“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way — things I had no words for." -Georgia O'Keefe
MEET THE OWNER, LAURA MCCARTY
I'm a born and raised Georgia girl happily residing in Birmingham, Alabama with my husband, Mark and our two labs, Lilly and Coast. Upon receiving my degree in Graphic Design from Auburn University, I worked for several magazine publications in marketing and design. A few years later, I began my own business to pursue my creative interests. My dreams became a reality when Marked was born. I specialize in paper, florals, and design with a love of everything in between.
THE HEART BEHIND MARKED
The name 'Marked' draws inspiration, as well as it's name, from a combination of loves in my life. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 says, "He makes both us and you stand firm because we belong to Christ. He anointed us. He put his Spirit in our hearts and marked us as His own. We can now be sure that He will give us everything he promised us." After reading this verse, the word 'marked' really stood out to me and it seemed a perfectly fitting name for a design studio...and did I mention my husband's name is Mark? Oh the glory of it all!
As a believer, I pray that my dreams aren't mine but His. That I will always be ready to be led by the Lord and follow the path that He has in store for my life. So, with constant prayer, Marked was created for the purpose of combining several creative outlets to help adorn your home and hearts with hand-mades, paper goods and florals while spreading the hope-filled news of the gospel. Consider this your one-stop-shop for all things beautiful.
ORGANIC CALLIGRAPHY & PAPER
We pride ourselves on bespoke designs specifically tailored to fit your unique style. We want to know how you want your paper to feel, the palette you want to incorporate, and the emotions you hope to stir up. Your wedding paper suite is the first taste of your wedding vision that your guests will experience, so we think the more thoughtful details the better.
GARDEN INSPIRED FLORALS
Flowers are the staple pieces that hold the wedding vision together. Whether it be a mix of wildflowers or a romantic bundle of roses, our organically styled natural blooms will bring joy to your heart. We are inspired by the wildness of nature and it's organic movements. Tight, round bouquets aren't our personal jam here.
FINE ART DESIGN & EVENT CURATOR
Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, and the proper execution of your vision is at the forefront of our mind. We believe that the smallest details matter, as sometimes these are the ones you remember most. When curating your day, we aim to hand pick all the beautiful pieces that will frame these precious moments and make them forever memories.