I’m Katy Ackerman, the owner and artist behind Lewes Lettering Co.
Throughout my years of experience in the wedding industry, I’ve come to learn that to make an event shine, it's all truly about the details. The personalized touches you choose to incorporate will be what you and your guests remember and hold on to long after the champagne has been popped and the thank you notes sent out. From a backyard soiree to a black tie affair, Lewes Lettering Co. will help you dream up & create those one of a kind pieces that will last a lifetime.
I take great joy in getting to know my clients, and creating something that captures their unique vision. From designing a custom invitation map honoring the couple's most important locations, to writing menus on palm leaves for a tropic rehearsal dinner, creating these personalized and one-of-a-kind touches brings me so much joy!
So, thank you for stopping by & please take a look around. I would love to help you make your event uniquely yours.
Go-to coffee order: Station on Kings (IFKYK!) Oat Milk Latte w/ Vanilla
Favorite travel destination: Spain, fell in love when I studied abroad there in 2018!
Favorite book: The Kite Runner
Go-to TV show: The Office...the one show my husband & I can always agree on!
If you've visited us in Lewes, you likely met our wonderful studio & shop manager, Nell!
Nell has a background in art conservation, which set her up perfectly for being the meticulous eye that handles all invitation production.
Nell is truly a jack-of-all-trades... whether tying beautiful bows, fine tuning your guest list spreadsheet, onboarding our new clients or hand-canceling hundreds of envelopes, she does it all perfectly!
Go-to coffee order: A Black Americano or a red-eye if I haven’t gotten any sleep 😅
Favorite travel destination: I loved Japan, would definitely go back in a heartbeat
Favorite book: A toss up between “City of Thieves” by David Benioff or the “Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
Go-to TV show: Can always re-watch episodes of Law & Order: SVU!
Favorite part of working at Lewes Lettering? I love getting to see everyone’s creative visions and helping them come to fruition! And it’s a plus that the staff is super amazing and kind!
Go-to coffee order: Vanilla chai latte
Favorite travel destination: Amalfi Coast, Italy- bucket list
Favorite books: Waaaay too many to pick just one!
The Alchemist - Paola Coelho
Nightingale- Kristen Hannah
Anything by Marie Benedict
Go-to TV shows: Yellowstone . The Rookie.( don’t judge. 🤣).
Favorite part of working at Lewes Lettering?
Working with Katy & Nell- so fun! Learning to tie the “perfect bow “!!! Meeting new people. And hearing everyone laugh hysterically at our funny cards!
Meet Linda, our friendly sales associate who works in our downtown Lewes shop!
Linda spent over 30 years teaching art at our local schools & retired last year. We are thrilled to count her as an integral part of our LLC team. When she's not tending to the shop, she's busy proofreading ALL the calligraphy, applying vintage postage, & assembling our wedding invite suites.
Annie is Katy's younger sister who helps out with ALL things shop! Beginning in the early days (which included lots of sweat & tears), to the more fun days now -- where we choose all the items to stock in our boutique! Annie has an eye for it all & our shoppers reap the rewards! When she's not out searching for our next hot items, you'll find her behind the counter chatting it up with our wonderful customers.
Go-to coffee order: Oatmilk latte
Favorite travel destination: Naples, FL (my happy place!)
Favorite book: In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
Go-to TV show: Outlander
Favorite part of working at Lewes Lettering? Getting to pick all the funny, beautiful & special cards that we sell in the shop & meeting the friendly locals who visit.
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Words cannot even begin to describe how wonderful my experience was working with Katy/Lewes Lettering Co. on my wedding invitation suite. From the start, I really cared about my wedding invites/paper products. I wanted to bring my Newport, RI destination wedding to life through them and generate excitement for the wedding weekend. Katy worked with me on a custom monogram, imprinted calligraphy suite, and a custom map that included the weekend's events. It's also something we will eventually frame as a keepsake of the most perfect weekend. I was so impressed with how everything came out that I went the extra mile with her to design my rehearsal dinner menus, day-of details, and even my thank you notes to match my invitation suite that were ready and waiting for me when I returned from our honeymoon. Katy's attention to detail and passion for what she does is truly remarkable. She makes so much of the stress of wedding planning so easy with her attentiveness, quick responses, and utmost care to make you the happiest bride possible. If you have the opportunity to work with Katy on any portion of your wedding day, DO IT. I would do it over and over again if I could <3
We had so much fun working with Katy on our invitation suite and day of stationery. She is so skilled and really listened to our ideas. Katy took the time to get to know what made us unique as a couple and then incorporated special touches into our stationery. Every time I saw an email from Katy with an attachment, I felt so excited because I knew something beautiful was waiting for me. She really blew us away with her talent and ability to create invitations and stationery that uniquely represented us and were beyond what we could have imagined. Katy has an innate ability to manipulate colors, art, and of course lettering in a way that makes magic. To top it all off she is the sweetest person! We were beyond happy with everything that she created for our wedding.
Designing my wedding invitations and other paper products quickly became my favorite part of wedding planning largely due to how fun and easy Katy of Lewes Lettering Co was to work with! I had so much fun throwing back and forth ideas with her and coming up with our overall design. She did our entire invitation suite, calligraphy, programs, menus, table numbers, escort card display and other signage. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her and communication was a breeze- her invoicing system is super easy to use and understand which made everything very straight forward. She definitely went above and beyond to help me make my wedding the best it could be!