Wedding Vendor Interview: Tara at Type Ten Paperie

by jaime on October 10, 2012

We got the chance to interview Tara from Type Ten Paperie – I found her work via Pinterest and was totally smitten, so I know you’ll love her too!

1.       How did you start Type Ten Paperie?

I got married myself in July 2011, and my husband and I picked up and moved Ireland three weeks later. This new adventure turned our lives upside down in wonderful ways, and I was finally able to pursue my passion for graphic design professionally. Etsy was a huge help for our wedding, and I saw a real opportunity to help other couples with beautiful, yet simple, printable designs that are super easy and affordable to DIY.

2.       Where does your inspiration come from?

I can get lost in Pinterest for HOURS. For example, I found this pin of a centerpiece from a fab editorial that Martha Stewart Weddings did about metallic wedding trends and this inspired my Sparkle No. 5 collection.

3.       You work with a lot of brides – what are some tips you’d give to couples looking to customize their invitations and paper designs?

You have to pick and choose when it comes to DIY — you only can take on so much. Stationery is one of the easiest DIY projects to tackle. The great thing about printable designs is that you get a custom, professional look but save money by arranging the printing yourself. Some people get intimidated by dealing with the printers directly, but there are great online print shops that make it so easy ( is one of my faves). Or if you have a decent printer at home, invite some bridesmaids over (grab some wine — don’t spill!), and you’ll knock out those programs in an hour or two.

4.       Which design is your favorite and why?

The Ivy League No. 1 collection was one of my first designs and the most similar to the design I used for my own wedding. I love the fresh combination of a modern sans serif type with a calligraphic script.

5.       You followed your heart to a new country (and a new life!) – what advice do you have for future brides that you wish you knew before your wedding?

There are no rules! No one said that you have to wear a long dress, have the same number of bridesmaids & groomsmen or get married on a Saturday. Traditions are wonderful but only if they mean something to you as a couple and a family.

6.       Where can we find more from you? (eg: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)

Follow @typetenpaperie
Let’s pin! (I have inspiration boards for each one of my collections, plus lots of other goodies!)

Thank you so much for answering our questions, Tara – we LOVE your work!



Allison October 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I used Tara’s Sparkle design for my wedding in July 2012. It was exactly what I was looking for and added so much to the decor that day! Tara, you are a talented designer and just wonderful to work with!

Amber July 17, 2013 at 9:07 am

I stumbled upon your blog from Pinterest, and have spent all morning reading it. I’m getting married in 10 days, and I’m finding lots of helpful articles (though I have most everything done, the music, hair, and makeup articles are really helpful right now!). However, I knew this website was truly awesome when I came to this column, because I used Tara for my invites and RSVP cards! I used the confetti design in green and blue, and Tara was awesome at helping me find the perfect colors. I checked out a lot of etsy designs beforehand, but hers were very reasonable, cost wise, and had the styles I liked. I will definitely be recommending her (and your website!) to my friends getting married in the future!!

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