If you’re specifically choosing not to have a cookie-cutter wedding, there’s no reason you should have to settle for cookie-cutter invitations. But how do you find a designer who really gets your vision, no matter how out-of-the-ordinary it may seem? Luckily, I’m here to tell you that the person you’re looking for does exist: an extremely talented Boston wedding invitation designer, who does fully-custom work, and is 100% here for the quirky, creative, offbeat couples out there.
The Chatty Press, owned by longtime artist and graphic designer Jen Pepper, is a boutique stationery design studio located on the North Shore of Boston. Creativity pretty much runs through Jen’s veins at this point—she’s been drawing for as long as she can remember and working as a professional graphic designer for well over 10 years, but she truly found her calling in the wedding industry. “I love bringing my keen eye for typography and unique illustration style to the wedding world,” she explained. “I get to know you, your love story, and your wedding day vibe, and create an invitation suite and wedding day stationery that fits your style and personality. I love that I basically get to create personal branding for a love story!”
It’s such an interesting way to think about it…but it’s this approach that has made The Chatty Press so successful.
The “getting to know you” part isn’t just a quick formality to Jen—it’s a crucial step in the overall design process.
“I get to know each couple by finding out about their wedding day style and their own personal style—their favorite shows, music, what they like to do on the weekends. I take my discoveries and build a custom wedding invitation tailored to them. For some couples, that means a modern, minimal look with formal typefaces and tiny hand-drawn flowers; for others, it means lots of colors, bold graphic illustrations, and tons of fun. Each suite starts as a pencil sketch and then is brought to life digitally, and eventually crafted with paper and ink. I get to create magic with paper!”
Jen’s philosophy is simple, yet powerful: “Every couple is different, so every invitation suite is different.” As a result, there’s pretty much no style or aesthetic she can’t nail. Over the years, she’s mastered it all—”from minimal letterpress looks to bright & bold screen-printed rock and roll invitations.” So, don’t think even for a second that your idea is too “out there” to bring to the table!
I asked Jen about her dream wedding project, and I was both delighted and totally unsurprised to hear 2 very different answers.
“A total Mid-century Modern Palm Springs wedding complete with custom cocktail glasses and all the details. I am such a sucker for the details! I live for it!” she gushed. “I’m a graphic designer by trade, who loves MCM, but am currently living in a 2-story colonial in New England, so any excuse to jump into the world of Eames chairs and lounge music—I am all in.
“I’m also patiently waiting for a Walt Disney World Resort wedding especially if it was in EPCOT.”
And if you’re searching for a photographer who also lives for details and will geek out just as hard over your unique wedding day style…I’d love to chat ❤️