Your invitations are the first glimpse of your magical day your guests will see, and they do so much more than just invite, they tell a story. For 15 years, Kim Bensing has been creating an entire, personalized brand for couples’ weddings, from the invitations to the escort cards, customized to tell you and your soon-to-be-husband’s love story. It’s the little details, your hobbies, and all the things that make the two of you unique, that go into creating the perfect concept for your design.

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“Love Tree” Invitation Suite – Handmade paper wraps this 8-page love story. Raffia and a twig tie it together. Click the link to see the entire invitation suite.

Inspired by romantic trips to Paris, Kim decided to take her visual skills to the next level and started Kim Bensing Designs. Her studio, located on a 19th century farm in Pennsylvania, is where she finds her inspiration to “artistically capture distinct styles for special events.” Her list of jobs, awards, and recognitions is impressive, but what we love most is her dedication to her brides and her attention to details.

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Custom Brochure Design for the Climat Fragrance Launch / Lancôme; click the link to see the entire brouchre.

Before she starts designing, Kim spends around two hours with her brides, one on the phone, and the other in person, if possible. She listens to your story, and gets all of those little details we talked about earlier. Starting with a monogram or logo, she then designs the invitations, and then on to all of the other little aspects. Thank you cards, rubber stamps, and gorgeous custom wax seals, to name a few, help to tie your entire wedding together. In the following years, she can even create baby announcements that tie in with your design from your wedding, continuing the story of your new little family.

She calls this “branding your wedding.” “Develop a concept, a message you’d like to share with your guests, and then creatively design the invitation suite around it. It helps guests to engage and really get excited. It also solidifies the couple. When a couple can articulate why they are getting married and share the sentiment they feel with others, it brings everyone together.”

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Intertwined / Custom Wedding Invitation – Click the link to see the entire invitation suite.

We Love Kim Bensing because she works to adapt your love story into a beautiful, tangible design. From the moment your guests receive the envelope to the minute they send you away with sparklers, she creates a line that binds your entire wedding together. And not only does it tie together your whole theme, but it adds an extra touch of “you” to your design, a special detail with irreplaceable sentimental value.

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Save-The-Date  large format hand-drawn map indicating destination routes of the guests.  Save-The-Date is from Kim’s “Our Story” invitation suite. This suit won three awards. Click the link to see the entire “Our Story” suite.

Southern brides, if you are interested in have an award winning artist design your very own custom invitation suite, visit Kim Bensing at KimBensingDesign.com

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