Q&A with Kathryn … Our Summer Intern

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Hey everyone—meet Kathryn, our Summer Intern here at MagnetStreet! All summer long, Kathryn has been with us, garnering experience as a Web Writer. Especially entrenched in weddings, we’ve kept Kathryn very busy writing product descriptions {like this one} for all of our stationery products—from Save the Dates, to Invitations, to Birth Announcements and more!  A creative and prolific writer, Kathryn has grown to be a wonderful addition to our team and we have grown very fond of her sweet personality, sharp sense of humor, diligent work ethic and mad writing skills!

Here’s Kathryn in a fun Q&A to tell you a bit about herself and what’s it like to work at MagnetStreet …

{+ a one-day blog giveaway, so keep reading!}

intern at MagnetStreet Weddings

About Kathryn a sophomore at Minnesota State University, Mankato- majoring in Mass Communications and minoring in French

What is your computer screen-saver? My screen-saver is bright blurry overlapping circles (lime green, orange and yellow)

What’s laying on your desk right now? a water bottle, coffee mug, journal, iPod, a vase of flowers, and a US weekly magazine (for when I need a little break)

Hobbies? I love playing volleyball with friends, cleaning and organizing, and shopping. In my free time I like to read (currently reading Sarah’s Key), hang out with friends, do random crafts, and watch Bones! (I just bought seasons 1 & 2 on DVD)

Are you a morning person or a night owl? My college schedule transformed me into a morning person. Ironic, huh? (Coffee helped)

Lipstick or lip balm person? Lip balm. I think my lips are addicted to Chapstick!

After looking at so many weddings, what is your favorite color scheme? I love coral and sparkly gold together. Not commonly seen, but I think it’s dazzling.

Favorite wedding flower? After looking through countless “Real Weddings” and seeing hundreds of flower choices, I reached the conclusion of Peonies!

If you were to get married today, what would your dress, hair, shoes and veil look like? There’s so many options! I would look for a dress with a sweetheart neckline or a one shoulder design. (No ruffles please!)  Hair would probably be in an up-do (I’ve heard brides say wearing it down gets hot!).   My shoes would have to have sparkles! Gold flats or even blue (as my “something blue”).  And I would want my veil as simple as possible.

What do you see as your wedding style? Classic but with unique details.

Did you dream of getting married as a little girl? What was the perfect age to get married? I remember whenever I would watch a Disney movie my mom would say, “Remember: this was after the princess went to university and got a job!”  I think the perfect age to get married is between 26-30. It gives you time to find out who you are, what makes you happy, and what your life goals are.

Favorite romance movie of all time? Love Actually! The way all of the characters’ stories connect is wonderful- and it takes place at Christmas time! (My favorite time of year).

In one sentence, how would you describe being in love to a 6 year old? It’s like seeing the world through a pair of goggles that makes everything happy and beautiful, even when you’re in the dark.

Which celebrity wedding has been your favorite? Khloe Kardashian’s. I watched everything come together on their “Wedding Special” show AND she’s friends with Vera Wang?!

What is one item you absolutely know that you want at your wedding? Donuts!

What do others say is your best personality feature? My sense of humor

Who has been the greatest influence in your life so far? As much as I would like to deny it, every day I notice how much I am like my mother! But I’m glad she has raised me to be so much like her. Intelligent, diligent, always on time. I hope I can figure out how she did it when I become a mom someday.

Is there a special quote or poem that means a lot to you? “Love all, trust few, do wrong to no one.” Short and simple! It’s a perfect summary of how to live life and be happy.

What is your dream job? Working for a magazine in a big city, writing about anything- as long as it’s not politics… zzz…

What did you have for lunch today? I had an Amy’s Organic Bean and Cheese Burrito! With a ton of blueberries on the side.

If you could trade places with anyone in the world for one month- who would it be? Princess Catherine Middleton. Travelling the world with Prince William, royal events, her wardrobe… How could you resist?

About Interning at MagnetStreet  …

How do you feel about weddings, now that you’ve been ensconced in them? I have become addicted to weddings! I love going through blogs and looking at real weddings, planning mine and my friends’ weddings in my head. Thinking about every little detail that has to come together for that perfect day; it’s overwhelming!

What has been your most valuable work experience since interning here? Being able to experience writing in a whole new way and collaborating to make sure the descriptions are perfect.

Do you dream weddings since writing for our wedding department all summer? YES! One night I had a dream I was planning the Royal Wedding.

Who was the 1st, 2nd, 3rd persons you met at MagnetStreet? The first person I met at MagnetStreet was Pam Court. Second (during my interview) was Heidi! And the third I think was Karna.

What behind the scenes goings-on have you most enjoyed at MagnetStreet? I got to help out at a product photo shoot for a couple of days. It was amazing to see how much work goes into each shot. (A lot!)

How would you describe the atmosphere here at MagnetStreet? It is very friendly and easy-going.

