Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Working Women: Make Merry!

Working Women. The women who inspire me to create my creative working life! I've featured Chartreuse Inc., Elizabeth Duncan Events and up today is the sweet and talented Laura from Make Merry!, a boutique company specializing in custom designed paper goods for weddings and special events. I was lucky to meet Laura a few years ago when living in Florida and start our wonderful site Floridian Weddings with her. Laura's creative mind and thoughts on creating the business you want has truly influenced me. Here is a little spotlight on what a wonderful women she is in the Biz!
When I first met Laura a few years ago, she was working a full time job and had her successful business, Make Merry! on the side. Laura was creating beautiful custom invites, maps and party decor for clients from NYC to Florida and when I found her blog, I immediately reached out to her and am glad I did! A few drinks later and her encouragement for us to create a Florida based wedding site and a few months later.....the start of Floridian Weddings! I had Laura help me with a few fun personal projects here, here and here but it wasn't until more exciting Floridian Weddings projects and real clients of mine started happening that I realized, hello, Make Merry! is fabulous!  Laura now has her full time business in West Palm Beach where she creates personal and unique bespoke designed items for your events. From weddings to baby showers, from moving announcements to web redesign, Make Merry!  knows how to put a little something extra special in it and make it your own. 
{Image via Chelsey Boatwright Photography on Floridian Weddings}
{Image by Chelsey Boatwright Photography on Floridian Weddings}
{Image by  Chelsey Boatwright Photography on Floridian Weddings}
{Image by Daniel Lateulade on Green Wedding Shoes}
Laura has a way of always telling her clients to stay true to YOU! You do not have to create the same invite you saw on Pinterest, the invite your friend did, the drink flags, the cocktails napkins, etc. Take  an idea you love, give it to Laura, she will customize it and make special for you! 
{Image by Jessica Lorren Organic Wedding Photography on Southern Living Weddings}
{Image by Kat Braman Photography on 100 Layer Cake}
I'm a bit partial on the design above that Laura and I created together for 100 Layer Cake. Seeing her spend the hours on these glitter invites made me understand her absolute tedious attention to detail, and that is what you want when you hiring someone for your big day!
{Image by Kat Braman Photography on Ruffled}
{Image by Thompson Photography on Floridian Weddings}
{Image by The Big Day Photography on Oh SO Beautiful Paper}
{Image by Shea Christine Photography on Green Wedding Shoes}
{Image by Kat Braman Photography on Ruffled}
Laura shares a creative studio space, The Grove,  with a few other Florida Wedding Professionals {Desiree, Kat & Jessica}. It was exciting to see her pour her love into the studio and just as exciting to see the beautiful work she creates for clients there.
{Image by Kat Braman Photography}
{Image by Kat Braman Photography}
{Image by Kat Braman Photography}
{Image by Kat Braman Photography}

Looking for invites for your wedding, reach out to Make Merry!  I admire Laura's determination to create the life she wants of working from anywhere and having fun clients. Creating business that she loves, I am inspired by her as one of my Working Women! 

xoxo - Becca


  1. Aww Becca! This is so perfect. I'm so happy and grateful we met and are a part of each other's journeys! I can't wait to see what happens next.. and to see your gorgeous self walk down the aisle!

  2. Love love love this :) You both are so wonderful...muahhhh!


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