Anna Murray Invitations began with the desire to create beautiful things while wearing pajamas and to be truly happy and inspired with work. I create clean, vibrant, uncomplicated designs with unexpected details and eco-friendly papers and ribbons. My style is influenced by daily encounters, books read and travels experienced. As I was growing up in southwest Florida, my mother always was creating and crafting and would rather make something than buy it (my sister and I will always thank her for that). You can see her skills with lampwork beads in the Boutique section.
After graduating from Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, I moved up to Boston. I attended Simmon's Graduate School of Library and Information Science for a while, but soon dropped out and joined the working world full time. My career in printing began in 1991 at a company named CGI Pre-press. That’s where I met my husband, Mark, and after working together for many years, in 1998 we took a plunge–we got married and bought the company.
In 2003, we sold our company and moved to Florida to be closer to my family. After taking several years off to raise my two girls, I now work for Turnstile Publishing in Orlando.
Our wedding at the Sanibel Harbor Resort, photo by Frank Simonetti Photography