From the moment your guests receive the first piece of mail for your wedding we want them to feel excited to celebrate you! By taking the time to learn about you, we will create pieces that are unique and express your relationship and personal style with special touches. At Grace & Ivy Designs, we believe in the beauty of love – regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.



Designer & Owner

With a genuine love for paper goods and weddings, Alaina started Grace & Ivy Designs in 2018. Each custom design is created with intention and care to be treasured as a memento of your special day. 

Alaina has a bachelor's degree in graphic design and works as a brand and event designer by day. She loves to read historical fiction, drink new wines with pretty labels, and run along the lakefront when she's not designing. 




The very first wedding Alaina worked on was for a college friend’s mom and her wife in 2014.


Alaina has traveled to 13 countries and 32 states.


Baseball is Alaina’s favorite sport and is a huge Chicago Cubs fan!


Alaina came to us highly recommended by friends and colleagues of ours and we cannot recommend her enough. We wanted our wedding to be different. We're a plant loving, bright color wearing, fun couple and we wanted that to show through in all our paper needs for our wedding. We had an initial phone call with Alaina, before making our decision to go with her, to talk about our vision and vibe of our wedding. After this call, she worked through drafts of our save the date, invites, etc. We instantly knew we wanted her to provide all our paper needs for the wedding! She worked on each piece until it was exactly what we wanted - down to the font design, color, layout etc. We also asked her to create our signature cocktail signs, escort cards and our welcome sign (which was on clear acrylic that she has in stock!) and everything we had previously discussed was incorporated within all of these additional pieces. With our inspiration and her work she turned our wedding into the colorful, fun, lively feeling we were looking for.

Alaina is easy to work with, very communicative and upfront on timing, pricing, etc. She truly loves making people's dreams come true and I can say she made our dream come true times 10000.

Emily & Turner