Way back in 2004, when I got married, I could not wait to design my own wedding invitations. This is a graphic designer’s dream, right? So I presented my super cool, super non-traditional wedding invitations to my mother. This Emily-Post-loving, traditionalist was less than thrilled. She nixed my design and flipped open the wedding etiquette book. Needless to say, I wound up designing something very traditional and simple. It was not necessarily my style, but it was pretty and it worked.
Although I may be just a tiny bit bitter about the fact that I was not allowed to design my own wedding invitations as I wanted them, it did teach me how to design for every aesthetic, whether it was my style or not.
As it turned out, my mom realized I was pretty good at what I do and that it’s not always about what the Wedding Bible says. As a result, she let me design my sister’s wedding invitations. They were beautiful. Pocket folds, rhinestones, shimmer paper, thermography…(it was the early 2000’s people). To top it off, those invitations were featured in a local wedding magazine.
Since then, my work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, WXYZ Channel 7 “Mom’s a Genius” segment, Brides, Brides Michigan, The Knot Michigan, Metro Detroit Bride, Hour Detroit, Style Me Pretty and Oh So Beautiful Paper.
Now, for the more personal, interesting, non-professional ‘About Me’:
I am a born and raised Michigander, now residing in the suburbs of Detroit. I am a wife and proud mom of two little hooligans. If you can’t find me, I will be at the grocery store (sad, but true). My favorite color is green. I am a lefty (please no jokes about how I hold my pencil)! I can’t wait for the day when we can travel more. In the meantime, I love that I can make a living being creative.
I look forward to hearing your vision, as we collaborate to bring your ideas to life on paper.