Photo by Hannah Roberts Photography
I’m Diane, the Stationer behind My Lady Dye!
My Lady Dye is a small, full-service stationery studio that specializes in custom design of Fine Wedding Invitations and matching Day-Of Stationery.
Our design has a Fine Art aesthetic. In almost all our work, you will notice fine watercolor, hand illustration, venue illustration, and unique envelope addressing (whether it is printed or done in our signature modern calligraphy styles). We are very passionate about our work and love getting to know our clients. Getting to know you is an important part of our Creative Process because our passion is to design meaningful stationery. We take you on an artful journey, in which you will feel a personal connection to your wedding paper. Our Creative Process is a step-by-step process that engages you in each phase of the design and we love sharing our work on our Instagram! We are very active and interactive on this platform, in sharing stories and posts on a daily basis.
And everything is done in-house, in our home-based studio! Design, watercolor, hand illustration, addressing, assembly, and digital printing. Our stationery is designed with passion and handcrafted with love in Fairhope, Alabama.
We offer a variety of print methods including Digital, Letterpress, and Foil Printing. And we offer a nice variety of paper options, including our favorite handmade papers! Handmade paper is a great choice if you want your wedding stationery to have a high-end, luxurious, organic quality and feel. We have many paper options and are here to guide you and propose the best options for your wedding stationery.
We use all forms of communication with our clients. Social media (Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook), skype, email, phone, and “by appointment only” in-person meetings! We offer a truly one-of-a-kind experience! We hope you are inspired and intrigued! Please follow our artful journey on Instagram! We would love the opportunity to work with you in designing your beautiful wedding invitations and day-of stationery!
Here’s a little history on what I did prior to establishing my stationery business . . . a n d h o w i t a l l s t a r t e d !
After graduating from Clemson University with a BLA (Bachelors in Landscape Architecture), I accepted my first job offer and moved to Franklin, Tennessee. I worked as a professional Landscape Designer for a large multi-disciplinary firm for 5 years. I loved my job, as I was allowed creative freedom in all of my projects and design work. I was also the head Illustrator. My portfolio consists of many hand and digital renderings. However, when the economy fell in 2009, fate led me to make my own waves and I took the role of Entrepreneur and pursued a business of my own. Inspired and encouraged by one of my best friends, I opened an on-line shop where I sold custom handcrafted stationery. I named my new business, My Lady Dye. It was officially established in August of 2009. The business has been a great experience and an unforgettable journey, especially with the support of my loving husband who has been by my side for the entire ride. He is always helping me come up with new ideas and helping me think through business options and decision making. With our excitement and my design passion, I look forward to seeing the business grow, as I am passionate about this life long “design project”.
Fun Fact – The business name, My Lady Dye, was inspired by the nickname my high school track coach (Mr. Crawford) would call me by, which was “Lady Dye”. I knew I wanted a unique business name and something that had a nice ring to it!
P.S. Follow our artful journey on Instagram and get to know me by searching for the hashtag #fridayintroductionsMLD