Custom Hand Painted Wedding Invitations, Custom Invitations, Watercolor Artist, Chicago Stationer

Welcome to our website! We hope you enjoy looking around at some of our past clients projects. Questions? Do not hesitate to email us.

Still us! …where ART meets STATIONERY.

Our motto in the studio…where ART meets Stationery, that unique blend of designing “one of a kind” custom hand painted wedding invitations. The designers at EIGHT21 Studios offer the PERFECT alternative solution to the catalog designs of the past. We specialize in custom hand painted invitations that NO ONE else will have.  A blank canvas waiting for a colorful vision from our client’s dreams, mixed with our artistic visions, being truly custom.

We are located in the northern burbs of Chicago and service many clients throughout the United States and International as well. Most of our consultation process can be done via emails, slideshows, and/or phone calls…if you are in the Chi-town area…great! We can meet for a personal chat about the event you have been dreaming about. Working mostly as a watercolor artist, we can create a variety of timeless artwork for your invitations and companion pieces.

Custom Watercolor Guest Maps

Our Wedding Guest Maps have been known to show up in many cities and states. We have designed them for Chicago, Lake Geneva, Fontana, Atlanta, Palm Springs, New York City, Brooklyn, Paris and even San Antonio for Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs! When choosing your personalized icons, think of things that you enjoy about the area. Places that you want to share with your guests during your wedding weekend, and we will do the rest. They are fun to give your guests when they check in the hotel, the maps will give them the general idea of where places are but note that our middle name is not “McNally” and although they are pretty detailed and researched, they will still need to use modern technology and their GPS.

We take pride in our work and quality of our designs. We use professional printers and top of the line luxury papers. Our background papers are our designs, that we create to collaborate with our notes and invite suites. We hope you enjoy them too!



THANK YOU to all the contributing photographers: Photos by Gabi, John Dart Photography, Edward Fox Studios, Brittany Lee, Timothy Whaley Associates, Paolo Cascio, Images by Breit, Kevin Kuster, Melissa Diep. Also thank you to The Hue Studio + Co, Wedding Guide Chicago, Chicago Style Weddings publications for making many of these images happen!


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