Monday, June 30, 2014

We Love BIG NEWS: Andrew Gets Engaged!

Happy Monday, everyone! What better way to start the week than with good news, right?

At Paper Style, we spend all day, every day helping people celebrate their lives. We get to hear all about your parties and weddings and birthdays and we love every minute of it. Relishing in all the excitement surrounding celebrations, it always feels extra special for us when one of our own team members has big news!

Last week, Andrew, our Director of Web Content, asked his girlfriend to marry him! Man, do we love a good engagement story...

We sat down to ask Andrew some questions about the engagement, and of course, it was the kind of romantic story that makes us all smile from ear to ear:

TPSB: How long had you been planning before you asked Heather to marry you?

A: I’d been planning the proposal for about 4 months. We had already planned a trip out west to Seattle and then to Montana to visit her family. I knew how special her lake house on Flathead Lake was to her. After much thought, I decided there couldn’t be a better spot to propose.

TPSB: How did you pick the ring? Had you guys been ring shopping together or did you just surprise her with one you picked?

A: Well, after a little while in a relationship – sometimes subtle hints are dropped. And there are sometimes not so subtle hints like “Oh, look, a jewelry counter….” We had a few discussions about ideas, so when I was ready I had something to work with. The hardest part was keeping it a secret, especially when it arrived over a month before our trip!

TPSB: It's early, but are there any details that you both are sure about yet? You mentioned the possibility of a destination wedding?

A: We’re still in the “Let’s enjoy this for a minute” phase, but we intend to start planning in a week or so. The one thing we do know is that we’d like a destination wedding. With our families and friends so spread out (Montana and Georgia, primarily) we figure we should make everyone travel and get a little sand between their toes!

TPSB: How did Heather react when you proposed?

A: She was over the moon! My plans included the one place where she has some of the best memories, and my asking her there added one more Special Memory of many to come! Her smile alone was worth another year of planning.

TPSB: Will you be getting your wedding stationery through Paper Style? (Shameless plug, y'all. Sorry! We're just so excited!)

A: We will definitely be placing an order for Save The Dates and Wedding Invitations as soon as we iron out those important details. Possibly one of the great beach wedding gatefold invitations. We already have a few sets of individual stationery for thank you notes – but I guess I’ll have to update hers with a new name!!!

Ah, the sweet sound of wedding bells on a Monday morning. What could be better? Do you have an extra-special proposal story to share?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day from the PaperStyle Team!


It's been said that it's hard to fathom fatherhood until it happens to you. Our Paper Style team is proud to be as family-oriented as we are. Some of our team members even have kids who have spent large chunks of their summer hanging out around our office, growing up with Paper Style. This Father's Day, we want to celebrate all the dads around here, for all the things they've done and continue to do!

Our founder, Chris Wegener, with his dad Ed in 1979.

Here's a more recent picture of Ed, hanging out on the rocks in Arizona,
on a trip with his daughter, (& our COO) Diane!

Andrea in Web Support (6th from the right) with her father, John, and all the ladies in his life!

Andrea's daughter, Cara, who works in Shipping & Web Support, with her her dad, Bob,
at the Kappa Delta “Daddy Daughter Tailgate” this past year! 

Type Stylist, Debbie, with her father, John!

Type Stylist Traci and her dad, Joe, around 1963 and again in 2006! 

Here's one of our Type Stylists, Robyn, with her mom and her dad, Roy!

Andrew, our Director of Content Management, is livin' the high life and enjoying every minute of not being on midnight diaper duty (for now). 

Kim, our Director of Operations, with her dad, Dwight!

Our Quality Control & Social Media Coordinator, Aimee, with her father, Kevin, at her college graduation! (Go Highlanders!)

Michael, our Graphics Specialist, wanted to express how great he feels being a father! He says: "One of the things that I love about being a dad is that I get the opportunity to create memories in my daughter's mind, that hopefully would last a lifetime. This picture was taken the day that she learned how to ride a bike... I was on her side encouraging her to maintain her balance, but most importantly to take risks and leave fears behind." You're doing a great job, Mike!

How are you celebrating your Father's Day?