As with many businesses I speak to, 3 Eggs Design was started organically when owner Kim Pham made some beautiful wedding invitations as a favour to friends getting married. What started as a fun creative project resulted in more favours for more friends, and has evolved into a fantastic range of event stationery, greeting cards and even scratchies! Kim started the business in Sweden in 2011 but has since moved to Australia and is loving the reaction to her work here.
3 Eggs Design is based in Melbourne but Kim can design and create stationery for clients all over the world. Kim tells me she loves meeting customers at the many design markets at which she exhibits and through her online store. Kim’s designs range from the bright and quirky to soft and pretty. Many designs also feature her love for nature with various inspirations that range from Scandinavian patterns to vintage detailing and typography. “I love doing invites” says Kim “but I also wanted to cater for the whole engagement and wedding planning process from save the dates to thankyou cards”.
3 Eggs Design have brides totally covered for invites, rsvps, programs and favour tags but they also have a range of other pieces perfect for pre-wedding planning too. I love the scratch-off balloon cards where brides can write a secret message for bridesmaids to be. Kim tells me that brides love picking styles that personalize the cards for individual bridesmaids with different hair colours and distinguishing features. There’s also a fantastic range of interactive guestbooks like the tree poster where guests can leave a thumbprint stamp to create a lasting memory of the wedding.
Being eco-friendly is particularly important to Kim as she hates the wastage that can sometimes be involved in creating stationery. “Everything on a print is locally produced” says Kim “and I always strive to use eco-friendly papers and printing techniques”. Kim also makes the extra effort to collaborate with 100% carbon neutral companies, so brides can rest assured their wedding stationery is not only inspired by nature, but kind to it too. As a graphic designer Kim can also create printable versions of many of her designs meaning brides can print them at home or even email to guests to save on paper and postage too.
I ask Kim what the most popular designs are and she tells me her cards featuring scratchies are a real winner. “I was looking for something different to add to my cards and was inspired by the old school scratchie tickets” says Kim “they add an element of surprise and encourage creativity”. Kim also tells me she has some new designs in the works, I can’t wait to see!
Photos by Phoebe Powell Photography
Ms Polka Dot says: We love that anything is eco-friendly – such a plus in this throwaway world.
About Amelia Waddell of Make Your Day Wedding Styling: I’m a wedding stylist and proud store owner who loves to chat weddings with everyone and anyone! I love to talk shop with other business owners (particularly over some chocolate cake!) and am the first to try and have a sticky beak behind the scenes of any event. My free time is spent ‘investigating’ new cafes, stores and events.