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Brenna Catalano Design Studio

Salinas , CA
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9 W. Gabilan St., Suite 1
Salinas, CA 93901 US (map)

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831-424-2955

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ABOUT US

The invitation is the first impression of your event. At Brenna Catalano Design Studio, we create invitations that will impress your guests and set the tone for your wedding day.
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The invitation is the first impression of your event. At Brenna Catalano Design Studio, we create invitations that will impress your guests and set the tone for your wedding day.

I specialize in elegant custom wedding invitations and paper details featuring exclusive hand-drawn illustrations you won’t find anywhere else, luxurious silk elements, sparkling crystal accents and one-on-one personal service. My clients are looking for something special and they appreciate the handmade details and love that goes into creating each invitation. We also offer many time-saving services, from envelope addressing to mailing the finished invitations.

Whether you order from one of my invitation collections or want to create a custom design, I will work with you to make it perfectly suited for your event. I can help you develop a signature look for your invitation, including determining a color palette, theme, custom motif, monogram or icon. We offer a variety of printing options including digital printing, offset, thermography, foil stamping, embossing and letterpress.

And don't forget about the 'day of' coordinates- your programs, menus, escort cards and more are like jewelry on your wedding day- the finishing touch. View my gallery for some wedding invitation ideas!

We can create for you:
• Wedding and Event Invitations
• Save-the-Dates
• Menu Cards
• Ceremony Programs
• Table Numbers
• Thank You Cards
• Note Cards & Stationery
• Escort Cards, Place Cards & Favor Tags
• Announcements....and more!
We are based in the Monterey Bay, California area and have worked with clients around the world since 2004. Please note we are available by appointment only.

I'd love to work with you- Contact me to schedule a consultation!



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INFO FOR INVITATIONS

Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design, Printing
What specialty products do you provide?
Embossed, Engraving, Letterpress, Recycled Paper, Soy Based Inks
Describe the types of invitations that you offer:
My aesthetic is classic and elegant with a twist. I like my designs to be unique, meaning that I don't use clip art or stock images for my invitations- every artistic detail you see begins as a hand illustration or hand painting done by me. I also offer unique invitation materials like Lucite, metal, wood and luxurious silk boxes, silk folios and crystals.
 
 Unlike a traditional stationer where you order designs from a book, clients work one-on-one with me, the designer, to create something special. It is a fun experience to see the invitation come to life!
What is your average turnaround time, from initial contact to shipment?
Signature Collection: Our average turnaround time is 4-6 weeks. Rush service is available for an additional fee if our schedule allows. If after you've placed your order you want to see a personalized proof prior to production, please allow an extra week in the schedule.
 
 Custom Design: The average length of the custom design process is 6-12 weeks, depending on season. Once the design is finalized and sample approved turnaround time is 4 weeks (excluding silk orders). After our consultation we will provide you with an estimated time line. Silk orders require more lead time as each piece is handmade to order.
 
 If you would like to work with us, I encourage you to contact us early so we can hold your spot in our schedule. As a boutique invitation studio, we work with a limited amount of clients each year.
Are you able to meet clients in person to showcase your product?
We are happy to schedule in person consultations at our studio in historic Oldtown Salinas. Please note that we are open by appointment only.
 
 We also offer phone and email consultations. I would love to chat to see if we are the right fit for you and your event!
Is there a minimum order requirement?
Our signature collection semi-custom items do not have a minimum order amount, but minimum quantities apply. See our Signature Collection page on our website for details. For custom designs, we have a minimum order of $500.

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Marc & Gen
Wedding:
12/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Excellent services by Brenna...beyond our expectations of how the real thing would turn out! Our invites are truly amazing..
Excellent services by Brenna...beyond our expectations of how the real thing would turn out! Our invites are truly Read more...
Excellent services by Brenna...beyond our expectations of how the real thing would turn out! Our invites are truly amazing.. Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Brenna is the best! Great to work with and so helpful with all of our invitation needs. I highly recommend Brenna to anyone planning a wedding or party for all of your paper needs!
Brenna is the best! Great to work with and so helpful with all of our invitation needs. I highly recommend Brenna to Read more...
Brenna is the best! Great to work with and so helpful with all of our invitation needs. I highly recommend Brenna to anyone planning a wedding or party for all of your paper needs! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
After working with a family friend to DIY my save the dates, I figured it may be a better idea to go with a real professional for our invitations. I turned to my amazing wedding planner and asked for her help finding someone to help us with invites, etc. Then came Brenna.

