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BusinessFar from your standard save-the-date: Wishtree Invitations & Design Inc.

Far from your standard save-the-date: Wishtree Invitations & Design Inc.

Far from your standard save-the-date: Wishtree Invitations & Design Inc.

Wishtree Invitations & Design, Inc. is the Kate Spade of Ottawa when it comes to invitations and stationeries. They are the experts of custom wedding and event invitations, stationery, and branding for small businesses. Established in 2009, this small boutique quickly grew from a side interest to a full blown business.

Krista described her work as far from repetitive or boring. “It challenges us, inspires us and in the end, we’re always so proud of the final product.”  

Krista, otherwise known as the boss lady, quote maker, creative director and work monkey, is the owner of Wishtree. “When my friend and I first started Wishtree, we racked our brains trying to come up with a name. In the end, we came up with Wishtree to play off a wedding's "wishing tree" (best wishes to the newly- weds). The fact that we're paper and print based made it so unique,” she explained.

Krista and her right hand, Angie, both graduated from the Graphic Design program at Algonquin College in 2006, and now have over 10 years of experience in the design industry. Being so passionate about what she does Krista confesses that sometimes she can’t say no to a new inquiry. “Angie keeps me grounded and helps me recognize when we’ve hit our limit.”

No invite is the same. For Krista, each invitation is unique which is why she customizes each and every invitation to reflect the festivity or celebration. “Invitations are the first thing guests see before any other wedding or event detail. We want them to reflect the couple getting married or the event that’s to come,” said Krista.

Wishtree’s specialities extend far beyond invitations to every detail of an event they can get their hands on. In order to create consistency among an events graphic design needs, Wishtree also specializes in menus, programs of all styles, favour tags, place cards, seating charts and signage.

When asked about what the rest of 2017 looks like for Wishtree, Krista exclaimed, “Busy! In a great way! We're already booked up for the rest of the year, wrapping up invitations and starting on stationery. We're meeting with 2018 couples and working with some fantastic businesses to redesign their brand in an effort to make them stand apart from the rest.”

“I’m where I want to be and love every job that comes our way.”

With a name as memorable as Wishtree and designs as remarkable as anything I’ve ever seen, it should come as no surprise that this Ottawa-based boutique remains well-established in the wedding industry.

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