Our Story

Christa Alexandra Designs is a boutique stationery company that specializes in the design and printing of high quality wedding invitations and day-of-accessories. We offer both ready-to-order invitations and custom designed suites, all crafted in a manner that provides you with an exceptional experience.

The business is centered around Christa – owner, designer, and stationery expert. Our style is sophisticated with clean typography and decorative elements. Oftentimes, our clients choose to have their invitations hand printed on our antique 1918 vintage letterpress, or optionally, have the suite flat printed. Regardless of the method chosen, all of our invitations are printed on 100% cotton paper—the traditional European printmaking paper, which ensures that your archival fiber stationery stands the test of time and never fades or yellows.

We overjoyed to be are heading into our sixth season of creating beautiful stationery for couples. When ordering an invitation suite or similar package, you can be sure that each piece is checked for quality and lovingly assembled one-by-one by Christa herself. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or project ideas, we look forward to talking with you!  { click here to write us an email }

About Our Invitations

·  All of our invitations are printed on beautiful 100% cotton paper
·  Every invitation order comes with one-on-one personalized service and etiquette advice
·  We create fresh designs with today’s couple in mind
·  We provide unlimited revisions so you can be sure that your invitation is perfect—a unique service that we offer

 

Meet the Designer & Owner

Hello! My name is Christa Alexandra Driscoll. In one word I would describe myself as  “passionate”. I believe in love – I love my husband, my family, my friends and my business. I believe the only way to be successful is to do what you love, and work hard at it every day. I believe in perfection each and every time I design. If you are looking for wedding stationery, I promise you are in the best of hands—my business and I are one and the same—and there is no one more committed to great service and product than myself.

After four years of being the lead graphic designer at a large retail company here in Vermont, I left well versed in everything from print design to web design to photography…but my passion is for wedding design. It is a genuinely happy time. It’s amazing connecting with the couples, hearing the stories of how they met, who said the four letter word first, the engagement story and thinking through all the details that will capture this excitement on paper (or other fun materials!). Creating beautiful tangible pieces for the wedding is important, there are so many memories to come from that day – by the time it’s come and gone, it’s nice to have something to hold on to. Don’t take it from me though – jump over to the testimonials page to read { past client reviews }

I’m often asked how I got started with letterpress and stationery. As a graphic designer by trade, I was asked on occasion to create wedding invitations for others. During my first year of business and a roughly a dozen projects later, I felt the printing did not come back as pretty or perfect as I imagined it would. After months of research, I found myself buying a one-ton cast iron letterpress from 1918. Learning to print on this press was just what I needed to make my designs come to life. These days I cannot imagine not taking that leap of faith, it has been beyond rewarding and the age-old practice of printing can only be described as a labor of love.

 

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Our Studio

We are located in a beautiful Vermont studio. The rolling green mountains and serene nature of daily life offer an abundance of inspiration. However, we are not disconnected from your world. We communicate easily with couples via Skype, email, phone or video calls and text. We recognize that brides & grooms have busy schedules so we do not limit office hours. We are generally available from 7am-8pm everyday.

Distance is never an issue. Christa enjoys travel and is always available to meet with couples nationwide should they request – please inquire for rates.

 

Our Print Studio & Letterpress

Our pride and joy is our 1918 Chandler & Price Letterpress. When able, we love to print our designs on this press – ensuring that the care and quality of each design gets literally pressed into each sheet of paper. To learn more about the printing process, head over to our letterpress & printing page and to learn about our nearly 100 year old press, read about it here.