Venamour is a stationery studio specializing in semi-custom ephemera for weddings and festive events.
Venamour first forayed into the world of wedding papers in 2012, attending to the design needs of dear friends, newly engaged. Officially launching online in 2014 with several collections of semi-custom ephemera, Venamour introduced a novel, design-forward aesthetic into the realm of wedding paper. Ever since, Venamour has been devoted to the design of celebratory and symbolic communications, recently adding design partnerships with iconic brands into the mix.
Venamour’s Creative Director, Lisa Hedge, found a love for working with materials that began with an early passion for drawing. A degree in fine arts enabled Lisa to develop her dual interests in studio arts and graphic design concurrently, and she found a penchant for creative image-making somewhere in-between the two disciplines. Alongside Venamour, she is a partner in the branding agency Ensemble Studio. Venamour has immense gratitude for our key collaborators over the years, including Scottie Cameron, Vanessa Saba, Shift Lab, and Studio Rodrigo, each of whom have enabled the Venamour vision and enriched it with their unique expertise.
New & Notable
Venamour has been published in a variety of local and international publications, including a generous profile in Gestalten's 2017 book You're Invited, along with interview and features in New York Magazine, Kinfolk Magazine, The Cut, Vogue, GOOP, and others.
Brides.com shares a look into the pretty magical marriage and party of this Venamour couple, writing that “Chelsea and Bryan wanted to contrast the camp setting with something that felt like a polar opposite, settling on a western welcome party (cowboy hats and all) and sequins, disco balls, and a "camp disco" theme for the wedding itself. "The combination was really fun and felt unique to us," the bride says. "We filled our wedding with our style and our sense of humor." The couple worked with planner Amanda Savory to bring their playful vision to life, and Chelsea and her mom embraced the design as yet another creative project to tackle together. View the full post and view the gallery here.
Writer, stylist, creative, and all around lifestyle blogger/influencer Ashley Kane Harper talks about discovering our stationery for her wedding: “I am such a big fan of Artifact Uprising, so when I discovered they were launching wedding suites, I knew they were going to be beautiful. In very true Artifact Uprising fashion, they are design-forward, sleek and elegant. Exactly what I envisioned for our save the dates and wedding invitations. I was lucky enough to click their website on a day when they launched a beautiful collaboration with Venamour (insanely talented graphic designer) and went with these for our save the dates. They align so well with our Meadowood garden wedding!” View the full post.
Vogue.com shares news of our collaboration with Paperless Post, in a new feature, noting that “In the past, electronic invitations could be quite garish, but now, they’re becoming more and more prevalent and, thankfully, more stylish thanks to boutique stationery studios like Venamour getting in on the gig. Lisa Hedge, the art director and designer behind Venamour, specializes in creating custom printed suites for couples. Today, in addition to that, the studio has launched a collaboration with Paperless Post, allowing easy access to her fresh designs for electronic invitations. The typefaces are stunning; the templates are creative; and the floral designs are in the same sophisticated vein as the printed version.” View the full post.
For our design partnership, Paperless Post visited the Venamour studio to get up-close and personal with our everyday working habitat. Details and images from this visit can be found in a full interview on their blog with Venamour’s creative director, Lisa Hedge. We discuss how we got into design for weddings and events, our studio as a creative workplace, our illustration approach, a love for flowers, and much more. The space and details of our printed work were captured by the lens of Bryan Gardner. Read the interview, here, and get to know our collection of invitations over on the Paperless Post website.
Vogue profiled the magical union of Brynn & Ness in - A Wedding in the Clouds. The occasion was dreamy and festive, set on the cliffs overlooking the misty tide of Big Sur. There was so much lush and joyful color play, with kaleidoscopic and ikebana-inspired floral arrangements by Studio Mondine. Oren & Co orchestrated every last detail, captured by Norman Blake from The Wedding Artist Co. For the papers, “We wanted our invitations to reflect what our wedding weekend was going to be like. Colorful and fun with lots of wildlife.” We collaborated with botanical illustrator Christin Chang and created some polished typography to complement the artful menagerie. Take a closer look, here.
As longtime admirers of Artifact Uprising we were thrilled to collaborate with Artifact Uprising, known for their minimalist and modern paper goods devoted to the art of memory-making. Together, we crafted a suite of custom wedding papers that would combine our signature florals with their elevated yet accessible approach to printed materials. The results add a touch of botanical romance to their flawless type-centric wedding offering. There’s even an option to add gold foil to the floral details for a little extra shine. Check out the exclusive story with all of the details here.
Photographer Heather Waraksa along with The Wedding Artist Co. hosted a stunning fall fête at the The Castle, an event space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, curated by Marlow Events. Designed specifically for those who are most commonly found working behind the scenes to craft the most exclusive and elaborate occasions in the wedding business, the intimate dinner party turned the tables and brought together these industry insiders for a celebration of talent and friendship. We designed the invitations, place cards, menus, and a custom wine label wrap, inspired by a fall palette and a design-forward visual concept that included typographic overlays and dramatic hierarchy shifts. Read all about it here!
Emily, (Garance Dore’s right hand woman) and her fiance Josh tied in the knot this past year in Italy, and it was all so very gorgeous. The wedding took place at an estate in the Italian countryside, with vistas and scenery that look like a renaissance painting. We worked closely with the couple to craft a bespoke invitation suite that would speak both to their personality as a couple along with the majestic setting. The palette worked with bright whites and olive tones, and incorporated letterpressed text and small jewel moments of platinum foil. It was romantic, traditional, with modern moments, and one of our favorite bespoke suites. Take a look inside their Italian Affair to live a little of the journey, here.
Fall 2018 / Winter 2019
Each special weddings issue of New York Magazine features a of-the-moment checklist, including a roundup of the latests in wedding stationery trends. The Fall 2018 / Winter 2019 issue has a feature on Spicy Invites, showcasing a range of invitations that celebrate the fact that “the tumeric wellness trend has made its way to your wedding colors”. Our custom invitation for Charlotte & Jeffrey serves as an opener for the story, which features a bespoke monogram that combines dramatic letterforms framing an illustrated ampersand entertwined with botanical greenery. Ochre often features in our paper palettes - it’s understated, earthy, rustic, slightly regal - adding such a stunning touch of nuance and warmth to any palette.
August 2018 | Online
We think color can be used in a range of ways, and it all depends on your approach and vision for the wedding. In this story on Martha Stewart Weddings, color is considered a starting point for design. “Your palette is the starting point for the overall look and feel of your big day—and by playing up shades and design elements on your invites, you'll give guests a thrilling peek at that mood.” Color does much to set the mood, so we do love using a variety of hues in our papers, and we’re not afraid to use plenty of pink. When combined with a confident typeface and modern layout, we think the color speaks to confidence and festivity. Take a look at our featured suite!