Allyson and Ben

This was an extremely meaningful invitation because it was for my very first intern at The Envelope, “Awesome Allyson” from UD. It was only a few months after we opened, and I didn’t even know I needed an intern until Ally convinced me of all the reasons why she should come to work at the shop- and I’m so glad she did because for the next six months we had an absolute blast (and got a little bit of work done at the same time). Since then she graduated from UD, got a job at Proctor and Gamble, and got engaged to the love of her life. It’s crazy to think that we first met five years ago, but over the last few years we’ve stayed in touch and become great friends.

Ally’s invitations were a collaborative effort- she used her super sweet design skills to layout the save the dates, invitations, menus, and programs. We ordered the paper and did all the printing. She and Ben spent weekends prior to the wedding diligently assembling everything post-production, and made sure every detail was perfect, down to the ribbon they ironed and creased themselves on each and every invitation.

Their wedding was the first weekend of August at the Glass Pavilion in Toledo, which is part of the Toledo Museum of Art. Her wedding was fabulous and absolutely gorgeous – from the traditional Catholic mass in a breathtaking cathedral where both her parents and grandparents were married years before, to the glass-blowing demonstration that took place at the reception, right down to Allyson’s blue Manolos. I’m so glad I could be there to witness the marriage of such amazing individuals, and to take part in the preparation process with her as well.