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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Custom Card Boxes: An Interview with For the Modern Bride

This weeks interview is with Stella Campanelli For The Modern Bride. Stella is located in New Jersey.

Tell us a little about yourself.
I GOT MARRIED AND FELL IN LOVE WITH NOT ONLY MY HUSBAND AND MARRIAGE, BUT ALL THAT ENCOMPASSED THE NOTION AND THE EXPERIENCE THAT CAME WITH IT. FROM THAT DAY ON, I KNEW THAT THIS WAS THE INDUSTRY FOR ME. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING EVERY DAY AND HELPING EACH AND EVERY BRIDE COME CLOSER AND CLOSER TO HER DREAM DAY. OUR STAFF IS VERY DEDICATED TO THE PRODUCTS WE DESIGN AND CREATE AND I COULDN’T BE MORE APPRECIATIVE FOR THAT. I AM VERY PROUD OF THIS COMPANY FOR ALL THAT WE HAVE DONE AND ACHIEVED AND FOR ALL THE THINGS WE WILL STRIVE TO DO IN THE FUTURE.

What special things do you create for weddings?
WE ARE MOST KNOWN FOR OUR COUTURE CARD BOXES.
EACH BOX WE MADE IS SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR EACH CLIENT, TAILORED TO THEIR SPECIFIC COLORS, STYLE AND/OR THEME. wE ONLY USE FABRIC, RIBBONS, HIGH QUALITY EMBELLISHMENTS(CRYSTALS, PEARLS, SILKS, ETC) WE OFFER A MULTITUDE OF PERSONALIZATION OPTIONS AS WELL. WE EVEN ACCOMMODATE CAKE DUPLICATIONS. HOWEVER OVER THE PAST YEAR OUR CUSTOM STATIONERY HAS TAKEN OFF. WE HELP BRIDES ACHIEVE THAT COHESIVE WEDDING LOOK BY CUSTOM DESIGNING ALL ELEMENTS - FROM THEIR LOGO, TO INVITATIONS, MENUS,PROGRAMS, TAGS, DANCE FLOOR DECALS, BAGS, ETC. WE LIKE TO BE THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Who or what sparked your interest in making wedding-related items?

WHEN I WAS GETTING MARRIED BACK IN ‘05, I HAD A DIFFICULT TIME FINDING UNIQUE MODERN IDEAS AND ENDED UP MAKING MY OWN CARD BOX (WHICH TO THIS DAY I ADMIT WAS HIDEOUS!)

What is a little known fact, or something unique about your work that is interesting?
WE MADE A CARD BOX FOR A PRINCE OF NIGERIA....WE DIDN’T KNOW UNTIL AFTERWARD, PRETTY UNEXPECTED & EXCITING.

If you are married, what’s the one thing you wish you had for your wedding that you didn’t?
A COORDINATOR! WE HAD 36 PEOPLE IN OUR BRIDAL PARTY... WE COULD HAVE USED A D.O.C!

What is your favorite wedding song?
IN THE MOMENT BY SISTER HAZEL

What is your favorite part of the wedding journey?
WATCHING IT ALL COME TOGETHER IN THE END

What advice can you share for all the brides getting married this year?
DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU HOW YOUR WEDDING SHOULD BE. IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FIANCE. HAVE IT IN THE LOCATION YOU WANT, IN THE STYLE
YOU WANT, SHOWCASING THE ELEMENTS YOU WANT.

What is your perfect honeymoon spot?
SOMEWHERE HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS, SKIING DOWN A SLOPE!

If you could pick anyone famous that would purchase your items for their wedding, who would they be?
MOST WOULD OPT FOR THE OPRAH EFFECT BUT I’VE ADMIRED JULIA ROBERTS FOR DECADES.

If you could choose 1 item from your shop that you wish every bride could have, what would it be?
ONE OF OUR COUTURE CARD BOXES!

Links where we can find out more about your work:
http://modernbrides.etsy.com
http://forthemodernbride.com

Etsy Wedding Team Blog