About Us

Nikki Wills

About Tikkido: Tikkido. Say it with me, Tikki-Do. Now what does that mean, exactly? It’s a simplified spelling of Tykki-dyw, the Cornish word for butterfly, and my youngest daughter’s nickname. The logo makes sense now, right? Plus, it’s fun to say, “Hi, I’m Nikki from Tikkido.”

And me? I’m Nikki Wills, the writer, editor, and creative force behind Tikkido.com. I was a double major in English & Anthropology at Vassar College, and earned my law degree from the University of Iowa College of law. And then turned tiara designer and entrepreneur instead of working for a big firm. (I was a tiara designer for 13 years before starting Tikkido.com, but it turns out blogging is WAY more fun than working with brides.)

I quit the wedding biz and have been busy creating inspiring parties for Tikkido.com, and giving my readers the tutorials and recipes they need to do it for themselves since 2010.

I have a love for and experience in journalism, and have written for numerous news sources, including NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, the Florida Today newspaper, and Yum Food and Fun For Kids magazine.

I’m an Irish dancer, writer, photographer, avid reader, hobbyist baker, NPR addict, glitter and sprinkle enthusiast, and notorious do-it-yourselfer. Just ask my husband. On second thought, don’t. He’s still suffering flashbacks from the Great Kitchen Renovation of 2014 to...erm...present.

Nikki can be reached at nikki {AT} tikkido {DOT} com.

Andrew Wills is the webmaster and husband extraordinaire. He was an English and Latin major at the University of Michigan—and so of course became a computer programmer. Any issues with the website can be sent to admin {AT} tikkido {DOT} com.

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