Meet a Wedding Ring Designer in Seattle, WA: Emma Parker & Co. (7)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Tim Andre of Emma Parker & Co., based in Seattle, Washington! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

We started Emma Parker & Co. to be a completely different kind of jewelry retailer. Our focus was to make the experience as meaningful as the purchase. Having worked in traditional jewelry retail, I knew exactly what the jewelry industry lacked…a fully customer driven experience. Simply put, we wanted to provide our customers with the most amazing, enjoyable, and pressure free buying experience possible, the highest quality of products, and the best customer service (by far),  all priced reasonably without big store markups.

The philosophy we operate on is very simple: “At the end of the day, we are consumers too. We have to go out and shop for the things that we need and want everyday, just like our customers. We are looking to get good value, and to be well treated at the stores we shop, and that is the attitude that we show to our customers every single day. We treat every purchase as if WE were the customer. If we sell a great product, but deliver a poor experience, how are we helping our customer? Likewise, if we provide exceptional service and experience, but deliver a poor product, we are not caring for our customers the way we would want to be cared for in their position.”

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Seattle, WA: Greenenvelope (7)

Meet a Wedding Stationer in Seattle, WA: Greenenvelope

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Lauren Fennell, the Creative Director at Greenvelope, a company specializing in elegant online invitations! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I have a background in art history and fine art curation, so I was looking for work in a creative field after returning to Seattle from two years of teaching English in other countries. I met our CEO, Sam, through a mutual friend who mentioned he was looking for some help with the aesthetic direction of the site. At the time, Greenvelope was only Sam, our remote developer, Kyle, and a freelance UI designer. He needed someone with a good eye to curate the collection while he focused on customer service and development.

I didn’t initially intend to work in the wedding industry specifically, but it’s been absolutely wonderful to blend wedding and tech into one career. I feel so lucky to have been exposed to this industry! I get to work with couples to make sure the best day of their life is announced in style, without too many weird font combinations! The designers I work with are just bursting with creativity, and they never fail to amaze me with their fresh ideas and techniques. I think the wedding industry is lucky to have them!

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