The Lady

the Lettering


the visual storyteller behind Tobyrose Designs, a multi-faceted graphic design studio based in sunny Los Angeles.

Hey, I'm Ali,

I provide personality-filled wedding and event design experiences to some pretty incredible couples and clients. When I'm not adding some flourish to a calligraphy address, or diving into a dreamy invitation suite, I also  help passionate entrepreneurs and creative artists make their mark in their industries by dishing out dynamic brand and web experiences that make them stand out from the crowd.

As a newly engaged lady myself, I know first hand what it is like trying to plan a wedding! I'm in the thick of it with you! Let me tell you...if I had a nickel for every person that's told me that stress is a non-negotiable part of it, ya girl would be richer than Aladdin in the Cave of Wonders.

The truth is, I understand you.

But maybe, just maybe, it doesn't have to be that way.

Personally, I'm approaching my own planning in the same way I have always strived to approach working with my couples, planners, and clients...with optimism,  perspective, and above all else LOVE. My personal goal is to make the whole process as FUN as possible, because hey, you only get to go through it once! It should be memorable in the best way.

I'm a show tune-belting, hoofing tap dancer that made a career out of being seen and heard on the stage. But I’m also a crazy passionate business owner who lives for sharing her love of design with her clients and basically anyone who is willing to look and listen.
Further, I know what it’s like to not be confident in what I’m putting out there. As a performer, most of my life was spent looking in a mirror and being judged on my appearance or talent. 

From Dancer to Designer: A Journey Behind the Scenes

But instead of letting that define me, I re-defined my life.

On my journey to creating what Tobyrose Designs is today, I tried on a LOT of different hats for size, resulting in a few rebrands, some minor meltdowns, and a whole lot of soul-searching. I spent countless hours researching, learning, grinding. I felt the overwhelm that can come with redefining the landscape for yourself while trying to chase your dreams at the very same time.

I built this business of mine from the ground up, and experienced first-hand how important it is to have a clear vision and goal in mind, how important it is to consider both strategy and aesthetics, and how important it is to find the right partners and resources to execute it. Tobyrose Designs was created to help other people, who yearned for the same things for their brand/business/wedding that I did, to finally feel heard. 

Working day in and day out with unique, amazing couples, not one the same as the other, sets my heart on fire. I mean, I get to help tell   t who want to elevate their game sets my heart on fire, like my man Bruce Springsteen preaches, and well, I like to think the proof of what TRD can do for your business is in my Portfolio. I go above and beyond to bring my clients the nuptial notions of their dreams to light! Now it’s simply time for you to see for yourself!

the fun facts

Can i get an encore?

Billy Joel and Tina Turner. Favorite singers, hands down.

I adore my dog Jethro. Not that he has to do anything to get my obsessive adoration...just exist.

I’m a rare, bonafide combo of right & left-brained (so you get the best of both worlds!)

I try to make everyone feel like a close friend. 

Kick Up Your Heels

Let's make your dreams a reality!


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and let me do the heavy lifting?

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