Paper Me Wonderful

Purely Wondrous Inspiration

Six Months Down, Six Months of Purely Wondrous Inspiration to Go!

What an incredible year this has been! As you know, we began the year in anticipation of our 10th Anniversary Celebration. We decided that it was only fitting to celebrate this occasion all year long and we have done just that. Our 10th Year of Service has not been just about a great party, but it has been a recommitment to service and a strive to become excellent in every facet of our company. Our creativity has soared and we have been blessed to unveil some purely wondrous designs for our clients. In February, we reintroduced our branding side, in the form of CreateMePapered Services. We seek to help all businesses look excellent in print and design. In March, we celebrated with ten of our most loyal clients in an intimate dinner setting that proved to be a magical night for everyone who attended. In May, we had a whirlwind of weddings and helped to make brides' papered dreams come true. We enjoyed every minute of creating the stationery for these wonderful couples and wish them much love and happiness throughout their marriage. In June, we had breakfast with some of our favorite Atlanta planners and helped them to better understand the PWI process. We also sponsored the marketing collateral and conference materials for the 5th Annual Faith and Fiction Retreat in Jacksonville, Florida.
These are a few highlights of the magnificent year it has been and we know that the latter portion of the year will only get better. We look forward to sharing with many more brides in the months to come. We look forward to the tenth birthday of PWI's first inspiration, Kennedy Renee, daughter of Lisa. Her tenth birthday helps us to remember why our tenth anniversary is so special. This company has been a blessing to so many over the years, but none greater than the owner herself, Lisa Zachery. We anticipate hosting an even greater Christmas event for our Lending a Hand, Helping a Life endeavor and encourage you to take part in this opportunity to bless someone else during the season of giving. We look forward to the night where we will culminate our 10th Year of Service Celebration and share with our many clients who have made these last ten years possible and pleasurable. We also are excited about a milestone birthday for Lisa as she celebrates the fabulosity of turning 40!
We are eager to share with many more brides and grooms, parents to be, graduates, entrepreneurs and anyone else who desires custom design and unique stationery. More importantly, we patiently wait to see what God has in store for Papered Wonders, Inc. Therefore, to us, the year isn't halfway over...it's just the beginning!

Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta

Papered Wonders, Inc. dares to be different and yesterday we participated in a fabulous bridal event, Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta. It was held at the beautiful 200 Peachtree in downtown Atlanta. We spent time designing new stationery suites to display for 800 new brides that attended the event. It was awesome to be with our StudioWed family who had their own Pavilion setup near the fashion show. At Papered Wonders, Inc. we live and breathe stationery. It is our honor to take part in such a special day shared by the couple and our job doesn't end until the finest detail has been put into place. All of our designs are unique and share a piece of the love story unfolding during days leading to the wedding. As a custom design and print studio, it is our goal to customize even the smallest piece of stationery for each couple. The customization process includes styles, colors, fonts, graphics, and any other detail that it takes to make your wedding stationery all about you! We are a far cry from an ordinary catalog company where the process can be impersonal; instead, we walk our brides through every stage of the wedding stationery process to ensure that the final product meets every single requirement set forth by the bride. From save the dates that introduce the couple to invitations that set the standard of the wedding to programs that take a guest's breath away to favors that embed the wedding memory into the hearts of each guest, PWI seeks to create wedding stationery that can only be imagined in a bride's wildest papered dreams!

We encourage all of our brides to start the moment they say "yes". Our goal is for the customization process to be smooth and flawless and the best environment for that to happen is having the luxury of time. As soon as a bride decides to marry, we encourage her to begin thinking about her wedding stationery. The engagement is a journey and the wedding stationery should document every step of that journey. We also encourage brides to hire a planner so that all of their needs are met. Many brides are so excited about their wedding that they often forget minor, but important details. A planner ensures that all of those details are remembered and executed. Finally, one of the best pieces of advice we can give a bride is to remember that their wedding experience should be unique in every aspect. We encourage brides to make their wedding their own through every wedding detail and the wedding stationery is an awesome place to start.

These are the four new stationery suites we designed in honor of past clients Lauren Tennyson, Mar Towers, Nicola Horton and Angela Corbin.

 

2010 :: Year In Review

At the end of 2009, I remember questioning Webster because there was no word to describe how awesome 2009 was for Papered Wonders, Inc. At the end of 2010, I find myself in the same position. Actually, I am facing an even greater challenge to sum up 2010 because it literally took...our...breath...away. In 2010, we were supremely blessed. We were fortunate to form new business relationships, both on the corporate level and the social level. We met an array of new event planners, both locally and nationally, and thereby were able to serve a number of brides during the planning of their most special day. We are deeply appreciative of the clients who we have served through the years, and consider it a continued pleasure to serve them year after year. This past year we created a significant number of baby shower invitations, signaling that the population is ever-growing. We helped brand various new ventures and companies. We spent 2010 doing what we love to do-creating papered wonders. Perhaps two of our most memorable moments of 2010 happened in July and December. In July, we joined the StudioWed Atlanta team, under the leadership of Michelle Gainey. Through this venture, we are able to work with some of Atlanta's most talented wedding professionals. In December, we launched Lending a Hand, Helping a Life, an opportunity to bless those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We held our first Christmas luncheon and partnered with many wedding professionals to create a day of blessings for ten very deserving families. We look forward to expanding the service of LHHL in 2011.
In 2010, we realized that despite the state of our economy, we have God's unmerited favor because we were blessed to not only survive, but to thrive. 2010 was certainly a banner year for Papered Wonders, Inc. and we wait in great anticipation for all that 2011 will bring us. It will be an exceptional year because we will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of serving the world's greatest clients. It is certainly difficult to sum up 2010 in one word. Therefore, I dare not even try.
To have been in business for ten years and still be absolutely, positively in love with your business- now that's purely wondrous inspiration.
Happy New Year!
Photo by KreativTouch Photography. Makeup by H.S. West Hair & Makeup. Jewelry provided by Lucky and Lovely.

