Share a few details about yourself and project through our contact form, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Meredith will follow up with more information and schedule a time to discuss your project in depth. We will go over pricing, timeline and the services A La Mere provides and chat about how we can help.
If you decide to move forward, we will send over a contract and deposit invoice.
Together, we will discover the best visual solution for your idea -- Meredith will walk you through each step so you are involved in the outcome of your vision!
Meredith designs everything fully custom in-house for her clients. From illustrations to wedding suites to custom prints for packaging, fabric or wallpaper -- we love it all! Depending on the scope of the project, the timing will vary. A La Mere focuses on the design work specifically, rather than production or manufacturing. We are happy to help connect you with the appropriate vendors for the desired end result.
Q: How far in advance should I reach out to you for wedding stationery?
A: For Save the Dates and full blown wedding invitation suites, we suggest contacting us 8-9 months prior to your wedding date. For day-of details and smaller wedding related projects, reaching out 2-3 months prior is great.
Q:What do you need from me to start working together?
A: An idea! Inspiration images, Pinterest boards and/or mood boards are always super helpful. Even images of something you wouldn’t like helps! If you’re not sure where to start, we can set up a call to chat through this.
Q: I am working with another stationer but would love to commission you for custom artwork to use on the invitations. Is this a possibility?
Yes! We love to collaborate with other creatives -- in this case, you would connect us with your primary contact and we will work closely to ensure best results.
Q: Can you design the fabric for my bridesmaids’ dresses ? Do you make the dresses as well?
A: I would love to! Ideally, you would reach out 9-10 months prior to your wedding date to get started on this. I can walk you through all steps of the process, including designing and ordering the fabric for you. I do not sew the dresses but can help you find a seamstress who can.
Q: Can we design custom wallpaper or upholstery fabric for a room in my house?
A: 10000%! My background is in repeat pattern and surface design so this is music to my ears. Reach out to learn more!
Q:Do you live paint at weddings?
A: I don’t but so admire people who do!
Q: Are there any kind of commission requests that are off limits?
A: No! I am always looking to push the boundaries and I love to hear new ideas from clients. I will be transparent with you about what I am able to provide!
Q: Can you create a repeat pattern for my already existing line or product?
A: Absolutely! Visit our Collaborations page to learn more.
Q:Do you sell the pillows or clothing shown on your website?
A:Not at this time, but we hope to provide small batch products for sale at a later date! Meredith loves working one-on-one with her clients so custom work will always be a priority.
Have more questions? Shoot me an email!
With the idea of home goods in mind, three-dimensional and functional works brought me to Liz Kelly, a potter living in Raleigh. Inspired by traditional craft and contemporary design, Liz’s influences are expressed in ceramic wares that are earthy and elegant. Working in this collaboration, Liz’s expertise in clay, glaze and kiln firing allowed me to add my motifs to factory produced bisque wares. Liz aided my vision, working in a cross-disciplinary approach, to effectively communicate pattern in pottery form.
By collaborating with designers, makers, craftspeople and personal clients, I am able to bring my vision to life.Nan Alexander, seamstress and owner of Pins & Needles Studio in Raleigh, assisted in fit, construction and placement of pattern for four garments— a tank top, a skirt, a jacket and a jumpsuit. Simple silhouettes allowed for the application of shape, line, and materiality to altered paper patterns, extending the idea of modularity in the sense that all pieces can be paired and combined in different ways.