Now Hiring: Production Assistant

By Amy Lynn Photography

By Amy Lynn Photography

Twinkle & 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 the modern bride.  We are happy to announce we are now hiring for a part time PRODUCTION ASSISTANT.

Ideal requirements include:

-       Strong attention to detail, a quick learner and self-starter.

-       Ability to work accurately, quickly and efficiently.  Wedding deadlines are real and non-negotiable!

-       Professional, dependable, trustworthy and accountable.  Will be privy to client information and business files.

-       Friendly, outgoing and passionate to deliver a quality experience to our sweet brides and grooms.

-       Intermediate experience with Microsoft Excel / Word, Google Drive Docs / Sheets, Webmail / Gmail applications, Dropbox and other basic business platforms preferred.  (Lead management platform used: Honeybook)

-       Beginning experience with InDesign and/or Illustrator a plus, but certainly not required.

-       Interest in event, wedding and/or creative industry a bonus.  Previous experience in this industry not necessarily required.

Tasks may include but not limited to:

-       Invitation and stationery assembly: gluing envelope liners, tying ribbon, stuffing envelopes, sealing envelopes, applying stamps, etc.

-       Proofing calligraphy (envelopes, place cards, etc.) for spelling and accuracy.

-       Packaging up orders and preparing items for shipment.

-       Running errands: dropping off paper, pick ups from printers, delivering items locally to clients.

-       Basic email correspondence with clients and vendors.

-       Miscellaneous admin work.

-       Occasional photo shoot event set up or event attendance.

Depending on the applicant there is potential future growth in other areas (not guaranteed):

-       Advancement in graphic design tasks within Illustrator and InDesign.

-       Social media responsibilities.

-       Working directly with clients and booking sales.

-       Business to business networking.

-       Design and calligraphy opportunities.

Please be aware this is NOT a design position. Experience with calligraphy, illustration, etc. is enthusiastically welcomed but absolutely not required or necessary.

This is a W2 employee part time position with 10-15 anticipated hours per week (more or less).  Hours may vary each week and season depending on workload.  Spring, Summer (especially) and Fall will have the busiest months.  Hours may be lighter during Winter and not necessarily guaranteed.  Currently there is not a plan to extend this position to full time, but there is always a possibility this can change.  Compensation for this position starting at $15/hour.  Hours can vary and will be agreed upon together but must fall between M-F, 8am-5pm range.  Must be comfortable working from an in home office (in east San Diego area).  Local candidates only.

If you read through this all and are interested in applying please email Taryn via  Be sure to include your resume, brief cover letter, schedule/availbility for M-F timeframe and what your favorite holiday is.  Deadline to apply February 1, 2018.


Moody Malibu Wedding Invitations Featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper


Moody Malibu Wedding Invitations Featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper

Happy 2018!  This wedding was certainly a favorite of last year and today I'm happy to announce their wedding invitations are featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper!  We brought an extra dose of sultry drama, with gorgeous gold foil on matte black and metallic gray paper. Thanks to the bride and groom Melanie and Matt we were able to deviate from a typical bright and cheery aesthetic for a darker, moodier aesthetic. Plus some amazing custom stamps and a custom painted watercolor envelope liner!

Enjoy these lovely photos by Jenna Joseph.

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Black and gold envelope calligraphy
Gold foil return address
Black and gold moody wedding invitations

Thank you, Nole, for the feature!  Don't forget to check out the full post here with more details of how it all came together.

Photo Credits: Jenna Joseph | Invitation Design: Twinkle & Toast | Florals: Catalina Neal  | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Styling Surface: Simply Rooted Surfaces | Postage: Zazzle (custom designed)  | Rings: Marrow Fine



Cactus Getaway Wax Seal now available on

cactus wax seal

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of wax seals for your wedding invitations.  It adds such a fun design element and can be available in so many shapes, colors, sizes, etc.  We often come up with a fun, custom design for custom invitation suites but sometimes that's not right for every project.  I was thrilled when asked me to be part of their Creative Community and design an exclusive ready-to-ship seal to be offered on their site!