I can't tell you how tortuous it was waiting until after our event to post this review. Brenna was so amazing to work with! Most of the invitation planning/coordinating was done over e-mail as I was still living outside of the US when we were brainstorming the invites but that was not a problem for Brenna who meticulously forwarded mock-ups and ideas ahead of time. We met twice in person to pick paper and she proceeded to create the most beautiful and elegant though still warm and fun invite I ever could have imagined. She also created a perfect logo for my husband and I who use the pet name "bear" for each other and that logo ended up shaping my whole wedding from the favors to our cake topper!

She was also so helpful and patient when I was a bit indecisive about things like paper, etc. And so incredibly efficient and helpful when it came to creating our wedding day programs, table numbers, and additional info cards for our big day.

My only regret about Brenna is not hiring her sooner and having her design our save the dates as well!

If you go with Brenna, you will not regret it. She's great at listening to what you want and like and creating a perfect invitation to meet those preferences and expectations!
After working with a family friend to DIY my save the dates, I figured it may be a better idea to go with a real Read more...
After working with a family friend to DIY my save the dates, I figured it may be a better idea to go with a real professional for our invitations. I turned to my amazing wedding planner and asked for her help finding someone to help us with invites, etc. Then came Brenna.

I can't tell you how tortuous it was waiting until after our event to post this review. Brenna was so amazing to work with! Most of the invitation planning/coordinating was done over e-mail as I was still living outside of the US when we were brainstorming the invites but that was not a problem for Brenna who meticulously forwarded mock-ups and ideas ahead of time. We met twice in person to pick paper and she proceeded to create the most beautiful and elegant though still warm and fun invite I ever could have imagined. She also created a perfect logo for my husband and I who use the pet name "bear" for each other and that logo ended up shaping my whole wedding from the favors to our cake topper!

She was also so helpful and patient when I was a bit indecisive about things like paper, etc. And so incredibly efficient and helpful when it came to creating our wedding day programs, table numbers, and additional info cards for our big day.

My only regret about Brenna is not hiring her sooner and having her design our save the dates as well!

If you go with Brenna, you will not regret it. She's great at listening to what you want and like and creating a perfect invitation to meet those preferences and expectations! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Brenna Catalano Design Studio is awesome to work with.
Brenna listens to what you want, takes your ideas and creates into something more. Pure elegance bliss. She is easy to work with, flexible, and reliable. I highly recommend Brenna for your special occasion, whatever it may be she can work magic with paper.
Brenna Catalano Design Studio is awesome to work with.
Brenna listens to what you want, takes your ideas and creates Read more...
Brenna Catalano Design Studio is awesome to work with.
Brenna listens to what you want, takes your ideas and creates into something more. Pure elegance bliss. She is easy to work with, flexible, and reliable. I highly recommend Brenna for your special occasion, whatever it may be she can work magic with paper. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Brenna Catalano Rhoades is the most TALENTED stationer we have ever met.

I feel that even implying she is simply a "stationer" limits her abilities. She is a designer, and true professional, with the eye and skill for this craft.

We had several meetings with Brenna, and she helped us narrow our choices of papers to use, she even asked us to share pictures of other aspects of the wedding, to tie all the color selections together. I had an idea of the artwork I wanted on my invitations, she drew them digitally, incorporating our color scheme and then providing me with the proof. (The best part: she gave us two proofs)

Her professional advice aided us on selecting the proper wording. We had a change in circumstances several days before printing, and we needed to add some additional information to all 200+ of our invites. Brenna, was extremely flexible in adding the information and saved us money by reformatting the invitation layouts slightly so we didn't have to purchase more paper.

When the time came for us to send out our invitations, we were absolutely in love with them. Many of our guests have reached out to us to express their delight and happiness that they derived from receiving the invites.

