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Leigh Woolston Karsch ’94

Karsch is a designer and graphic artist whose expertise and business acumen have flourished such that her event design studio La Petite Fleur is distinguished as a member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Having studied politics at Ursinus, Karsch personifies the liberal arts graduate who transcends her major.   

She furthered her education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and then took on a graphic design and marketing manager role for an international law firm. At the end of her tenure with the Philadelphia-based firm, Karsch collaborated on the development and launch of a premiere, multi-million dollar grossing workplace training ancillary arm for the firm, and later, founded a consulting company. 

Soon thereafter, inspired by entrepreneurial creativity, Karsch established La Petite Fleur, weddings & events, which is located just outside Philadelphia in Abington. For nearly a decade now, Karsch and her studio team have been producing weddings and events— specializing in custom-designed stationery and floral décor. 

That said, Karsch recognized that the professional paper artistry service she offered was just as integral to an event and, consequently, just as significant to her studio’s business, as floral décor.  Karsch has recently formalized the paper atelier services of La Petite Fleur and launched Fleurish Ink.  Fleurish’s debut collection of bespoke wedding invitations emerged from the extensive number of invitation suites and event wardrobes, Karsch has custom-designed over the past quarter century.

Current Position

Owner, La Petite Fleur & Fleurish, ink