Welcome to Too Chic & Little Shab, a design studio which specializes in beautiful, custom and handmade invitations and correspondence using fabulous high end materials.
Julie Travelino, Designer & Owner
Her husband and children,
And warm cups of coffee,
Traveling, rescuing doggies and do-it- yourself-ing
Vintage invitations tied up with strings
These are a few of Julie's favorite things.
Julie has always loved design and aesthetics. If something could be made more beautiful or imaginative, she would do it. After the birth of her daughter in 2008, Julie quit her job in HR and set out to turn her passion for designing and creating invitations for friends and family into a full-time career. In 2009 she and a friend started a successful custom invitation studio, and in 2012 Julie opened her own studio, Too Chic & Little Shab.
The studio name describes the pieces she offers, ranging from chic, luxury, and upscale invitations to vintage and rustic invitations, but it is also symbolic and personal. Her daughter, GiGi, was born as the idea of designing invitations professionally took place; she is the other little chick of the 'Too Chic'—two chicks. Her son, Anthony, born shortly before she launched Too Chic & Little Shab, is the 'little shab.'
Julie is involved in every step of the invitation creation process at Too Chic & Little Shab, from design to printing to assembly. She has self-taught design programs, designs much of her own artwork, and enjoys making invitations unique for clients. Each invitation is crafted with care and creativity to realize client visions. Julie loves what she does and is committed to helping you create the perfect, personalized first impression for your event!
Recommended by 91% of couples
Katherine · Married on 06/06/2015
Julie is AWESOME! Not only is she an expert at her craft, but she’s a joy to work with. We were recommended to Too Chic, Little Shab for our wedding invitations from a friend and they turned out so perfectly it made me cry! Julie is professional, friendly, timely, and also very reasonable considering the excellent work she delivers. We can’t wait to work with Julie on our future stationary needs!
Future Brides to Be: If you’re not convinced yet, I think the comments back from our guests also speak for themselves: “OMG your invitation, I’m in love!” “It’s the prettiest wedding invitation I have ever seen!” “These are epic!” “The envelope was so pretty that I didn’t want to ruin it by opening it!” “Very Elegant” “Seriously this is the most beautiful wedding invitation I have ever seen!”
Alexis · Married on 10/14/2018
Julie was AMAZING to work with, and the custom invitations turned out better than I imagined! I was constantly in contact with Julie with a dozen different emails, changing details, torn between fonts, multiple color changes and endless questions; and she ALWAYS answered me promptly and answered my concerns in detail. She's very helpful and creative if you're a little lost with design. I custom ordered my wedding invitations to match my favorite video game, Dragon Age, using a symbol from the game and she replicated it perfectly!
The invitation paper is of very nice quality, sturdy card stock and the burgundy color is gorgeous with the gold font. She did a great job at making my invitations look medieval without over doing it or making it look tacky. I have absolutely no complaints!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Amy · Married on 09/29/2018
Julie has been amazing to work with! We had a unique idea for our save the dates, invitations and programs and she made them all come to life! I highly recommend using her!