Were you nervous about becoming an intern? Yes! I was nervous about what I would be doing, working full time, and how I would get the hang of everything.

Which Save the Date design best resembles your personality? A design with photos: Flower Enchantment. Without photos: Wedding Words and Phrases

Which Wedding Invitation Suite best resembles your style at the moment? Romantic Skyline- Tri-fold invite type

What has been your greatest takeaway at MagnetStreet- professional or otherwise? Improving my writing skills and having this experience in general. I have learned a lot this summer!

Favorite aspect to your intern position? Being able to get a feel of office life and how businesses really work.

Did anything take you by surprise working here? I liked that for MagnetStreet’s 20th Anniversary summer, we’ve been having fun food days and surprise days!

What will you miss the most when you go back to school? Seeing all of the people I’ve met every day and going on walks during lunch break. And of course, my cubicle.

FUN! Thanks Kathryn … I know I can speak for everyone when I say, we will miss you when you go back to school! You’ve been a pleasure and such a sweet and valuable addition to our creative team here at MagnetStreet! BUT, we still have you for another 3 weeks … and there’s more fun to be had! xo

ONE DAY GIVEAWAY!

Let us know you’re here! Leave ONE comment for Kathryn, weddings, college life, internships or simple summer bliss … and be entered to win $100 towards any wedding stationery product from MagnetStreet Weddings!

{rules: One comment per person ON THIS POST. The giveaway expires tonight midnight CST and we’ll announce the winner via Facebook tomorrow morning}

happy Tuesday!

GIVEAWAY WINNER: Congrats to #12 commenter … Kristin!!

Thanks everyone for all of your sweet comments & well-wishes for Kathryn! And, be sure to Like Us on Facebook- so you don’t miss out on the next giveaway!

{Kristin, I’ll be emailing you shortly with the details! :)}

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Save the Date! Kelly, Janet, and Brandy Engaged

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A trio of Tinseltown’s hottest singers ended the year on an especially “high note”: Kelly Clarkson, Janet Jackson, and Brandy Norwood ALL got engaged (or their engagement was announced) in the last month! What an exciting time for these lovely ladies.

To celebrate their upcoming nuptials, we’re doing a special “trio” edition of Celebrity Save the Date! (For those new to our blog, Celebrity Save the Date is a recurring series where we pick which Save the Date designs best fit our favorite {engaged} celebs.

How will Kelly, Janet, and Brandy “save the date”? See our predictions below!

 

Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock

The two-time Grammy Award winner couldn’t keep the excitement to herself: a day after Blackstock proposed, Clarkson posted a Tweet about her engagement on Twitter, adding a link to see her ring–a dazzling, GIANT canary yellow diamond that Blackstock helped design with Johnathon Arndt. Although no major details have been dished about a wedding date or location, we think Kelly might splash a little yellow into her wedding color palette, to match the sunny hue of her gorgeous canary ring. We think she might soften the punchy yellow with a mellow gray tone, to keep it airy and romantic. After all, Kelly loves to her mix punk-pop style with girly accessories!

Kelly Clarkson (kelly_clarkson) on Twitter

 

Our pick for Kelly and Brandon? Watercolor Poppies Save the Date Magnet, in a cheerful yellow and gray palette:

Watercolor Poppies - Save the Date by MagnetStreet

 

Janet Jackson & Wissam Al Mana

Miss Jackson has reportedly been engaged to Al Mana (Qatar-based billionaire/luxury brand mogul) since sometime last year, although it’s rumored that her ring is too big (aka expensive!) to be safely worn in public (what’s the fun in that, though?). The wealthy duo, who met in 2009, are rumored to be planning a a big spring wedding in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, Al Mana’s home base.

If they do fly guests in for their Qatari wedding, we think our Vintage Tag Save the Date Magnet would be “just the ticket” for the two lovebirds. We could see them drawing inspiration from the area, using a vibrant palette of jewel tones like turquoise, gold, and indigo blue. Stunning, no?

Vintage Tag - Save the Date by MagnetStreet

 

Brandy Norwood & Ryan Press

Whether it’s from the new sparkle on her finger or from the Hawaiian sun, the successful actress/R&B singer seemed to be *glowing* in her snapshot she shared via Instagram.

4everbrandy on Instagram

Now that Brandy is engaged to Ryan Press, a music executive, we wonder how the beautiful couple will “save the date” for their wedding. They seem to be loving their time in Hawaii, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they escape somewhere tropical for their upcoming nuptials. We could see them pairing an elegant design like Platinum Brocade Save the Date Magnet with an earthy palette of amber, rust, and brown. A calming (and winning) combo!

Platinum Brocade - Save the Date by MagnetStreet

 

So there they are, our top pick for each songstress. What do you think? Did we hit (or miss) the mark? Feel free to share your thoughts!

