Getting to know you is my favorite part of the whole process. Hearing your story, your history, your plans and vision – that’s what matters. It’s really at the heart of why I do what I do.

I’ve always had a love of paper, design and people. I ran a chain of paper, card and gift stores in Chicago – dream job for sure! I filled the stores with creative gifts, stationery and cards from all over the globe. After the company was sold, I needed to find my next calling. I had a few different “corporate” jobs but soon realized how much I missed the creative outlet. I also missed people. Relationships. So, Quintessence Papers was born – first as a brick and mortar store in Northbrook and now as a custom design studio.

This is not a side-hustle – it’s my full time job and true passion. Taking care of your details and particulars is always my priority. I hope this is the first step in getting to know you and working with you through your wedding planning journey.

Carolyn can be reached at or 847.498.5544carolyn ammer photo


5 Revere Dr Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062