BEAUTIFUL. ELEGANT. UNDERSTATED.

So great to have met you at the WedPlan Madison wedding show!

I hope that you enjoyed yourself. But, whew!! — wedding shows can be overwhelming!

Am I right?

Although you had the chance to view a handful of past custom work, please browse my website at your leisure. Be sure to scroll through the curated galleries — they illustrate well how a cohesive look throughout your stationery pieces will enhance your guests’ experience and serve as your storyteller.

Is this how you also envision your day? If so, let’s connect!

Fill out the contact form linked below to start the conversation.

Award-winning wedding and event stationery for those who value tailored and cohesive designs.

Designs that interject a personality and a specific vision.

Designs that serve as a visual storyteller by setting the tone for the occasion.

The design Experience

01

DISCOVERY

it begins with a conversation

in person | virtual | by phone

complimentary consultations

by appointment only

02

ON-BOARDING

to start the design process

project estimate

foundation inspiration board

signed contract

creative design service fee

03

DESIGN

initial design ideas

exploration refinements

04

EXECUTION

approval | down payment

artwork to production partners

assembly | addressing | mailing

01

DISCOVERY

it begins with a conversation

in person | virtual | by phone

complimentary consultations

by appointment only

02

ON-BOARDING

to start the design process

project estimate

foundation inspiration board

signed contract

creative design service fee

03

DESIGN

initial design ideas

exploration refinements

04

EXECUTION

approval | down payment

artwork to production partners

assembly | addressing | mailing

Why Sugar Pear Design?

Do you want your guests to say, “this is so them!”? Shouldn’t your visual story be told to your guests in a personal, unique, and not cookie-cutter manner? Do you want your celebration to be different from others? At Sugar Pear Design, I work to distinguish your gathering from others’. Knowing that curated paper goods act as an authentic ambassador, I design — with purpose — signature elements that match your day’s vision and overall aesthetics. I strive to create an atmosphere that enhances your guests’ experience and wows them. Working together, we will dig to discover your purpose and what you want your event to say about you.

I believe that a cohesively put-together celebration brings meaning to your event.
It is a means to interject your personality and express your vision.
Cohesive events set the tone for the occasion by serving as a visual storyteller.

At Sugar Pear Design, custom means creating unique and significant designs.
It means delivering wedding and event stationery pieces for those that value purposeful and intentional design.
It’s this purpose and intent that will create an experience for the event and their guests.

It is the intended effect that creates a memorable and compelling engagement. It gives the ability to enrich your guests’ experience via visual cohesiveness and intention. Through a process that gives meaning, elements harmoniously come together. Details — small and large — captures the occasion’s essence.

If your wedding or event were a person, what would their personality be? What defining words would you use to describe the vibe of your celebration? Your paper goods serve as a gateway to your day. From save-the-dates to invitations to day-of elements to thank-yous, wedding or event stationery design presents a cohesive narrative and offers an emotional connection to your guests. And, isn’t that what you want?

Honored to be recognized.

Hey there!

Kathy Marcelle, Stationer & Designer at Sugar Pear Design
Photography by Rankin Images

Hey there! I’m Kathy, your stationer and designer here at Sugar Pear Design. I love rainy days, mountains, and animals. I’m a cat-lady, dog-mom, and mamma to two. (I joke that I’m a helicopter mom to my Bernese Mountain Dog, but not my kids.) My “why” are my kids and my significant other, Peter. While working with my couples and clients, I’m like a perpetual 2-year-old — discovering the “why” is very important.

When I’m not in my studio, you’ll likely find me listening to live music. I can’t keep a beat, know about 1/3 of the lyrics, and have two left feet when it comes to any formal dance moves, but music makes me the happiest. (#musicfeedsmysoul) I’m a wanna-be professional chef and am always up for trying a new recipe (ask my family and friends about being my guinea pig!). And, I’ll be the first to sign-up to bring apps to the party (Charcuterie board? On it!)

Being in the wedding industry since 2006 and with 23+ years as a graphic designer, I bring expertise and experience to the table. My award-winning designs have been featured in numerous publications and blogs. A roundabout path brought me to this field, and I’m fortunate to genuinely love what I do.

My background includes teaching an Introduction to Typography and Graphic Design class at the university level. At Oscar Mayer® (Kraft Heinz), I worked as a package designer where I developed and executed package design and art-directed food photography in collaboration with the New Product Development team. Before venturing out on my own, I worked in conjunction with American Girl’s® (Mattel®) Conceptual Team, constructing three-dimensional retail models, in-store promotion pieces, and collateral marketing elements.

My design approach is rooted in expressing a vision and interjecting a personality. Designs that serve as visual storytellers and set the tone for the event. To me, custom means creating one-of-a-kind designs that are unique, significant, and spark an emotion. I work with couples and events who desire a celebration with a single cohesive look and who value purposeful and intentional designs. 

Designs that are BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT. Designs that are simply UNDERSTATED.

Designs that are BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT.

Designs that are simply UNDERSTATED.

Wanna say hi? Feel free to call or email!

Wanna say hi?

Feel free to call or email!