Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I had so much fun shooting the first ever lookbook of Paper Please Studio last weekend.  I was beyond thrilled that owner and designer, Heather Davis, agreed to answer some questions about her new and blossoming business.  I am very inspired by Heather's fresh, clean, and modern take on design and thought it would be awesome if we could see some insight on her process and inspiration.  

FYI : Heather and I have been friends for SIXTEEN years now.  More of a sisterhood I guess you could say.  I couldn't be more blessed to be part of Heathers life and especially this new adventure she in on with Paper Please.  It is extreming rewarding and inspiring to see my best friends find their joy and passions.  I'm so happy we are all on this creative journey makes the ride that much more exciting and amazing!  

Scroll on down to read the interview and see lots of pretty pictures...

Name: Heather Davis

Company: Paper Please Studio 

Current City: West Palm Beach, Florida 

Tell us a little about what you do and offer on your site? 
Paper Please Studio offers wedding, event and personal stationery. My Etsy shop has everything from custom note cards, wedding invitation suites to wedding day items like menus, programs, etc.

When did you first have the idea to start Paper Please, how did it all come about? 
The past 8 months have been a whirlwind of designing memorable pieces for unbelievable couples. Last year I started designing a few friends’ wedding invitation suites. After a lot of encouragement from friends in the wedding industry, I decided to open an Etsy shop featuring a few designs. Thankfully, the response was very positive. Brides began contacting me with ideas for custom suites. I love collaborating with them and making their vision come to fruition. I’ve also enjoyed working on brand development projects with a handful of talented women.

Where does your inspiration come from? I gather a lot inspiration from where I live and where I grew up, West Palm Beach and Bradenton, Florida. I’m drawn toward soft, neutral tones and Florida’s seaside charm. My friends in the wedding industry definitely motivate me. Their style and creativity inspire fresh ideas.

What initially led you to the field of design? My background is in marketing and graphic design. I've been designing corporate marketing pieces for the past 8 years. I've always been interested in art and had a creative drive. I started designing paper goods as a creative outlet.

What do you love most about creating beautiful paper goods? I love the emotion stationery conveys. Who doesn’t love to receive an encouraging note or an invitation to an exciting upcoming event? Also, it is so encouraging to know that people trust my ability to create something that is so monumental in their lives. Last week a bride sent me text messages from her guests telling her how much they loved the couple’s invitation and how it perfectly reflected their personality. My heart may have leapt through the roof!  

Where is the future of Paper Please headed? I'm looking forward to designing a line of wedding collections. My goal is to have 5 individual, cohesive looks that incorporate every paper element: save the dates, wedding invitations, programs, place cards, menus, stickers, marriage certificates, signs, welcome bag cards, maps, and thank you cards. I am also developing a website to serve as a portfolio.

Favorite things to do when you're not Paper pleasing your life away? I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends. It doesn’t get much better than being surrounded by the people you love. I am grateful for the opportunities that I have been given. I just want to have an open heart and eyes to the beauty around me.

Hop on over to the Paper Please shop to see more
And a big thank you to my dear friend for dropping in on the blog today!

Outfit 1 - Dress: Urban Outfitters / Necklace: Tory Burch / Bangles: Forever 21
Outfit 2 - Dress: Urban Outfitters / Necklace: Vintage

all photos (c) shannon kirsten photography

1 comment:

  1. I've seen both of you on Sarah Tucker's blog, and am so glad to have found you! You both do such pretty work and I'm excited to start recommending you to future brides and grooms!