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Aloha and welcome!
Aloha and welcome to Kokomo Creative - Your stress-free paper goods source for tropical destination weddings and bespoke events.
When I got married in 2013, I was a full-time designer working for a magazine and events company. I was itching to design my own wedding invites. I do this design stuff for a living, how hard could a few pieces of paper be, right? WRONG. I was so confused by print options (letterpress, duplexing, flat, wha?), and completely overwhelmed with design ideas, fonts, paper options, envelope sizes, guest addressing, and not to mention the “wedding etiquette” that surrounds all of those things.
It was hours and hours of Googling and sifting through the chat boards and websites to learn about wedding paper options and etiquette. It was phone calls and email chains with my local printer trying to figure out print methods, file set-up, and pricing. But all my learning paid off. I loved my wedding invites - navy letterpress on cotton paper with duplexed chevron stripes on the back (how 2013 of me, right?) and gold details. It all worked out, but if I wasn’t able to apply all that knowledge ever again, it would have just seemed like a headache with so much time lost. And I learned things about certain print methods, that quite frankly, just aren’t worth the extra money.
Fast forward to Kokomo Creative where I get to use everything I’ve learned the past 5 years to guide brides and grooms like you. I’ve done all the hard work so when it comes time to create your dream wedding invites, the process will be as stress-free and easy as sipping a Mai Tai on the beach. No Internet surfing, chat rooms, or mindless Pinterest scrolling. You have a question? Need a quote? Have a crazy idea you haven’t seen anywhere else? Just ask me!
The girl guiding you through this wedding paper stuff is me, Katie Noel. I was born and raised in Southern California just minutes from the beach (I know, I'm pretty lucky). I've loved the exotic and tropical since I was young and it was most definitely instilled by my mother. Maui was one of her favorite places in the whole world (still is) and we would frequent Napili Shores as a family almost every summer when I was little. And when we couldn't make it out to the island, she would bring it home by playing Hawaiian music during the warm summer months, cooking up some kalua pork, drinking some POG, and when we all got old enough, crafting some Mai Tai's poolside. We've gotten good at them with lots of practice and taste testing. Come on over and try one for yourself.
I'm a full-time senior designer for a global brands company but my passion for stationery and weddings prevails. I just can't stop dreaming and creating. Kokomo Creative is my little piece of paradise to escape every day life. I sure hope you join me and we can start dreaming together.
Tropical ain't your style? No biggie. I've done everything from rustic, to black tie, to boho. Contact at me and let's brainstorm some ideas together. Your wedding invites will be your guest's first impression of your big day. Make it count.