Join us at the Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta

He popped the question. Let the planning begin. Join us this Sunday, August 15, 2010 from 1-5pm at The Crowne Plaza Ravinia for a fun and exciting afternoon to help you plan your wedding day. The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta offers the best wedding experience with over 100 wedding experts in one place, with everything for planning your special day. From awesome wedding planners to designers, florists, caterers and of course...stationers!

Look for us, along with our fellow StudioWed vendors!

inspiration + innovation = SUCCESS

We were pleased to host Inspiration + Innovation ~ A Shindig for Stationers on last night. It was great to see all of our friends in the industry as well as some new faces of stationery. The evening brought the opportunity for stationers and industry professionals to mix and mingle in an intimate and relaxed setting. It is always a pleasure to share with those who believe in providing quality service to their clients. The event was held at one of the hippest event venues in Atlanta, the LOFT at Castleberry Hill. We appreciate Joy Pittman and her staff for an awesome job. Our favorite band in the land, Groove Centric, provided the perfect complement to the evening with their smooth and melodic sounds. Toni McDaniel of Floral Couture added a sweet fragrance to the evening with her amazing floral designs and Sweet Sensations satisfied our sweet tooth with delectable cupcakes. Of course , the evening would not be complete without a photographer to capture it all on film and our dear friend Julius Grimes of KreativTouch Photography handled the task flawlessly! Stay tuned later in the week when we reveal some of the photos of the evening. Again, we thank everyone for their support and look forward to the next shindig!

inspiration + innovation {the NEW way to network!}

On Monday, March 22, 2010 at 5:30pm we are on a mission to help change the mindset of stationers in Atlanta. We are hosting the first mixer of hopefully many, inspiration+innovation {a shindig for stationers}. This mixer is intended to bring together some of Atlanta’s best (even some best kept secret!) stationers, graphic artists and paper connoisseurs. The vision we have is great and I know it’s unbelievable to most, but why can’t people who have the same job description mix, mingle and possibly even be friends/partners! Sean Low said it best, “Forget About The Competition!”

(http://www.thebusinessofbeingcreative.com/2009/11/05/forget-about-the-competition/)

Things are getting a bit crazy these days. Designers are putting their top notch creative skills to work only to have their ideas stolen or even actual pieces missing from a showcase. Is that what our industry has come to? This is not another seminar or workshop. It’s a fun time to get together and put faces to names. Most of us have our own creative styles and we service different clients. Some of us service only brides (wedding industry) while others handle corporate branding and the likes. Whatever your niche, make it your own.

Maybe you’re wanting to rebrand your company or you need promotional items? Maybe you’re starting a new ad campaign and you have no idea what vector art is so you need a designer? What a great way to meet someone who may just be your perfect match!

We’re inviting you to come hang out, bring your friends, wedding and event planners, other industry professionals and enjoy the food, drinks and live entertainment (Groove Centric Band featuring Rod Harris, Jr. on lead guitar and Michael “Big Mike” Jones on sax.)

Also, we’d love to display some great stationery so if you’re interested, please contact me directly at lisa{at}paperedwonders.com. We’ll make sure you get your items back for future use.

It’s all in the name of fun and who knows, you just might get some new business while you’re at it!

Monday, March 22, 2010

5:30pm – 7:30pm

The LOFT at Castleberry Hill – Canvas

170 Northside Drive, SW

Atlanta, Georgia 30313

$10 per guest. Register today at http://paperedwonders.eventbrite.com.

Our SPONSORS for this great evening include: www.loftatch.com, www.sweetsensations.com, www.kreativtouch.com, www.ellybevents.com, and www.atlantaoccasions.com.

Countdown to inspiration + innovation!

We are only twenty days away from this wonderful opportunity for stationers to come together and talk “paper”. We look forward to sharing with our colleagues in the industry for a little food and lots of fun. Our industry changes everyday and there are so many faces to stationery that we want to create an atmosphere for stationers to gather and be inspired by others. If you are a stationer, graphic designer, or even an event professional, we invite you to come out to Canvas (The LOFT) on March 22, 2010 to share those things that help you create as well as be created! You certainly don’t want to miss this one of a kind event, a shindig for stationers!

For more information or to purchase your ticket, please visit http://paperedwonders.eventbrite.com.