Photo by Kristen Taylor Photography
A wedding is the beginning of a new family, the first step toward building a life and future together. Every single day, I sit down and get to work helping couples bring their vision for their big day to life on paper... all the while, raising a family of my own.
My business, Gourmet Invitations, was born from my own wedding in March 1999. Back then, most couples ordered invitations from catalogues. I ordered my invitations, but decided to make the rest of the paper goods--programs, place cards, table numbers--by hand, by myself. Soon, I found myself doing the same for friends and family and loving it. In 2002, I launched Gourmet Invitations, and it has grown more quickly than I ever could have dreamed.
Over the years, I've added seating charts to my menu of handmade paper goods, and find myself not only making invitations for weddings (and showers, and engagement parties), but also save-the-dates and thank you notes. For an up-close look at (and lots of pictures of) some of my most creative projects, visit the Gourmet Invitations blog. From invitations printed on records to destination wedding invitations in the form of passports to motifs inspired by dresses, chandeliers, and even entire city skylines, there is no project too "out there" for me to tackle.
I have been voted "Best Invitations" by NBC Detroit for three consecutive years, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and was featured on Brides.com, in Brides Michigan, Ambassador Magazine, The Knot Michigan and on Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book blog. My satisfied customers have also rated me on Wedding Wire and Project Wedding.
When I work with any client, the end result is truly a collaboration. My hands may put the product together, but the style, look, and feel reflect the client's ideas and influence. We work together to set the perfect tone and theme for your event. After all, an invitation is the first--and only--thing your guests will see before the actual wedding. The first impression should always be special, memorable, and give guests something to look forward to. That--and your happiness--are my goals when you work with Gourmet Invitations.