A warm welcome to Deandra from Simply Sealed! Read to the end for a little wedding advice from someone planning their own wedding!
Your wedding invitation is your chance to set the scene for your big day, impress your guests, and express yourselves as a couple. Simply Sealed helps you do that by creating custom invitations and stationery that are uniquely yours, thoughtfully tailored, and inked in hardcore heart.
How long have you been working in the wedding industry? Simply Sealed just launched in January but I've been designing for 5 years.
What makes your business unique? I put the design first! While pretty paper is the perfect statement accessory, thoughtful design will make you look like you spent a fortune—even when you didn’t.
Favourite part of your business? I absolutely love seeing my client's faces when they see their printed invitations for the first time. Seeing on the computer is one thing, but once they are all printed, and assembled they're headed for the mail box next. It means things are about to get real! Their big day is just around the corner.
What inspires you? The most unforgettable designs are inspired by my client's. True to them and unapologetically unique. I get a lot of joy out of knowing that their suite suits them, and that it truly is their big day vision, translated onto paper.
Who is your mentor/hero in the industry? There are so many woman in this community that have mentored me and who have become true friends. These lady bosses inspire me to do good every day. Can't thank them enough for that! (Shout out to Krista, Kelly and Marcia <3 )
On your day off...where would we find you?
I'm usually in the kitchen trying a new recipe while watching my latest Netflix obsession.
If you weren't a wedding vendor, what would be your dream job? I think in another life I would have been a chef. Cooking has been such a big part of my upbringing and it brings me so much happiness to cook for my family and friends.
What great wedding trends are you seeing this year? Invitation wording that's casual and personal. It's less about a formal announcement and more about a declaration of love. Making things personal and a bit more casual is a really lovely trend I'm seeing and one I'm delighted to hear clients request.
Do you have any practical advice for couples planning a wedding? Start making a guest list early! I'm getting married myself this year and I can't tell you how important it is to get that list organized and finalized as quickly as possible.