There is no greater joy than making people happy. We are thrilled to have been a small part
of so many celebrations.

The invites have started to arrive and the reviews from the recipients have been incredible. I get texts each day from friends and family raving about the invites, especially the packaging with the owl stamp, the inner foil illustration and the tied bundle of insert cards. You did an amazing job! Jill MOG

Just wanted to let you know that we have all been getting so many compliments on the invitations…even from one of Logan’s guy friends!!.  Jenna said that friends are going out of their way to send her a message about how beautiful they are. Thank you for being amazing on all levels. Maryann MOB

We used Carolyn for my daughter’s wedding invitations. Many times you get the impression that you are just another client, just another job. Not with Carolyn. I said to my wife today that it seemed as if Carolyn was working on her own daughter’s wedding. Her work was not only impressive, her pricing incredibly reasonable and her delivery timely, it was her above and beyond work that impressed me enough to want to write this review for us. Items were delivered to the house, ideas were generated that were unique and unparalleled and on the day of our invites, menus, programs, place cards and the like were very special and impressive to all of our guests. I have three other children and I have no doubt Carolyn will be involved in their special events as well. Jim B. FOB

I cannot say enough great things about Carolyn –  simply amazing to work with! I started working with Quintessence when my previous vendor turned out to be as flaky and unreliable as they come. As soon as I met to look at invitations,  I knew they were going to save me from invitation nightmares!! They offered me great suggestions, they worked with my timeline, they were always available to answer my thousands of questions and they worked very well within my price points. The process with painless and smooth – I am so happy I found them! Everything they did for me was perfect, from the invitations all the way down to the seating cards. I highly recommend them and will continue to go back myself for any type of event may need help with in the future. Your wish is their command and they will go above and beyond to satisfy. Thank you – you are the best!!!  Marlana A. Bride

“First of all, my deepest thanks for all your assistance in making Mary Kate’s wedding dreams come true – your work is beautiful.  We have received many compliments on the wedding invitations!  It has been a joy working with you.”  Julie C. MOB  

“Thanks! The Bar Mitzvah invites were a big hit. I got lots of compliments.” Andrea J. 

“The first time I used Quintessence was for my invitations to my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. They were wonderful to work with and the invitations were beautiful. I was so impressed with the owners I had them help me a lot more with my son’s Bar Mitzvah. Carolyn designed the most unique invitations for my son and handled all the printing, addressing and even sending. She helped with favor stickers, save the dates and gave me great decor ideas. I have referred several friends after they have seen my custom stationary. They go so far above and beyond service I cannot say enough.”
Anni, Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah

“Just wanted to tell you how many compliments I’ve received in the Bar Mitzvah invites! People really loved them. Thanks so much for helping me realize my vision. Your advice was invaluable” Jill K. 

“Carolyn worked patiently with us on our invitations, escort cards, table numbers and wedding program. She is really easy to work with and does absolutely beautiful work. So many of our friends and family commented on how tasteful and gorgeous the invitations are. Carolyn responds to emails in a timely manner and really listens to what you want, while also incorporating her own expertise into the design process. Highly recommend! “
Mary C. 

“I used Quintessence for my invitations for my wedding last July. I had gone to a number of shops, but was having trouble finding the right invitations. I met with Carolyn, who listened to what I liked and helped me to make invitations that really captured what I wanted (classic and elegant). Carolyn had great ideas, but wasn’t pushy and didn’t try to hard sell me on anything. I was thrilled with how beautiful the invitations were and received many compliments from guests on them.” Lauren D. 



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