I believe paper and beautiful design have the ability to make or break a first impression. There’s something so endearing about receiving custom wedding stationery in the mail that lets us know, as guests, we’re being considered in every detail of the wedding planning. And details are my absolute favorite.
I’m Kristen, owner and designer at Five Dot Design.
I have a true passion for paper goods.
Our home growing up was filled with oversized sketch pads, colored pencils and markers. I wrote notes to my friends in junior high with perfect bubble letters spelling out their names, and took every art class available in high school. This lead to a degree in Graphic Design and, now, my own stationery business. Some days I get to pull out my oversized sketch pads, some days I get to build and craft, and others I’m on the computer refining my latest project. Every day I have the privilege of being creative.
I grew up in small town between Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio and eventually migrated just over the river to Northern Kentucky. I married an architect and we’re raising our daughter to build forts and spaceships from cardboard boxes, keep her heart compassionate, stay curious, challenge herself, and create her own adventures.
I’m the girl at your party having a conversation with the dog instead of guests, a fountain Coke can cure just about anything, torture is asking me to pick a restaurant, I like my bourbon neat, and my workspace messy.
Traveling fuels the creative fire and having new surroundings to inspire my work is what allows me to continually grow and perfect my craft. I’ve visited some amazing places: St. Kitts in the West Indies, Waikiki in Hawaii, Dubrovnik in Croatia, and my first time in the mountains was spent in Boulder, Colorado.
This idea of a Bucket List began after my trip to Bridal Fashion Week in New York; the city, the change-of-pace, and the designers themselves began to spark ideas for new designs, which have been filtering into my most recent clients’ work and my semi-custom collection.
I’m keeping a running list of my Wedding Bucket List, so to speak. These are settings and places that inspire me and I would love the opportunity to use to inspire my work for a client, be it their wedding stationery or on-site design, creating a true experience for their guests.
Le Parker Meridien | New York
We can talk details at tenoverten and then hit up drybar for fun.
Four Seasons Nevis | Nevis Island, West Indies
We can sip Killer Bees and talk over our design plans at Sunshine’s. Rumor has it my favorite Kittian bartender has taken up residence on Nevis – you’ll love his rum punch.
My husband lived near Dublin for work before we met and listening to stories and looking through photos will never do it justice.
Wayfarers Chapel | Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Like, I can’t even.
One of my great friends lives in Cairns, so maybe he can check this one off my list? No pressure, though.
St. Malo Catholic Church | Estes Park, Colorado
This little Chapel on the Rock is small, but breathtakingly beautiful with the mountains in the background.
There is definitely more adventure out there than I can imagine. Is there another place in which you’re getting married that I should add to my list? Let’s talk.