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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Paper Moss

Paper Moss
(Located in Studio 539 Flowers)
174 Wickenden Street
Providence, RI 02903

Check out Paper Moss invitations/designs in this year's 2011 LaBella Bride Magazine.
All images photographed by Sara Zarrella Photography

Emily Hostetler is the creative and innovative force behind Paper Moss. Paper Moss is a custom design studio that tailors to suit each bride and event. Their specialty is in bridal invitations but they are full service and offer items ranging from programs to stationary, thank-you's, logos and more ... again, all custom. They use letterpress, which is by far unique, as it is the oldest "by-hand" printing method.

Emily began designing in school, making creations as side projects for friends. The more she designed, the more she fell in love with the creative process. She comes from NYC and has a fresh perspective, which carries over into her artistic approach. She takes the traditional use of printing methods and seamlessly blends it with what's new and different. She's eco-friendly in her work as well, using earth-friendly materials. They are always printed on partially recycled papers - always 100% cotton and soy inks are available upon request.

Emily is a big fan of wedding events because of the special attachments that blossom - her clients become her friends. She loves that every morning, she jumps up and is excited to go to work (which is so rare)! One of her greatest joys is when she learns that a guest has received a Paper Moss invitation and they can't get over the "wow-factor" - which definitely sets them apart from the rest. She's been known to take the tiniest detail from a bride's dress or venue decor and weave it into her designs.

Paper Moss' appeal is that they truly design specific to each client. They work very closely with you, involved throughout the entire process and supplying you with the attention you need.

"My ideal client/bride is someone who thinks of their invite suite as more of a piece of art."

In the first photograph of some custom Paper Moss samples below, Louisa and Frank's invitation is a perfect example of Emily's attention to detail and her ability to bring it all to fruition in a completely personalized representation of her clients' personalities, both as individuals and as a couple.

Frank and Louisa both love the outdoors, hiking, biking, birdwatching, fishing and share a genuine love of nature. They planned a completely "green" wedding and Emily helped to make their Save-the-Dates reflect that. (Her thought process is that your save-the-dates and/or invitations are the first things your guests are going to see.) The graphic in the center is a tree (life) and within the tree is the ancient Koru symbol (new beginnings). The bird on the left represents Louisa and the trout on the right represents Frank. She also created their custom monogram. The cards cards themselves are 100% eco-friendly - completely green and organic. Emily's work speaks for itself ....

I just recently went to Emily's location to pick up invitations that she created for my birthday party.  I took may camera and took some shots of her place and my invites, which came out SO beautifully - she's absolutely amazing (photos below - scroll through)!

Now, take a tour of Papermoss / Studio 539 ...
Emily's creativity spills into her displays ...
You can almost feel the textures ...
Emily somehow takes you right to the beach ... she's got a knack!
Very cozy ...
These are the invitations that she did for my Birthday Bash!

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