It all started when Miss. Ten Thousand Only posted about the incredible dress Kimi had made for her wedding in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The dress was so beyond words, that it made me stop dead in my tracks. It made me think and re-think what a wedding was really all about. But that was the least of it. Kimi didn’t just create her wedding dress. She also designed imaginative, whimsical and soulful invitations for her wedding, invitations that she printed out at home on her regular-old-boring printer:
See? Magic. Miss TTO and I were both so struck by these invitations that we suggested that Kimi start an invitation company – one that allowed couples to pick and invitation, get the jpg emailed to them, and then print the invitations at home. We were dreaming of an invitation company that would put good design within everyones reach. But we had no idea just how good it was going to get….
So today, I’m absolutely thrilled to get to announce Kimi’s brand new invitation company: Printable Press.At printable press you can choose from a plethora of invitation designs, each more beautiful than the last. I’ve included some of my very favorites here, but your taste is different then mine, so you’ll have to go browse to find which ones you love best.Then, for just $60 Kimi will add all your information into the invitation and mail it to you. Want to colors or sizes changed? No problem. For $15 she’ll make all those changes. Want matching menus, thank you cards, programs, place cards or anything else? You can buy those too. Soon she’s going to be selling calling cards and greeting cards and other magic, all affordable, all printable.You can print the invitations at home, or use a low cost printer like Vista Print (or even Kinko’s), or you can just email them to everyone. You can choose fancy shmancy paper, or paper from Office Depot. You can DIY your invitations with card stock or feathers or beads, or you can just leave them sweet and simple. The point is great design is in your hands at a affordable price.Kimi quotes John Muir as saying “Everyone needs beauty as well as bread.” I concur. In fact, I’m going to quote Tom Robbins’ Skinny Legs And All, and say “Beauty is going to be my everyday thing.”
I’m so proud of what’s going on in this corner of the Internet. It’s not just affordable invitations… it feels like the tiny beginnings of a girrl revolution. Beauty, passed from one hand to the next to the next to the next. Keep it going. Keep on shining.
Now go, pick out some invitations.