Kartoe started their existence in the wedding industry when founder, Tandy was asked by a friend in Singapore to design simple invitation cards. He didn't take things too seriously back then. However, after receiving numerous positive feedback about his work, he decided to turn it into a career and thus, Kartoe was born. With Tandy's signature style that focuses on fine art, hand-drawings, and uncommon designer papers, he is certain that his paper goods will stand out from the competition. Furthermore, Tandy acknowledges that the demand for highly customized, luxury paper goods is on the rise as clients have gotten more and more sophisticated.
He describes it quite well by comparing wedding invitations and bridal fashion trends. "They are no longer just a huge ivory fabric wrapping your body, since they are infused with the latest fashion formula, interesting cutting, and visual elements. That was when I thought, why not do the same for invitations?" Tandy has always wanted to do something outstanding with paper goods, the way fashion designers do it using fabric. He made it possible by exploring and incorporating exotic materials from all over the world.
One of the most satisfying past works was definitely his wedding invitation for Taiwanese actor, Vanness Wu and his spouse, Arissa Cheo. Tandy recalled that he was truly star-struck by the couple, and that Arissa recommended Kartoe to her friends as well. "From that project, I got to meet more interesting, influential, and high-profile clients that other people may just dream about meeting," shared Tandy.
He still gets excited every time he has the chance to have clients from overseas, as he believes that interesting cultural backgrounds can become inspirations that continuously challenge him to come up with fresh ideas. Keep scrolling to get enchanted by Kartoe's wonderful wedding invitations.