Give us some details about you and your story.
In early 2006, I began to explore what my talent(s) is/are. There
had to be something I was good at and that I could do after I left work (my
9-5) daily. I’d always loved crafts and scrapbooking. Then one day, I received
a stunning wedding invitation for a wedding it struck me! Many months later,
after much research, Isabella Invitations (then Elegant Custom Invitations) was
birthed in Fall 2006. With a background in Computer Information Systems, I’ve
been able to horn those skills in different aspects of this business.
Has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
As with every small business, there are always challenges. Having a work/life balance was a major struggle. Being a designer and putting assembling stationery requires a lot of time. So finding the right help/assistance also proved to be a challenge at some point. But, thankfully, we’ve been able to overcome that hurdle.
Being in the wedding industry also has its own challenges. We quickly realized a while ago, that discovering and knowing our target audience as well as understanding that the wedding industry requires a lot of patience and constant learning is extremely important.
Please tell us about Isabella Invitations.
At Isabella Invitations, we specialize primarily in Luxurious, Custom Wedding Invitations and Stationery from save-the-date cards to thank-you cards, wedding programs, and invitations for all other special occasions.
Clients who come to us for their wedding stationery want something different and are not afraid to push the envelope a little. The first communication guests receive before an event is an invitation. So it’s important that the invitations we create set the right tone for each event.
We listen to our clients’ needs and ideas, together with our ideas and expertise, we design the perfect invite that will be a sure hit with their guests. Our clients are thrilled with the amount of personal service, attention to detail and uniqueness provided on each stationery suite we create. We have been privileged to work with beautiful, discerning brides within and outside Texas since 2006.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Absolutely! lol I remember, fondly, the days my siblings and I would get to hang out with only our dad primarily because we knew he’d buy whatever we wanted lol. The weekends we went to Ikoyi Club and the impromptu road trips out of Lagos for the weekend.