20 January 2014

Illustrated Map Check List


Ordering an illustrated map is easy!  Just follow these guidelines to begin the design process.  Please submit the following items to us in order for us to create your own Couture Map:


An overview map of the area you wish to be represented.  This can be from Google Maps, a powerpoint document, or website links.  We also accept sketches you have created or hard copies shipped to our studio.

A list of items you wish to include on the map (a map key) with your locations highlighted and the address. Please include important streets,  landmarks and places special to you for a personalized touch. 

Any website links or brochures of the area. This will help us get to know the location and inspire us to create!

If we are designing a map to complement your invitation, please supply a sample of the stationery suite.

The title you would like to include.  This can be your name, date of the event or anything else you can think of.

The final size of the piece.

The payment is due in full to begin. If we are creating printed materials, a 50% deposit is due to begin. Our calendar fills up quickly so we require a payment in order to be added to the production schedule. 

    For payment we accept major credit cards through PayPal:

    (Click on 'begin the design process/make a payment)

    and

    personal checks in US dollars or Seychelles rupees made out to Stephannie   
    Barba.  Please contact us for the mailing address.

Thank you ♥ Merci ♥ Mersi!

11 July 2013

Press From Around the World: Brides UK





For destination wedding ideas, our studio creates  hand drawn mapkins and wedding itineraries.  They can include a map design or any custom illustration of your choice.  For DIY brides and grooms, digital files of the art can be purchased to print locally!

24 June 2013

Our Studio Featured in the premiere issue of Asia Weddings and Honeymoons!

Read all about our new island location and tropical inspiration!

Special thanks to Lee Turner editor extraoridinaire for including our story and our Seychelles illustrated maps of the islands!






18 June 2013

Check Out Our Brand New Website!


Our newly designed website is now live!  Check out our maps and travel inspired illustration created with  love  from Seychelles!


Wedding paper goodies of all sorts designed by Stephannie Souffe!

Our studio creates napkins and mapkins in all colors and sizes!


We make cute label stickers to adorn your stationery and invitations!


Programs and wedding itineraries are always great fun!
We  also design sweet baby announcements and kids stationery for paper lovers of all ages!


And of course we  love  creating our  illustrated Couture Maps® for save the date cards or any special event!



  Orevwar from the red mountain of Seychelles!!      

15 May 2013

Couture Maps: Our Illustrated Map Beach Towels Now Available








Our beautiful and so soft microfiber beach towels are now available with any Couture Map.  They are great for traveling to Seychelles or any beach destination.

This one is from the wedding of Monica and Alex who were married in St. Lucia and used the towels as a gift to their lucky guests.

Contact us to find out pricing and details.


18 April 2013

Press From Around the Globe: Sweden

We've relocated to the little African island nation of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean!   It was a long and sometimes frustrating process, but we are so happy living and working in this paradise.

Our move to Seychelles has inspired this La Digue island map.  La Digue is a laid back little island about 3 hours from the main island of Mahé where the main mode of transport is by bicycle.  It is where the Seychellois go to holiday.

Allt om Brollop, Sweden's largest wedding magazine and Escape 360, Sweden's premiere travel magazine both featured our design in the latest issues!


(English translation):

Card Madness

Best looking invitations right now. Maps of the city where you marry or a map of a specific island where you will be holidaying and / or married. Printed matter is specially ordered. Personalised printing according to your wishes and manufactured entirely by hand of an American living the Seychelles. Products are eco-friendly and cost from about 15 SEK each and a startup cost.
Learn more at couturemaps.com.

(English translation:)

Your own treasure map!
I have recently discovered a love for maps, a little worn with exotic destinations. Imagine my surprise
when I accidentally stumbled across this company that makes custom printed beautiful pirate-like maps any location - the perfect tool for me. Here you can order invitations, napkins, leaflets and even bags with your customized press. Perfect for weddings, birthday celebrations, gifts and to those who like the treasure hunt.  I'm sold on this Seychelles island map (I would not mind a ticket as well!). Two thumbs up!



19 October 2012

Couture Maps: United States Illustrated Map


As we are preparing for our relocation overseas, we are feeling a bit nostalgic for our mother country.  Our map of the United States depicts a journey across America which leads to Warwick, Rhode Island, the gorgeous wedding location of our well traveled couple Brianna and Grant. 

Our illustrated map was the centerpiece to their seating chart, and their guest  tables were named after their favorite American locations.  Such a sweet way to personalize their journey together. 

15 October 2012

Our Studio is Moving to Beautiful Seychelles!!


We've been warmly received by the people of Seychelles and have been honored with the rare opportunity to set up our studio in this tropical paradise!  We look forward to working from the remote islands and drawing inspiration from this magical place.

Everyone is welcome to visit us in our new illustration studio!

26 September 2012

More Press! Dream Weddings: Bali Style

We love Lee Turner, the editor of Dream Weddings Bali Style, and we are so excited to see our work featured for a second time in this glorious, dream-filled magazine!  We find everything about Bali enchanting, and our illustrated map of this special island reflects the lushness and charm of this amazing wedding destination. 

Check out some more gorgeous wedding details and jaw-dropping photography:



25 September 2012

In the Press: Vermont Vows

Last year we had the great pleasure of working with the brilliant event planner Belinda Norris of Belinda Norris Events on the wedding of Camden and Rob at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont.  With Belinda's guidance, our studio created an array of bespoke stationery for the event from pocket fold save the date cards to hand painted invitations, programs and illustrated map tote bags for their out of town guests.

We are delighted to see their gorgeous wedding featured in the current issue of Vermont Vows magazine which includes the invitations and maps we designed for them.  Congratulations to this amazing couple!







Stephannie Barba Weddings + Couture Maps: Mexico

 As the weather becomes a bit cooler here in the midwest, Mexico has been the topic of conversation.  

Several of our lovely couples recently chose Mexico as their wedding destination and we can't be more thrilled!  


Tulum watercolor guest gift bag map.


   
Los Cabos map and labels.

Playa del Carmen wedding invitation suite.  Barefeet welcome!!!


Zihuatanejo wedding weekend itinerary.

Watercolor Riviera Maya illustrated map.