Santina Amendola Designs’ Handcrafted Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitations and stationary really set the tone and theme for your day! Santina Amendola Designs of Lehigh Valley, Pa, creates personalized and handcrafted wedding invitations that are absolutely stunning! We are honored to share her talent and insight with you.

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Photography: Jordan DeNike Photography

How did you get started in the wedding invitation business?

I studied graphic design in college. I worked at a greeting card company through school and a bit after, so I already had the background to work in stationery. Then, it wasn’t until my best friend was getting married and I designed her wedding invitations that I really started focusing on the wedding industry. I loved creating something so unique that was for such an important life event! It was one of my favorite projects that I enjoyed working on, and that invitation is still one of my favorites that I designed! A few friends’ handcrafted wedding invitations (and my own) later and here we are!

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Photography: Courtney Simpson Photography

What are some of your favorite aspects of your handcrafted wedding invitation business?

Getting to create keepsake items for weddings and working with couples to be a part of their special day! So much goes into a wedding and I’m fortunate to just be a small part of it!

What do you wish couples knew about your part of the wedding industry?

It’s not just a piece of paper! It’s actually 4-5 :). I’m half kidding, but seriously, your wedding invitations are the FIRST thing your guests receive about your wedding. They set the tone and style of what to expect from your day. That being said, they should reflect your wedding. They also have to last MONTHS and have all the important information about your wedding. When it is, what time, where to stay, etc., so it’s a pretty big deal. It’s also one of the very few things left over from your wedding that you can keep long after.

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Photography: Courtney Simpson Photography

What brought you to the Lehigh Valley?

I’m actually based a little north of the Lehigh Valley (just outside the Poconos) and happily serve couples throughout Eastern PA and the US!

What is your favorite restaurant to eat at in the Lehigh Valley? Your favorite dish to order?

Torre, and depending on the mood I’m in, their chicken fajitas or tacos!

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Santina Amendola Design, Lehigh Valley wedding calligraphy, lehigh valley weddings, wedding calligraphy, stationary, invitations.Santina Amendola Design, Lehigh Valley wedding calligraphy, lehigh valley weddings, wedding calligraphy, stationary, invitations.

Photography: Courtney Simpson Photography

What is your favorite part of a wedding?

Right after the ceremony as the couple walks back down the aisle as husband and wife! They made it all the way through planning (which, let’s be real, is A LOT) to that point to finally be married, and then they get to party afterward!

What is your fondest wedding memory-either from your wedding, if you are married, or from a wedding you attended?

I don’t know if I can pick a favorite memory from my wedding, there were quite a few! If I had to choose it would probably be right after the ceremony, in the vintage car we had to take us to the reception venue from the church. After the chaotic morning getting ready, and then the ceremony and photos, it was nice to just relax and have a quiet moment before we got to the reception.

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Santina Amendola Design, Lehigh Valley wedding calligraphy, lehigh valley weddings, wedding calligraphy, stationary, invitations.Santina Amendola Design, Lehigh Valley wedding calligraphy, lehigh valley weddings, wedding calligraphy, stationary, invitations.

Photography: Courtney Simpson Photography

What is your favorite movie and/or book genre?

Oh, Harry Potter for sure, and specifically Prisoner of Azkaban. My favorite movie is Roman Holiday. I’ve been lucky enough to have gone to Rome quite a few times, and I still never get to all the sights they see in that film (though I did make it to Via Margetta 51 on my last trip!).

What song/music is in heavy rotation for you right now?

Florence + the Machine! Someday I’ll see that goddess live.

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Photography: Courtney Simpson Photography

What is your best advice for a couple planning their wedding?

You’re going to have a lot of opinions from everyone on what to do for your wedding and how you should put everything together. Just remember that it’s about the two of you and ultimately what works best for you.

What is a common mistake you see couples make while planning a wedding?

Too much Pinterest. It’s a great tool for inspiration in the beginning of planning, but sometimes you have to reign it in.

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Photography: Courtney Simpson Photography

What is one of your hobbies?

Going to yard sales and estate sales during the summer! I have so many things still at my parents’ house I need to go through to decorate my house! I am also working on fixing up an 1870 Gordon Platen Letterpress that I plan to print on in the future!

What does the perfect day look like to you?

A day trip with my husband and just exploring whatever town we stop in.

Santina Amendola Design, Lehigh Valley wedding calligraphy, lehigh valley weddings, wedding calligraphy, stationary, invitations.Santina Amendola Design, Lehigh Valley wedding calligraphy, lehigh valley weddings, wedding calligraphy, stationary, invitations.

Photography: Courtney Simpson Photography

What is your favorite season and why?

Definitely Fall; it’s not humid and the colors are amazing! I lived in Texas for two years before I moved back to PA and that was one of the things I missed most.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I’m either dancing at my local studio or catching up on shows that I’ve missed two months of haha! I also try to fill in free time to learn something new for the year. This year I’m focusing on letterpress printing.

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Photography: Courtney Simpson Photography

What is the best way for a couple to prepare to meet with you about wedding invitations?

Prepare any ideas you have for your wedding style/theme, and colors too! If you know what pieces you’re interested in for your invitations as well, that’s a great start! If you’re unsure at the time we meet, we can work on it!

Is there anything else you would like our couples to know about you/wedding invitations?

I love getting to work with couples and learning their story before I start any custom design work. I only book a limited number of custom weddings per month to make sure their wedding stationery reflects their event perfectly, and have a semi-custom invitation line for those with a smaller time frame and/or budget!

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Photography: Jordan DeNike Photography

Aren’t these handcrafted wedding invitations by Santina Amendola Designs just breathtaking?! We think so, and highly recommend her talent for your wedding dream team!

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