Our Story

Our Story

Photo of Christy and Jon Marc Asper

Christy and Jon Marc Asper

Owners. Design Dream Team. Coffee Lovers.


With over six years experience in marketing, branding, and design, you can have confidence that your invitation suite will set the tone for your dream event.
We are your creative ‘barista’ team, Christy and Jon Marc Asper. Ever since we married in 2013, we have been drinking coffee and, more importantly, following our dreams. We met in Oklahoma in 2011 and became instant friends. Jon Marc was an engineer for a local business and Christy was an event marketing coordinator for a non-profit organization. Even so, together we dreamed for greater adventures.

While wedding planning, we loved the process of creatively collaborating with a local graphic designer about our wedding invitations and website. That experience inspired us to become a ‘barista’ team and pursue our own business in graphic design. We began learning about graphic design, lettering, and websites. We developed an incredible friendship with the graphic designer who helped with our own wedding and soon were meeting with her on a weekly basis. A mentoring relationship began, and The Ink Cafe was born!

We now reside in Columbia, MO as Jon Marc pursues a Ph.D. at Mizzou. We enjoy exploring local coffee shops, designing, and visiting family. Jon Marc focuses on the website aspect of the company, while Christy devotes her time to designing invitation suites and much more. We look forward to serving you!

A special thanks to The LL Studio for the countless hours you poured into our company! We are forever in debt to your kindness.

Hugs to all of our friends and family who continuously support our dream.

And last, but not least, thanks to our sweet little kitty, Crouton, who makes good use of all of our leftover ribbons. We love you all deeply!