Hey there! Nice to meet you, I'm Tani :)
(pronounced TAH-nee) It's Japanese for "valley", though my parents just wanted me to have a Japanese spelling for my first name :P (Yes, I am hapa!)
Anyways! Welcome to my site! I'm a California-born girl with a heart for the great outdoors and experimenting in the kitchen! I love my family and friends more than anything, and just adore animals.
I also adore drinking tea in sweatpants :]
GROWING UP, I WAS THAT BACKSTREET-BOYS AND LIPSMACKERS-LIP-BALM OBSESSED GIRL WHO WAS BASICALLY PLANNING HER WEDDING SINCE SHE WAS 12. (Yay for the 90's!)
I started this company out of my love of paper and print design, and of course weddings. I love the positive vibe, the magical feeling of love in the air as the bride and groom say their "I do's", and the general sense of joy and sentimentality of the day.
As an introvert and lover of Brené Brown's teachings on empathy, I am a deep feeler. Seeing people get married and being with them as they take their first steps towards marriage brings me unexplainable joy. I love working alongside my wedding couples to help them realize their dream weddings.
I’VE OFTEN FOUND THAT CLIENTS BECOME FRIENDS DURING OUR TIME WORKING TOGETHER, AND I COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED ABOUT THAT :)
LET'S CONNECT OVER SOME TEA OR COFFEE, I LOVE GETTING TO KNOW MY CLIENTS! OR JUST TALKING TO PEOPLE WHO ALSO LOVE TEA AND CUTE THINGS!
HERE'S A LITTLE MORE TANI TRIVIA FOR YOU:
Most days you can find me in sweatpants drinking tea watching comedy shows like Seinfeld, Parks & Recreation, The Office, King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond, Fresh Off the Boat, and How I Met Your Mother.
I am mostly known for experimenting in the kitchen and exploring all kinds of new foods. I love baking and cooking (especially macarons, cheesecakes, and chocolate cakes)! I basically love eating everything except bell peppers... anyone else out there not like those too??
People often refer to me as an endearingly awkward penguin. If you have awkward or embarrassing stories, let's bond over some XD
I love serving the world by designing stationery for lovely couples to remember one of their most special days by. I also love donating to animal shelters and supporting rescuing pets!
The things I’m most passionate in life are serving my loved ones, being a good wife to my husband Jeff, taking self-care seriously and nourishing my body with the right foods (mostly so I can better serve others—you can't care for others until you care for yourself first!), and making time for life-giving activities (aka scheduling fun and education into my life).
When I’m not busy serving my clients and loved ones, you can catch me playing games. I love board games, and certain video games like Zelda and Mario (shh... don't tell anyone!)
As a graphic designer, I’ve been featured on theknot.com, Style Me Pretty, the Creative Empire Podcast, and have learned from and worked with amazing people like Reina Pomeroy (Reina & Co.), Christina Scalera (The Contract Shop), and Nicole Miyuki Santo!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VISITING MY SITE AND GETTING TO KNOW ME A LITTLE BIT! I'D LOVE TO CONNECT WITH YOU AND GET TO KNOW YOU TOO!
I strive to uphold these values in everything I do, and in every way I serve you.
1. Seek to understand before being understood.
2. Encourage one another. Build each other up.
3. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
4. Nurture and serve others. Help them grow.
5. Harbor joy & peace. This is a place of tranquility, not stress.
6. Embrace the natural world. It is proven that nature fosters positive feelings in us. Why not embrace it and incorporate in wherever I can? :)
Key themes I practice on a daily basis: