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Paper Passionista's owner, Gayle O'Donnell, has been immersed in the Wedding & Events industry, in the Seattle area and beyond, since 1992. A former full-service wedding planner, Paper Passionista provides expert advice and guidance to make your invitation selection experience a pleasure from beginning to end.  Different than a store-front model, we offer meetings in our Paper Passionista studio in the Southport area north of the Renton Landing, next door to the new Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. We schedule studio meetings on Thursday, Friday or Saturday at a time to accommodate your schedule.  Send a quick email to, or learn more about reaching out on our CONTACT page. We promise a speedy reply. See why the Association of Bridal Consultants designated us a Master Wedding Vendor, one of only 7 in the World!


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Save the Dates

Invitations & Announcements


Place/Escort Cards

Menus & Table Numbers

Favor Tags & Boxes

Monogramed cocktail napkins

Shower Invitations


Party Invites & Greeting Cards

Party Invitations

Christmas & Hannukah cards

Photo cards

Favor Tags & Boxes

Personalized Cocktail Napkins

Custom tags for Client Gifts

Monogramed Guest Towels




Parties & Celebrations 

Milestone Birthday Invitations

Anniversary Party Invitations

Retirement Party Invitations

Celebration of Life Programs

Birth Announcements

Baby Shower Invitations

Graduation Party Invitations

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Invitations

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Erin & Leo Reoyo

Erin and Leo Reoyo were married in Mexico, and I had fun helping them create their Mexican tile inspired invitation, one done in English, and one done in Spanish.

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Sara & Mike Montgomery

Sara Hostetter and Mike Montgomery were married at the Plateau Club in a beautiful sunset ceremony. Sara was actually at my own wedding 33 years ago when she was a mere 8 years old, so it was fun to be at hers thanks to the long friendship we've had with her parents.

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Kellie & Josiah Watson

 Kellie is like an “adopted” daughter to us, having moved here from Ohio right after high school graduation. In 2010 Kellie moved back to Ohio, but still considers Washington home - so when it was time for her to have her dream wedding with her hubby-to-be, Josiah, they came  back to Seattle and were married overlooking Snoqualmie Falls.  My hubby even got the special honor of giving Kellie away.

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Marie Dudley

Occasionally the bride and I form a bond during the invitation and stationery selection process that I end up getting invited to the wedding. Marie was one of these special brides. She had a beautiful church ceremony in Tacoma.

"Gayle took away all of the stress and assured me throughout the process that the choices that we made were correct. She knows her stuff and is very understanding. I could not be more excited - they are the most amazing invites I have ever seen."

Alyssa H., Snohomish, WA

"I really have a busy schedule and do not have much time to sit down and look for hours for the perfect invitation. Gayle was such a blessing to me. We had our initial consultation via Skype where she quickly showed me exactly what I wanted to see, and it became the perfect invitation. I cannot say enough great things about my experience with Paper Passionista. ."

Dr. Beth A., Parrish, FL

"...we were so impressed with your level of service - creating our wedding stationery ended up being one of the funnest, easiest, and most low stress parts of our wedding planning."

Allison B., Seattle, WA

"During our first meeting she brought about 7 different invitation books even though she was pretty confident she had found the perfect invitation style (she was right on on the first try!). She is extremely professional and very accommodating."

Erin R., Mill Creek, WA

"Today for the first time we saw the invitations and they are amazing! Thank you so much for everything. You were incredibly helpful and patient, and though we didn't have any idea in the beginning of what we wanted, once Barb and Russ were inspired by the wood invitation,we were on a roll. Gayle, you're wonderful, and  please know how delighted we are with everything. Thank you SO much! 

Deborah R., Mercer Island, WA

"You made this experience stress free. Coming to me with samples, coordinating with the calligrapher and then dropping them off to me at work! You went so above and beyond, I really can't say enough. I will refer you to everyone I know. I can't imagine this going smoother.."

Angela N., Bothell, WA



"Hands down, the best vendor we have had throughout the wedding process.  I would recommend her to anyone."

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Top 3  King 5 2015

Best of Western Washington

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