Lady Boss :: Carryn of Golden Silhouette

We can't wait to meet Carryn in person at the next Lady Boss — tomorrow! In the meantime, let's get to know a little about her boss life behind the scenes and at her studio. Check it out :)

Photo by BG Productions

Photo by BG Productions

Let's get to know this lady:

Q: Coffee or tea?
A: Coffee...I married a barista and we gave coffee as our wedding favor.

Q: Guilty pleasure?
A: I'm hooked on the HGTV show, the Property Brothers.  I love watching home renovations and dreaming about what we might be able to do with our own Mid Century Modern house.

Q: Time-suck?
A: Instagram. And I'm trying to learn about Periscope.

Q: Quick weeknight meal?
A: Turkey burger with avocado slices and a tomato/cucumber salad.

Q: What are you listening to lately?
A: My production assistant turned me onto St. Vincent but I've also recently rediscovered my love for Tears for Fears.

Q: Who are you crushing on?
A: Ellie Cashman, a designer influenced by the great still life painters of the Dutch Golden Age.

Q: Current mantra? 
A: You are where you need to be. Just breathe.

And now let's meet the boss:

Q: What do you do?
A: I have worked as a floral designer, a fundraiser for public art, a main street manager, and as a photographer, but I have found my true love working closely with couples to create handmade, custom wedding invitations and event paper goods as the owner of Golden Silhouette.

Q: Tell us about a project you recently wrapped
A: I recently created the entire suite of paper goods for a couple getting married in the Catskill Mountains. Their guests will take a ski lift to arrive at the ceremony location on the summit. I'm a sucker for romance.

Q: What makes you go to work each day? 
A: I love the diversity and variety of couples I work with. I might be creating a custom design for a Hindu wedding at the Adventure Aquarium, while shipping off menus to an Australian beach side rehearsal dinner, and framing the wedding vows for a first anniversary gift to a couple of newlyweds living on a goat farm.

Q: Tell us about a dream project.
A: I've created invitations for some Hollywood royalty and that was fun, but my dream projects are the ones that incorporate unusual materials that challenge me to expand upon my typical style.

Q: What made you decide to host a Lady Boss? 
A: I'm super excited to get out from behind the computer to meet other lady bosses!  Owning a small business can be very isolating at times but I know there are others out there experiencing similar issues and asking the same questions. We can help each other!

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