An award winning design studio specializing in semi-custom and custom wedding invitations and correspondence. Your story, your vision, our ideas reflected onto paper to set the tone for your celebration and leave a lasting impression with each guest.
Julie Travelino, Designer & Owner
Her husband, children, 3 fur babies
AND warm cups of coffee,
Running, traveling 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!
108 Reviews for Too Chic & Little Shab Design Studio, Inc.
Recommended by 100% of couples
6 User photos
Erin Lorinczi · Getting married on 08/03/2021
Personalized and made with love
Julie was such a joy to work with and helped my fiance and I create the perfect invitations for our guests! She was so friendly, responsive and so helpful, even down to the smallest of details! If you're looking for that extra personal touch, I HIGHLY recommend working with Julie to create the most beautiful hand made invitations, save the dates and more!Sent on 11/25/2019
Taylor Johns · Married on 10/24/2020
Very professional and amazing work! She was amazing to work with especially because we kept changing things but she always made it work and got back to us right away. All of our guest loved the design!Sent on 09/29/2020
Chelsea · Married on 07/03/2020
Delightful working with Julie!
Julie was wonderful! She communicated with us every step of the way Of us creating and getting our wedding invitations! I grew up in Elgin and knew I wanted to do someone small and local, and I’m so glad I went with this business! She was flexible when we had a family tragedy happen, delaying us a little, and helpEd bring our vision to life! I knew I wanted letter press and I knew that would make it a little more expensive but Julie had a great price! The ONLY issue was that The envelopes were a little fragile and a few were torn when traveling to the recipients. But that only happened to Two out of over a hundred. My fiancé and I currently live in Pittsburgh and so we did everything online and Over the phone and she made it an easy wonderful process! Everyone who received an invitation LOVED them. Thank you Julie!Sent on 06/11/2020