Written by Emily Mistretta
I am so lucky to have this job. Really! I get to do what I love – design pretty things all day! Plus I get to work side-by-side my husband, two darling “sisters,” and my two furry children, Fenway and Manny. But best of all, I get to meet the most lovely brides. That of course, comes with the territory of working in the wedding industry, but I am really fortunate because my brides include me in so many aspects of their big day and beyond. It usually starts with a freshly engaged bride ready to share the news of her engagement with a save the date project…a few months later we start the big task of designing all of the details of her wedding invitation suite and then a few months after that all of the day-of-wedding printing – ceremony programs, cocktail napkins, seating charts, favor labels, welcome bags – you name it!
But why I am REALLY lucky is that I am one of the few wedding vendors who often doesn’t end the relationship there. I absolutely love it when I get an email or phone call from one of my lovelies the next year – looking to design bridal shower invitations for her bestie, or wanting to create a personalized Christmas card with a wedding photograph. It’s always so fun to catch up! And then, my favorite phone calls? When that bride calls me a couple of years after that because she needs birth announcements for her first sweet angel! The birthday invitations follow, Christmas cards from baby the next year…well, you get the picture! I cherish my job and the relationships I build with the women who walk through my door.
Thanks so much to those of you who have fallen into my life and are reading this! I feel blessed to know each of you!