Dash/wood is a creative studio based out of Illinois, offering customized paper goods and details for your wedding day.  My designs feature clean lines, graphic type and gorgeous color palettes paired with fresh patterns to create a timeless and elegant design.   I have a passion for handmade details, believe simple is best and that the process should be fun.

Extra personal experience with extra attention to the details. A limited number of custom designs are available - now accepting Winter 2017 weddings.  Contact me to get started on your perfect design, today!

Pre-desiged wedding invitation suites, available in a number of color, handmade details and paper options - making it easy to make them yours! Click above for a peek at the collection.


Photography by Paper Antler

meet emily:  letterer. maker. art-supply-addict.

I grew up in small-town Central Illinois, spending my childhood making things like macaroni Christmas trees and puffy letter pillows for friends.  I was raised by handy parents who have always supported my creativity and passed on their DIY mentality (and half of their power tools).  While in college for Landscape Architecture, I fell in love with my now husband, Matt, as we made a model of the campus (i like to say sparks flew over the hot glue gun :) ha!)  I'm so thankful that he supports dash/wood and my big ideas to allow me to stay at home with our little girl Ruby during the day and create at night.  My whole life has been focused on creativity and figuring out how to make things, so it was only natural to create stationery for our own wedding in 2012.  And THAT was the moment I knew I had found something I really enjoy doing.  I'm honored to be a part of your wedding day, creating beautiful details that are so unique to your story.


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