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Paper Passionista

Seattle , WA
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LOCATION

PO Box 58379
Seattle, WA 98138 US (map)

PHONE

206-909-9567
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ABOUT US

"Paper Passionista" Gayle O'Donnell has been immersed in the wedding and events industry since 1992, first as a wedding consultant/planner, then as owner of the award winning boutique,... Read more
"Paper Passionista" Gayle O'Donnell has been immersed in the wedding and events industry since 1992, first as a wedding consultant/planner, then as owner of the award winning boutique, and now with Paper Passionista, an Invitations and Stationery concierge model - either you come meet in our studio in the Kennydale area, or we come to a location more convenient to you throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Paper Passionista provides top quality designers from many couture designer lines, or we'll create a custom design for you. Catch the PASSION!

Paper Passionista proudly serves ALL couples regardless of sexual orientation. We have added an additional point of entry to our website. You can now reach us at http://www.paperpassionista.com or at http://www.SameSexSeattleInvitations.com. Read less
Invitations

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INFO FOR INVITATIONS

What invitation and card products do you offer?
Catalog Invitations, Custom Invitations, Imprinted Napkins, Menus, Place Cards, Programs, RSVP Cards, Save the Dates, Thank Yous
What services do you provide?
Addressing, Assembly, Calligraphy, Design, Eco-Friendly, Embossed, Engraving, Foil-Stamped, In-Person Consultations, Laser Cut, Letterpress, Printing, Thermography
What is your minimum order requirement?
25

