Whimsíque (pronounced whim-zeek) is an award-winning designer invitation and stationery studio committed to making beautiful one-of-a-kind wedding invitations and stationery that provide an exclusive and authentic expression of you, your relationship and your wedding event. Whimsíque's work has been featured in some of the wedding industry’s most distinguished national and local media, including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Wire, Oh Lovely Day, Style Unveiled, Ceremony Magazine, San Diego Style Weddings and Exquisite Magazine.
Since its inception over 5 years ago, Whimsíque has become known for its stylish and imaginative designs as well as unsurpassed service and personalized attention throughout the entire process of custom-designing, handcrafting and delivering dream invitation suites to its clients. It is this combination of “style and service” that has allowed Whimsíque to earn the 2013 San Diego A-List Award for “Best Invitations” and the Wedding Wire “Bride's Choice Award" for 2012 and 2013.
To understand your unique requirements, personality and distinctive style, Whimsíque conducts complimentary in-person consultations by appointment. Your invitation suite is then custom designed to bring your vision to life with as many adjustments as necessary until you are completely in love with your design. Each piece is carefully handcrafted using the finest papers, embellishments and materials. Options include letterpress, lasercut, foil printing, flat printing, acrylic, wood, silk boxes and just about anything else you can dream up.
Whimsíque is located in San Diego and works with clients throughout southern California, across the nation and internationally.
Melissa grew up in San Diego and received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from San Diego State University. After graduating from SDSU, she worked in the non-profit sector, performing graphic design and event planning. Eventually, Melissa moved on to "Corporate America" to become the Senior Graphic Designer of a large baby toy and baby gear company. She designed everything from logos and packaging to toys and shopping cart covers, but missed the excitement and creativity involved in creating unforgettable events.
Outside of her corporate job, Melissa frequently utilized her talents to design invitations and stationery at the request of friends and family. But it wasn’t until she got married that she realized how valuable a good vendor is in the process of planning a wedding. This fresh perspective coupled with her passion for design, events and people ultimately led her to start Whimsíque in 2009 while continuing to work full time as a Senior Graphic Designer. In mid-2011, Whimsíque’s success enabled her to quit her corporate job and pursue her passion wholeheartedly.
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Recommended by 99% of couples
Delia · Married on 07/02/2016
The invitations and menus that Melissa produced for us were truly one-of-a-kind and memorable. At our initial meeting, she was able to cater to my taste and thoughts, and was able to impressively understand my vision and help make that a reality! The quality of our invitations and menus are still complimented on to this day, and were a wonderful addition to our entire wedding theme. Melissa was extremely professional and reliable, and helped make the entire process fun! Without a doubt would work with her again!
Gurgiana · Married on 05/14/2016
We loved working with Melissa and highly recommend her! Our wedding invitations and signage were gorgeous! Melissa was very flexible and super easy to work with. We wanted floral inspired invitations and signage to go with our romantic/rustic wedding. Everything was perfect! Thank you Melissa!
Rudi · Married on 10/17/2015
I cannot recommend Whimsique Invitations enough! It was such an amazing pleasure to work with Melissa! She was very flexible, understanding and easy to work with. I wish I could find an excuse to work with them again!
Love their creative creations! All their products are amazing works of art! Great working with you!
Melissa designed menu cards and place cards for me and they were absolutely stunning... I knew she's be the perfect fit for what we were looking for due to her creativity, professionalism, and beautiful work... Melissa's work stands out, it the type of stationary you refuse to throw away after the event because it's so beautiful! Whimsique Invitations & Stationary is the best!
We absolutely love working with Whimsique, and appreciate their amazing talent. Melissa is a true professional, and we can't wait to work with her again.