The Design Mummy Makes Wedding Dreams Come True
Looking for the perfect seating chart? Invites that are beautiful and elegant, or bright and stand out? Whatever your theme, whatever your dream wedding, Kath Leather can get the job done. We chat to her about how she makes the wedding of your dreams come to life, and how she started her business, Design Mummy.
Meet The Design Mummy
What is Design Mummy and what do you do?
Design Mummy is a Mornington Peninsula based Graphic Designer that creates on trend, personalised wedding invitations and stationery. Our designs are the perfect balance of timeless elegance and modern style. We offer pre-made designs or custom create to suit your events theme and styling. Design Mummy takes pride in offering quality, creative design and printing services Australia wide.
What made you want to start Design Mummy?
I have had a love for design from a young age, however, I discovered my passion for wedding stationary when I got engaged in 2014. I started to design my own wedding stationery and it was then that I realised that creating designs for wedding stationary is what makes me happy! It has never felt like a job, I get excited about every new project.
You recently won an ABIA award - tell us about that experience!
I felt so blessed to be the ABIA Wedding Stationery Winner in VIC for 2018. Nominations are made only by past customers, who review and rate my service. It makes me so proud to know that my customers are happy with the overall product and service that I provide.
What is your favourite part about working in the wedding industry?
The excitement of all my customers! I honestly have not dealt with any Bridezillas! Haha. All my customers have been so lovely and amazing to deal with and it makes my job so enjoyable.
What’s the most difficult part about running your own business?
I would have to say that having 2 young boys and juggling it all can be hard at times! I’m lucky to be a super organised person so I just make it work. My bestie refers to me as ‘superwoman’ - I love that!
Do you have any role models, professionally or personally?
I would have to say my bestie, Phil Carew! He is such a hard worker and has so much passion for what he does. He is always striving to learn new things and have future goals. It’s amazing to have such a strong minded person in my life to look up to.
What has been the highlight since you first started?
I would have to say connecting with so many amazing suppliers in the wedding industry has been a big highlight for me. The people I have met along the way have been so lovely and inspiring, it’s really nice to connect with people that are doing similar work to me and sharing their stories and advice along the way.
What’s next for Design Mummy?
To continue to work with lots of new couples and create their dream wedding stationery!
What advice would you give to other women in business?
Do not doubt yourself! You’ve got this. #girlboss
For all of your design needs, for your upcoming wedding or just for some great design inspo, get in touch with Kath Leather, the Design Mummy.
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