I am loving all things monochrome. with hints of greenery (planting) + the warmth of some timber + gold accents. You can’t go wrong with a little gold in your styling! I also love the look of mixing and matching colours + patterns + textiles. “Things that shouldn’t work together but do” is sometimes my motto. A bold monochrome textile mixed with a colourful pattern….love it!
When did you start Ivy Invite and what inspired you to get into wedding stationery and styling?
Ivy Invite began almost 2 years ago, although well before that I was designing invitations for family and friends, so I decided to make it official. It was something that was all my own so I could have creative freedom. As far as wedding stationery goes, I wanted to offer something to the non-bridal brides out there. Being very non-bridal myself it was easy to show a different kind of wedding stationery as I was designing it for my own wedding. I have had so much amazing support since launching ivy invite and the response I have had has been incredible. I feel very lucky!
I work with some amazing manufacturers which gives me the ability to offer custom designed stamps and etched + laser cut plywood which have also had an amazing reaction. I cannot wait to see where I can take this in future.
What process do you go through when working with couples (brides) to design their invites and stationery packages
Most of the wedding stationery I do these days are via email correspondence. And I have worked with brides all over Australia and also overseas. The first thing I ask is for the style of their wedding. It is very important to me that the stationery ties into the wedding styling and theme. If they have images or a pinterest board I ask for that information. All I ever need is a couple of images to get an idea of their style.
Not all the work I do is custom designed, I have a lot of brides contacting me after they have seen a set posted on Instagram or Facebook and they want that exact set for their wedding.
Tell us a bit about your own style
I love a bit of boho/hippie style….it’s so comfortable. Messy hair (easy to pull off), lots of jewels & lace. Throw in a flower crown or headpiece and you are set!
If you’re newly engaged and looking for beautifully designed stationery, be sure to check out Ivy Invite, and follow Lisa on Facebook and Instagram.
Lisa’s amazing wedding photos were taken by Cassandra Ladru, you can have a peek at the rest of the incredible photos here. Her beautiful headpiece was custom made by Frankly my Dear from a Samantha Wills Necklace
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