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I love weddings. I’ve had the honor of designing wedding pieces for a fabulously creative bundle of brides. The goal is always the same: to capture their dreams onto paper. Or matchboxes, signature cocktails, and swag. All I need is your color palette, my pen, your story, your vision, and away we go.

Be it an idea, a scheme, a new design, collaboration, commission, dinner menu, or change in life direction, drafting is what I do. Being alive calls for constant revision and fluidity (to quote my wise son) so I trust that I’m armed and open to adventure, new vistas, new clients, and always an enticement to …

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I’m swimming in young love. Granted, I’m the furthest thing from “young” but was thrilled to have been commissioned to create custom designed wedding invitation suites for two wonderful young couples. Amazed by the detail and thoughtfulness required these days (my age is showing), I was eager to capture their every wish so that my …

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  Being one of Oprah’s Favorite Things is a hard act to follow. But Melissa is up to the challenge. Wood is a graduate of Cornell College in Iowa, where she majored in English Lit, Art & History. Having zero career trajectory in mind, she took courses that made her happy. She did not explain this system …

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