Wedding Bellisimo: Kitster’s Co-founder Picks Her Top Wedding Stationery & Gifts

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    With a passion for beautiful and sustainable products, Co-founder of Kitster, a functional gifting brand, Christina Fernandez is always on the lookout for unusual and home-grown product brands. Her journey has involved discovering amazing local Indian talent since Kitster’s focus has always been on unique products and not run-of-the-mill gifts for their gift boxes and hampers.

    So, we naturally turned to someone who looks at things through this lens to give us her top picks for Wedding Stationery and Gifts!

    Kiana Invitations

    This Bangalore-based brand creates magic with their bespoke wedding invitations and stationery. From florals, vintage styles and traditional motifs, they create invitations that reflect everything their clients envision, and more. Kiana has a wonderful color aesthetic and has a wide array of design options to choose from or you can customise your own.  What I love about this brand is their beautiful invitation-liners that add an extra level of elegance to every wedding invite.

    Diya Innovations

    This brand creates exquisite handmade products by people with disabilities. The focus of this enterprise is to give people with these disabilities a chance to earn a living by learning new skills. Some of my favorite products are their scented candles in tins, colorful wedding favour potlis and papier-mâché potted plants. These are earthy, vibrant and perfect for weddings. Diya Innovations undertakes corporate orders. So, do check them out for gifting with a cause.

    The Honey Company

    This local brand offers you over 30 gourmet varietals of honey straight from the forests and apiaries of India. Their range includes Acacia, Clover, Lychee, Black Wild Forest and my personal fav Tulsi Raw Honey. A selection of their honey varieties and unique honey gulkand coupled with mini rosewood honey dippers make for perfect wedding gifts. What I especially love about this brand is their unique range and their eco-friendly approach towards packaging!

    Kitster

    Kitster

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    This local brand takes pride in curating bespoke gift boxes for all occasions. Their newly-launched wedding series comprises beautiful, elegant and meaningful gifts for all budgets. Not only does Kitster make customised and personalised return gifts for weddings but they also curate Bridesmaid Boxes and Bride Boxes to make every wedding special and memorable. Their range is sustainable, classy and affordable, and you’re sure to love their packaging and unboxing experience!

    House of Megumi

    This Chennai-based brand creates unique handcrafted wooden dolls. Ranging from 5-inch to 4-inch dolls, you can customise and personalise these dolls, too. Megumi has a super-hero series, a bride & groom set and their best-sellers are the Thanjavur Dancing Dolls. These hand-painted dolls are ideal for wedding-day mementos as they are compact, eco-friendly and can be customised to suit your taste. My favorite is the Wonder Woman doll – strong and evocative!

    The Sass Bar

    The Sass Bar

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    This artisanal luxury soap brand makes vegan soaps that look so good, you’ll want to eat them! They call their soaps ‘Dessert Soaps’ because their entire range comprises soaps that look like donuts, cake slices, popsicles, macarons and cupcakes! They take on wedding/event orders and large corporate orders. My favorite is their latest Moon Star collection because these soaps are made of unique essential oils and plant derivatives. What’s more? Their packaging is simply delightful and would make for perfect wedding favours.

    Clarin Loren – Seal of Antiquity

    This Instagram-grown brand creates customised wax sealing kits that can be used on wedding invitations & cards and just about any paper stationery. Bringing back an old tradition of wax sealing with a modern flair, the Seal of Antiquity range is beautiful and elegant. My favorite part is that you can choose wax colors to match your wedding theme and customize your wedding logo on the seal!