Despite my efforts to be a tough chick, I'm really just a hopeless romantic with a big mushy heart who loves love stories and cries like a baby at every happy ending.
I’m Sarah, the owner and creative behind Oak & Orchid. I’m just an easygoing west coast gal who loves to design and create beautiful things for print. I'm a military wife and the mother of two kids and two pups. In my spare time I like to go hiking, dance wildly to my favorite songs, and eat giant slices of strawberry cheesecake while sippin' on a glass (or two) of merlot. I guess it was kismet that I eventually ended up in the stationery biz after spending a decade in various corporate marketing & graphic design jobs. Growing up, I took a very specific interest in all things paper and desktop with massive collections of postage stamps, old postcards and anything vintage paper and ephemera I could get my hands on. I kept large scrapbooks full of clippings from old magazines and catalogs that displayed clever use of typography. I was constantly writing letters and making cards, bookmarks, drawings and other interesting paper crafts for friends & family, and it’s pretty cool to see this passion come full circle in a way that I can contribute to one of the most intimate and cherished moments of your life.
My work is constantly evolving and a reflection of my personal style, which is natural and simple with just the right amount of elegance and sophistication. I pour my heart & soul into every design with the hope it will surprise and delight, both you and your guests.
I started selling custom wedding invitations back in 2012 as a way to express myself creatively and live more intentionally by doing the type of work I truly enjoyed. My goal was to develop something upscale and modern, but also pay tribute to that rustic and lush garden vibe we love here in Oregon. My trials with various paper and printing techniques, combined with a love of botanical illustration and earthy color, led me to develop a collection that is not only nature-inspired, but classic & refined at the same time. Since the start of my business, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with hundreds of engaged couples and event planners on a variety of personalized invitation and custom design projects, and it has been so rewarding to spend my days doing what I love to do, all the while creating tangible memories for my clients and their special occasions.