Brenna: Thank you for all your hard work and contribution in making the 1st impression for our wedding, such a lasting one.

We love you, Brenna!
Brenna Catalano Rhoades is the most TALENTED stationer we have ever met.

I feel that even implying she is simply Read more...
Brenna Catalano Rhoades is the most TALENTED stationer we have ever met.

I feel that even implying she is simply a "stationer" limits her abilities. She is a designer, and true professional, with the eye and skill for this craft.

We had several meetings with Brenna, and she helped us narrow our choices of papers to use, she even asked us to share pictures of other aspects of the wedding, to tie all the color selections together. I had an idea of the artwork I wanted on my invitations, she drew them digitally, incorporating our color scheme and then providing me with the proof. (The best part: she gave us two proofs)

Her professional advice aided us on selecting the proper wording. We had a change in circumstances several days before printing, and we needed to add some additional information to all 200+ of our invites. Brenna, was extremely flexible in adding the information and saved us money by reformatting the invitation layouts slightly so we didn't have to purchase more paper.

When the time came for us to send out our invitations, we were absolutely in love with them. Many of our guests have reached out to us to express their delight and happiness that they derived from receiving the invites.

Brenna: Thank you for all your hard work and contribution in making the 1st impression for our wedding, such a lasting one.

We love you, Brenna! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
The invitations are absolutely gorgeous! The box they arrived in was gorgeous! I have had people texting and stopping me in the hallway at work telling me that it is one of the most beautiful invitations they have ever received! I am overjoyed and so happy! Thank you so much for everything and making our special day a little more special!
The invitations are absolutely gorgeous! The box they arrived in was gorgeous! I have had people texting and stopping me Read more...
The invitations are absolutely gorgeous! The box they arrived in was gorgeous! I have had people texting and stopping me in the hallway at work telling me that it is one of the most beautiful invitations they have ever received! I am overjoyed and so happy! Thank you so much for everything and making our special day a little more special! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Brenna was a breeze, as if us brides don't have enough on our plate, she made it soo easy and fun to work with the invitation, loved them! My thank you cards I can not wait to fill out! Highly recommend her, can't wait until my next big event because I will be calling her:)

Stephanie S
Working with Brenna was a breeze, as if us brides don't have enough on our plate, she made it soo easy and fun to work Read more...
Working with Brenna was a breeze, as if us brides don't have enough on our plate, she made it soo easy and fun to work with the invitation, loved them! My thank you cards I can not wait to fill out! Highly recommend her, can't wait until my next big event because I will be calling her:)

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Carrie
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
The invitations Brenna did for my wedding are simply beautiful. I have received many compliments on how great they were. Brenna did Tiffany style invitations for me. She was very easy to work with and very professional. I would refer her in a heartbeat. I am so happy we decided to have Brenna do our invitations.
The invitations Brenna did for my wedding are simply beautiful. I have received many compliments on how great they were. Read more...
The invitations Brenna did for my wedding are simply beautiful. I have received many compliments on how great they were. Brenna did Tiffany style invitations for me. She was very easy to work with and very professional. I would refer her in a heartbeat. I am so happy we decided to have Brenna do our invitations. Read less
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Kori
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Brenna was great to work with! Very professional, knowledgeable and helpful! She has a lot of great stuff to choose from and in any color combination you could dream of! She made the daunting task of sending out invitations a piece of cake!
I would recommend her to anyone!
Brenna was great to work with! Very professional, knowledgeable and helpful! She has a lot of great stuff to choose from Read more...
Brenna was great to work with! Very professional, knowledgeable and helpful! She has a lot of great stuff to choose from and in any color combination you could dream of! She made the daunting task of sending out invitations a piece of cake!
I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Brenna was amazing, she was professional, very helpful and pleasant to work with. Our invitations turned out better than we anticipated....highly recommended!
Brenna was amazing, she was professional, very helpful and pleasant to work with. Our invitations turned out better than Read more...
Brenna was amazing, she was professional, very helpful and pleasant to work with. Our invitations turned out better than we anticipated....highly recommended! Read less
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