Artist to Watch: Carla Fahden

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While you can’t exactly rely on spring arriving early in Minnesota, there is one way to know spring has arrived: wedding invitations!

So far, this year is looking to be a light one, aside from the fact we have one a week before my due date! In the past, I’ve attended my fair share of weddings, and have seen the invites range the gamut of design. As a graphic designer, it’s always fun to get wedding invites in the mail. It says a lot about the event and I’m always curious to see what fonts my non-designer friends gravitate towards! I did design my own wedding invitations, but these days there are SO many great options for finding fabulous paper goods by really, really talented people.

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One of my top recommendations for brides-to-be looking for super fly and super chic paper goods is Carla Fahden of Color Me Carla. If you were a regular reader of Wit & Delight in a year or so ago (has it really been that long?!) Carla was a regular contributor to Wit & Delight. She contributed great decor content and is just an all-around creative wizard.  This year, she is killing it, launched an exclusive stationery collection for Stone Fox Bride, owned by Molly Guy who is also the love/sex columnist for Vogue.com.

Color_Me_Carla_Wedding_Collection01Carla’s designs were created to complement the gowns, veils, rings and overall vibe of Stone Fox Bride, which according to Carla is “super cool”.

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A little bit about the collection from Carla: “With a defining approach to symmetry and a balanced use of white space, each suite evokes a modern yet timeless aesthetic. I like to think my work is catered to the modern, stylish bride who just has good taste and knows what she wants.”

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Here are some more details:
– All artwork is painted by hand in gouache (then scanned and fine-tuned in photoshop)
– All collections can be customized through fonts and color palette. Everything from save the dates to day-of pieces like menus are available
– Printed locally (in MPLS) on a variety of paper stocks including a super luxe 100% cotton

(samples are on display in Stone Fox Bride’s Manhattan showroom and on their website)

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Carla also contributed to a recent blog post on Wit & Delight, I utilized a few of her designs in the Shutterfly post awhile back. Her speckled pattern and oversized polka dots were commissioned for a W&D bedding and wallpaper line (MORE TO COME!) but we’re never used. They were final touches needed to complement the designs rediscovered in my notebooks!

Follow Carla on her blog or over on Emily Henderson.

More about Carla Fahden:

Color Me Carla was founded in 2010 by Carla Fahden and has evolved from a daily design blog to a full service stationery studio offering printed paper goods to clients around the world. With a strong focus on wedding stationery, Color Me Carla offers a small, refined selection of designs that are artful, graphic and one-of-a-kind. 2016 marks an exciting year for Color Me Carla with the launch of an exclusive stationery collection for Stone Fox Bride.

Off the clock, you can find Carla spending time with her hubby (Jack), son (Woody) and dogs (Fern and Rosy), decorating their 100 year old home, or obsessively wiping the kitchen counters with Windex.

Photos by Wes Glenna
http://www.wesglenna.com/

Florals by Spruce
http://sprucemn.com/

BY Kate Arends - April 13, 2016

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