Hello! My name is Kristin and I started Sable & Gray Paper Co. in January of 2014 because I wanted to share my love for painting, snail mail, and beautiful paper with others. My mission has been to create a stress-free environment for brides to work one on one with a designer (me) to design their dream, one-of-a-kind, custom wedding invitation suites. The wedding invitation is such a wonderful opportunity to set the tone for the whole wedding, so it is my goal to create the highest quality pieces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also capture each client's unique love story.
Sable & Gray specializes in hand-painted watercolors, and I find the inspiration for those watercolor details in everything from the bride's bouquet to the architectural details of her ceremony location. My background in architecture gives me a unique perspective on the design process, and has taught me to have an immense appreciation for the smallest of details (because as Charles Eames said, "the details are not the details, the details make the design"). It also gave me a great love for originality and innovation, which I try to bring to each wedding invitation suite that I design. We offer a wide variety of printing styles including letterpress, lasercutting, thermography, hot foil, and digital printing. We also offer beautiful extras such as hand-painted watercolor maps, velvet ribbon bindings, custom-designed wedding crests, and hand-lettered guest addressing. We have had the honor of being featured in several prestigious publications including the Carolina Bride Book, Magnolia Rouge, and Oh So Beautiful Paper.
I absolutely love what I do, and I feel extremely fortunate to be able to do what I am passionate about every day.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
If you had told me five years ago that I would be designing custom wedding invitations I would have never believed you, but I honestly believe that this is where I'm supposed to be. After interning at a large commercial architecture firm directly out of college, I decided that I wanted to get back to my roots and find an industry that would allow me to work more with my hands and establish more of a connection with my clients. Long story short, I am an Architect turned Interior Designer turned Florist turned Graphic Designer. It is definitely a crazy road that has led me to this point, but all of those unique experiences have given me so much valuable insight into working in the wedding industry and into the overall design process.