Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
My goal as a stationer is to bring people close to the ones they love be it through a note, a wedding invite or a gift. I want to give my customers exactly what they want and nothing gives me greater pleasure than that. I am always happy to offer a lower priced option if my customer does not have/want to spend a lot on invitations. I am so thrilled and a little giddy when I hear from a customer that received my invitations and is excited to send them out. Every part of your wedding should be great. I know that there is a lot if stress involved and if I can be the one easy breezy experience they have, then I have been successful. APW couples are down to earth, real people and I consider myself to be in that group as well so I’m sure we’ll get along.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I want to provide every piece of paper that you may or may not need for your wedding from the save the dates to wine labels to thank you notes. At the same time, I offer everything a la carte because not everyone needs a 17 piece stationery suite for their wedding. I design bright, fun invitations that mix and match patterns and fun colors. As much as I love a classic, traditional invitation, my approach is more graphic and modern. Weddings are so individual now that I want my invites to fit in with that notion. Laser cutting is a big part of my work that came about from my own wedding invitations and while very different and expensive, they are the most exciting products that I offer.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I love cooking and since I eat multiple times a day, I get lots of practice. I love to peruse dozens of cookbooks, pinterest and food blogs while I plan all the new meals that I’m going to try each week. Sometimes it doesn’t work out but sometimes magic happens. I love that I can now figure out something to cook with the loose ends in the fridge. It also helps that my husband is game for whatever and quite the adventurous chef himself.
What’s your favorite book?
This is a cruel question because they all are. But I have read a few books in the past few years that I carry with me on a daily basis. I love “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. It’s not an easy book to read subject wise but I love dark stories that are well written. It’s short so I think I read it in like 2 days and just can’t get it out of my head.
I also recently read “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck for the first time. What struck me about the story was the wife character, Olan. Her life was so difficult and in stark contrast to my own. I learned a lot about being a woman from that book.
What’s your favorite movie?
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
“I can’t go for that” by Hall & Oats. Don’t hate.