May 21, 2013

Happy Customer! Feedback from a recent bride-to-be

The shop has been open for nearly two months now, and I've already had the privilege of working with a few new brides-to-be on their stationery. I received an email from a client today that brightened my day. So much so, in fact, that I wanted to share her feedback with the rest of you.

"Everyone LOVES the invites! Thank you so much. People have been wanting to keep the post card because they love it so much. "

Happy bride-to-be, happy invitation designer! More designs to debut soon, so keep an eye out.

May 7, 2013

Fantastic updates to my beer hops wedding invitations now available on ETSY

Full invitation suite, new and improved!
I've been working on this for a while, but thought I'd share full details of the upgrades I've made to my wedding invitations. My invitations are now printed on really fantastic new papers, giving and even better weight and feel than my originals.

RSVP Cards with gorgeous drawing of hops plant
RSVP cards are now printed on 300gsm card with a matte overlay. The heavier weight really gives the suite a fuller texture. The matte overlay preserves the image while in the post.

Invitation with hops graphic at top
Invitation cards and inserts are printed on 280gsm textured card in a lovely light cream color. This picture does not do the card justice! The weight and texture of the new material makes the invitation as special as your big day will be! For better photos of the texture of the card, see my instagram photos from my earlier post: 

RSVP card back
Customers can now choose to order invitation components a-la-carte. Previously, I only sold these invites as a full suite. Now that I have these fantastic papers, and a great printer to go with them, I am better able to process orders custom to my clients tastes. 

Portland, the best beer town in the US, maybe even the world

Photo from CNN, "8 Best Beer Towns in America"

I woke up this morning to the happy news that CNN has given my home town, Portland, Oregon, top marks in its ranking of the "8 Best Beer Towns in America."

Now I haven't actually resided in Portland for nearly five years now, but my love of finely crafted ale endures. I now live in London, a city also known for its affinity for real ale. Despite my best efforts, I still have not come around to the flat, slightly warm English ale. They're fine. Don't get me wrong. They just are not as good as what I was spoiled with in Portland.

A proud day for me and my home town. Congratulations Portland! I miss you.