Elegant Wedding Invitations can be hard to find – and overwhelming to choose from! The stationery market in the wedding industry runs from trendy pre-made options all the way to luxury, custom designed pieces. Unfortunately, whatever type you choose, you will still have many decisions to make! Font, color, style, paper weight, and graphics make the options limitless. So what if there was an option to focus in on classic, timeless designs without the overwhelm? What if your wedding invitations, save the dates, and response cards could capture the beauty of bespoke work and be a breeze to order? Good news: THEY CAN!
Elegant Wedding Invitations by Lily & Roe Co.
Let me introduce you to Kori Trotter, founder of Lily & Roe Co. She serves brides with beautiful personalized wedding invitations and signage meant to reflect their style and tell their story. Her work cuts out the time consuming & incredibly expensive nature of ordering from a custom stationer and distills the elegant classic vibe into 20 options. Each design can be ordered with digital or letterpress ink or foil colors. My favorite features are that you can choose your envelope color and how many pieces (choose from 2 to 5) will be in your suite!
Interviewing the founder
When I found Kori’s work on instagram, I could tell she had an amazing eye for curation. I asked to photograph an invitation suite, and wow were these beauties a dream to shoot! Scroll through those images! Opening the elegant envelope to discover the seal holding the suite together made me smile. I knew I had to share Kori’s work with the world! I interviewed Kori to hear about the heart of her business. Can you believe she started out as a small Etsy shop?! Read on to hear Kori’s story & check out her offerings at Lily & Roe Co.
Why did you decide to work in stationary?
Lily & Roe Co began as a small Etsy shop I opened on a whim. Initially, I was just looking for a creative outlet. After building a successful business selling custom wedding guest books, I began receiving more and more requests from customers to design their wedding invitations and signage. I’m honored to work with couples to help design just the right piece to bring their wedding vision to life.
What are the keys to timeless design?
Keep it simple! Avoid trendy colors, flashy fonts and gaudy graphics for pieces that won’t make you cringe when you look back at your invites in 20 years.
How does Lily & Roe Co stand out in the stationery industry?
At Lily & Roe Co. we offer a simplified solution for sophisticated stationary. Working with a custom stationer can be time consuming and incredibly expensive. Often, remade options tend to be trend-driven and lack personalization options. We wanted to offer the best of both worlds. Our carefully curated collection of refined designs allows for beautiful aesthetic and easier decision making. We offer fuss-free personalization, unparalleled turnaround time and complimentary shipping!
What is your favorite part about this business?
I get to be a part of what is arguably a couples’ most significant day. It truly is an honor to play a small part in such an important moment in their lives.
Wedding Stationary Suite: Lily & Roe Co.
Florals: Forget-Me-Not Florist
Photography: Jennifer Sanders Photography