We are excited to announce Laurie owner and designer of Fanciful Ink will be at the Wedding Showcase . Not only will she be showcasing her work in a few of the tablescape designs, she will also be there to chat about invitations and any of your paper needs!
We asked Laurie a few questions so you could get to know her a little bit before the show!
Tell us a little bit about you, and how you got started!
During college, I was an art major with an emphasis in Graphic Design and I worked for a magazine and then moved to Franklin after graduation to take over the Art Director position of that branch of the magazine. Friends and family started asking me to design their Christmas cards, wedding invitations and other stationery. Fanciful Ink was really born out of that. I learned that I loved designing for special occasions because it was a very special moment in someone’s life and I could create small works of art that hopefully they cherish beyond their special day.
What services do you offer and/or what do you specialize in?
I offer any type of graphic design. I love creating logos and brands for small companies and specialize in wedding and event invitations and announcements. You can go online and find a great design, but so can anyone else. I create my designs specifically to reflect a couple’s look for their wedding. Designs at Fanciful Ink are hand-drawn so you can really create a bespoke invitation that is perfect for any style.
How did you get started in weddings?
As more and more friends began getting married, I created their invitations and truly loved doing that little something special for them.
What makes your business unique?
I realized there was a need for a niche in the invitation community to have hand-drawn elements that were specific to a couple’s wedding. I love creating hand-drawn bouquets and floral elements for invitations and will draw individual flowers and then put everything together like a floral arrangement, only in digital form.
What is your favorite part of working with couples?
Creating something special for them and forming relationships. At the end of the day, I want them to have something they consider a piece of art. I love getting to know couples and being a part of their day.
One piece of advice for couples?
Go beyond your invitations and really brand your wedding with other printed pieces that match your invitation look such as ceremony programs, table numbers, seating charts, etc.
We thought we would share some of Laurie’s designs from our February show to let you in on what you have to look forward to at our August show!
Featured Photo Credit: Ivory Door Studio
Click here to get your tickets to come meet Laurie and other Uber talented vendors. Use code HCWS2019 for free tickets. We look forward to meeting you!