Well, the votes were tallied, and we stayed up all night going over all the entries, and we're pleased to announce Kelly and Dominic of Chicago, Illinois, the winners of the Luscious Verde/OneWed $5,000 Wedding Smorgasbord. They charmed us with their brief and witty responses, and we look forward to working with them to create the wedding invitations of their dreams. And now, a short interview with Kelly, the lucky winner:
How did he propose?
It was on New Year's Eve. We went to a friend's party, danced like crazy, and left at 1:30. When we got home, he popped the question. I was completely taken aback, because he's really bad at keeping secrets.
How did you find out about the contest?
We went to look at All She Wrote, and I had already written down the styles of what I liked. When I got home, I checked out OneWed, and was surprised to see the contest on there!
And now, the sentence that tipped us over the edge to choosing Kelly and Dominic:
What food truly reflects you and your fiance and why?
The BLT. When Dominic was little, he would order a BLT, take off the lettuce and tomato, and just eat a bacon sandwich. Little did he know that, 2500 miles away, I was eating tomato and lettuce sandwiches.
We Have a Winner!
A winner has been chosen in our $5,000 dream wedding invitation hullabaloo! Stay tuned to this space in the next few days for a profile of the lucky couple!
Goin' to the Chapel
If you haven't already noticed that nifty little button on the main page of the site, here's the lowdown: We have partnered with the awesome wedding site OneWed.com to give away (that's right, FOR FREE to one lucky couple) a $5,000 dream invitation set. Click on that fancy button for more information. Already married? Heck, why not get married again?
The Seder House Rules
What a nifty surprise for the holiday season. We were recently notified that a few of our invitations are on the cover of The Bar-Bat Mitzvah Planner, a great guide to planning that special event by Emily Haft Bloom. Looking through the book, it's obvious that it's one of the nicest (and hippest) guides that we've seen out there. Check it out!
Head of the Class
Many congratulations to, well, us! More so to Chris-Anna and Wendy, who started Luscious Verde Cards, because last night, at a gala event in the Cleveland area, we were named on the top 10 of the Weatherhead 100.
Sponsored by the Council of Smaller Enterprises and the Case Western Reserve University School of Management, it's a yearly event and listing that honors Northeast Ohio's fastest-growing businesses. We drank wine, ate food, and Jason even wore a suit. OK, now back to the holiday grind (not that we're complaining)...