The Studio


Studio R began on a whim when owner, Rachael Blessinger, moved to Charleston in 2004 to fulfill her lifelong dream of living near the beach. With previous corporate graphic design experience in both New York City and San Francisco, Rachael seized the opportunity of a smaller city to hone in on her true love; stationery.

She quickly learned that Charleston was quite the wedding destination and there was a demand for truly unique wedding paper. Studio R grew quickly; as did Rachael’s family.

Since opening in 2004 nearly 1500 wedding suites have been designed, we’ve grown though 4 studio spaces, been recognized in wedding publications around the country and assembled more invitations than one can imagine, Oh, and Rachael got married on the beach and now has 3 crazy, wonderful children.


We are paper lovers with a keen eye for details. With fine art backgrounds, we are able to create just about anything. We love sketching wedding venues, watercolor painting maps and perfecting our hand lettering just as much as we love a good type-set font.  We are creative perfectionists who appreciate a good challenge to keeps things fresh. In short, we spend our days bringing our clients ideas to life – how lucky are we?

Designing your wedding stationery should be fun! We work with you to create everything from save the dates to invitations to wedding day-of items so your stationery has a cohesive and truly unique look. All items can be customized and personalized so that each piece of stationery truly represents you and your special event.

Our studio is located in historic Charleston, South Carolina (in Charleston’s first African-American bank actually), but our clients are located all across the country. Most of the design process can be completed long distance so please call or email us if you are unable to meet in person and we will be happy to set up a time to chat.



















“You created the most
exquisite design & it
reflects just who they are!
We’re incredibly delighted!”

“The invitations
are extraordinary!
They exceeded
our dreams!”

“All of the paper
products were so
‘us’ and that really
meant a lot.”

“Thank you
for the

“I could not
have asked
for anything

“Gorgeous —
completely perfect.
Thank you for
making my paper
heart happy!”

“Almost every person
who received an invitation
called to tell us how
beautiful it was!”

“Perfection is
the only word I
can use to give
your work justice.”

“Your work is so creative
and unique – I just love it!
We look forward to working
with you.”

“I send my thanks for your
creativity & care, everything
added such beauty & spirit
to the entire experience.”



Our custom maps are designed to capture the spirit of your wedding. We offer 3 unique styles; watercolor painted, hand illustrated and computer drafted line maps. Each style is adorned with hand drawn illustrations highlighting your the points of interest. We welcome your creative ideas and customize the details based on your specifications.

Map artwork may be purchased as a downloadable hi-res “artwork only” file or have Studio R print it as part of your custom stationery suite. The complexity and size of your map may effect design time, and we will always let you know an hourly estimate before we get started. (Artwork only fees start at $150, printed pieces start at $3.00 each).



Our Wedding Day Paper packages provide the perfect finishing touches to make your event that much more memorable. We are happy to take on new clients for Wedding Day Paper orders only. We do have a $600 minimum order but that covers any combination of items you desire.

We encourage your creative ideas, please contact us with your wishlist and be sure to check our social media for the latest and greatest! For a complete list of day stationery please see our pricing page.



Our save the date designs start at $6 per set for flat printing and $8 per set for letterpress printing for a quantity of 100. A set includes the save the date and outer envelope with return address. For quantities less than 100, this price per piece will increase.

Our designs are meant to be customized and we encourage “add-ons” that can be explored during the design process. For more specifics please see our pricing page.




Our invitation designs start at $10 per set for flat printing and $15 per set for letterpress printing for a quantity of 100. A set includes the invitation, reply card, printed reply envelope and outer envelope with return address. For quantities less than 100, this price per piece will increase.

Our designs are meant to be customized and we encourage “add-ons” that can be explored during the design process. For more specifics please see our pricing page.

Pricing Information

Tier One $500-$800 | Tier Two $800-$1000 | Tier Three $1000+

The guideline above offers a starting cost for 100 offset printed sets, envelopes included. Please note, images may not reflect offset printing. Pricing varies based on printing technique (offset/flat, thermography/raised and letterpress), paper selection, ink colors, quantity and accessories. Price increases for thermography and letterpress printing. Please email the studio if you are interested in a quote based on your specific order.