Are you seeking custom wedding stationery as unique as your love story?

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Couple-Centric Approach

I listen to your wishes and creatively design stationery that matches your desires.

Trusted Expertise

Backed by awards and prominent features, with a design background with renowned brands, and recognized by industry leaders, I am here to help.

Emotional Connection

Every detail, from the first impression to the big day, is thoughtfully crafted, leaving a lasting impression.

Evident Experience

With a graphic design degree and 18+ years in the wedding industry, expect personalized details that captivate and resonate.

Tailored Partnership

A design collaboration ensures every detail aligns cohesively with your vision.

Your wedding invitation designer & stationer

Hi there!

During my years working in product development and consumer research for renowned brands like Kraft Foods and Mattel, I learned to listen to what our customers wanted and design packaging and marketing material that caught the eye. Today, I bring that same exploration and creativity to your stationery design, ensuring you receive something even better than you envision.

There’s a reason I’ve been awarded Wisconsin Bride Magazine’s Best of Invitations multiple years and featured at Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party and in top wedding blogs such as Condé Nast BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Magnolia Rouge, and Wedding Chicks. Unique and meaningful elements inspire my creative work. As I see it, these details — from first impression to the wedding day — should instantly WOW your guests.

xoxo
~Kathy

Wedding Invitation Designer Sugar Pear Design Kathy Marcelle

MY MISSION

To work with couples and events who desire a celebration with a single harmonious look and who value tailored and intentional designs.

Tailored, intentional & cohesive

Why Sugar Pear Design?

For those who value tailored, intentional, and cohesive wedding invitations and wedding day stationery design.

Attention to Detail

Crafting Memorable Designs

Memorable and unique invitations and day-of stationery designs stem from the details. So, from the beginning, I pay meticulous attention to every last one, ensuring everything from the wedding invitation suite to the day-of elements is cohesive.

Effortless Execution

Seamless Workflow

In addition, an organized process and seamless workflow guarantee that every element is delivered flawlessly and on time.

Vision Unveiled

Designs Reflecting Your Aesthetics

I get to know your vision and the overall aesthetics of your wedding. Then, I take what I learn and harmoniously create stunning designs that will interject your personality, bring meaning to your celebration, and serve as a visual storyteller, enriching your wedding guests’ experience.

Process Made Easy

Designing Without Overwhelm

When it comes to design and production, I take on the tedious tasks and do the heavy lifting, allowing you to collaborate and weigh in on the most important things to you.

Time to Cherish

Enjoying the Process

As your custom wedding stationer, I handle the details, giving you time to cherish and enjoy the months leading up to your nuptials. By ensuring a seamless process, your stationery symbolizes the effortless path toward your union.

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BY THE NUMBERS

26+

YEARS AS A

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

18+

YEARS in the

WEDDING INDUSTRY

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ACCESS TO ME

CLIENT APPROACH

THE DESIGN PROCESS

HOW WE WILL WORK TOGETHER

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1

DISCOVERY

IT BEGINS WITH A CONVERSATION

complimentary consultation
introductory & exploratory
custom proposal

handshake illustrations.

2

ON-BOARDING​

design process starts

signed contract
creative design service fee
client portal

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3

EXPLORATION

INITIAL DESIGN IDEAS​

capture details
initial design ideas
exploration refinement

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4

EXECUTION​

ARTWORK IN PRODUCTION​

approval
down payment
artwork to production partners

Wedding Invitation Stationer Sugar Pear Design Kathy Marcelle

at a glance

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG MOMMA

THERE WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH CONCERTS

BROADWAY MUSICALS FOREVER

i am the tetris master

She / her / hers

OLD FASHIONED: PRESS / BRANDY

SELF-PROCLAIMED FOODIE
& a pretty darn good cook

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Go with someone who cares about you and wants to make your day special.

Custom wedding invitations & wedding day stationery design studio based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Designing for couples & events worldwide.

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