We love our Hello Vendor profiles. It’s a great opportunity for you, our dear reader, to meet the faces behind the brand and learn what makes them tick.We’ve chatted to everyone from photographers to florists and in issue six we were lucky enough to sit down with Leanne from Starry Night Paperie to talk all things stationery.

Tell us a little about your background? I’m a bit of a gypsy, I love to travel and have moved around from Sydney, to Byron Bay and now Perth. I have loved art, drawing, photography and painting since I can remember. I was the girl who spent all summer illustrating my new school folder or title pages in note books. I rewrote my school notes at night to make the penmanship neater!

How did you get into the graphic design game? I studied art at The University of Wollongong (raddest uni going) and fell into the world of corporate graphic design for some big name companies. I yearned for something more creative and fell madly in love with wedding stationery when I became the “graphic design friend” doing everyone’s wedding invites.

Talk us through a typical day in the Starry Night Paperie studio? Every day is different, though it’s guaranteed I’m up pretty early with my two little monsters. I juggle promite toast demands and Octonauts episode reviews before the inevitable mad dash to kindy/school. When I get to my desk, I’m answering new inquiries and “moving things around a page” (designing) as my husband calls it. At the moment, I’m also developing a new collection which is going to be very special, so any spare moment (what are they?) I’m working on that.

Where do you find your inspiration? I’m mental for Pinterest and find so much inspiration from fashion, to interiors and travel. I’m very partial to the occasional Vogue fix and my main addiction is, without a doubt, Instagram. I am constantly finding amazing creative people to follow. Hello May is the only wedding mag/blog I follow, who needs anyone else!

All time favourite colour palette? Pink, peach and aqua together is dreamy. Gold and glitter on everything.

Do you offer a custom design service? What does it entail? Yes, I love love love designing something totally unique for a couple that truly reflects their personalities and style. The process starts with a phone call or email conversation, I then review their wedding theme and inspiration. I find the best invites come from a couple’s highly detailed Pinterest board, which I can instantly connect to visually. 

Favourite WA wedding venue? Anywhere in Margaret River or if you had the budget, you couldn’t beat El Questro Homestead.

Favourite Perth vendors? Nectarine Photography is incredible. Loren made me feel very relaxed for my portrait and her wedding photos are divine. Zest Styling have the most amazing giant bohemian tipi’s which they style with moody lighting and fire pits. So dramatic and beautiful pitched on the rugged WA landscape.

Advice to couples unsure about what kind of invitation to choose? You can’t go past kraft brown and white linen. Its on trend and suits anything and anyone.

Dream invitation? I have yet to do Papel Picado, the mexican folk art of “perforated paper” which they typically hang as bunting for events such as weddings and the Day of the Dead. I think an authentic invitation in this style would be a dream to work on!

When I was getting married I wish someone told me… to get married in Australia first. All the legal loopholes of getting authentically married in Mexico were a drain on our precious time there with family and friends. I recommend having a symbolic union if getting married overseas and do the real deal at the registry!

Find out more about this lovely little business here on our directory – a place overflowing with talented wedding vendors.


CREDITS Portrait photo Loren Ioppolo // Stationery Starry Night Paperie.