Carte Blanche Design

35 Collahie Street (at Gladstone) M6J 1T6 Toronto (Ontario) View map

About Carte Blanche Design

Situated in Toronto, Ontario, Carte Blanche Design is owned and operated by MJ Fontaine. It is a wedding stationery boutique that has been captivating its clients with amazing designs since 2003 and has served hundreds of weddings. MJ takes pride in providing her clients with thoughtful and clean designs. The designs here are influenced from interior design, fashion, fabrics, architecture, industrial design, art, graphic design, and nature.

Experience

MJ is a graduate from OCAD. She is also a former logo designer who began designing wedding invitations when her friends started getting married. Her work has also appeared in Weddingbells, Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail, The Wedding Co. Magazine, and WedLuxe. She has also worked with some of the top wedding planners in Toronto such as Melissa Samborski of One Fine Day, Cynthia Martyn of Cynthia Martyn Events, Tara O’Grady of Bliss Events, Jodi Gagné of Simply Perfect, and Anne Anderson of Anderson Dream Weddings.

Services offered

Wedding day stationeries provided by the business include ceremony programs, seating/escort cards, seating charts, menu and table number cards, gift tags, decorative tags, thank you cards, and much more. There is also a pre-designed collection provided by the business that includes 25 designs from which to choose. Custom invitations are available along with the following services:

  • Assembly
  • Design
  • Printing

How they work

The creative process of the business includes card design elements that reflect the uniqueness of the venue. It also includes cards for theme weddings, different textiles, different graphic illustrations, or the use of a monogram. The business is able to get the cards ready in one to two months depending on customization needs. After a free consultation, final choices are made and then perfected. The business can also perform services like assembly, addressing, envelope stuffing, and mail posting as required.

Other services

There are various wedding stationery services offered by the business that include save the dates, monogram design, invitations, replies, map / accommodation / info cards, printing of addresses, pocket enclosures, envelope liners, monogram seals, custom ink stamp, and postage information.

  • Invitations/Card Products

    Catalogue invitations, custom Invitations, menus, place cards, programs, rSVP cards, save the dates, thank yous

  • Invitation Services

    Addressing, assembly, calligraphy, design, eco-friendly, embossed, foil-stamped, in-person consultations,…View more

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Reviews for Carte Blanche Design

4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 4.7
  • Sandra, Married on 24/02/2018

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    Amazing Quality

    We used MJ & Carte Blanche for our wedding invitations/stationary. I had a VERY specific vision in mind for the wedding stationary and I had a lot of difficulty finding a vendor who I was confident could make it happen and that didn't ask for an arm and a leg. The quality of the final product blew me away and far surpassed what I was expecting!

    Sent on 03/10/2018
  • Liza Chalaidopoulos, Married on 06/06/2014

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    We didn't want to spend a lot of money on our invitations, but we still wanted them to look professional and match our theme and colours - a pretty tall order! Enter MJ Fontaine at Carte Blanche Design. Her off-the-rack selection of cards was exactly what we needed, and the design we ended up selecting turned out to be the inspiration for a lot of our decor! We made a few small upgrades to complete the look.

    The off-the-rack selection is somewhat less quality than if you had custom cards done, but for our needs and budget, it was perfect. MJ was very accommodating and I would highly recommend Carte Blanche Design.

    Sent on 20/09/2014
  • Nathalie Amlani, Married on 22/09/2012

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    The colour theme for our wedding was orange, white, with accents of grey. We had a great modern venue in downtown Toronto and wanted our invitations and stationary to be simple yet creative and modern. Carte Blanche offered a great off the rack design that we were able to use to customize with our colors and vision in mind. Not only did we get our invitations, we ended up ordering all the signage and stationary needed for our wedding day - seating chart, menus, favor tags, ceremony details (lists the wedding party and parents, and ceremonial activities), table numbers. It all looked so seamless and really tied the theme together. We received a lot of compliments! Josie was a pleasure to work with and really made our vision and specific details come to life! Thanks again!

    Sent on 15/01/2016

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