Hello! I’m Sarah Brown! I’m a Midwest girl, born and raised in southwest Michigan where I still live today (St. Joseph, Michigan to be exact – right along Lake Michigan!). I’m married to the love of my life, Jake, and am a mom to two adorable children, Abby and Alex. I believe in God and good manners, I treasure family traditions (both old and new), and I’m passionate about beautiful typography and pretty paper. I jump at the chance to host a party for family and friends. And nothing brings me more joy than baking cookies on a Saturday afternoon with my daughter.
In 2012, I founded Banter & Charm, where I’m able to bring my love of design and infatuation with paper goods together. I offer a full range of letterpress and foil stamped wedding stationery, along with a collection of stationery for everyday occasions and milestones (like birth announcements, party invitations, Christmas cards, and holiday photo cards). While my studio is based in Michigan, I work with clients worldwide through my online shop.
When you order wedding invitations from Banter & Charm, you are receiving one-on-one service from a real person – me! From the initial inquiry to the moment you receive your invitations, I will cheerfully answer any questions, and offer guidance every step of the way. Whether it’s concerning your invitation wording, traditional etiquette, or you just don’t know where to begin, I’m here for you.
You will be working one-on-one with me to customize every aspect of your stationery. I will personally prepare each proof, helping you select the perfect ink colors or choose a typeface to fit your style. Invitation designs can be customized to your heart’s content: changing the colors, fonts, wording, and layout is included in every order.I am infatuated with pretty stationery (I hope you are too!), and that is reflected in the materials I offer. Classic cotton paper with a subtle texture that begs to be touched; handmade Italian stocks in blush pink and soft gray; locally manufactured card stock in the perfect shade of sky blue. Envelopes in a rainbow of colors, along with liners to match. Wrap everything up with a belly band or silk ribbon topped with a wax seal. Finish it all off with envelope calligraphy and a custom postage stamp, and you have a stunning invitation suite your guests will be talking about for years.
Want to see some of this paper goodness in person? Pick out samples from the shop and I’ll send you a pretty package sure to delight a paper lover like yourself.