I wanted to come up with something that represented my brand, but maybe hasn't been done that often.  Wax seals are such a traditional element, but I wanted to give it a modern, California girl spin!  Inspired by Southern California desert landscapes, I illustrated a cactus with blooming florals.  This 'Cactus Getaway' It takes me right to Palm Springs just looking at it!  I love that this can be used for my brides, but also any bride that wants to add their own DIY element.  Oh, but don't think these are just for wedding invitations - I've been sticking them on every thank you note and love letter I send!  What makes so unique is that they not only have traditional wax you can heat and seal, but they have self-adhesive seals made of real wax with an irregular edge that makes is SO. EASY. TO. APPLY.  And their color options?  Oh my, where to begin!

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I hope you truly enjoy this 'Cactus Getaway' wax seal and be sure to tag us in your photos @twinkleandtoast @waxseals for the fun ways you use your wax seals.  Loving all the other designers in their Creative Community, so have fun taking a look!

Shop the design here.  

Read more about the project here.


Chic & Sophisticated Palm Springs Wedding Invitations


Chic & Sophisticated Palm Springs Wedding Invitations

palm springs wedding ideas

This custom invitation suite was designed for a real wedding for our fantastic couple, Ali and David. Our outgoing and much loved bride and groom have been together since they were fifteen: survived high school, long distance through college, ups and downs and were ready to plan an epic soiree of a weekend for all their friends and family! They reside in Chicago and planned a Palm Springs destination wedding (of over 200 guests). Palm Springs holds a special place in the bride’s heart, as do details and clean design (she’s a hotel interior designer) so it was really important to her to set the tone of what’s to come with the invitation suite.

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Our inspiration was clean white, desert sophistication, with a touch of fun. Our palette was desert greens and burgundy jewel tones. The star of the suite was definitely the main invitation. We did a blind deboss of a palm design, copper foil stamp, extra thick cotton paper and a burgundy painted edge. This piece has so much weight and texture and really left an impact on their guests.

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As a calligrapher as well as a stationer, the whole suite had custom calligraphy on all pieces. The envelope calligraphy called for pointed pen with a diluted burgundy gouache (for a watercolor effect). We pulled vintage cactus stamps, plus some soft pinks to echo her upcoming floral palette. We created cactus watercolor painted envelope liner, and carried the cactus elements throughout. Ali really wanted a fun bellyband to tie it all together, to start from beginning: “a weekend ten years in the making”. Telling their story was important to us, and knowing them is to love them. This day has been highly anticipated and this party was certainly about to be worth the wait!

All photography by Society House


Chic Tiki Cocktail Party


Chic Tiki Cocktail Party

Why do tacky tiki when you can have CHIC-y tiki?!  That's the concept Christy of To La Lune Events was working with for our gal Sarah's birthday (of Catalina Neal Floral + Design)!  As usual, I was totally on board with their perfect vision.  What's not to love with this sleek and natural wood color palette with pops of indigo and plenty lush greenery!  Aubree Lynn Photography killed the photos on this one, and you can see the whole feature on 100 Layer Cake.  Escape away!

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Tiki party calligraphy
Tiki party invitation
Tiki party lounge
Tiki lounge
Chic Hawaiian inspired lounge
Modern tiki lounge wall
Chic tiki backdrop
Greenery tropical chandelier
Modern tiki lounge party
Modern tiki cocktails
Tiki punch calligraphy
Tropical leaf bar menu
Modern tropical bar
Modern tropical bar set up
Escape the ordinary bar
Hawaiian inspired appetizers
Modern tropical cake
Tropical party food display
Tiki indigo macarons
Tiki chic party
Chic tropical cocktail party
Tropical cocktail party
Brick & Laurel party
DJ Luis the Beast - Brick & Laurel
Brick & Laurel San Diego

I love watching this warehouse completely transform... it is so versatile!  (Check out how it looked for my baby shower)

Photographer: Aubree Lynn Photography | Venue: Brick & Laurel Warehouse | Event Design & Coordination: To La Lune Events | Plants & Floral Installations: Catalina Neal Floral + Design | Makeup:Lacey Haegen | Hand Lettering, Paper Elements, Signage: Twinkle & Toast | Bar: Snake Oil Cocktail Co. | Catering: Root Cellar Catering Co. | Dessert: Hey There, Cupcake! | Furniture Rentals: Powwow Design Studio | Backdrop: Back Up Backdrops | Glassware & Linens: Hostess Haven | Photo Booth: Flickwell | Laser Cut Details: Nic Roc Designs | DJ: DJ Luis the Beast | Jewelry: Love Tatum | Nail Art: Hello Birdie Nail & Lash Lab | Clothing: Paris & Me Boutique