Catharine Perry is a Creative Genius with a Great Mind for Business and Generous Soul
Catharine Perry Design burst onto the DC creatives scene after opening the doors 10 months ago. Since then, Catharine Perry Design has exploded, but she’s never too busy to offer a kind word or make time for her friends and family! We had a chance to sit down with her and ask a few questions to get to know the woman behind the business. We’re super excited to see all of her designs at our upcoming Vendor Social on September 28th at Roofers Union — especially the individual LASER CUT NAMES for all of our guests! Be sure to RSVP before September 21st to have YOUR NAME laser cut!
What inspired you to open your own business?
What made you choose Catharine Perry Design for your business name?
I pour my heart, time, and effort into my business. Also, as a small business owner, it’s important to me that my clients know that when they work with me, they work with the owner, chief marketing officer, chief financial officer, designer, and chief customer service officer. Thus, it was easy to decide on naming my business “Catharine Perry Design” – after my own name.
What is your absolute favorite part of what you do?
I love connecting couples’ love stories to their wedding brand, invitations, and decor. It’s important for me to build rapport with my couples, get to know them and their unique love story. Then, I translate that into a wedding brand board that includes fonts, colors, wedding logo and logo alternates, patterns, and other graphic elements. Then, that brand board flows through all of their stationery & decor elements – invitations, programs, menus, favor tags, escort & place cards, and even cake toppers – to create a cohesively, beautiful wedding.
Do you have a favorite/memorable story related to your business?
One night in January 2015, after many months of thinking about launching Catharine Perry Design, I looked up bridal shows in the Washington, D.C. area. I found one that was happening in 6 days and said to myself, “I’m going to go for it!” In those six days, I gathered samples, printed business cards, and made several trips to TJ Maxx and Office Depot for trade show booth decor and supplies. It was an exciting, somewhat scary, and very faithful leap into the grand opening of Catharine Perry Design.
Finally, I am honored to work with so many great couples and to own my own business. I know it wouldn’t be possible without God’s grace and my husband Kyle’s unwavering support.
There are four places in the world that I consider home: California, Indiana, Nebraska, and Northern Virginia/Washington, DC. Although I love all of my couples, it brings me extra joy to work with brides and grooms from these areas! Silly or not, I feel like we have a natural connection – just through our connections to “home.”