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Despite my efforts to be a tough chic, 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 live in Oregon with my husband, and together we have two kids, two pups and two-story fixer upper. I guess it was kismet that I eventually ended up in the stationery biz after spending 10 years in various corporate marketing & 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 made 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 they 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 contemporary, but also pay tribute to that rustic & lush greenery vibe we love here in Oregon. My trials with various paper and printing techniques, combined with a preference for age old botanical illustrations and earthy color, led me to develop a collection that is not only inspired by nature, 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.
Fun & Totally Random
Things About Me
I've made 36.5 laps around the sun.
My life began under one of the largest & oldest oak trees in the Pacific Northwest,
hence the 1st half of my business name. The tree itself is over 400 years old!
And the property still belongs to my family.
My favorite flower is the orchid,
hence the 2nd half of my business name.
I'm 1/4 Chinese.
I collect rocks.
I wear Calvin Klein underwear, exclusively.
My favorite color combo is green & gold, duh.
My sign is Capricorn, which sorta explains...
I can't swim, but I can float.
Baked sweet potato with gobs of melted butter is my comfort food.