about the designer
Design has been a part of my life since birth. I grew up in an environment surrounded with beautiful colors and patterns, thanks to my mother’s eye for color and keen sense of decorating, along with my father’s eye for a well-crafted line in every possible material. My family and my home were the first things that I naturally drew inspiration from. I love fusing colors, and my inspiration for color combinations usually comes from my own fashion and the world around me, especially in the design of day to day elements.
I began Fanciful Ink as a creative outlet, hoping to grow it over time. I love customization and creating something specifically for someone to reflect their personality and their event. Anyone can get a cookie cutter invitation and personalize it, but having your own design is something beautiful. It's extra special and you deserve that. Whether it is a party invitation, a birth announcement, your personal stationary or a beautiful wedding invitation, make the event about you and your celebration. That anticipation of opening an envelope and pulling out a custom design brings so much joy for your guests. It sets the stage, it's the first piece of decor they see and their first impression of the festivities. Why not make their first impression a lasting, gorgeous one?
Laurie Montgomery is the sole owner and designer of Fanciful Ink, specializing in wedding invitations and stationery. She has previously worked as a magazine designer/art director as well as marketing director. As a freelance designer, she enjoys customization and creating something specifically for someone to reflect their personality and their event. She is proud to support local and small business ventures, especially those that empower women and give back.
Laurie lives in Nashville with her husband David and two cats, Oliver & Belle.