Pearl & Marmalade is the treasure of Designer-artists and super-dear friends Dani + Lee. Our roots are enriched with the soil of New York, Detroit and now Chicago. We are obsessed with vintage fabrics, quirky graphics, daring fonts, the two essential Emilys (Post & Dickinson of course), rock candy, clean lines, vintage teacups and fresh cut peonies.


A few years ago, we came to realize we had spent too many seasons working in cookie-cutter invitation-land. The grey cloud of working every day with no outlet for our creative whims and inspirations was breaking our hearts and spirits. This gave us the gumption to embark on something new and different. We decided it was time to start breaking some rules. First we broke the cardinal rule of "never go into business with friends", especially not with super-dear friends. Then we decided to take every last thing we knew about standard invitations and toss it all out the window. We made a pact to honor the intelligence, instincts and individual voices of clients by offering fair, honest prices an attentive ear and heartfelt designs.


Fast fading are the days of dear little cardlets from loved ones, handwritten notes of thanks, and all manner of quality invitations that commemorate the dazzling moments and people in our lives. Theres nothing like a correspondence sent with sincerity to add something personal in a cynical, electric world. We believe respect and kindness towards others must come first above all else. We also feel there should be nothing out of reach or elitist in the realm of sentiments. The mission of our Invitation Studio is to lovingly create courageous and timeless goods... for those with a discerning eye.


The Signature Collection is our newest exclusive line of Social Event Invitations. These are fully designed invitation suites for weddings, parties, showers, bar and bat mitzvahs and all other social events. They allow you to pick as few or as many coordinating pieces needed for your event. For the new parents, we also offer a Signature Baby collection with birth or adoption announcements, stationery and more! A labor of love, each of these have been meticulously styled and designed, revised and reworked until they arrived at just right. Once you have picked your favorite fonts and colors we create your Signature masterpiece! Check out our Portfolio for details.


Our Everyday Collection is perfect for all of life's newly turned leaves and day to day needs. We offer moving announcements, personal stationery, achievement announcements, couples stationery, business and personal calling cards and lots more.

Don't forget P&M wash and wear! Nab something from our ever changing line of off the shelf note cards, note sets, fill-in party invitations, quirky sentiments, gift tags, original greeting cards and more! Check out our Shop section for details.


If you have a specific idea in mind for your invitations, dont forget we adore custom design. From as little as one person's favorite memory and a few color preferences to anothers detailed vision we will consult and create away until you are dizzy with delight.

We don't offer custom assembly (wraps, enclosures and the like) but would love to create the perfect invitation component for your DIY project.

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