We believe that all events deserve to be celebrated and everyone's stories deserve to be told in a unique and personal way.
Leighwood Design Studio is a St. Louis based full-service studio centered around typography-driven designs, allowing the letters and words on the paper to inspire and become an integral part of the design. Complementing our work with high-quality paper and finishes from our beloved partners will evoke sentiments your guests won’t soon forget.
The Leighwood Experience
Partnering with our studio is an exclusive experience—personal touches large and small for a signature design like no other.
I was always that girl who meticulously crafted their AIM and Myspace profiles. And don’t get me started on LiveJournal. What started as a hobby blossomed into a small freelance career. I designing things that were personal and close to me.
As my husband and I were planning our wedding, I decided I’d take on designing our wedding invitations and paper goods. From that moment on, I was obsessed with the details that make a huge impact on your special day.
With each project, I pour in the same personal touch as I did with my own wedding invitations. These moments of your life (weddings, babies, anniversaries, even birthdays) deserve to be celebrated and high-quality paper goods to set the tone for each and every one of them.
I'm inspired by art from the past, but creating it for today. There's a reason why we look to things from the past to inspire the future, most notably when it comes to Art. My favorite periods are Impressionism, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco—each one of these has such a life and richness to the way colors work together and the way typography thrives during the Art Nouveau period. I'm also inspired by architecture, interior design, fashion, and naturea (A little bit of everything!)
When not designing beautiful paper goods for in love couples or helping female creative business owners with their graphic design needs, you’ll find me soaking up all my free time with my daughter Eloise, baby boy Win, and Justin, my husband. We live in St. Louis, Missouri, but love to travel.
A Message from Amanda
Your invitation is your guests’ first impression of your event and intentional, unexpected day-of paper goods provide an elevated guest experience. We are your trusted advisor throughout the event planning process. Watch our video to learn more about the heart and mission behind Leighwood Design Studio.
What Clients Are Saying
★★★★★Emily & Johnson
Working with Leighwood Design Studio for our wedding stationery was one of the best decisions we made. From the very start, Amanda understood our vision and brought it to life impeccably. We came to her with the request of using my grandfather’s drawings in our invitation suite, and she absolutely delivered. Amanda truly understands the art and (many) formalities involved with wedding stationery, has an incredible eye for design, and most importantly, she never says no. We were blown away from the very first time we opened a proof from Amanda, and every email from her we received from then on out was like happy mail. I will always cherish our wedding stationery because of her, especially because she was able to incorporate such an important part of our family. We are so grateful we got to experience Amanda’s talent, and would absolutely recommend hiring Leighwood Design Studio as your wedding stationery partner!
★★★★★Christine & Tyler
Working with Amanda was a dream! From the moment we had our first meeting I knew she would be able to take my stationary vision and make it a reality. She made sure that she understood the overall feel and aesthetic of my wedding, my taste, budget, and preferences down to the smallest details. She designed our wedding invitation suite and day-of signs including our seating chart, welcome sign, table numbers, and other tabletop signage. She even made new stands to be able to offer what we were looking for. I loved being able to ask questions, propose ideas, and get feedback from her throughout the entire process, even up until the last minute! Working with Leighwood Design Studio was a highlight of the wedding planning process. Everything was handled so professionally and thoughtfully! Highly recommend!!
★★★★★Cathy & Mark
Amanda went above and beyond throughout the entire wedding process. I do not have an artistic bone in my body, but with Amanda's guidance, we designed stationary and day-of paper goods that were not only beautiful, but also felt like us. The software Amanda used allowed us to see real mockups and provide feedback so the final product matched the vision perfectly!
Amanda helped my vision come alive of having each table named after a place that was special to us with a coordinating watercolor. She then designed a corresponding seating chart that included all the watercolors of our special places - it set the perfect tone for our reception!
★★★★★Lisa & Jim
Listening to the details of the wedding, she did an amazing job of capturing the essence of the event colors, materials, and delicate embellishments. The design work could not have been better.
They designed an amazing monogram that was carried throughout the invitations, day of materials, and we also used it to create wall art.
Leighwood captured our special day perfectly.
★★★★★Hannah & Mike
When we first started planning our wedding I knew one thing I really wanted to focus on was our invitation suite as it really sets the tone for your special day. When we met with Amanda she picked up on what I envisioned and made it SO MUCH better! She brought in details that I never would have even thought of, which really tied our "Saint Louis" theme together. When we had an idea for menus that incorporated family photos, Amanda found a way to make it happen. I can't say enough great things – if I were to re-plan our wedding day I would 100% choose Leighwood Design Studio again!
★★★★★Lauren & Dru
Highly, Highly recommend Amanda at Leighwood Design Studio. She executed a full custom invitation suite, save the date, and countless day-of stationary for our May wedding that was unique, clean, romantic, and modern. She stayed true to her signature style, while completely absorbing our inspiration and vibe as a couple. Amanda was so attentive, with style meetings in person and virtually with our planner. She was incredibly detailed, flexible down to the smallest change and even took on a creative project that was outside of the box. Her execution was quick, personal, and elevated. It was a calm, one-of-a-kind experience.