Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Cavin Elizabeth Photography

About Twinkle & Toast

Founded in 2013 by Taryn Sutherland Gross, Twinkle and Toast is a calligraphy and design studio that creates meaningful, one-of-a-kind wedding invitations and paper goods. Specializing in custom wedding invitations suites, stationery and pointed pen calligraphy, every product is tailored to your unique style and vision using a variety of design elements and fine printing methods.

About Taryn

Hi, I’m Taryn, the artist behind the pen. I’m a native San Diegan, a hardcore-morning person, and lover of strategy board games. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, I found myself calling San Diego home again. When I’m not creating, I’m usually spending time with my husband and three-year old daughter, exploring the San Diego brewery scene with a hoppy IPA in hand, or discovering a new favorite food — all the salty and spicy food please! Fun fact: I once went to three of Lady Gaga’s concerts in three different cities in one year. I can’t wait to get to know you and your loved one and create something special!

My commitment to you

Meeting and working with my clients  is my favorite part of the process – I have a hard time letting go at the end! From our first conversation to the final delivery, I’ll work with you every step of the way to guarantee you love your product. I’m here to guide and collaborate with you, your style, and your budget to create something that reflects your personality and remarkable marriage.

Twinkle & Toast values diversity and welcomes couples of all religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, cultural identities, ethnicities, genders, ages, and life experiences.  We strive to foster and environment where you are fully comfortable to express yourself through the design process and celebrate your identity in the final product. #YouDontHaveToAskHere


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Thank you so much for bringing our visions to life and for creating such perfect wedding stationary - from the save the dates to wedding invitations to all of our day of stationery for our guests to enjoy for our big weekend. We could not have asked for a better stationery and creative partner in you to ensure everything was absolutely perfect!

We have received so many compliments about how amazing our paper goods were and that we sent the prettiest wedding invitations and maps our guests had ever seen! Thank you for working with us and helping us create personalized touches, an amazing wedding experience, and truly unforgettable memories with all of our family and friends. You truly went above and beyond - we cannot thank you enough! It was a weekend we will never forget, thanks to you!
— Lauren
Having [Taryn] hear, understand, interpret, and breathe life into our wedding and our style via paper has been the best and simplest choice that we have made. We are utterly obsessed with [our invitations].
— Eliza
I never in my life have I received so many calls/texts/snapchats from friends and family, in such a short amount of time. Everyone has LOVED the invitations! Comments ranging from ‘Allyson...this is ART.’ Or: ‘Usually I throw invites away... but I will never throw this away.’

Thank you seriously from the bottom of my heart for ALL of your help, from day one. Working with you has been one of the easiest parts of wedding planning thus far AND the end result is beyond anything he could have ever hoped for!
— Allyson
Taryn was amazing to work with! I was a little nervous as I live on the east coast, but she made the process so easy. She created the most perfect invitation and took the time to help me understand all the options. I couldn’t be happier with how my wedding invites turned out and I can’t wait to use Taryn’s amazing creative services in the future! 10/10
— Toni
I never thought I’d be that bride who would care about what their wedding invitation looked like, until I found Twinkle & Toast. Even living on opposite sides of the country, she worked with me every step of the way to design the perfect wedding invitation! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
— Janet
I just LOVE Taryn and everything that she creates... She helped us create the most unique and beautiful wedding invitation and day-of items for our wedding. She was amazing with working with me on different ideas, any changes that I needed, and also helped out with making sure I was watching the budget as well.

Above all, she is the sweetest person, who is honest and truly went above and beyond for us. We are so sad our wedding is over and that we won’t be able to keep creating new items together. Thank you for everything!
— Sarah
Taryn is one of the most talented and creative people I have ever worked with. Her work was the thread that held our wedding together! She was always prompt with her designs and was very open to changing anything! She is willing to get materials and anything she needs to make your idea come alive. She is such a talented artist and we were so lucky to have her work at our wedding!
— Addie
[The invites] are absolutely amazing - everything I wanted! I have received SO many compliments on them! I can’t say enough wonderful things, the invites were probably the easiest thing I have had to deal with in this whole wedding process.
— Alissa
I loved working with Twinkle & Toast, Taryn does beautiful work. She is a true talent and a pleasure to work with. I was more of a simple bride and she made my dream wedding invites and day of stationery. Taryn YOU ROCK!
— Lyndsey
Taryn of Twinkle & Toast is amazing! [She] takes on every task with a smile and is willing to try writing on pretty much anything. Our guests couldn’t help but swoon over how pretty their names looked in her writing.
— Richelle
I [sent Taryn] a frantic email ... and she set a date to meet with me and we went over EVERYTHING! We talked like we were long lost friends, we shared photos and talked all sorts of wedding fun!

Some may think that silly details in a sign for your wedding are a wasted expense, I however, love these little details ... That’s just it though, they are OURS! Unique and created just for us holding those special memories from our wedding day!
— Danielle
Taryn’s artwork and calligraphy for my wedding had me smiling from ear to ear. So many impressed guests came up to me to inquire about the artist who put such a lovely mark on our wedding. Love love love Twinkle & Toast. Worth every penny.
— Hope
I have worked with this talented, sweet lady many times before and I knew when it came to my own wedding day that I NEEDED her! Her talent and creativity is AMAZING! I absolutely adored everything she created for our wedding day!
— Karina
You truly have been so amazing and have made this invitation process fun, easy and stress free.
— Taylor
Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. We have gotten so many compliments on the invites. You made our vision come to life, and I have already recommended you to friends asking! Thank you for being so wonderful to work with!!!
— Addison
Taryn is a very talented artist. We gave her a brief description of what we were looking for and she made it come to life! Highly recommend her.
— Elzy