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We met Gayle at the oneloveseattle wedding event and, while first being attracted to the wedding invitations on display, it was her professional warmth and interest in our wedding that made us quickly decide that Gayle was who we wanted to work with. We met a couple of times with Gayle to discuss design options and she provided a large assortment of examples for us to review. Her responsiveness to emails was outstanding; we never were left waiting. We are so pleased with the end product and highly recommend her services; you won't be disappointed!
We met Gayle at the oneloveseattle wedding event and, while first being attracted to the wedding invitations on display, Read more...
We met Gayle at the oneloveseattle wedding event and, while first being attracted to the wedding invitations on display, it was her professional warmth and interest in our wedding that made us quickly decide that Gayle was who we wanted to work with. We met a couple of times with Gayle to discuss design options and she provided a large assortment of examples for us to review. Her responsiveness to emails was outstanding; we never were left waiting. We are so pleased with the end product and highly recommend her services; you won't be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
Paper Passionista responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review! (I won't mention your name since you signed in as private, but I know who you are :-) ) It was a pleasure creating your custom invitation and artwork, and I hope your event is everything you and your husband-to-be are hoping for!
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Crystal
Wedding:
8/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Gayle was simply amazing. I was referred to her by my wedding planner (Debbie McNairy), and contacted her through her website. She had a fairly comprehensive questionnaire for us to fill out in regards to our tastes, the theme/colors we were looking for, etc, and I was able to include photos of other invitation suites I liked from other websites/pinterest. I only had one picture to go off, and our theme/colors weren't super concrete, so I was initially worried that she might have a hard time finding what I was looking for (because I wasn't even really sure of what I was looking for at the time!) But the very first suite she had picked out to show me when we met in person, I fell in love! It was literally EXACTLY what I wanted, it was beyond perfect! She had shelves and shelves FULL of big binders of invitation suites from various companies, and she managed to pick out the exact suite that best fit my extremely vague questionnaire responses. She is an incredible resource for picking out invitations, and like I said, she has MOUNTAINS of binders to look through; you're pretty much guaranteed to find something you like. The other great thing is, you can pick and choose which components of each suite you want to include in your order, so you can keep to your budget if you aren't looking to spend a fortune. A lot of them can be customized as well; we had a 2 layer invitation that originally came with a black backing, and we just changed that 2nd layer to a really nice moss green to fit our color scheme a little better. Overall, Gayle was incredibly helpful and kind, and I absolutely loved just sitting and chatting with her while looking through the binders. She is just wonderful!
Gayle was simply amazing. I was referred to her by my wedding planner (Debbie McNairy), and contacted her through her Read more...
Gayle was simply amazing. I was referred to her by my wedding planner (Debbie McNairy), and contacted her through her website. She had a fairly comprehensive questionnaire for us to fill out in regards to our tastes, the theme/colors we were looking for, etc, and I was able to include photos of other invitation suites I liked from other websites/pinterest. I only had one picture to go off, and our theme/colors weren't super concrete, so I was initially worried that she might have a hard time finding what I was looking for (because I wasn't even really sure of what I was looking for at the time!) But the very first suite she had picked out to show me when we met in person, I fell in love! It was literally EXACTLY what I wanted, it was beyond perfect! She had shelves and shelves FULL of big binders of invitation suites from various companies, and she managed to pick out the exact suite that best fit my extremely vague questionnaire responses. She is an incredible resource for picking out invitations, and like I said, she has MOUNTAINS of binders to look through; you're pretty much guaranteed to find something you like. The other great thing is, you can pick and choose which components of each suite you want to include in your order, so you can keep to your budget if you aren't looking to spend a fortune. A lot of them can be customized as well; we had a 2 layer invitation that originally came with a black backing, and we just changed that 2nd layer to a really nice moss green to fit our color scheme a little better. Overall, Gayle was incredibly helpful and kind, and I absolutely loved just sitting and chatting with her while looking through the binders. She is just wonderful! Read less
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Paper Passionista responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for such a kind review, Crystal. It was lots of fun helping you find your perfect invitation.
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Crystal
Wedding:
8/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Gayle was so great, I couldn't have asked for a better experience in picking out my invitations!! After weeks of searching through the popular invitation websites and coming up empty handed and feeling very uninspired, my wedding planner recommended Paper Passionista. I got in contacf, emailed her an example photo of kind of what i was looking for, and when i showed up for our first meeting, literally the very first invitation suite she showed me was exactly what i wanted!! I looked through all her books anyway, just for the sake of it, but she knew and i knew that we had found the one in the very first set. She was incredibly informative, super friendly and easy to chat with, and i would absolutely recommend her to anyone struggling with finding the perfect invitation suite!!
Gayle was so great, I couldn't have asked for a better experience in picking out my invitations!! After weeks of searching Read more...
Gayle was so great, I couldn't have asked for a better experience in picking out my invitations!! After weeks of searching through the popular invitation websites and coming up empty handed and feeling very uninspired, my wedding planner recommended Paper Passionista. I got in contacf, emailed her an example photo of kind of what i was looking for, and when i showed up for our first meeting, literally the very first invitation suite she showed me was exactly what i wanted!! I looked through all her books anyway, just for the sake of it, but she knew and i knew that we had found the one in the very first set. She was incredibly informative, super friendly and easy to chat with, and i would absolutely recommend her to anyone struggling with finding the perfect invitation suite!! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
Paper Passionista responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your kind review, Crystal, and for giving Paper Passionista (aka Me!) the chance to find your perfect invitation for you. We had a lot of fun, and it's so rewarding for me when I see the delight on my client's faces when we strike gold! Your invitations are just delightful! So glad your planner, the great Debbie McNairy, knew who to make your invitation dreams a reality. :-)
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jodi
Wedding:
8/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Gayle was a pleasure to work with. Easy all of the way. She even made a special trip and dropped our tags off at our house. I look forward to ordering from Gayle again. She is so sweet and wonderful to work with. She made it easy and effortless to order our weeding invitations!! Thank you Gayle!!
Gayle was a pleasure to work with. Easy all of the way. She even made a special trip and dropped our tags off at our Read more...
Gayle was a pleasure to work with. Easy all of the way. She even made a special trip and dropped our tags off at our house. I look forward to ordering from Gayle again. She is so sweet and wonderful to work with. She made it easy and effortless to order our weeding invitations!! Thank you Gayle!! Read less
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Paper Passionista responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking time to put up this kind review, Jodi! You were equally delightful to work with!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Gayle was absolutely wonderful to work with. We met twice during the invitation selection process, once to look through several samples based on some Pinterest posts and general information I sent her. The second time to narrow down the choices and select the colors, paper, etc. Gayle was so helpful the entire time, giving great advice on wording and color combinations when I felt torn or indecisive. She made the whole process so easy! Would definitely recommend her services to anyone looking for invitations.
Gayle was absolutely wonderful to work with. We met twice during the invitation selection process, once to look through Read more...
Gayle was absolutely wonderful to work with. We met twice during the invitation selection process, once to look through several samples based on some Pinterest posts and general information I sent her. The second time to narrow down the choices and select the colors, paper, etc. Gayle was so helpful the entire time, giving great advice on wording and color combinations when I felt torn or indecisive. She made the whole process so easy! Would definitely recommend her services to anyone looking for invitations. Read less
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Paper Passionista responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking time to post this review, Elizabeth. I really enjoyed both of our meetings in figuring out the details of your ADORABLE invitation. It was so perfect for your setting. Wishing you a wonderful married life, and thanks so much for letting Paper Passionista have a part in your celebration!
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Laura
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
We recently worked with Gayle at Paper Passionista on two projects for my daughters wedding. Her attention to detail was incredible and her customer service top notch! I would highly recommend Paper Passionista for your printing/design projects.
We recently worked with Gayle at Paper Passionista on two projects for my daughters wedding. Her attention to detail was Read more...
We recently worked with Gayle at Paper Passionista on two projects for my daughters wedding. Her attention to detail was incredible and her customer service top notch! I would highly recommend Paper Passionista for your printing/design projects. Read less
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Paper Passionista responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure working with you as well. Looking forward to our next project. :-)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Paper Passionista/Gayle enough! We were incredibly late in ordering our invitations, yet Gayle was able to provide us with a ton of gorgeous options that would work both within our time frame and our budget. She never pushed us toward a more expensive option, but instead, worked with me for hours to find the perfect invitation and to customize the colors and fonts. Even more, when the invitations were accidentally delayed (through no fault of her own), she mailed out our invitations herself since I was out of town. I cannot stress enough how reassuring it was to work with a vendor who was so willing to help out in any way she could, without trying to tack on additional fees. Gayle's passion for this work is clearly evidenced by her enthusiasm, diligence, and attention to detail. Ultimately, it was wonderful to work with someone who is simultaneously very professional and also incredibly warm and kind. Thanks to Gayle, we ended up with truly gorgeous invitations that came in under budget, and for that, I cannot thank her enough.
I cannot recommend Paper Passionista/Gayle enough! We were incredibly late in ordering our invitations, yet Gayle was able Read more...
I cannot recommend Paper Passionista/Gayle enough! We were incredibly late in ordering our invitations, yet Gayle was able to provide us with a ton of gorgeous options that would work both within our time frame and our budget. She never pushed us toward a more expensive option, but instead, worked with me for hours to find the perfect invitation and to customize the colors and fonts. Even more, when the invitations were accidentally delayed (through no fault of her own), she mailed out our invitations herself since I was out of town. I cannot stress enough how reassuring it was to work with a vendor who was so willing to help out in any way she could, without trying to tack on additional fees. Gayle's passion for this work is clearly evidenced by her enthusiasm, diligence, and attention to detail. Ultimately, it was wonderful to work with someone who is simultaneously very professional and also incredibly warm and kind. Thanks to Gayle, we ended up with truly gorgeous invitations that came in under budget, and for that, I cannot thank her enough. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
Paper Passionista responded with the following comments:

