These are a few of my favorite things...
Emma (the kiddo) and Joe (the hubs)
Honey lavender lattes + French macarons
Fresh flowers every Friday
Lazy days on or by the water
The smell of clean laundry
A real hand-squeezed margarita
Striped tees and blush pink shoes
"Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of god."- 1 Corinthians 10:31
To provide unique and pretty wedding invitations and papers that speak to the individual personality of each client.
To be the custom wedding invitation and paper store of choice through outstanding design, quality and earnest customer service.
Here at English Tea Paperie, I create completely custom and bespoke wedding invitations and papers that speak to the individual personality of each bride and groom. Catering to the Richmond, VA, surrounding area and worldwide, I am passionate about my clients and know that each and every design element plays a huge role in the overall look and feel of their big day. I believe in infusing the love found in relationships, along with the beauty of the earth into the designs of my papers.
Living the ultimate American dream, I moved to the US from England in 2006, having just married my wonderful husband Joe. Waiting for my green card to arrive in the mail, I sat at home with a million ideas and a pot of color pencils, ready to create an entire line of custom illustrated note cards. 2 years of sketching, creating and planning and English Tea Paperie was born! Thanks to a successful personal blog, aptly named English Tea (no longer online), my note cards business really took off and I ran with it for many years, however, I always knew something was missing.
Back to 2006 and searching for my dream wedding invitations (both in the US and the UK), I couldn't find what I was looking for, especially within my budget. Having been an art school student, I decided the only thing to do was to make my own. It was THE biggest creative challenge of my life, yet the most rewarding. I loved and still love my invitations, which brings me to the next part...
After many years of creating custom note cards for my online store, I gathered a few close friends in my living room and we had a major brainstorming party. I knew something in my business plan wasn't comfortable and I wasn't living out my life purpose. After much discussion and some serious prayer the wedding world became very clear. When the Lord creates a path, you walk it and so I did!
Here I am, all brand new and sparkly; hoping I can help you dream up the most beautiful invitations you could ever imagine and then make them a reality for you, just as I did for my own wedding!
I hope I get to meet you soon!