Elizabeth & Karrie
Posh-Paperie is a blossoming paper and invitation company making its paper mark on the wedding industry. It’s owned by two PLNU alumni, friends and sisters-in-law Elizabeth Seaton (00) and Karrie Pyke (06).
Elizabeth graduated with a liberal studies degree and worked as a teacher after college, but she always loved doing everything crafty with paper. After her daughter was born, she wanted a job that would give her the flexibility to be a mom, too. Along with a business partner, she decided to start her own paper business in 2005, 3E Designs.
Elizabeth met Karrie when her brother started dating Karrie. It turned out that Karrie was not only a perfect match for Elizabeth’s brother but also a perfect business match for Elizabeth. In 2007 they joined forces as business partners to create Posh-Paperie, a paper company specializing in everything paper for weddings, baby showers, and special occasions.
The two love being in the “happy business,” as they put it, of celebrating major life milestones of so many people. They love the opportunity to serve repeat customers: first with wedding invitations, then with baby announcements a few years later.
Karrie, who graduated with a major in fashion merchandising, works as the designer at Posh-Paperie. She loves the wedding industry for its creativity and uniqueness and enjoys making brides’ custom paper dreams come true.
Elizabeth is Posh-Paperie’s stylist and takes care of the business aspects of the company. She loves working with every bride-to-be she meets.
Their business has been blossoming, and they take that as confirmation that they are exactly where they are supposed to be. People in the wedding industry agree, and Posh-Paperie has been featured in many magazines including Ceremony, The Knot, The Knot North Carolina, Bride and Bloom, San Diego Style Wedding, Southern Wedding, Exquisite Weddings and in wedding blogs, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks, and Style Me Pretty.
Being in the paper invitation business means “a lot of weddings start right here,” Karrie said. After all, as their website says, “happily ever after begins with an invitation.”