Hi! I'm Laura Acken,
the owner and designer of Imogene & Rose Designs, formerly known as Invitations by Laura.
I'm originally from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina but my family
and I moved to West Virginia when I was a young child.
I attended Marshall University (Go Herd!)
where I received my bachelor's degree in accounting.
That's right, I'm a self-taught graphic designer!
I currently reside in Bluefield, West Virginia with my two beautiful baby girls who are my inspiration for everything at Imogene & Rose.
I started this fun, challenging, but amazing business in 2014 out of my home, in Bluefield, West Virginia
with a passion to provide quality and unique wedding invitations to my customers in the local area
of Southwest Virginia. As my business grew, and slowly began to take over my home,
I decided to expand into a brick and mortar store in 2018.
Since then, our invitation and stationery line has expanded and is now sold by several thousand retailers across the United States and in other countries across the globe.
We also had the honor of being awarded the Best of WV Weddings 2022 in the Invitations & Stationery Category!
In 2020 when COVID hit, we began custom engraving to help sustain our business. At that time, since no parties or events were happening our paper business felt a huge impact. Investing in our two Glowforge Pro's literally saved my business and expanded us into new markets. Our marble coasters being our BEST seller!
We've had the privilege of creating custom engrave orders for customers like Amazon IGTV, Capital One Performance Hall, Abeja Winery, The Ronald Raegan Presidental Foundation and many more!
I'm so thankful you've taken the time to check out our website. If you love pretty paper, and all things monogrammed, then you've come to the right place!
Our website is still in the works, so if we've left something out and you have recommendations, we'd love your feedback on what we could change!
Or if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask! That's what we are here for!