Pickett’s Press is an independent brand of wedding invitations and stationery, known for craftsmanship, quality, and great taste. Over a decade we have cultivated a following of sophisticated brides and are carried in select high end retail stores around the country. Pickett’s Press is a small woman-owned business founded in 2007. Pickett’s Press is the only stationer still using 100% hand-drawn designs, offering bespoke printing in letterpress, foil stamping, and engraving, and a website offering personalized gifts. We aim to bring a fresh, modern edge to elegant printing while keeping an eye for tradition. We believe beautiful paper is a small luxury everyone can experience.
Name: Kate Davis
Where you call home: New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: Last year, Oprah featured my custom designed Roadie Cups on her “List” and then they were on “The View” on ABC! That was super exciting. I raised three children under three at the same time, that was also pretty exciting (they are now 9, 9, and 12). I graduated from Harvard Business School with honors, and I’m still involved with an entrepreneurship fellowship I funded for students who want to start a business like I did.
Location/Coverage: NYC is our physical storefront, but we ship all over the country.
How I got into weddings: I started Pickett’s Press the summer I was planning my wedding (in 2003). I came up with the name and the design and took notes on all things wedding so that when it came time to launch, I was an expert!
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? Although my home bases are New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico, I spent a lot of time in Sea Island, Georgia where my in-laws had a home, and fell in love with the graciousness and low-key charm of Southern weddings.
Favorite part of a wedding day? The moments right before the bride walks down the aisle, those quiet and excited moments for the bride with just mother and bridesmaids; and for the groom anticipating her coming down towards him. I always get butterflies when I’m in the audience at that moment.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Enjoy the day. I spent so long planning my wedding, I almost forgot to enjoy it because I was still thinking of every detail. Things will go “wrong” or not according to plan, but just roll with it, because that is what makes the wedding special. In the end, those moments and photographs will be the ones you love the most.
Dream travel destination? Hotel du Cap in Cap d’Antibes where I got married this past June.
Favorite Southern city? My best friend is from Houston, TX, so that’s the one I know the best and is my favorite – for now!
Early bird or night owl? Both! My kids get me up early; and then at night when they go to bed, I can finally focus and get things done.
Favorite pie flavor? Strawberry rhubarb – my mom used to make it!
Favorite biscuit topping? Honey