Living in a world where we are slowly being surrounded by more and more technology every day, one thing remains constant: paper still fills the sentimental void in everyone’s hearts. But just as the world progressed, the art of immortalizing important life events on paper leveled-up too with modern calligraphy and the production of more curated stationery.
So just imagine our excitement when we were scrolling down our Instagram feed one day and stumbled upon the work of Pinterest-worthy Cebu-based CDI Designs led by Corinne Go who uses different mediums to tell the stories of couples through their wedding invites.
There was a time when a wedding invite simply indicated the wedding logistics, the names of your entourage, thrown in with a small RSVP card. Today, a wedding invite is a perfect introduction to your whole love story, like a teaser before the speeches given by your loved ones and the series of SDE videos.
We asked Corinne about the creative process of the wedding invites and the best parts about being one of the storytellers, so to speak, of the couple.
“My favorite part is the thought that our job is never boring. Every bride is always their own person, so I love listening to their story and creating something that is uniquely their own.”
- Couples usually give me a mood board or invitation pegs, so we start from there.
- Then we show them a variety of invitations that we have made in the past so they will begin to understand the printing process and give them an initial ‘feel’ of the style they like. What we don’t do is, we don’t provide templates or a ‘menu’ because we believe that every client is different.
- We then start creating an initial layout to see how they like what we have come up for them. If its what they had envisioned, then we proceed to produce. If not, then we make revisions until it’s exactly how they want it
Last tip from Corinne?
“Share to your printer your love story so they can get to know you more. Don’t be intimidated by what you see on social media and don’t hesitate to tell your printer your preferences. This way, we can come up with what you truly like that best fits their personality.”
Even though CDI Designs is based in Cebu, Corinne accommodates clients from Manila as well as from other parts of the world (she has had clients from the United States, Germany, and Australia) where she coordinates with her clients via email or through Facebook messenger.
With wedding invites as beautiful as this, don’t be surprised if your guests might even keep it as a souvenir!
CDI Designs is located in P. Del Rosario st., corner Don Pedro Cui st., Cebu City. Contact nos.: (032) 253-4104; 0927-368-3942