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THE GIRL BEHIND THE PAINTBRUSH!
Hi, I'm Chloe, an artist, designer, and educator with a passion for creating beautiful wedding papers, along with cheering on rising creative entrepreneurs through coaching, speaking, and hosting educational workshops.
English Tea Paperie began as a hobby and side hustle in 2008, which quickly blossomed into a full time career allowing me to serve over 300 bridal clients as a wedding stationer. My small business steadily grew to become one of the most recognizable and sought-after brands in the industry and my attention to detail along with creating an unforgettable client experience won me praise and features in publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Domino Magazine, Southern Bride and Style Me Pretty, among countless others.
I owe my success to the unassuming but mighty watercolor paintbrush and I'm continually blessed to wake up each morning and create bespoke wedding papers for couples across the world.
Most days, you can find me with a lavender latte in one hand, paintbrush in the other, and a heart bursting with floral and architecture-inspired designs ready to come to life in my blush pink sketchpad. My desk is a cozy home to my weekly Friday flower bouquet as I work on designs for both my wedding clients and prints for the shoppe.
While weekdays are spent dipping paint brushes in my favorite shades of pastel, the evenings and weekends are reserved for my greatest loves: my husband, Joe, and daughter, Emma.
Emma (the kiddo) & Joe (the hubs)
Honey lavender lattes & French macarons
Fresh flowers every Friday
Lazy days on or by the water
The smell of clean laundry
A real hand-squeezed margarita, almond bubbly or a lemon drop martini
Striped tees and blush pink shoes
To provide unique and pretty wedding invitations and papers that speak to the individual personality of each client.
To be the custom wedding invitation and paper store of choice through outstanding design, quality and earnest customer service.
"whatever you do, do it all for the glory of god."
- 1 Corinthians 10:31
"Where to even begin...Chloe is wonderful!! She made every piece of paper for our wedding absolutely beautiful! She listened to us and what we wanted and made our ideas come to life. She is extremely talented and such a pleasure to work with. Such amazing and thoughtful personal touches with everything that she did for us and our wedding and truly going above and beyond."
- Rachel in Fredericksburg, VA
"Not only is Chloe super sweet, but she is absolutely AMAZING!! She was extremely helpful and patient throughout the entire wedding invitation process. Five words to describe Chloe...she goes above and beyond! I'm in love with Chloe's work. The invitations were so beautiful. Since mailing them, I have received many compliments ranging from stunning to gorgeous. I highly recommend working with Chloe. She truly wants you to be happy. What more can you ask for?!"
- Jen in Richmond, VA