Lauren Reed
founder, designer + letterpress artist
   photo credit: quartermoon co.



For the "Behind the Stationery" scoop on how this ALL started, check out D+P's feature on Oh So Beautiful Paper! 

The Press - c. 1905

The Press - c. 1905

The Design Studio 

The Design Studio 

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Liza + Win

"Lauren’s work is one-of-a-kind and that was evident from the first time we met and saw what she could do with our vision for our wedding.  She designed a unique, beautiful invitation suite for us, as well as screen-printed wooden table numbers (with our dinner menu on the opposite side) and ceremony booklets for our guests.  Many of our friends now go to Lauren for their own invitations, announcements and wooden signs.  She will create exactly what you want, even if you don't know what that is yet!  Our wedding in October 2011 was the most incredible day, and Lauren helped bring that to life.  Four years later, we can’t wait for her to design our first baby’s birth announcement too!"


Jenna + Brandon

"Working with Lauren of darling + pearl was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning. She was able to completely understand my vision for our day and incorporate a classic, nautical feel into our invitations with hints of lace and navy blue for our October wedding on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. She truly brought my vision to life in our beautiful letterpress printed stationery.  I received countless compliments on her work and it truly set the tone for our perfect celebration on the bay! “


Danielle + Thomas

"Lauren is awesome to work with. She is professional, prompt and beautifully creative. I told her what I thought I wanted as far as my wedding invitations went and she transformed my idea into a beautiful, elegant and unique creation. Her work is high quality, original and sophisticated. You can tell she takes great pride in what she does and deeply cares about each project she is working on. My invitations paved the path for the theme for our beautiful day and they were perfect."


Paige + Matt

"Darling + Pearl has been my no-fail source for quality and unique stationery for any and every event for the past 4 years! From invitations to custom cocktail napkins and everything else you can think of, Lauren hits the nail on the head every time. We Love working with her.”


Gianna + Andrew

“When we were thinking about our wedding invitations, we had an idea of what we wanted but it was impossible to find on any website. We shared our ideas with Lauren and she was able to elevate them to a whole other level. We were thrilled with our invitations, and our family and friends loved them as well. Also, Lauren was also able to take an element from our invitation and make a silkscreened wooden cake topper with it, which was amazing. Lauren is very creative, professional and great to work with.”


Jessica + Kristopher

"Lauren helped concept and create a unique and beautiful set of invitations, menus and wedding signage. I provided her with inspiration imagery, colors and messaging and she developed pieces that set the perfect tone for our special day. A focal point of cocktail hour was a beautiful seating chart she created and mounted on a rustic piece of wood. She provided all assets on time and packaged all the pieces to ship and be delivered without an issue. Her pricing is fair and she worked to make everything work within our budget. Lauren helped make this planning process more efficient, enjoyable and happy! I recommend Lauren and her creativity, diligence and kindness to any bride."


Elisa + Rosario

"Finding Lauren at Darling and Pearl was a breath of fresh air! When searching for the perfect wedding invitation, we knew we did not want to simply pick an invitation out of a book.  We wanted a design unique to us, reflecting who we were as a couple.  Lauren delivered just what we wanted.  Her attention to detail is unparalleled!  Her creativity and passion for what she does is reflected in every one of her designs.  She was enthusiastic, accommodating, professional, and attentive - always responding to our questions promptly.  It was an absolute pleasure to work with Lauren on every level.  I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married!"

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