11 October 2011


One of the perks of being an invitation designer is having a small part in the wedding day of some great couples. Perhaps the most special client so far, has been my sister (yes, identical twin sister) and her July wedding this summer.

Sarah and Chris were married in Havre de Grace, where we grew up, in the church that has quite a history in our family. Not only were my parents, and grandparents married in that church, a total of 13 couples have been married there (including myself and our other sister). The reception was held at Bulle Rock Golf Course. After sweltering heat for weeks, the wedding gods looked upon us and graced us all with relatively cooler temps for July 30th...we were all grateful.

Below are some pics from the fantastic day, courtesy of Jill Myers Photography.

...one of my favorite shots

...a few detail shots

...a few detail shots of our work Jill was kind enough to shoot.

:: Vendor List ::

Reception Site: Bulle Rock Golf Course
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Make-up: Amie Decker Beauty (JoAnna Popp)
Linens: Dove Linens
Chivari Chairs: Select Event Rentals

14 August 2011


I had known Katie a bit through mutual friends, and had designed her sister's wedding invitations last year, so I was thrilled when I heard the great news that she was engaged and asked me to design her invitations.

Katie and Sam are world-travelers who are currently living in Cairo and will be cruising the seas to Bermuda for their wedding in a few weeks. Katie did not want the seashell/beach theme invitations that are very popular for destination weddings, but knowing this couple's extensive traveling background, we thought to incorporate a travel theme. I did a few studies based on world-traveling, but Katie soon narrowed it down to specifically Bermuda, which I instantly loved. The invitation is designed from a vintage illustrated map of Bermuda in her color palatte of sand and coral. It was actually Sam's idea to incorporate the rsvp postcard which fit the travel theme perfectly. But to pull everything together...custom envelope liners of the world and vintage travel stamps. I don't know which detail I love more. The travel stamps were significant to the couple; Katie picked Illinois (where Sam is from) and Maryland (where Katie grew up).

I love when a couple chooses to do a custom invitations and especially when they have such great ideas for it like Katie and Sam did. It really reflects them as a couple and I was completely thrilled with the finished piece.

13 May 2011


We are thrilled to be included in one of the area's hottest blogs, United With Love, a wedding blog geared towards DC/Maryland weddings! Juli contacted me about the invitations I designed for Sheilah and Chris and their fabulous DC wedding and I jumped at the chance to be featured. The blog is stunning and not to mention full of beautiful weddings, vendors and tips...a must read for all local brides.

You can find the feature here...

24 March 2011


Meghan sent me some gorgeous photos from her wedding this past November 13th at the Peabody Library. Once again, the Peabody never disapoints. This wedding was elegant, romantic, and beautiful..a combination that rarely goes wrong.
Their photographer, Linda Crayton, captured some beautiful shots of our work. You can see more from the wedding here.

:: Vendor List ::

Reception Site: George Peabody Library
Day of Planner: Eventi Planning
Dresses (Bride's Dress-Lazaro) (Bridesmaids Dress-Amsale): Gamberdella's
Photographer: Linda Crayton
Hair and Makeup: Alpha Studio

09 March 2011


Sheilah and Chris' gorgeous wedding was held on October 23rd at The Fairfax at Embassy Row and I can't wait to share a few of these stunning photos. Their invitations turned out beautifully, and translated very well into the reception items we provided. Table Numbers, escort cards, cootie catcher favors, and menu cards complete with a belly band personalized with each guest's name. Sheilah and Chris really spared no details (Christian Louboutin's and $36,000 in rented diamonds!) on their big day. It was a such a pleasure working with a couple that is clearly head over heels in love with each other, as evident in their wedding photography. I asked Sheilah to provide me with a list of her wedding vendors and she added a few comments about each, which I choose to include, since she was quite thrilled with a few.

:: Vendor List ::

Flowers: Amaryllis Flowers - Rick Davis (stunning!)

Freed Photography (amazing!)

Fancy Cakes By Leslie (wow!)

Bedazzle My BonBons

Gown from
Carolina Herrara

Dress makers:
Jill Andrews Gowns
(there are no words... Artists, fun, sweet, trustworthy, fair priced, life savers!)
Custom corset, custom jacket, alter couture dress

(I rented $36,000 in diamonds for $400 - they were a dream to deal with)

Meredith Seidel
(love, love, love her - so calm, sweet and positive)

Hair: Amy Grant - Vidal Sassoon

31 January 2011


We are honored to hear that Just Ink On Paper has been chosen to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate quality and service excellence in the wedding industry.

This award was only possible because of all the great clients we get to work with each year. A sincere thank you to each and every one.

Weddings, Wedding Venues
2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More


Kate and Steve sent me a link to their unbelievable photos from their wedding last August and I couldn't wait to share them. Kate was an absolute pleasure to work with, and her sweet personality shined through in their photos. What a beautiful couple.

The wedding was held at the family farm at Kate's parents house.


Photographer - Shane Carpenter Photography
Wedding Consultant - Wedding Savvy
Florist - Murdoch Florists
Catering and Tents - Gourmet by the Bay
Band - Free Spirit
Homemade Sorbet - Scottish Highland Creamery
Hair and Makeup - Amie Decker Makeup
Cake - Desserts by Dana