Inspired by their colourful world travels, Annahita and Chris create fashion-forward wedding stationery for the style savvy couple. CL.AM aims to revive the art of correspondence and recapture the joy of sending and receiving handwritten notes with their digitally beautiful, but edgy wedding collection. They design their stationery by hand and have a variety of typographies to choose from. From their Azteca range, for the ultimate Mexican fiesta, to their brand new Bohemia collection, packed with a burst of whimsical floral sprigs, CL.AM Correspondence design and craft luxury, alternative wedding stationery that will WOW your guests.
The invitations are the first sight of your wedding that your guests will experience, so let them know it’s one they won’t want to miss! Get them excited with fun, creative and stylish stationery that is in keeping with your wedding design! Nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ in Perfect Wedding Awards 2014, CL.AM draw their inspiration from an eclectic mix of lifestyle trends, be it catwalk shows, exhibitions, typography and event food fairs. Whether you’re inspiration comes from the beautiful baroque of Sicily, zesty Mediterranean fruits, frothy pink florals, or something different again, CL.AM has got it.
We asked CL.AM Correspondence a little more about their business…
Tell me a little about yourself. Who are you and what do you enjoy doing?
I’m Annahita Mansoori, a former Textile Print Designer, and I set up CL.AM with my Husband Chris Long; hence the catchy name fusing our initials! I’m crazy about fashion, prints and bold colour and wanted to apply my passion to wedding stationery for similar enthusiasts, who are looking for something unique and eye-catching to announce their W-date. Our wedding ranges are also inspired by our love of travel and the wonderful craft, scenery and palettes we spy when abroad.
How would you describe your style? What is most important to you when designing wedding stationery?
We really want to appeal to style conscious couples who want something a bit different when looking for their wedding stationery. We struggled to find fashion-inspired, edgy, bold stationery for our wedding-so ended up designing our own. All the designs are our own, and all of our products are printed and made in England. We select luxury Italian cards and papers for our stationery, as well as injecting unique quirky touches like our personalised sticker seals and handmade printed envelopes as part of our Luxury wedding ranges.
Why do you enjoy designing and making wedding stationery?
I have always enjoyed designing prints, and being inspired by catwalk collections and travel to inform my designs. I love bold, colourful fun prints and felt after planning our own wedding 2 years ago, that the wedding market was really missing what I was looking for. After receiving so many lovely compliments on our own wedding stationery, we decided we wanted to create a business out of our passion!
What different services do you offer?
We have a very mix and match approach to our wedding collection, with a choice of different fonts and designs so you can really tailor your invitations to suit you, and make it much more personal. We cover stationery from save the dates to day and evening invitations to RSVP’s; through to coordinates such as menus, place settings and personalised notebooks- which make great alternative gifts for special guests.
Can you give me some information on your pricing structure?
Our wedding invitations all come in sets of 25, 50, 75 or 100 online, but of course you can email us for custom order quantities. Our luxury wedding invitations which come with coordinating handmade envelopes, and personalised sticker seals start at £3 each. Our double sided wedding invitations which come with kraft envelopes start at £2.80. Co-ordinates such as save the date’s, evening and RSVP’S start at £1.35.
Where are you based? Do you have a typical area that you cover?
We’re located in South London, but as we’re based online you can order from anywhere in the country. We’re also on the Rock My Wedding ‘Love Lust List’ directory and on Etsy.
What makes you different to your competitors?
Our luxury printed stationery is inspired by fashion and travel, and our unique print on print approach will provide a real ‘wow’ moment when guests receive them in the post. All our printed envelopes are handmade to order, ensuring a truly artisanal product for your special day.
What sort of couple do you think you attract?
We tend to attract fun-loving style savvy couples, who are really keen to give their wedding a personal stamp. Our wedding collections are also popular for destination weddings abroad, because of their bold colourful, travel inspired edge.
What would be your ideal wedding to work on?
We love working with couples who are as passionate about fashion and print as we are, and are real free spirits when it comes to planning their wedding. There’s no better feeling than when a couple fall in love with our designs!
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