I've been trying to write this post for months, but there has been so much change going on over at Pulp & Circumstance, every time I start writing, something new happens that makes me start over again! Here's what I have:
For 10 years, Yoko Chapman has been a trendsetter in Winnipeg's wedding industry. Her wedding invitation studio, Pulp & Circumstance, started off designing beautiful wedding invitations. Then, she began creating eco-friendly invitations, called Greenvites. These pieces were made from 100% Post Consumer Waste paper, and were sold in Winnipeg and around the world through her online shop. Next, Yoko designed a line of eco-friendly stationery for Wedvert, a leading eco-friendly wedding resource. This line, called Vert Yoko Chapman received a fantastic response at the National Stationery Show in June 2009, and appeared on trendy wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty. It features the first zero carbon footprint wedding invitation line and is now carried at invitation studios across the continent.
Yoko has changed her business with the times, and remains on top of industry trends, while maintaining her classic, beautiful style. Now, she has introduced a product for the Winnipeg market, called Pulp DIY Invitations. Yoko is still available to design custom invitations, but she also carries supplies and ideas to help you make your own DIY invitations. If you are a crafty person, or trying to save a bit of money, the DIY route is the way to go. Make an appointment and stop by the studio at 268 B Tache Ave in Winnipeg. Yoko can provide you with her expertise and ideas and then send you on your way to craft your wedding invitations!
I do love the stationery that Yoko creates, but I'm also a huge fan of her as a person! She has been incredibly supportive of me, and of With a Flourish. Almost every press opportunity that With a Flourish has had in the past year has been thanks to her, and a huge project that I am working on right now would not be happening without her encouragement. Seriously, there is not a more helpful and knowledgeable person that you could work with on any aspect of your wedding planning.