 

Pssst! Facebook Giveaway: Wedding Thank You Cards

How about kicking off the new year with {FREE} Wedding Stationery? MagnetStreet Weddings is giving away 200 Wedding Thank You Cards to FIVE lucky winners. Any design. Any color! Giveaway ends January 28. Enter today by heading over to our Facebook contest page.

Thank You Cards aren’t just for after the wedding, either…show your appreciation throughout the wedding planning process by sending Thank You notes to your vendors, parents, and wedding party members. Gratitude is a trend that never goes out of style!

 

Happy Friday,

Rachel Guyah and Kathryn Hagan for MagnetStreet Weddings

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Jennifer Aniston Engaged! Celebrity Save the Date

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Happy Friday!

As many of you might know, America’s favorite “Friend” is officially engaged! Jennifer Aniston is set to marry boyfriend Justin Theroux after he proposed to her on his 41st birthday (August 10). Ring rumors abound, but we hear it’s topped with a sparkling 8-carat, emerald-cut diamond.

Here at Truly Engaging, we couldn’t be happier for the beautiful big-screen couple. As wedding stationers, we can’t help but wonder: What will their Save the Date look like?  You know that means: time for another Celebrity Save the Date feature!

Along with our editorial intern, Kathryn, I pored over our collection and found three Save the Date designs that might suit these savvy screen stars.

 

Forever Yours - Save the Date by MagnetStreet

Forever Yours

Jen’s classic, yet casual style would radiate on this “Forever Yours” Save the Date design. Since her fashion is never over the top, adding a romantic photo of the happy couple is the perfect touch of subtle sophistication.

 

Umbrella for Two - Save the Date by MagnetStreet

Umbrella For Two

Jen and Justin’s comfortable, California lifestyle matches this beachy Save the Date design. The couple went on a sunbathing-filled European vacation in June (renting a luxurious boat to cruise off of Capri island), so maybe they’ll plan a destination wedding “under the sun” of Italy!

 

Vision of Love - Save the Date by MagnetStreet

 Vision of Love

When it comes to clothing, Jennifer and Justin seem to embrace the same fashion philosophy: casual, yet chic, and anything black/white/neutral!  Therefore, I think they would love this simple, yet elegant Save the Date design. No punchy patterns, no crazy colors…just a beautiful script font paired with a classic black-and-white palette.

 

So there they are…our top three Save the Date picks for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. Did we hit the mark? Do you have another design in mind? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

Rachel Anderson and Kathryn Hagan for MagnetStreet Weddings

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Miley Cyrus Engaged! Celebrity Save the Date

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Attention, gossip lovers–Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are engaged! And if you follow us here at Truly Engaging, you know what this means: another Celebrity Save the Date post!

The former Hannah Montana star gushed about her new engagement on Twitter Wednesday: “Thank you for all the love today. I’m happy to share this news with you all. I feel like all my dreams are coming true.”

Sources say Hemsworth–star of The Hunger Games–proposed to Miley on May 31 with a 3.5-carat cushion-cut diamond ring–handcrafted in 18-karat gold and custom-made by Neil Lane. ”I’m so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam,” Cyrus, 19, told People magazine.

The young couple met in 2009 when they co-starred in the movie The Last Song and have been dating ever since (except for a brief break in 2010).

While skeptics wonder whether the young Hollywood couple will make it down the aisle, we like to think positively and wish them all the best!

With Miley’s Tennessee upbringing and Liam’s Aussie roots, I can’t help but wonder: what will Miley and Liam’s Save the Date look like?

 

Below are three Save the Date designs that we think the duo would love.

 

Bohemian Ikat Save the Date - MagnetStreet

Bohemian Ikat

With her Hannah Montana days behind her, Miley has retired her pink tees and glitter and now opts for vintage glam and indie, “boho-chic” threads . That’s why I think she’d love this ikat-inspired Save the Date design. I could see her personalizing this exotic textile design with some funky colors to match her new style.

 

 

Western Charm

Born and raised in Tennessee, Miley Cyrus is proud of her Southern background. Liam also enjoyed a quiet childhood on Philip Island, about two hours outside of Melbourne, Australia. I think Miley and Liam would really like this charming, country-inspired Save the Date. The shape of the text frame reminds me a cowboy buckle–a nice nod to their rustic roots.

 

 

Antique Rose Save the Date - MagnetStreet

Antique Rose

As stated above, Miley’s style keeps evolving as she grows up. This Antique Rose Save the Date would complement her “antique grunge” style while showing her transition into adulthood. A sophisticated design with vintage flair, this Save the Date would be a good choice for the starlet’s current style and growth!

 

So there they are–our top three picks for Miley and Liam’s Save the Date! What do you think: did we hit the mark? Do you have other design ideas? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

Happy Friday,

written by Rachel Anderson

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and Kathryn Hagan … for MagnetStreet Weddings

 

 

 

 

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