Rick and Kelly Dale
"American Restoration"

HIstory Channel

Meet 1st Impressions Invitations of Las Vegas, NV...

Meet Cathy Wood, Owner and Lead Graphic Designer: 

"Growing up in the middle of a cornfield in Indiana, I was always told I should be an engineer: something 'practical'. I was never interested in the straight and narrow road and instead followed my heart and passion. I am a former professional ballerina (soloist with Nevada Ballet Theatre), and retired dance captain from "Jubilee!",  the classic Las Vegas Showgirl Review (yup, rhinestones, feathers, and heavy head-dresses). I have been in the special event industry since 2007, designing invitations and stationery for weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthdays, and more!

I am passionate about every project I take on:  I want to understand your needs, style, theme, and vision. I design based upon your specific wants and desires to create stationery that encompasses the entire feel and theme of the wedding/event. Each project is a blank canvas, an opportunity to create something completely new. I'd be delighted to meet you and hear all your ideas!"

I am dedicated to my clients, integrity in business, and quality of work. 

Following the close of 1st Impressions Invitations September 10, 2017, please find me at my ETSY store where you can message me for custom projects:


Tammy Gibson, Suzie Wilcox, Michelle Velez, Jessica Lovell

Featured Cover Brides of Beautiful Bride Magazine

Paula Allen, Jamie Grover, Wendy Cochin, Crystal Suffoletta, Stevie-Lea Smith, Nathalie Denis, James Wilcox

Local Professional Dancers from Jubilee!, Chippendales, Nevada Ballet Theatre

Custom Invitation Designer for Local Celebrities including …

Olive Crest
Olive Crest Mission: Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children and preserving the family…."One Life at a Time." and working tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing, safe homes, concealing, and education for both youth and parents.

Featured Invitation and Reception Stationery Designer for...

Happiness is meant to be shared! 1st Impressions Invitations is a proud sponsor of...

"2013-2014 Best of Weddings Winner"

The Knot, Weddingchannel.com

Contributor to "Professional Wedding Planning Advise - Las Vegas Edition"

Pro-Motion Publishers; For Sale on Amazon

"Best Invitations Designer, Las Vegas, Nevada 2013," "Top 3 Invitation Designer, United States 2013," "Honor Roll 2014"

​Wedding Industry Experts  Awards

"Bride's Choice Awards for Invitations and Wedding Stationery"

Weddingwire.com 2010-2015

Jessica Lovell
Stefanie Jay
Michelle Velez

Local News Journalists

Honors Include...

Bear's Best Las Vegas, Canyon Gate Country Club, Red Rock Country Club

Credit Included as part of Wedding Packages

JW Marriott, Siena Golf Resort, Anthem Country Club, DragonRidge Country Club, Emerald at Queensridge, The Smith Center, Springs Preserve

Preferred Recommended Vendor