Cheer Up Press | Columbus Wedding Vendor Spotlight

Andrew and I have been wanting to do this for some time now! We couldn’t wait to get settled in Columbus and start meeting new vendors. We have been so fortunate through various ways to meet an immense amount of vendors already. At two separate events we ran into the sweet face of Cheer Up Press and we were in love. I really mean it when I say sweet. She is so personable and easy to talk to. Her work is astounding and she has so many unique things to offer. Andrew and I dropped our jaws when we saw her letterpress cards and REAL wood invitations. They are amazing. Ok enough of all that, I will quit doing the talking. I will let Alaina introduce herself to you and let you see some of her work! Enjoy!

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Hi! I’m Alaina!

The owner, designer, printer, and boss-lady at Cheer Up Press. Cheer Up Press is a boutique invitation studio offering luxurious letterpress printing and real wood invitations. We are a one-stop design and print studio, providing services from start to finish on conception, design, printing and assembly.

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I started Cheer Up Press in 2008, and after being in the wedding industry for a few years, I was ready to re-invest in my business and in 2012 purchased a circa 1930 letterpress printer, which we’ve aptly named ‘The Medieval Wheelchair’. I never knew how much I would fall in love with such a historied, technical, (and often very greasy) printing process. I am proud to say i’m a completely self-taught, first generation letterpress printer, and look forward to being able to pass on my skill to my daughter one day!

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Some of my favorite things about my job are running my century-old letterpress, styling typographic elements, hand-painting custom florals, and receiving over-the-moon-excited emails from brides (and grooms) who can’t wait to show off their invitations to loved ones.  2015-12-04_0012 2015-12-04_0013 2015-12-04_0014 2015-12-04_0015 2015-12-04_0016

So there you have it! Go follow her and if you are in need of any design work or invitations she is your girl!

Sharing, serving, and celebrating,

Andrew + Chrissy