Ahhh.....I'm blushing! It was my pleasure working with you from beginning to end, and the little hitches we came up against, such as timing, just gave me a chance to show what I'm made of when push comes to shove. ;-) Thanks so much for allowing Paper Passionista (and me) a chance to be part of your wedding, and for your kind review!
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Lauren
Wedding:
3/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Gayle did my sister's wedding invitations, and made the experience so smooth for her that I didn't even look elsewhere when planning my own wedding 6 years later. She was again, amazing to work with! Beautiful invitations, exactly how I wanted them. No issues/errors, and we had total peace of mind that Gayle was on top of everything. I highly recommend working with Paper Passionista!
Gayle did my sister's wedding invitations, and made the experience so smooth for her that I didn't even look elsewhere Read more...
Gayle did my sister's wedding invitations, and made the experience so smooth for her that I didn't even look elsewhere when planning my own wedding 6 years later. She was again, amazing to work with! Beautiful invitations, exactly how I wanted them. No issues/errors, and we had total peace of mind that Gayle was on top of everything. I highly recommend working with Paper Passionista! Read less
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Paper Passionista responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Lauren! It was so great working with your family again! I loved your navy blue and copper wedding invitations. Enjoy married life!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
1/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Gayle was the answer to our wedding invitation prayers! We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into and Gayle met with us in person and sat us down and helped us narrow our vision. With her professional expertise and decades of experience, she held our hand as we crafted the perfect invitation for our rustic themed barn wedding. She even went above and beyond by creating a customized mock up design before we sent them off for production. We searched different invitation vendors and some people do this as a hobby but after meeting with Gayle, it's quick to see wedding invitations is a way of life for her and it shows in the final product. Gayle's communication via email and phone was amazing and the turn time was fast. We couldn't be happier with the final product and can't wait to hear all the positive feedback we most definitely will receive. It was an honor and pleasure to work with Gayle and we're happy she was a part of our wedding process. Thank you!!
Gayle was the answer to our wedding invitation prayers! We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into and Gayle met Read more...
Gayle was the answer to our wedding invitation prayers! We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into and Gayle met with us in person and sat us down and helped us narrow our vision. With her professional expertise and decades of experience, she held our hand as we crafted the perfect invitation for our rustic themed barn wedding. She even went above and beyond by creating a customized mock up design before we sent them off for production. We searched different invitation vendors and some people do this as a hobby but after meeting with Gayle, it's quick to see wedding invitations is a way of life for her and it shows in the final product. Gayle's communication via email and phone was amazing and the turn time was fast. We couldn't be happier with the final product and can't wait to hear all the positive feedback we most definitely will receive. It was an honor and pleasure to work with Gayle and we're happy she was a part of our wedding process. Thank you!! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
Paper Passionista responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your kind review, Jennifer. I was MY honor and pleasure to work with the two of you. Hoping you have a great time as the rest of your plans unfold, and I wish you a wedding as awesome it sounds like it will be. Don't hesitate to ask if I may assist you further with anything over the months still left before the big day!
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Patricia
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Gayle was wonderful to work with and very accommodating.
Gayle was wonderful to work with and very accommodating.
Gayle was wonderful to work with and very accommodating. Read less
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